Richard Klonoski - University of Scranton

Professor: Richard Klonoski
Department: Philosophy
College: University of Scranton
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL210J
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This class is one big run on sentence filled with corny jokes that no one understands... but, I would take a class with him again! Super nice professor and I learned a lot.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL120
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I have never worked so hard in a class. Klonoski is a great guy but I would not recommend taking if you do not want to work your butt off by always doing the readings and annotating everything in advance. 4 tests that are short answer heavy and one final. Make sure you are able to explain each concept for every topic covered. don't do the bare min
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL210
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Great guy, easy one of my favorite classes I have taken at the U. He has a great personality that shows in his lectures. Exams are LOTS of writing and are quite difficult, but if you pay attention and engage with the material and class, it makes it much easier. GO TO CLASS, exams are purely from material talked about in lecture, take good notes.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: 210J
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
An absolute champion among men. He is incredibly smart, incredibly funny, and is a fantastic teacher. Probably one of, if not my favorite ever. His class is hard, but the subjects aren't slacker subjects. He's tough, but absolutely fair. He treats the subjects, and the students with the utmost respect.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: 210J
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Klonoski will come off a little weird at first. His class might seem hard, but if you take good notes and listen to everything he says in lecture, you'll be fine. For the honors course, his tests are fair but brutal. You literally have to know everything. Fair grader. Charming personality once you get to know him.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL313
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Hands down the best professor I have ever taken at the U. Read, follow along in the lecture, write down everything he says and follow along in the book and you will excel in this course. Readings are relatively short and very interesting. You will learn so much about yourself! If you get the opportunity, take this course with Klonoski. Loved!
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL210J
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
One of the funniest, most engaging and insightful professors I have taken so far. It's very doable to get an A in SJLA Ethics - everyone will tell you that you have to write down literally everything he says - and you do :) - but the tests are very straightforward, nothing you wouldn't expect. Loves handball and flannel shirts. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL210
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Klonoski is one of the best professors I've ever had. I am not a philosophy major and genuinely enjoyed his lectures. You have to write down everything he says and memorize it, but if you can do that, there will be no surprises. He is always willing to clarify and loves questions. There's only 5 tests, take home final, no papers.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL210J
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Klonoski is great. I took him for SJLA and the reputation is correct: He is very specific with what he wants in responses on tests. However, he will repeat things numerous times indicating that they are important. Write down everything he says and make a study group to pool notes. Begin test preparations early because its a lot of memorizing
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL210J
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This was honestly my favorite class taken freshman year. He makes you work incredibly hard for an A, but it is doable with copious amounts of studying. You MUST take detailed notes, and if you skip class even once you will miss so much material. His lectures are amazing, and they keep you engaged the entire time.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: 210J
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
The class is challenging at first, but over time it was easy to get used to Klonoski's style of teaching. Make sure you take detailed notes! 90% of the time if he repeats something more than once it's going to be on the test. It's a tough class but do not give up, it was the best class of my freshman year
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL210
  • Grade Received: D
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Ethics is a difficult class and he is very tough. Tests are all essay questions but he is very helpful and will try and help you out.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL237
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Klonoski is a great guy. He's real chill and doesn't take himself too seriously. No work besides tests, which are on the hard side (all short answer, sometimes essay), but he mostly only tests you on what he covers in class. Take DETAILED notes and DON'T skip. If you want the A, you have to work for it, but either way it's a fun time :)
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: 210
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Klonoski is the best philosophy test at the University of Scranton. Coming to class matters. Missing one class could result is so much information missed. No matter bring the book or materials you are reading to class he hates when your not prepared. Pay attention and write till you can't write anymore! He also makes you work for your grade!
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL120
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I was speaking with my nephews yesterday who have taken phl 120 w/ Dr. Klonoski. I took his class in 1981 (his first year at Scranton). Just wanted to say he is one of the best professors I ever had. As testament I can still recall nearly all I learned from him- Sophocles, Plato, Descartes, Sartre- he made it all so relevant. Wonderful! Take it!!
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL120
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very good philosophy teacher but a very tough grader. Grading scale is very funny (92 is a A-) so he makes you work for your grade. As long as you attend class and take notes you will do fine!
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: ETHICS
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I enjoyed this class and learned a lot, however, the tests were just too hard. Although he's a great teacher and he'll thoroughly teach you everything about the subject, his tests are all essay and he wants a crazy amount of detail. Impossible A, tough B, easy C.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL210
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I took this class during the shortened summer so its a lot of material in short time. So many notes, talks really fast and its a memorization. If you aren't a memorizer (I am not) than this is not the teacher for you. I studied for days but couldn't get more than a c on tests. No quizzes no papers no presentations. He also can't/won't use techn
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: ETHICS
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Klonoski is a lovely man, he just wants an insane amount of details in your response on the exams.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL120
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I completely enjoyed this class. I loved the discussions. I learned a lot. He is one of the most interesting, funny, and brilliant teachers I have ever encountered. I loved every class and would actually get out of bed even while I was sick to attend because it made me happy to be there. He is a tough grader but I still sing his praises.
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