Marc Bobro at Santa Barbara City College

Marc Bobro

  • 4.1Overall Quality
  • 4.1Helpfulness
  • 4.1Clarity
  • 3.5Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
6/6/14

PHIL 205

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedC

Seriously such a cool teacher, you will love his logic class! He is very humorous and the entire class seems to plug in when he's teaching. The beginning of the class may seem confusing but stick with it because after about two or three weeks everything starts to make sense. Attendance based grade with maybe 9 homework assignments, 2 exams/ 1 final

11/16/13

PHIL 101H

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took Marc Bobro for ethics, ancient philosophy, medievel philosophy, and formal logic. Excellent teacher. He is a liucid yet stimulating speaker. Grades fairly and classes are pretty easy if you pay attention and write the papers.

10/30/13

Phil 101

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

His ethics class is so interesting! I love philosophy, so this class was right up my alley. If you attend class regularly you'll do just fine. He assigns three or four papers and you only have to write two of them. Bobro is really engaging, and cute.

3/8/13

Phil 101

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

The class is university level....He uses a lot of stimulating techniques within his lecture

2/15/13

Phil101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very good teacher, made me think a lot. I like the way he speaks, I don't get bored.

1/25/13

Phil205

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Into to logic is a great class. If youre a freshmen and aren't a math, left brain person take it P/NP and also take Phil 101 or a comparable UC transfer course. The course will help u understand math, law and programming but it can hurt a mathadverse freshmens gpa. Wouldn't have dropped it for the world though. Must for law, linguistics, phil or CS

1/25/13

PHIL101

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Took Ethics class and it totally changed the way I think about things and made me question my values and assumptions about things in a good way. Great class and the kind you're really glad you took long after college. Also really funny and always willing to help students. DO IT! But be ready to question your assumptions.

10/26/12

Phil101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Bobro is probably the most clear, thorough, and witty professor I've ever had. He presents the material in a completely unbiased way so that the student can see all sides of an argument. Lots of reading, and the book is required. Overall I'd recommend any class of his.

10/26/12

Phil101

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Loved this class, really interesting material. The man definitely knows his stuff, very clear and concise, and can argue from any point without getting aggressive or offensive. Great teacher. 4 essays to write total, 2 as HW and 2 during each exam. Nothing too hard though, as long as you understand the material you'll be fine. Got an A

9/21/12

PHIL101

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is so frustrating. Whenever someone asks a question Marc rudely answers them, like 9 times out of 10 he'll say something like, "no, not at all." even if he asks a question and someone answers it correctly he'll never say "yes, that's correct" he'll find a way to nit-pick their answer, it's so annoying. He's just rude.

8/7/12

phil101

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Marc is an awesome and easy going teacher. His class is entertaining and keeps its fun and light. The only downside is that there is no way of getting a good grade on his tests without actually reading the book. But if you do the readings and come to class its an insanely easy A.

7/27/12

Phil101H

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

The subject matter was excellent, but Bobro is just too boring. As nice as they come, but not suited for teaching. He moves so painfully slow. Read the textbook and you'll pull an A

5/26/12

phil200

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

His set of skills are not best suited to teach philosophy. While he has a ample supply of knowledge, I feel that he lacks the ability to convey the implications of the material. He is afraid to represent material as offensive

5/23/12

PHIL101

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He has a quirky type of humor, which I appreciate, but I found his approach was otherwise timid and tideous. He lingers, digresses and entertains even the most basic of questions for a long time. He's challenging; fire at him, and he'll fire right back. I liked the material, except I would've preferred he'd picked a couple other chapters different.

5/18/12

Phil101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

The most interasting G.E. class that I have taken overall at City College. It makes you open up your mind about different controvertial topics. He is by far one of the best professor I have had at CC. I wish he taught at UCSB too. I am definatly going to take more ethics classes at USCB, just because of his class.

5/16/12

phil200

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is insightful, helpful and willing to spend his own time making you understand the subject matter. I never read the book often though when i did it was very interesting so from that, you can pass with a strong B if you attend every class and take awesome notes.

5/15/12

phil205

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Hands down, one of the best professors at SBCC. Witty sense of humor, super helpful and clear with the material. Plus he's adorable.

3/8/12

Phil102

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Soft spoken but funny in his own kind of way and a very nice teacher. You definitely have to get used to his essay grading style. Extremely knowledgeable about his subject and can answer almost any question. Not too much work in the class only a few essays that only have to be one page, a very interesting subject for the most part.

