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John Corvino
Professor in the Philosophy department
at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
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Overall Quality
4.4
Average Grade
B-
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.4
Clarity
4.5
Easiness
3.1
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12/17/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHIL 1100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: B-

Corvino was an excellent lecturer. He kept the class engaged and interesting. Definitely read the course pack and participate in class. Discussion portion seemed a bit pointless to me sometimes however the lecture itself was wonderful. Exam questions were confusing and tricky at time but the workload is not much!

10/23/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHI 1120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Invokes discussion, and provides useful feedback. My only issue is the amount of reading, and the exams require you to remember specific points from all readings. TA's do the grading so be sure to ask them what they look for! Not the easiest course, but Corvino's lectures are sure to get you thinking about things from a new perspective. Smart guy.

11/06/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHI1120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great professor, makes things easy to understand. Follow along during lecture and you'll be fine.

08/29/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHI1120 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

Professional Ethics was maybe the most interesting and engaging class I have taken at Wayne. Corvino wanted us to be involved in the discussion and found a way to make a potentially boring subject really interesting. If you came to class and read the material then you were pretty much set up for an A. I definitely recommend a class with him.

05/06/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PHI1120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

One of my favorite courses at WSU! Corvino is very engaging has a light personality, which gets you interested in the material. Make sure to keep up on all the readings and come to every class as his insight into the readings gives much clarity. Very helpful when needed. Exams are not difficult if you follow the readings and notes he gives.

05/03/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHI1120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Corvino is very smart individual and a good professor. His course was fair. There are a lot of readings so make sure to keep up with them and actually understand them. Four exams (all with the same weight) make up the grade, so prepare well in advance for them.

05/01/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PL1120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Good teacher, class isn't too hard. Only problem I had was my final grade was an 89.7% and I still got a B+! Oh well...

04/20/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHI1120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Some of this stuff can be confusing or not interesting for most people. There are a lot of readings so be prepared. The number one mistake is not showing up to class. His lectures and class discussions give a lot more clarity to the content. Not bad, but kind of a demanding prof.

08/24/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHI101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Extremely difficult professor for a general education course requirement. Gives WAY TOO MANY readings and does not understand that we have other classes and majors. His exams are too tricky. Do NOT take him if you want an A.

08/23/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHI1100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I had John Corvino for Contemporary Moral Issues, and it was by far my favorite class taken at Wayne. He is hilarious and makes discussions fun. He is open to everyone's opinion and does not force his on you. Overall an excellent professor! Strongly recommended!

07/07/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PHI1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

there is no excuses for not doing well, his tests were straight off the notes, and their wasnt even that many notes to learn in the first place. Anyone who said it was hard or that he was bad simply did not try

06/09/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
phi1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He's the kind of professor every college student should experience at least once in their academic life. He's entertaining so the class never gets boring and if you have a problem and talk to him, he's very understanding. Just make sure to keep up with the reading and try to say at least one thing in class. He likes class participation.

05/09/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHI1100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Corvino is awesome! Make sure you come to class and read the material and you will do just fine. His TA's were awesome too. Very helpful and clear!

01/05/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHI1120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Amazing Professor! Smart as well as Handsome..you will be glued to your seat during his lecture.and go to office hours..HE WILL HELP YOU OUT!! I lovv him!! You have to study your material and show him you know stuff..clss is noy impossible as long as u know your stuff..

01/03/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PHI1120 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 awesome teacher im taking more philosophy classes just because of his teaching and because he is so hot

12/30/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
QC12 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

FANTASTIC...ACTUALLY!

12/28/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHI1120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

very good professor. one of the best. you must come to class, pay attention, and do the readings. my only problem was learning phi lingo. but that was on me. not prof's fault. good class

12/23/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHI1120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Very hard class. The material is very mundane and boring. I did not do well in this class and I attended lecture when I could (had 18 credits), read the material, and felt I did well on his tests but did horrible. TA was boring but enthusiastic. Corvino is very smart and loves his job but takes PHI too seriously. My worst grade in college thus far

12/20/2009
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHI2320 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

This guy knows his stuff for sure, but this class is very hard. You have to be on top of all the reading and pay attention to every word he says in order to do well on exams. The exams are tough and composed of tricky multiple choice and essays. He can spot if you unsure in your essays and you will be marked down

12/17/2009
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHI2320 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Intelligent professor, a little condescending when it comes to one-on-one help, but will try to do as much as he can to help. Don't recommend taking the class unless you have a strong interest, extremely dense.

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