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Jay Goulding
Professor in the Social Science department
at York University, Toronto, ON
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Overall Quality
3.0
Average Grade
B+
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.3
Clarity
2.7
Easiness
3.4
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08/09/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOSC 1000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

Wonderful professor and friend. If you want a professor who invests in the material and you take this course. Unorthodox approach to soc sc. He guides you to think inside, outside and around the box until there is no box. Course encourages independent and explorative thought and breaks you free from drone like, passive thinking.

05/01/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
3515 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

If you are interested in the Asian and Western philosophy take this class. He is amazing professor.

04/16/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOSC 1000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Prof Goulding seems like a really nice man, but I didn't really get his teaching style. He is very confusing and unclear, and liked to go off on a lot of random tangents, which made a lecture hard to follow. I had to rely SOLELY on tutorials and my TA in order to understand what the hell was happening in this class.

03/31/2014
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
SOSC 1000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: B-

Very nice man, but horrible, absolutely terrible prof. I was interested in the material...before I entered this class. If you don't regurgitate everything he says in lecture on your test, you won't get more than a B-, it's his way or the highway. This class brought my GPA down hard, and I'm an overall good student; take this class at your own risk.

03/24/2014
average
5 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
SOSC 3515 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He is very friendly and approachable, also very helpful if you ask for help. A bit boring and unclear, tends to ramble about random stuff. Overall I would highly recommend this professor and this course

12/05/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOCI 4500 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Most Awesome Outstanding Professor! Should they hire more like him. The way he demonstrate his theory and philosophy are charming simple but leave deep influence into your soul. Great combination! Learning is so enjoyable just like a breathing. Too simple to be undervalued. Empty yourself, you will fill a lot by his knowledge and wisdom!

10/02/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
SOSC1000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I was not enrolled in the class and but attended due to the amount of wisdom he was giving his students. His style of teaching is very intellectually stimulating, he goes "beyond the books" and teaches students something very useful in school and life, that is "How to learn". It is up to the student to learn it or not. Great Prof, very wise.

07/18/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOCI 1000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He is a good prof.

05/27/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
sosc 1000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Jay is a great professor! As long as you go to class and pay attention you will do fine. He hands out a test review with the exact same test question 7 days before the test. He also gives clear hints as to what will be on the test. I enjoyed his lectures!

04/03/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOSC 1000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Worst prof, lectures are totally pointless and random. Horrible teaching style. Very unclear about what important points we will be tested on, although the test review sheets he gave were great. Class was easy enough but so boring and I didn't learn anything.

03/13/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
SOSC 1000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He's boring.. Lord have mercy. You'll cry in the lecture. Fairly easy though...

01/19/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
SCO1000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great professor who is extremely knowledgeable. You just have to come to class and actually listen to what he's saying. People who think he's boring and doesn't now his stuff are either plain stupid and didn't understand anything or were too busy doing something else to listen to his lectures.

03/15/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Sosc1000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Judging by the comments, Jay Goulding is a professor you either hate or like. His anti-empirical pedagogical method may be difficult to grasp for those not used to a philosophical approach to the social sciences. That said, he is very knowledgable and passsionate about what he teaches; he can even read classical Japanese, an impressive feat.

02/15/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
Sosc1000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I was looking forward to intro to sosc but prof goulding is such a waste of 3 hours lectures and money! I hope you first years will think before taking a class with him, attend a lecture before you choose him and you'll know what I'm talking about :( sorry to disappoint but it's the truth and somebody needs to do something about this..seriously :(

04/22/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Sosc1000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Ask him a question and see for yourself how smart he is...

04/03/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
SOCS1090 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

His class, surprisingly, became became interesting in the end.

03/29/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
Sosc1000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Self indulgent. Has a lisp. Has his own theories that are inaplicable to the course. Makes you watch movies half the time. Even his tutors laugh at him.

03/21/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
SOSC100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

If you want to pay your tuition to watch movies that you could watch at home for free, and if you want to learn a few things about words from Greek and Chinese, and basically nothing else. then this course is the one you you... (you can always hope that maybe you'll get a good TA!)

02/15/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
SOSC1000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Fantastic Professor! This guy knows how to demonstrate his years of experience by making use of texts and films that really exemplify the concepts relating to the course. The readings are a little much but at least the evaluations are not too excruciating, although they do require enough critical thinking. I highly recommend this great professor.

12/03/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
sosc4920 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

very nice prof

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