2/9/12

phil101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is BY FAR the BEST professor I've ever had! He makes class fun/exciting to go to! He has a witty sense of humor and makes topics/discussions very interesting. He's very good at teaching the material and making sure everyone understands what he's talking about. I don't know what I will do after I take all his classes.. re-take them ? :)

1/27/12

Phil205

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is probably the BEST professor I have ever had. He is very clear and knowledgable on what he knows and is super lenient on tests. He curves them a lot to where your able to pass the class. I barely tried and ended with a B. Great professor I highly recommend him to everyone!

1/5/12

phil100

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very helpful and knowledgable. He kept interesting and motivating eye contact. Very handsome

12/16/11

Hnrs100

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Had Honors Colloquium with Bobro, and I really enjoyed his sense of humor and easygoing personality! For this class, make sure you attend and with the ending project, simply follow the instructions (vague, but don't be scared.. go with your instinct!). Enjoy a pleasant lecture series with this requirement for the Honors Program.

11/16/11

PHIL101

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Interesting class/subject matter and Bobro is a good teacher. Pretty funny guy too.The class isn't hard as long as you keep up on the reading.

11/3/11

phil101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is very knowledgable about philosophy! He is also not biased at all which helps a lot. He is pretty funny and is good at keeping the class interested.

7/27/11

Phil205

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Outstanding. Making sure that students understand is his top priority. He is also very fair and has a great sense of humor. Highly recommend.

6/6/11

PHIL101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher. Very clear. Funny. Mellow. He treats every student very respectfully. The texts he picks are very interesting if you like Ethics. I strongly recommend this class!

4/7/11

PHIL102

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good teacher, knows the material well and welcomes questions after class. Definitely a good professor to take, class is engaging and goes by pretty fast. If you do the readings, study the notes/practice quizzes online and attend class regularly you will pass no problem. Plus he's a cutie!

1/13/11

PHIL205

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great prof. Makes material very interesting, and adds humor to his lectures. I took logic with him - not too much work. Homework every 2-3 weeks, each assignment takes 30-60 minutes. 3 midterms, easy as HW. Final was a breeze. Loved this class. Would recommended! Might be hard for ESL students: uses nuances of English language as examples of logic.

12/15/10

PHIL205

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Took his logic class for my major prere and marc was a great teacher. really makes tough material understandable once you come to the final. take his class he's a boss and a smart dude.

11/13/10

PHIL101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Bobro is such a fun teacher!! His intro to ethics class is very thought provoking and exciting. He managed to engage the entire class in the debates and the books needed for the class are so interesting that I kept them for leisurely reading.

12/4/09

Phil205

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Took him for Intro to Logic. I thought the class was really fun and I recommend it. Bobro is rather strict about some things but not in an unreasonable way. Really smart guy, also, he is cute!

11/14/09

Phil205

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Took him for Intro to Logic, and really enjoyed the class. He encourages student participation and tries to ensure that each student understands. Understanding. I would definitely recommend him.

9/18/09

Phil101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

His work is amazing! Go onto his website and read His recent work and it will open your eyes to his way of thinking. Thanks Joe White for the suggestion to take Bobros' 101 class.

5/21/09

Phil101

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Bobro is a cool teacher but he does tend to make people feel stupid. if you try to argue against him, he always tries to find ways to argue against you or he just ignores your argument. other than that the class is fairly easy. come to class, pay attention..easy A

5/12/09

phil101

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

His teaching would be much more tollerable if he wasnt so full of himself. I did like that he was willing to debate anything so long as you had a solid argument, but he had a tendency to make people feel stupid.

4/17/09

Phil101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He knows exactly what he's talking about when it comes to philosophy. He's open-minded and gives everyone a chance to argue any point. He really sets it up so you can do well in the class. 3 essays 2 exams. Just do the reading before class so you understand the discussion. Definitely one of the top professors at CC

3/4/09

Phil205

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very picky

2/24/09

PHIL101

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is not a lover of wisdom. Very hard to take seriously, especially when discussing religion, as he apparently believes in god simply because it cannot be disproved. If you have any interest in philosophy and want a teacher who will make you think, don't take this guy, take Phil 101 with Joe White.

2/24/09

phil101

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

on top of how horrid and catholic he is, he also called a girl "heifer (heffer)" like 5 times when trying to pronounce her totally dissimilar name and had no idea what he was saying, she dropped the class, i should've!

1/25/09

PHIL201

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Holds a Doctorate, specialty is Leibniz, published widely esp SEP. Good Teacher!

1/15/09

Phil101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's a great teacher who knows exactly what he's talking about. He really makes the subject interesting. The work in the class is straight forword and if you study you'll do very well.

