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Amber Katherine
Professor in the Philosophy department
at Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA
are you Amber Katherine?
Overall Quality
4.2
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.2
Clarity
4.2
Easiness
3.2
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12/18/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Philosophy 1 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

One of the best college teachers I've had so far. Really draws your interests to the class topics.

12/03/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Philosophy 1 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: B
"Clear grading criteria" "Hilarious" "Amazing lectures"

This class was very interesting, she's a very dynamic and entertaining lecturer. It sometimes felt more like a class in ecology than philosophy. Too strict, we were not allowed to use computers to take notes and we were not allowed to record the lectures. We are adults and are responsible for our actions if we surf the web during class.

09/02/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Philosophy 1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This class is by far my favorite class I have taken. She makes Philosophy fun and easy to learn, while dually relating each lesson to the current diminishing state of the Earth. I learned about things way past just philosophy. You have a 1-page single-spaced essay due after every unit & consistent quizzes. It is extremely interesting and enriching.

08/02/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Philo1 Philo41 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

FAVORITE professor. She is invested and gives all the help that you seek, if you are interested in philosophy, go to her office hours. Very interesting, funny, helpful, caring, and a great teacher. She is the reason I survived my first year of college and I am excited to take more classes with her.

07/24/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
2931 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

You're going to have to buy a brand new textbook w the online code, but this teacher is worth it. Tests are very easy and straight forward, amber encourages you to explore and learn on your own, but she will challenge you. I am so grateful i got the opportunity to spend philo 1 with her. and she offers tons of extra credit. take her if you can!

05/24/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
environmental Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A

Opens your eyes to the environmental destruction of fueling Capitalism and the extinction of biodiversity due to the careless actions of human consumption. Reduce carbon footprint and protect your community with green solutions, breathe better live better, highly recommended class Amber is the best!

05/19/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Phil 1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This class is work, but it is one of the best classes I have ever taken in my life. She is an amazing professor and person. Her lectures are always so interesting and I look forward to every class. Take her!! I highly recommend her :)

03/08/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Phil1406 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This class is a must. This is one of those life-changing classes that you leave taking a piece with you. She sets up her class brilliantly, instead of taking it personally if you missed class/an assignment you would just lose a few points allowing you to prioritize. Wrote a few papers but the movies we had to base them off of were very interesting

02/23/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHILOS 1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Amazing human being! Take this class, whether you're interested in philos or fulfilling IGETC requirements. Dr. Amber's lectures are crazy interesting... Winter session: online quizzes everyday (be prepared to read read read), 2 debate papers, 4 film reflections, and 3 open-book exams. Managed to get an A while taking a second class. TAKE HER!!

02/20/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Philosophy 1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

TAKE THIS CLASS. (If you're willing to put in some effort and actually learn something). Very helpful, lots of quizzes that are kind of hard. exams are easier and open book. gives EC opportunities. knowledgeable professor and compelling class. Take it!! makes philosophy fun :)

02/19/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Philosophy 4 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This class is SO much work - expect to have a paper due every class - but it is absolutely worth it. Amber is amazing at helping you develop a sense of purpose and understanding about yourself. Be prepared to critically question everything! It's unlike any other class you'll take at SMC and throughout college. Go to Office hours!

02/13/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Philosophy 3025 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She was honestly the best teacher I have had so far! She keeps you interested, explains things clearly, not afraid to speak her mind, and you will look forward to her class. Tests are open book (even the midterm/final), essays for me were the most challenging required much thought. A few online quizzes per week, they help. Take her class!

12/20/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Philos1Scholar Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

You need to buy the textbook/access code. Although she doesn't like to be proven wrong, is a little harsh on essays, and is rightfully skeptical of Scholars students, she's very open to others' ideas and tries her best to be compassionate. The quizzes can be a bit tricky but the tests are pretty easy. Gives a lot of ec opportunities.I liked her :)

12/19/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PHILO 1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Best prof I've had yet. She's hilarious, informative, and truly changed my outlook on the world/philosophy. I entered the class with only a slight interest and now I want to take as many philosophy classes possible! She's a rational if not easy grader. It's very easy to get an A in her class.

12/16/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
philosophy 1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She inspired me in so many different ways! The material is very challenging but she knows her stuff. I highly recommend you take this class if you have the opportunity!

12/16/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Philos 1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Amber is an amazing professor. Funny, enthusiastic, makes the class so interesting and fun to be in. Although the material is difficult to understand, I looked forward to her class and loved being there. Great learning environment. She really opens your eyes and does so well. Focus more on what she's saying than her notes!

12/15/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ENVRN 20 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

She is an amazing person.

12/12/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Phil 1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Amber Katherine opened my eyes to a new horizon, she challenges you in a good way. I got an A in her class, It was pretty easy. She's interesting and funny and just AMAZING in every way. If you want her to like you, GO TO HER OFFICE HOURS! Her office hours are really cool and you learn a lot during them.

12/10/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Philo 1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

My favorite Professor so far! Professor Katherine makes the lecture painless and intriguing. I always looked forward to her class. If you love to debate, this class seals the deal; if not, don't fear as she doesn't demand anyone to step forward. Be sure to take her if possible!

12/07/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
philo 1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Definitely my favorite professor so far. Amber brings life and humor to a stale topic making you want to actually listen and participate. Do the readings and show up everyday and you'll definitely get no lower than a B in this class

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