David Koukal at University of Detroit Mercy

David Koukal

  • 3.7Overall Quality
  • 3.9Helpfulness
  • 3.4Clarity
  • 2.3Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
4/25/14

PHL 1000

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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

2/25/13

PHL 2020

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

10/30/12

PHL1500

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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!

4/3/12

phl1000

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/28/11

PHL1500

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/7/11

Phil101

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/4/10

PHIL100

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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!

1/7/08

PHL201

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

9/5/07

PHL210

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

9/4/07

PHL100

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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...

7/14/07

PHLethi

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

4/12/07

PHL100

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

2/28/06

Phil301

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/7/05

PHL 100

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

10/30/05

Ethics

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

9/14/05

HON 100

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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!

4/15/05

PHL 100

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

3/28/05

PHL 100

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Ridiculously tough. Freshman, stay away.

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