Jay Goulding at York University

Jay Goulding

  • 3.0Overall Quality
  • 3.2Helpfulness
  • 2.7Clarity
  • 3.5Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
5/1/14

3515

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

4/16/14

SOSC 1000

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

3/31/14

SOSC 1000

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedB-

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.

3/24/14

SOSC 3515

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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

12/5/13

SOCI 4500

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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!

10/2/13

SOSC1000

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

7/18/13

SOCI 1000

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a good prof.

5/27/13

sosc 1000

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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!

4/3/13

SOSC 1000

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

3/13/13

SOSC 1000

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

1/19/13

SCO1000

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

3/15/12

Sosc1000

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

2/15/12

Sosc1000

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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 :(

4/22/11

Sosc1000

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

4/3/10

SOCS1090

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

3/29/10

Sosc1000

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

3/21/10

SOSC100

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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!)

2/15/10

SOSC1000

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/3/09

sosc4920

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

very nice prof

3/16/07

soci320

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing u dont even have to really read the texts ust understand and listen to him and participate and he'll looveeeeeeeeee you

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