James McGrath at Butler University

James McGrath

  • 3.0Overall Quality
  • 3.2Helpfulness
  • 2.8Clarity
  • 3.9Easiness

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Class
Rating
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11/8/12

FYS101

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

My FYS with McGrath was Faith, Doubt and Reason and I hated it. The topic of the class sounded somewhat interesting, but it is so confusing. The paper topics were impossible to understand completely and everything revolved around philosophical questions that don't have answers. He wasn't good at stimulating conversation and the class was boring.

4/23/10

RL375

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I had him for sci-fi & religion, which was a lot of fun anyway. I found myself asking a lot of questions that had never before occurred to me about God, the universe and everything. I strongly recommend this class (especially if you like, Star Trek, LOST and sci-fi in general).

3/24/10

RL202

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Class was different than I expected. I know a lot about the Bible and what it contains, but his class studied it like it was a literature piece. So we disected its accuracy, origin, authors, etc. It was very interesting information, but sometimes was a challenge to my faith. But I took the good and didnt worry about the bad. Book was intense

1/14/10

RL222

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Granted, I had McGrath for an unusual class--science fiction & religion--but I had a great time. We pretty much geeked out on Star Trek and Lost (we got credit for watching it) the whole time, but still managed to have deep, meaningful conversations about spirituality and the philosophy of science fiction. Plus, he looks like a jolly leprechaun.

1/25/09

RL202

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is probably one of the most boring teachers you could ever come across. All he does is come in the class everyday and talk for an hour and then you leave. It is probably the most waste of time I have ever had at Butler. If you want a good nap then he is the professor for you, other than that don't do it.

8/22/08

RL202

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Boring teacher. The class should be pretty easy as you just complete 10/20 papers on your own schedule. However, you never know if you're writing about what he wants and he doesn't really tell you why you got that A--- instead of just an A-. You learn little about the Bible in this class and you end up hating the class which makes it tough

4/15/08

RL202

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

extremely boring, but you do not have to do as much work as some of the other classes similar to this one. He grades papers very weird and will not tell you what grade or percentage you have in the class, because he probably doesnt even know! He is a little picky when he grades your papers, but overall, it is an easier class than some of the others

3/17/08

RL202

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He just assigned 20 papers to write and you had to choice 10 of them to write. Writing subjects were unclear at times and sometimes hard to write. He grades differently i got a B++ on a paper not sure what that is. Boring class all in all. Meet three times a day went probably one to two times a week. Also his method of teaching NO TEST OR FINAL

4/19/07

RL202

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

A very dry professor. Hard to stay awake in class. Also is not clear about what he wants you to write about in your papers so you write them to what you think he wants and then he gives you a bad grade because you couldn't read his mind. Would NOT recommend him AT ALL!

5/8/06

RL 371

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He talks the whole time about philosophy of religion and ignores science. Students sit while he drags on. He can have an ok sense of humor but he ruins it because he always comments on how good his sense of humor is. How about this James, If your funny we will laugh. Don't tell me how funny you are.

4/6/06

PL203

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

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4/20/05

RL201

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

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