Paul Contino at Pepperdine University

Paul Contino

  • 4.0Overall Quality
  • 4.1Helpfulness
  • 3.8Clarity
  • 2.0Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
11/26/12

GSHUV

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This man is one of the most insightful and openminded professors I've ever had. My favorite professor by far. He is extremely understanding and yet expects a lot. As far as the class itself, it literally changed my perspective on life. If you do the reading you're mind will be blown. Each text is a gem. Asian Great Books is a beautiful thing.

1/31/12

GSHU122

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Best teacher I've ever had. If you take Great Books, you MUST have Contino at least once! He is so engaging with his students and I've learned so much.

1/20/12

Eng370

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Even after completing a graduate degree at an Ivy League school, Contino is still the most influential teacher I've ever had. Be prepared to be held to a high standard, but one that will make you a better student, thinker, and even person if you're willing to embrace it. My three classes with him were the most valuable of my education.

3/16/10

GSHU121

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

An amazing professor and a great friend outside the classroom as well. The class was demanding (unlike certain other Great Books classes I definitely had to read the texts every night) but well worth it. He's also helped me out a great deal with advising and would do anything to help out his students! Holding out hope to take another of his courses

4/26/08

ENG370

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Contino was awesome. He taught our Russian Lit class and had such great insight into the novel. Don't get me wrong, this class is a lot of work though, we read 2000 pages worth of books and wrote 2 12 page essays. Class could be long and exhausting sometimes but he is one teacher who has a zest for his job and challenges you to think!

3/21/08

GSHU1

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the best professors I have ever had, and I have been trying to get him again ever since. He is in popular demand. He is a fantastic teacher, and a good friend as well. He will help you whether its class related or not, and is always willing to listen. Will help you out of class on papers if asked, and will truely make your Pepp experience.

1/16/08

GBIII02

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you want to learn and experience the text, this is the professor for you. He is the definition of what a college professor should be like; contemporary, knowledgeable, fun and fair. Take him if you want the best experience possible, not if you want an easy A or one you can sleep through.

1/30/07

gshuV

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This professor is not open to creativity. He vaguely knows his material and the most beneficial part of the class is the discussion generated by students when he's finally quiet. Still a worthwhile class, if you enjoyed Great Books, be be prepared to tell him exactly what he wants to hear on his papers!

3/23/06

GSHU 122

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you're in Great Books already, you know it's hard, but Contino brings a solid Christian perspective to the class (he started out every class with a prayer). He is also more than willing to help you out to make you a better writer or with whatever.

7/23/05

gshu

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Not very deep and expects to hear his views parrotted back. Perfect class if you are willing to brownnose and do whatever pleases the teacher. If you have ideas of your own, not so much.

4/26/05

GSHU 122

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Contino is flippin' amazing. This class is doable, but he will know if you are trying to slide by. Be prepared to work, but also to learn a ton and become involved with the material. If you do not get a decent grade, it is no one's fault but your own since he is always ready to help students.

3/10/05

GSHU 121

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Pretty hard class..But now that I'm in a different teacher's i miss his class a lot. Very knowledgable and a deep thinker, just be prepared to think just as deep on your papers to get a good grade. Overall I learned a ton in there and appreciate having taken him. I would recommend him.

3/7/05

Great Books

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He brings the books to life. My level of understanding is so much higher than it would be with my last professor. A somewhat tough class, but worth the work.

1/25/05

great books 1,2

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

amazing teacher. great florence prep, dante expert, very affirming, very compassionate, very demanding. read tons, learn tons, grow tons.

1/5/05

great books 1

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

i liked prof. contino's discussions and enjoyed writing his assignments. i am thankful to have had him as a teacher.

1/5/05

Great Books

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

by far the best prof I've had, hard class, took a ton of effort and you have to be ready to read a ton and do alot of prep for each class, but if you enjoy the subject material, and you are taking this class cause you enjoy lit. not cause you are tryin to ge out of math, Contino is awesome

12/30/04

Great Books I

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

grrrrrrr...

12/7/04

gshu

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

11/15/04

GSHU

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher, motivating, very into the material, be prepared for tons of reading and class participation

5/18/04

GSHU 121

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very helpful and nice, but a little too intense...

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