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Jack Spiro
Professor in the Religion department
at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
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Overall Quality
4.7
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.7
Clarity
4.7
Easiness
3.9
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05/06/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
HIST 326 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A

He has wonderful reviews and is informative, nice, funny, lenient, and sincere--but his class was a disappointment. He's forgetful, goes off on tangents, constantly misreads material, fails to understand questions, and tells the same ten stories every class period. Doesn't write on board, just speaks from the podium the entire time. No slides.

04/26/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
REL 319 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Hands down one of the finest professors at VCU. I've taken two classes with him. If you want to become a scholar in Judaism and Jewish History, register for his courses. He's an absolute gem of a guy.

04/11/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
RELS 306 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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!

03/13/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
RELS 250 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

03/30/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
RELS391 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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!).

12/21/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
RELS250 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

11/28/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
RELS305 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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!

11/17/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
RELS334 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

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.

09/25/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
RELS334 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

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.

04/05/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
RELS250 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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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