Bryan Frances at Fordham University at Lincoln Center

Bryan Frances

  • 3.3Overall Quality
  • 3.1Helpfulness
  • 3.4Clarity
  • 2.1Easiness

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Class
Rating
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5/15/14

Phil 1000

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedC

yeh, he bakes cookie but that only after people start deciding whether hate him or not. he is a harsh grader, I believe that i could at least get a C+ or even a B- but he gave me a C and ruined my GPA which i need to put in a lot of effort to get it back. his final is hard to get high grade, even you are familiar to all material.

2/5/14

PHIL 1000

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Don't let Professor Frances scare you too much ;) He comes off scary and strict but I'd say the number one thing he values is you asking QUESTIONS and THINKING FOR YOURSELF. I got lazy with the reading but I at least did those two things and certainly didn't fail the course. Take him, he's a good challenge.

1/28/14

PHIL1000

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awesome dude

12/15/13

PHIL 1000-L08

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedB-

Does not give individual comments on the essays. TOO MUCH reading. Tricky quizzes. GPA killer

7/13/13

Phil 1000

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Hard. Hard hard professor. But everyone should take a class with a professor that challenges literally everything you do/say at least once. He is brilliant and he pushes you to think WAY outside the box, as he says, you must go beyond the lectures. He truly demonstrates the vigor and teaching style that Jesuit college professors should have.

5/23/13

PHIL 1000

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He occasionally bakes cookies and brings them into class! A lot of this class is based on opinion. If you defend your view using meaningful and smart evidence, then you can't be wrong! But I did not like that he made the class buy his book, it was a cheap way to sell his book.

1/29/13

PHIL3235

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

BEST EVER. Seriously a brilliant, helpful, interesting, funny, and easy to get along with. He is so invested in his students that one time I told him I was having trouble in another class and he went out of his way and asked that teacher what was wrong so that he could try and help me out. A wonderful person who has a lot to offer his students.

1/16/13

PHIL3255

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great professor. He isn't full of energy but he knows his stuff extremely well and leads interesting discussions. Tough grader but is really helpful and understanding. Show him that you work hard and you will do well.

6/9/11

PHIL3255

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Complete waste of time. He allows useless class discussions where students literally complain for an hour (I've timed it). Treats himself like a joke, and when people respond the same way he gets angry. Topics we talked about were not useful or interesting in the least.

12/21/10

PHIL1200

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Such a waste of my time. Monotonous tone makes you doze off , he repeatedly uses the same examples in lectures, and grades harshly on essays. GPA killer, uninteresting, avoid. Dont take it because you need to fulfill your core req. You will regret it. Find another professor.

7/12/10

philo1000

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

one of the best professors i had at fclc. if you pay attention and participate in discussions, you'll do well. You should at least skim readings but if you pay attention to discussion you won't need to know them thoroughly, he goes over them. t/f tests are hard but his grading curve is fair. he's funny and passionate about his class.

4/9/10

philo1000

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is extremely smart & loves philosophy immensely. The class is interesting and he is naturally funny. 2 t/f tests that are very hard, 2 papers-less hard. He doesn't respond to emails and doesn't give good feedback on papers. If you pay attention in class, you dont need to do the reading.

12/31/09

Phil1001

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I had Professor Frances for Philosophy of Human Nature. It was hard work and the papers are difficult but I thought he was a fair grader. The exams (midterm and final) comprise of true or false questions, which is difficult. But there is a review the class before the exam. Even though it's not an easy A, I'd love to take another of his classes.

12/3/09

PHIL1000

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you're not a philosophy major/buff, DO NOT take his class. Midterm was confusing, he grades on a curve and apparently knows by the first week or so who will fail the course. Only helpful if he wants you to pass. Syllabus is 9pgs long, outlining how not doing things exactly as he wants will get you a C or lower. He should not teach a core class.

5/9/09

PHGA5100

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Stay FAR AWAY if you ever want a decent grade. all exams are WAAYYY KILLER HARD -AVOID!

4/15/09

PHEU1000

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Agree with December 07 evaluation. Gives appearance of being Mr. Niceguy. Philosopher/Mathematician first, teacher far second. Arrogant. If you don't get it, too bad for you. Find another Professor if you are not a Philosophy Major.

12/19/07

introphil

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

horrribllllllllllllllllllleeeeee. stay far away!

11/14/07

phil1000

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Brilliant and funny, he is tough and does not make the material easier than it is. However, this is a good thing, if you want to actually learn something. One of the best professors I have ever had.

12/29/06

Skept3000

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

frances is brilliant. class was thoroughly engaging, stimulating, & thought provoking, one of the best i've ever taken. he is sharp, incredibly intelligent, and demanding- yet approachable, friendly, and pretty funny. don't take him if you don't like a challenge. phil majors - take him!

8/10/06

Skepticism

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great professor; loves what he is doing. I don't want to poison the well, but if you don't like this guy it's probably b/c he actually believes in and practices the bell curve. Effort isn't enough to merit an A. I've never had a professor so able to poke holes in every seemingly coherent thought I had. Kudos.

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