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Steven Brown
Professor in the Philosophy department
at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
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Overall Quality
4.7
Average Grade
A+
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.7
Clarity
4.6
Easiness
3.9
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20 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
12/18/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Philosophy 1100 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Tests? Not many" "Hilarious" "There for you"

He is the man. Lectures are clear as a whistle. Exams are essentially your notes, so take good notes of what he says and writes on the board. Taking his class was like a breath of fresh air. He's hilarious, understands the material well, and makes the student really enjoy philosophy. Would take again.

11/19/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Philos 1300 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A+
"Would take again" "Respected by students" "Hilarious"

I had this class as an 8am and I can honestly say it was worth getting up to come to. Professor Brown was so energetic, passionate, and hilarious. Despite his refreshing spastic-ness, he is extremely knowledgeable and very clear when explaining concepts. The only two grades were the midterm and the final, though, so take good notes.

05/05/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHILOS1850 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great professor. Intelligent, passionate, knowledgeable, and can display the concepts to others with ease. Very active and upbeat, infectious energy. Makes you want to learn and understand. Allows for discussion and debate in a civil classroom setting without invalidating anyones opinions. Does not introduce his own beliefs in teaching. overall A++

04/16/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Philos of Rel Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Steven Brown is amazing. He is so funny and entertaining. I legitimately enjoyed coming to class not to mention I learned so much. Because of this class, I want to minor in philosophy. He explains difficult concepts with ease and his class(es) will be stay with you and change your perspective on life. Also, his class is pretty easy.

04/09/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PhilRelig Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Nice man. Great examples. Lots of humor. Most enjoyable. Excellent teaching abilities. He should go far. 10/10

04/30/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PHILO 1100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Very easy class. Just go to class and take notes. You'll be fine on both the exams and quiz. Only 2 exams and not CUM, 10 quiz which is very easy. He's quite interesting and laugh every joke himself says...

11/15/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PHILO1300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

So extremely offbeat but in a good way, and gives us essay questions/key terms ahead of time (for midterm), PLUS one full cheat sheet able to be used on all exams. Quizzes are open note but timed on Carmen.

06/12/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Phil270 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Steven has a good sense of humor. He's very intelligent and knowledgable. Quality professor.

06/05/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Philo1511 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 was by far on of the best professors I've ever had here. He was funny and kept all the material interesting. His teaching style kept me interested in the class and his ability to be personal in a large classroom was astounding.

03/18/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Philo101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

There couldn't be a better philosophy teacher, hands down. This was a Saturday class, so things were a bit different than they might normally be, but daily quizzes not hard at all if you take notes and read. Papers and exams slightly harder. Amazing teacher. In 5 years at OSU, I learned more in this class than in any other. Take his class. Amazing.

09/29/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Philo270 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Really was a fun teacher, I sat in the back all quarter, bad idea, I suggest you be actively engaged in the class. Definitely do the readings, his quizzes don't require reading (open notes) but your essays will suffer if you don't, trust me. Learn as much from him as you can!

11/30/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHILO270 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

This guy is great. Friendly, funny, and you can tell he loves what he does. You're guaranteed at least a B with bare minimum effort. Learned a lot from this guy. If youre a girl whose into dorky guys, you'll love this guy. Just saying... haha

11/17/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PHILO270 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

He is great. He makes class fun and interesting. Extremely friendly and nice. He is one of the best professors I have ever had!

08/26/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
PHIL270 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Lectures were interesting and he was quite funny. Don't sit in the back, he mumbles quite a bit. No real book, but excerpts of philophers writings-MUST READ THESE. His tests were cake, so long as you filled out the study guide and went to class. Was very unbiased with views on religion; which is how it should be in this sort of class.

05/22/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
philo367 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Could be a very dry class, Social/moral problems in US, but he was enthusiastic and engaging. I just remember him writing/drawing on the board figuring out the issues, calling on people and spinning around shouting Yes! with each point, often dawdling back and forth wrestling with the lesser "ehhhhh" kind of remarks trying to make them fit. Great!

03/03/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Philo131 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Awesome professor

01/22/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHIL270 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

Best. Teacher. Ever. Hilarious, great discussions, and fair. This guy's gonna go on to be a great prof when he gets his Ph.D.

02/21/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHILO101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Steven is a great teacher even though some of the material is rather confusing, and at times boring. We had daily quizzes over our reading, which actually helped to keep us current with the reading assingments. His exams are moderately easy and he gives you good study tips. Overall, he's really nice and nerdy funny!

12/08/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
phil367 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

The topics were more interesting than I thought they would be. Papers are pretty easy to write as long as you read and go to class for discussions. You could also submit drafts that he would grade and return for you to fix.

05/22/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHILO367 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very cool and funny guy. Made a very very very very boring class at least tolerable. Responds to emails pretty quickly and is an all around nice guy.

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