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Christopher Knapp
Professor in the Philosophy department
at Binghamton University (SUNY), Binghamton, NY
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Overall Quality
4.0
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.8
Clarity
4.1
Easiness
2.5
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09/24/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Phil147 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Knapp is the man. I LOVED him, and he is very into the subject. He is just adorable.

05/16/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
149 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Probably most normal philosophy professor ever. Nice guy, funny in lectures, helpful in office hours not an easy A however

01/09/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENVI481G Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Excellent course: I learned how to write coherently and present in front of an audience. The content was great and it made you think outside the box.

12/19/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHIL457G Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He's fantastic, welcomes opinions contrary to his own, and holds lively discussions. In one term, he not only taught me the course material, but also how to teach a seminar-style class.

05/11/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
Envi149 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Vague readings, lecture attendance is a must. Test averages are around 50% which is a B. Exams are extremely difficult because you have to know the thoughts and ideas of over 20+ authors. Term paper was not too difficult, overall interesting class just made to be difficult. Wish for a good TA that will factor heavily in your grade.

11/30/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHIL149 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I really enjoyed this class. Professor Knapp lectures well and has a lot of energy. I was lucky to have an excellent TA as well

11/10/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHIL149 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

So knowledgeable. Some material was harder than others, but he explains everything so well with examples. Make sure to go to class to get good notes. No textbook, but readings from blackboard. They are sometimes hard to get the point of if you don't go to class. I feel I really learned a lot from him.

07/26/2011
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHIL457G Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This seminar was very interesting. I think Knapp is an excellent instructor. We did presentations every week. It was mostly student-run with Knapp as our moderator. I would like to take a class with his where he is a lecturer. I recommend if you are interested in the field.

05/23/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHIL149 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME...A lot of reading and the t/a's are extremely condescending (i.e. Karin Howe). If you enjoy philosophy then have fun. Btw you will fall asleep in lecture, just a warning. Overall its not extremely difficult, but just boring.

05/09/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHIL149 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This class is easy if you attend the lectures and do the readings. Make sure you get the right t/a. Jessica is amazing but Karin is a big no, no. There are weekly quizzes. You will fall asleep in every class no matter if lecture or discussion. Midterm had the biggest curve in life, along with the weekly quizzes. Only take if you have to.

05/10/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENVI149 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very in depth philosophy for 100 level class. Takes a long time explaining in lecture and can get repetitive. Exam questions are super precise and TAs take off for different wording than on key, can lose points if you appeal though. Some readings were over 80 pages, but all on BB, no textbook to buy. Only recommend taking if required.

10/20/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Phil149 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

The topics of the class were really painfully boring. It really just wasn't what I was expecting. He is really into philosophy but it got a little too in depth than what I would have liked. While I do think I learned some things, the class material repeated a lot. I wouldn't suggest taking the class unless it is required or you love philosophy

12/11/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHIL149 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Knapp is amazing. He's intelligent, interesting, funny and so hot that it's worth going to class just to look at him, if for no other reason. I don't condone that, of course. I honestly loved the class, and as a professor, the only thing I would wish for is more one-on-one interaction with students and grading (didn't like the TAs).

07/11/2007
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Envi149 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

The topics are seriously boring - makes me dislike philosophy even more. Tests are alright, paper was ok. A huge part depends on the TA - FIND a good one! I am so glad I switched. Knapp is a nice guy (although he repeats stuff often = wastes time) and he tries to make the class interesting. He takes some time to reply to emails. (But he's hot!)

12/05/2006
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Envi149 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Deathly boring lectures, fell aslp in nearly every1. 2/3 of the semester focused on, imo, useless topics like the sentience of plants. Readings were boring, repetitive, and poorly written. Tests are hard. HW depends on TA. I wld have liked a class that dealt mre w/ the practical effects of envi phil & how that relates to environmental policy.

11/20/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHIL 149 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Single-handedly the best professor I've had at this college so far. Explains concepts clearly and makes topics interesting. I recommend him whole-heartedly. And he's hot.

11/14/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHIL486F Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I've had Prof. Knapp before and agree with some of the other comments on the board that he is one of the best phil. teachers at binghamton. Lectures are thoughtful, open, and even funny at times. The clarity and energy that the prof. brings makes the hour and a half go by so fast i sometimes wish there was more time to discuss some of the issues.

11/13/2006
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Phil113 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Tough class, but really interesting. Discussions sections are extremely handy! (on a side note: most attractive professor I've ever had)

08/10/2006
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENVT 149 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Wouldn't recommend taking his class unless you have a strong foundation in philosophy or you're really passionate about it....I wasn't lol

09/19/2005
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENVI/PHIL Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Interesting class if you're a freshman or sophomore. Upper-classmen beware, boring lectures...to cutesy! Nice guy and the work is reasonable.

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