Philip Kain - Santa Clara University

Professor: Philip Kain
Department: Philosophy
College: Santa Clara University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL199
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Bummer seeing some of these other reviews. Kain is an incredible instructor but a bit of a man out of time in regards to the educational expectations of today. Students don't read texts much anymore and he knows this, so he gives people easy A's rather than force the material down their throat. He is the quintessential college professor.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL11A
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
VERY BORING CLASS. The whole class is just him talking. But this is an extremely easy A. There are no tests and only three essays. He says participation matter but I never spoke and got an A in the class. He provides a huge list of books to get but you do not even need to read them. However, you probably should buy the books to quote in your essays
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL16
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Literally the most boring class I've ever taken. Even after drinking coffee I will fall asleep. On the other hand, it is extremely easy to get As on the papers.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL2
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Professor Kain is a really nice professor. His lectures are fairly dry and mostly just responds to questions so can be boring. Grade is based on three five page take home essays and participation, but if you show up to class and do the few homeworks and study sessions (super easy requirement only need 3), easy grade. Super accessible teacher 10/10.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL2
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
A throwaway course from a prof that literally gives you his notes. You don't have to do the reading. It's easy if you care even 10%. I'm surprised people in this class don't get some kind of A.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL199
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
convinced me to study philosophy with an unorthodox teaching style; he gives everybody an A because he wants you to just do philosophy; will present texts of his own writing at every class, make sure you read them right then and there, and then ask you to agrue against the points he is making while he defends them, he usually wins; UCSD!
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL13
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
great teacher. helpful, interesting and a nice person.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL13
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: PHILOSOPHY
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Listen to those who have posted before me! DO NOT BUY THE BOOKS, unless you want them to put on your shelves to look smart (though that doesn't work in a dorm room because we all know why they are there.) Read his notes and bring a pillow.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL8
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Such a nice guy, kinda a lil crazy but he doesn't make u do the reading. Just read his lecture notes, quote them in the paper, makes stuff up and if he liks ya he'll give you an A!
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL13
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
don't even buy the books. go to class and read the lecture notes.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL13
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
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