12/9/08

Phil101

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He discusses all assigned reading in detail + posts online notes. no homework besides the reading. 3 short 1page essays, 1 midterm (short answer & essay) & the final (not cumulative) all graded pretty hard. funny, smart & experienced. great professor. sometimes seemed annoyed when i asked questions outside of class, but that's my only complaint.

5/29/08

phil101

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Ethics: 3 Essays, 2 tests - essay/short answer format.The class is interesting and so are the readings.He puts notes up that will save you. You need to study. Modern: 3 essays, 2 tests. The material requires some actual devotion to gain an adequate understanding, but bobro helps you get there less painfully. tests are pretty comprehensive. good guy

5/19/08

Phili101H

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Challengin class, attendence imperative but def. a great professor. Understanding, and passionate about Philosophy

5/6/08

phil100

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

bobro is awesome. he is so intelligent and helpful, he makes everything seem very easy. His tests and assignments are easy and interesting:) plus.... he is sooo cute;)

5/2/08

PHIL101

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

I never went to this class and got an A. Just read the notes. His arguments were impossible to tolerate and sooooo boring. Useless class for learning anything. I feel bad for saying this but it's true.

4/24/08

phil100

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

he explains everything clearly... he even posts his notes on the web, so you don't need to take many in class.

3/25/08

phil100

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

had to drop the class because he rambles so badly in this horrible voice like a cow or something that i ended up being deaf to for survival...his tests are t/f and multiple choice ALL about dates and names (its impossible) and his explanations in class are ridiculously uninteresting/lame, talks about religion for way too long but never in depth

12/30/07

phil100

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

he was very cute, but oh whoa his tests were not cute at all! hes not very good at explaining the material thats helpful for the test and he gets his questions from the website for the book so do the practice quizes for the text. dont take him i heard Joe White is a much better teacher

12/13/07

PHIL101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

What a great teacher! The classes were very interesting and he is a very good speaker. I learnt so much in this class!

12/6/07

PHIL101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Mr. Bobro is a really cool guy. He's funny and very knowledgable about the field. I get really bored in his class because it's all lecture, and he side tracks A LOT. The papers he assigns are really easy, and the midterm and final aren't so bad either. He posts lecture notes online!

11/28/07

phil100

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Bobro is a nice guy. He's passionate about philosophy. If I was more interested in the subject I probably would have loved the class. He gives three exams and one final. Also one big research paper and a few one page responses to the reading. He posts lecture notes with the test material so you could probably get by without doing much reading.

5/15/07

Phil101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

i won't lie, i have a crush on him. and it is a wonderful class.

5/10/07

Phil101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Pretty good teacher. Sometimes it is hard to stay awake during class, but that's probably just because of my schedule. Only had to do 3 papers, 1 midterm, and 1 final, nothing to tricky.

6/25/06

PHILOSOPHY 101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

marc bobro is a really good teacher and he is adorable. i found is class to be kind of hard. i studied pretty hard for the midterm and final and got a C in his class. you should take 101 just to hear him be philosophical. its very hott.

4/18/06

101?

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

such a cool guy...really nice..really open to everyone's opinions...very open to debates...very smart.....IF U TAKE THIS CLASS, DO NOT TAKE THE NIGHT CLASS...OR U'LL FALL ASLEEP b/c it's too much information for a 3 hr class, plus ur head literally hurts afterwards...but do take him for a regular class tho, he's awesome!

4/17/06

Phil 101 Ethics

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good teacher, keeps the class interesting. Very helpful and informative, especially if you talk to him after class or during breaks. Highly recommend him to non-philosophy majors even though he's completely over qualified to teach beginning philosophy at the CC level. He doesn't overload you with homework but he does make you think.

1/9/06

PHI 201

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher and a great class. Overqualified to be teaching at city college. Expert on Leibniz, so anyone interested in him should definitely take this class. Only complaint: tests are phrased in a way that makes you wonder if you're getting everything, so studying for them is a bit difficult.

12/7/05

Modern Phil-201

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Love him. Literally. He is a great teacher and conducts a great class.

9/28/05

Ethics

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Mark seems to be right on some days and leaves me guessing others. He is a nice guy that will always talk to you after class and is genuinely into the subject. I'd recommend him only if you are seriously interested in philosophy, my class was filled with freshman girls that were only trying to get credits, and, it being a discussion based class, made it miserable on more than one occasion.

9/25/05

philosophy 101

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

9/18/05

logic

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

8/31/05

Philo 101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's awesome!!!! Not to mention...super cute :-D

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