Christopher Knapp at Binghamton University (SUNY)

Christopher Knapp

  • 4.0Overall Quality
  • 3.8Helpfulness
  • 4.1Clarity
  • 2.5Easiness

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Class
Rating
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9/24/13

Phil147

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

5/16/13

149

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

1/9/13

ENVI481G

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/19/12

PHIL457G

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/11/12

Envi149

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/30/11

PHIL149

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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

11/10/11

PHIL149

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

7/26/11

PHIL457G

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/23/11

PHIL149

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/9/11

PHIL149

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/10/10

ENVI149

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

10/20/09

Phil149

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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

12/11/07

PHIL149

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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).

7/11/07

Envi149

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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!)

12/5/06

Envi149

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/20/06

PHIL 149

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/14/06

PHIL486F

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/13/06

Phil113

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

8/10/06

ENVT 149

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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

9/19/05

ENVI/PHIL

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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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