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Tom Gerety
Professor in the Philosophy department
at New York University, New York, NY
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Overall Quality
4.3
Average Grade
A-
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.1
Clarity
4.5
Easiness
3.0
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27 Student Ratings
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12/13/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
MAP Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A-

For MAP Texts and Ideas, he was awesome. Although your TAs grade your papers so it doesn't really matter.

11/20/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
MAP-UA 402 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He's an awesome professor, very engaging, and like he says, his main goal is for his students to enjoy the material. He consistently calls on students in his (large) lecture by name, and shows that he really cares about his students. The class and the readings are also really interesting. However, your grade is completely dependent on your TA.

04/03/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
MAP412 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great professor! Really interesting, entertaining, friendly. Despite it being a fairly large class, he took a moment to catch me after the last class and commend me on the insights in my papers, and an extra-credit poem. Then, sent out emails congratulating every student who got an A in the class. He really cares about his students and it shows!

05/16/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLSP12 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Professor Gerety is a well articulated, enthusiastic, and knowledgable instructor. His class on Law & Morality in the Age of Terrorism was very interesting and really helped to shape my own perspective on the course material. One of the best professors at NYU by far. I highly recommend him.

05/09/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
lawte1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I took Law and Morality in the age of terror with him. Gerety is a very good lecturer and an interesting man. I enjoyed his class a great deal, and I felt like a I learned a lot about the way that terrorists think and how the government tries to deal with them. he likes to name drop, but that's a normal human tendency

05/07/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
LandMterr Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I am currently taking Law & Morality in the Age of Terror with Gerety. He is a wonderful professor. I absolutely recommend taking his class before graduating. Really makes you think, but expects a lot out of you. 200-300 pgs of reading a week. Works with current events and fundamental texts.

12/25/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHIL2010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This guy is the shiz

12/15/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
POETRPHIL Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Had him for a Collegiate Seminar: Poetry & Philosophy. Constantly brags about his pedigree (Yale, Amherst, prep school) and never lets you forget he's had a nice bourgeois lifestyle. Loves hearing himself talk. Told a student to stop using such big words b/c certain kids (the public school kids) wouldn't understand. Pompous and offensive.

04/20/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
ConWRen Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Enthusiastic and determined to make you just as excited about the subject. Even with a 90 student class, he knows everyone and ensures that each person gets the most out of his class. Engaging lectures and always promise of amusement. It's a lot of work, but he's worth it. He'll make a more intelligent person out of you.

12/01/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
POESE1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He is the most amazing teacher. I have him for a poetry seminar. He is intelligent, funny, and absolutely amazing. I highly recommend anyone to take his class!

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