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Marc Bobro
Professor in the Philosophy department
at Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA
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Overall Quality
4.2
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.1
Clarity
4.2
Easiness
3.5
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65 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
12/01/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Ethics Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: B+
"Pop quiz master" "Gives good feedback" "Respected by students"

He gives out quizzes at the beginning of the class but if you pay attention during the previous lecture you will do fine, they are 5 points. His papers are a bit more difficult, he really requires you to know the material and demonstrate. He is pragmatic, open to discussion and counter ideas. He is also an awesome bassist in a punk band.

11/01/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHIL 205 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Would take again" "Hilarious" "Tests? Not many"

He is awesome. Loved this class so much! every class was humorous, and I learned a lot! A few tests, and homeworks.

06/06/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PHIL 205 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: C

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

11/16/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHIL 101H Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

10/30/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Phil 101 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

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.

03/08/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
Phil 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

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

02/15/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Phil101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

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

01/25/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Phil205 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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

01/25/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PHIL101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

10/26/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Phil101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

10/26/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Phil101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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

09/21/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHIL101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

08/07/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
phil101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

07/27/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Phil101H Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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

05/26/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
phil200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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

05/23/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHIL101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

05/18/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Phil101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

05/16/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
phil200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

05/15/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
phil205 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

03/08/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Phil102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

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