Nandita Biswas Mellamphy at The University of Western Ontario

Nandita Biswas Mellamphy

Nandita Biswas Mellamphy
  • 3.6Overall Quality
  • 3.6Helpfulness
  • 3.5Clarity
  • 2.1Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
6/25/13

2237

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Sweet woman but dull lectures. Good in the philosophical field but rarely incorporates much politics into the course.

1/24/12

WonT9759

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

The most rewarding experience of my graduate degree. She infuses her expertise in Critical Studies and Political Theory (Nietzsche, Foucault, et al) with brilliant novelty and refreshing accessibility. My confidence soared as a result of her clarity, patience, and encouragement. Nandita epitomizes the postmodernist UWO so desperately needs more of.

6/25/11

POL2237

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Not a fan of this prof, feminism comes roaring through in her lectures, often changing things like Plato's philosopher-king to 'philosopher-queen' completely unnecessarily. If you can identify with feminism, then you will like her, otherwise don't take a class with this prof.

1/8/11

PS2237

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Love her. Great prof, passionate about her craft. Made me love Poli Theory. Take a class with this prof.

8/20/10

poli2237

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

A truly gifted professor who is passionate about her subject and extremely helpful. One of those rare professors who can make you feel good even if you have just made a really stupid observation and answered a question incorrectly. She is always 'up' and cheerful. Classes just flew by.

7/24/10

Poli2237

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

A great lecturer. Very supportive. Takes time to ensure you understand. Makes most classes fun.

6/3/10

PolTh2237

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Speaks eloquently. Exudes confidence. Can teach well! Professor Biswas Mellamphy is what professorship is all about. Among one of the best at Western for sure.

4/23/10

POLI2237

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

She was very easy to listen too.. However, the material we covered at the beginning of the year was too easy (learned most of it in first year) and we went through it at snail pace. Then, the material in the second semester was HARD and we sped through it.. I do not think the TA's were very helpful though and the marking was sometimes unfair.

10/19/09

POLIS001

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Biswas takes the boredom of political theory to a whole other level. She reads off her slides, pauses frequently & talks to us in her whiny voice like we're 5 years old. She essentially delivers us a watered down lesson in Greek history, not real theory.

2/5/09

Polsctheo

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

People said bad things about her, that shes mean, a tough marker etc... those people were LYING!!! She was very nice, organized and understanding. Truly an asset to the university.

5/17/08

POL237E

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

My 2 favorite courses @ Western were 1 in Political Theory and 1 in Literary Theory; it turned out that the 1st was taught by professor Biswas Mellamphy and the 2nd by her husband, Dan. If you don't like (Political) Theory, (Political) Theatre, (Poli) Philosophy, go elsewhere. If you do, take their courses: they'll seriously alter the way you think

3/29/08

POLSC237E

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good prof, well organized

7/2/07

POSCI001

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

she's a really nice and helpful professor, although hard, this course is mandatory for a poli sci major, therefore, must be taken, lectures are enjoyable, tutorials were not, however, she is a very nice prof with great interest into political theory

6/27/07

Poli237

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Was very passionate but about the wrong things, she loves philosophers, but we are a class of poli sci. She gets hung up on the deep seated meaning of greek words, and tests on their meaning and spelling, not on the political significance, very sad, never taking theory again.

4/13/07

POLI237E

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you are interested in politics, do not take a class with this prof. She has no idea what politics is, and chooses to concentrate on useless philosophers because she likes them. She belongs in the Philosophy Department, not in Political Sciences.

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