Joseph Kispal-Kovacs at York University

Joseph Kispal-Kovacs

  • 3.6Overall Quality
  • 3.5Helpfulness
  • 3.8Clarity
  • 3.2Easiness

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Class
Rating
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3/31/14

FILM2401

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

10/1/13

FILM 2401

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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

8/9/13

Huma1770

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

8/8/13

huma 700

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

he's good and very enlightened!

7/20/13

HUMA1770

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

7/16/13

HUMA1770

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

7/16/13

HUMA 1770 SU

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

6/4/13

Film 2401

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/1/13

FILM3440

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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

5/1/13

FILM2401

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

8/24/12

FILM2401

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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+

8/8/12

HUMA1770

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

8/7/12

HUMA1770

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

8/1/12

FILMSu

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great lecturer. But didn't respond to my emails. If you can write essays, this course is for you.

7/6/12

FILM2401

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you know how to write a half-decent essay you should be able to get an A. I found his marking to be fair, and his comments on the tests were helpful. Make sure you read ALL of the readings, not just the textbook he goes through during lectures. Outline for the summer= 4 tests worth 20% each and 1 essay worth 20%. Tests are all essay format.

5/30/12

HUMAA

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Not a bird course at all. Hard grader not an easy A. Deadly boring.

4/8/12

Film2401

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Not helpful at all, he is very rude if you approach him and doesn't answer your questions. Instead, he just tends to ignore you and expects you to answer your own questions. Especially in regards to non-lecture material (i.e. missed tests) he has an attitude problem and is not helpful at all.

11/13/11

HUMA2740

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Lecture was straightforward. First half of the class is the lecture (taken STRAIGHT out of HIS own textbook) and the second half of the class would be for viewing related films or shows that were mentioned from his textbook. 4 tests, all essay with choice. Marking depends on TA.

9/9/11

HUMA1770

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Hate this class, but he's decent professor.

8/16/11

A1770

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Sometimes the prof can come off as being somewhat rude or impatient. He also says "umm" alot through out lectures which can get a little annoying. However his lectures and powerpoint slides are very short, which is a good thing. Also, his test was very easy. Some people however found that the way he marks for presentations is unfair.

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