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Anthony Corsentino
Professor in the Philosophy department
at Boston University, Boston, MA
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Overall Quality
4.2
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3.9
Clarity
4.4
Easiness
3.3
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12/17/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PH160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Ever wondered whether there was a class you could take that would make you simply a better human being? PH160 is just that and Corsentino teaches it very well. He is particularly good at explaining and the book is useless, so simply listen/participate in lecture and aim for an A in the homeworks. They aren't easy, but will guarantee you an A overal

04/04/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PH160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He's great. Corsentino makes everything very easy to understand, as well as entertaining. The material might get a little boring, but the all truth tables are actually helping me out as a CS major.

03/30/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PH150 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Though i'm not a philosophy person, he made intro to ethics manageable and intriguing. There are plenty of grades plus one final to get your grade up. Plus, the TA i had was very helpful! You have to go to all the classes, because there are pop quizzes once a week. Not hard.

03/05/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CC101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Corsentino is great! I always enjoyed coming to discussions. He is entertaining and makes material relatable with anecdotes and other sorts of colorful ramblings. He is a bit of a tough grader, but is always there to help you. We were assigned simple weekly essays. He's genuine and nice. You won't be sorry if you take this class.

12/11/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
CC101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is socially awkward and goes off on tangents but that just makes the class so much more entertaining. And he made us cookies on the last day of class. He is very intelligent. You can get away with using sparknotes!

12/01/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PH160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Corsentino is great. He takes attendance every class but makes all of his slides available online in case you miss a class or want extra resources to study with. At times lecture can be redundant but that is only because he really cares about making sure that every student understands every concept which is a very valuable trait

11/21/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PH160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great Professor! He loves what he teaches and he will help you with any philosophical question you have, class related or not. His homeworks are pretty tough, but as long as you keep up with the material you will be fine. I would recommend this class to anyone that needs a Humanities requirement.

11/18/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PH160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Corsentino is a great professor, he explains everything very clearly and at times makes the material seem overly simple. If you are expecting to actually write arguments in this class DO NOT TAKE IT, you will never actually argue. You only analyze arguments, which gets boring. The teacher is good, but the material is boring. The homework sucks.

10/28/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PH160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He loves what he does...and he always makes sure that students have access to notes/answers in class if they miss a lecture or need review. the assignments are challenging and some of the examples can be a little out there....but corsentino is adorably enthusiastic so is more than willing to calrify any point....he has a great vocabulary too, haha

07/25/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
CC102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Corsentino is awesome! Very amiable and loves what he's teaching. At times lectures can drift, but for the most part he had some great insight into many of the books we read. He's also very understanding and not as strict as many other Core humanities professors can be (at least from what I hear). I highly recommend him!

04/18/2010
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
CC102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Corsentino is a good professor. His only fault is that he spends too much time on trivial points that he finds interesting while the rest of the class has not the slightest clue. As for grading, he's fair but do not use metaphors - if he doesn't understand them, he'll mark you down. Nonetheless, I recommend him.

04/03/2010
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
CC102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Corsentino displays a thorough understanding of the works. However his socially awkward adorable disposition makes it slightly challenging to translate his jargon. He often grades poorly for reasons unknown to anyone including himself. Nonetheless, he is still a fantastic professor. Always helpful, reasonable and flexible with grades and due dates

12/24/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PH160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Corsentino is fantastic. His lectures are extremely well organized, he is clear and makes everything perfectly explicit. He tells you exactly what to expect on exams and hw, but grading was poor (TAs fault). He is a very interesting guy to watch, and my friend thought he was hot ;) Highly recommend him!

12/21/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PS160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Corsentino is an amazing teacher; he teaches well and with great clarity. I barely used the textbook after I realized that I didn't need to. Attendance is mandatory, but the professor doesn't hold it against you if you miss one or two classes. Grading is vague, but in a good way; he looks for improvement. Start out bad? Ok, work it up, an

12/15/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PH160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Corsentino is awful and this is a terrible, terrible class. Attendance is mandatory, grading is extremely ambiguous, and the material is useless and not what you'd expect. DO NOT take this class just to fulfill a humanities credit. It will drag down your GPA and put you to sleep. Worst class I've ever taken and pompous fool of a professor.

11/16/2009
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PH160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Class is terribly boring - wouldnt be so bad if he didnt consistently insist upon every example so much. One of those classes where power point slides include everything he's going to say. i find most people go to class for the attendance (mandatory). Hes not a bad prof by any means, but lectures can get a little heavy sometimes.

11/15/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CC101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Professor Corsentino is fantastic and definitely worth taking. His exceptionality is what makes him a teacher you'll probably never forget.

11/11/2009
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
CC101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Corsentino is a good teacher and all but sometimes very, very boring. He drifts off in mostly every class into his own thoughts...but out loud, while you sit there and watch him pace back and forth. His class is very easy so I recommend his class just try to pay attention.

10/23/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
CORE101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He is a great teacher who cares about what he is teaching and a wonderful person to know. I guess his only negative point, if you can call it that, is that he sometimes doesn't criticize your points strictly and fairly enough because he probably doesn't want to hurt your feelings.

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