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David Koukal
Professor in the Philosophy department
at University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI
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Overall Quality
3.7
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Hotness
Helpfulness
3.9
Clarity
3.4
Easiness
2.3
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18 Student Ratings
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04/25/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHL 1000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Koukal made philosophy interesting! You MUST participate in almost every class to get high participation grade. Tough grader on papers. Would recommend him though

02/25/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHL 2020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

One of the best professors at this University. He may be a very tough grader, especially on his papers, but when he will work with you as much as you need to get a good grade. He offers extra credit, and he really knows his stuff. If you like philosophy then you will love his classes. He will also berate you with corny jokes, but it's awesome.

10/30/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHL1500 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I didn't like Koukal teaching logic at all. Everyday in class all we did was go over the examples in the book. He took attendance every day too. very boring!

04/03/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
phl1000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher, but not for an intro class(Phl). After a while I played some game since I lost track of what was being said. In the end I got a passing grade, but if I would have known earlier I wouldn't have taken him to be honest. Still a great guy.

12/28/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHL1500 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Koukal is a bit eccentric and a bit of a character. All of the points in the class are open book, online quizzes and online exams, so it is a fairly easy class. No essays. No graded home work.

12/07/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Phil101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

To me this was a very hard teacher. Too caught up in his world of Philosophy. I did'nt enjoy the class at all. Way above an an intoductory class. Paper required was very difficult to write.

05/04/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHIL100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is awsome professor, however grading is really tough... However he will give you a lot of help for term papers. And he is not biased! I liked to argue with him about things!

01/07/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHL201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is an amazing teacher and a funny guy! If you participate then you will do fine in the class. He is also very helpful with the final paper you need to write! I also had him for intro to philosophy and he really helps you understand the material. I enjoyed going to class.

09/05/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
PHL210 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This class was a joke, you don't even have to read the assignments he asks you too, just act like you're enjoying yourself and ask questions every now and then to make him think you really care. And you get an A. As for those who say he is liberal, he is, just pretend to agree with him and he is happy, let him think what he wants.

09/04/2007
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHL100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Koukal is extremely unfair in grading, if he doesnt like you, he doenst grade your papers fairly! If you dont think just like him, you may as well just take a different class, if you are a strong liberal, you will get along great, other than that you are screwed. So choose wisely when choosing a philosophy teacher, there are many better ones...

07/14/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHLethi Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Koukal is great! He is very libral... but so am I, so I loved it! He is entertaining and keeps class pretty fun.

04/12/2007
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHL100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Koukal is unfair and extremely biased. He is super liberal; you might as well not bother taking his class if you're conservative in any way, because he just doesn't see that as being a valid opinion. It's pretty much his narrow minded way of thinking or a bad grade.

02/28/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Phil301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I've really enjoyed this class. Very interesting lectures and very good choice of texts to read. He has motivated me to do my best work and I've learned a lot.

11/07/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHL 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He's one of the best professors at the university. His grading is tough but fair. I learned a great deal from this class.

10/30/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Ethics Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Difficult, lots of reading, ultimately a great class, but you'll do better if you express your own thoughts on the topics rather than what the authors you read say.

09/14/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HON 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He's a great teacher with a lot of energy - makes class fun and interesting. And complaining because he's hard...welcome to the real world. College is like that sometimes...duh!

04/15/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHL 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Although his grading is overly difficult, he's a great teacher. His lectures are always interesting, and he's always willing to assist students who are having a tough time in his class.

03/28/2005
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHL 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Ridiculously tough. Freshman, stay away.

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