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Joseph Kispal-Kovacs
Professor in the Film department
at York University, Toronto, ON
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Overall Quality
3.7
Average Grade
B+
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.5
Clarity
3.8
Easiness
3.3
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09/13/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
HUMA 1770 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He was an okay proff. His voice was kind of monotonous. However this course and lecture were very interesting, for me anyways. He is also highly knowledgable. Kind of a tough marker for essays. I wouldn't say it's easy to get a A in this course, unless you are a phenomenal essay writer

08/25/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
HUMA 1770 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Amazing prof!

07/07/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
FILM 2401 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This course is an enjoyable course. The movies were a bit dated and were a bit positioned towards what males would tend to enjoy. The tests were easy to study for if you took detailed notes. TA's can screw your mark as domes expectations were different than others. Course material wasn't difficult and his textbook was an actual joy to read!

06/19/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
FILM 2401 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

Nice guy and somewhat easy class. Fair tests. Take this course! :)

06/19/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HUMA2740 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Course content is great! The films shown are tied to the then current events in US. I must say I've been more critical of the films (old and new) and more aware of their context after this course. The professor comes off a little standoffish at times but was helpful nevertheless.

06/11/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
FILM2041 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Such a sweet & adorable guy! I always looked forward to going to his lectures (even though it is a regurgitation of the textbook). I took this in summer school - 4 tests total. He is a decent marker & kind of a mumbler. Overall, recommend this class. His jolly attitude rubs off on ya :)

04/30/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
FILM 2401 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Wonderful professor. He has great antonation and his voice clearly carries throughout the entire theatre. You will be watching a film every week, and every 5th week you will be writing a short essay which serves as the test. Super easy course, the films are pretty interesting to watch, and even his lectures are fun to listen to! Take it!

03/31/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
FILM2401 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

take this in summer! just lecture, no tutorial. He wrote the textbook so he basically just read his piece, showed the movies/ shows and that's it! Tests every two weeks or so, essay question format. Easy A if you keep up/ have some prior film knowledge. Not challenging at all.

10/01/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
FILM 2401 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Prof Kispal Kovacs was a clear prof but lectures was basically a repetition of the reading which is good too. Easy course and easy test questions if you pay attention to the movies watched and do the readings. Most people think this course will count towards GEN-ED HUMA credits but it doesn't

08/09/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Huma1770 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Incredible Prof. Amazing tone and clarity, and all around a very fair marker. Makes lectures interesting and makes you excited about the course. Very easy talk to during and after class. Can answer every question concisely. Some of the quickest high yield lectures I've ever had...DO NOT MISS THEM. Wish I could have him again.

08/08/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
huma 700 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

he's good and very enlightened!

07/20/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HUMA1770 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He is very knowledgable about world history and can answer pretty much any question you have, which is pretty impressive. However, it can get a bit boring and the class has a thinly veiled pro communist motive.

07/16/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HUMA1770 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Lots of reading and writing. Interesting lectures. Learned a lot. Good prof

07/16/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HUMA 1770 SU Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Focused more on the history of the world. The summer course may move at a faster pace, so stay on top of the readings - which you should probably do anyways. Also, work at making connections between events and regions/countries. Prof. is cool. Has fun side stories in lectures. Takes time to answer any questions. Fair marker, respectful.

06/04/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
Film 2401 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

So I just talked to him, because I was sick for an exam and he is extremely rude, and does really just ignore you for some odd reason, if you ask for a makeup test. I had to talk to him about 3 times. Basically this class is based on lectures and essay writing. The marking is very hard, don't recommend if you hate very old films and essays.

05/01/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
FILM3440 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This was a cool class! Every class he screened two science fiction films but didn't really lecture so you don't have to go to class if you watch the films on your own. There wasn't a ridiculous amount of readings. Grading breakdown: an essay proposal, 1 essay & a final exam and he gave the questions ahead of time. Prof responds to emails right away

05/01/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
FILM2401 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This is definitely not a bird course. There are four tests throughout the year and you have to rely heavily on the readings to get a decent mark. I worked really hard and barely ended up with a B+. It all depends on your TA. His lectures are useful and so are the readings. There are a lot of readings though.

08/24/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
FILM2401 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

You have to write four essays, not a bird course at all. If you take this course avoid taking it with TA Jan Benes, stupid T.A. I have ever met. Does not respond to emails, not a fair marker.. if your essays aren't identical to what he writes in his book then you automatically get below a C+. If they are idential to the book you still get a C+

08/08/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
HUMA1770 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Genuinely nice man, easy going as well. No problems with him. Cheerful as well which helps promote a positive class environment. Bit of a difficult marker, but fair. Don't talk in his class though.

08/07/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HUMA1770 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

attend the lectures, you will be fine. he is a great prof !! I got an easy B+..

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