Jack Spiro at Virginia Commonwealth University

Jack Spiro

  • 4.8Overall Quality
  • 4.7Helpfulness
  • 4.8Clarity
  • 3.9Easiness

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Class
Rating
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4/11/13

RELS 306

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great professor! Has the best stories, I would listen to him all day. Can explain everything in depth. He follows the outline & readings in the (inexpensive) book and makes great jokes. Easy in the sense it's interesting so studying isn't a pain, but you have to know your stuff. I'd take this class again!

3/13/13

RELS 250

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very interesting class. Lecture first half of class every time, second half is always a movie. No need to study hard if you pay attention in class. Readings are mandatory, but interesting and short. Attendance is taken. All notes and summaries are in the course packet you buy prior to the start of class.

3/30/12

RELS391

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Spiro is an amazing professor and person. Really entertaining classes, loves the material he teaches about. None of his classes are extremely difficult if you pay attention, but you will probably learn a lot (I did!).

12/21/11

RELS250

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

A brilliant professor and a great man. His class on death was one of the most interesting classes I have ever taken in my life. I have never had a professor who was so genuinely nice. He is a man who loves what he is teaching and his students. He has a lot of real life experience with the subject-one of his P.H.D's is in grief counseling.

11/28/11

RELS305

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Rarely ever attended class but was never penalized. Love Spiro. His lectures always make me giggle... makes great contemporary comparisons. Always somehow manages to throw the word "sexy" into lecture... mildly obsessed! Take a class!

11/17/11

RELS334

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I have taken a couple of classes with Spiro. He is without a doubt one of the most enlightened men I've had the pleasure of learning from. If you get an opportunity to take a class of his, take it! For real.

9/25/11

RELS334

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of my favorite religious studies professors. He is knows his stuff. I love his course packets. If you follow along in the lecture outlines with your notes and do the readings, his tests are no problem. Just study. Even when he talks about things that aren't on the test its really interesting. TAKE HIS CLASSES.

4/5/11

RELS250

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Classes are easy- just pay attention, take notes, & attend class. Tests are easy as long as you study. If you don't you won't pass: questions are phrased just different enough to actually make you think about it. Very cool guy. Only people who'll fail are the ones expecting everything to be "spoon fed" as another rater said. This isn't high school.

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2/5/11

RELS250

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher! Very funny and more importantly, very intelligent. One of the most interesting teachers and classes I have ever had! I would love to take another class with him. I recommend Death class to anyone who goes to VCU!

12/21/10

RELS334

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I can not believe that a student had the audacity to rate Dr. Spiro as poor. This man is a true scholar, a pillar in the community, and had traveled all over the world. If you want someone to spoon feed you and if you lack the ability to think, don't take him, but if you're truly interested in gaining knowledge, Dr. Spiro is the BEST.

11/25/10

RELS250

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher! Very interesting class and very interesting person. He's funny and very smart. One of the best classes and professors I've ever taken.

11/14/10

JewishHis

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took this class because I was interested and people lovee him on here. I was REALLY disappointed. His lectures are all over the place, he goes off on irrelevant tangents or talks about the same thing for 45 minutes straight. If you want to do okay, you MUST read both books (they're boring) because lectures can be spotty. He curves. Don't take it.

7/26/10

RELS334

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

LOVE him. i want to take more of his classes.. he makes class interesting. probably one of the best classes i've ever taken. definitely recommended.

7/20/10

RELS334

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He was a great professor. I learned so much about different religions and it was obvious how knowledgeable he was. I loved his teaching style! He was like an adorable grandpa teaching you about religion. :) Wish I could take more classes by him.

4/11/10

HIST326

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Finishing 2nd semester of Jewish history. Fantastic teacher, greater lecturer, makes history fun to learn. Lots of empathy for his students, extremely well organized.

12/18/09

RELS340

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He was a lot of fun.

7/24/09

RELS305

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

His lectures are clear and fascinating. Wonderful speaker and holds my attention even when I'm tired. I want to take ALL his courses!

7/24/09

RELS305

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

His lectures are fascinating--great command of the subject and presented in a very clear and exciting way. It's a summer course, but I want to take ALL his courses!

6/3/09

Rels334

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Spiro is sooo nice and you can really tell he loves what he teaches. Just listen to what he says, jot down a few notes, read most of the book and you should do just fine.

5/29/09

RELS334

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Taking his summer course. He lectures but also listens carefully. Fabulous teacher and very nice person

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