Joseph Tolliver - University of Arizona

Professor: Joseph Tolliver
Department: Philosophy
College: University of Arizona
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL241
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Would recommend taking this class online if you only need it as a NSCS requirement. Professor Tolliver might be a good person but he is a bad professor for any student who has no background in philosophy -- he will talk way over your head and asking questions will only leave you more confused. The class is curved because no one does well on tests.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL202
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This is the hardest class I've ever taken when its supposed to be easy content. Such a bad teacher, won't even learn your name. No hw so grades based on 10 quizzes and four tests. If i get a C I will be lucky.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL241
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Tolliver is a really nice guy. His lectures can be somewhat obscure, but its very possible to get an A without attending class. Although he sometimes uses unnecessarily long and confusing wording on the tests, you will do fine as long as you have studied his study guides. Its a really interesting class and he's a cool guy.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: PHI150
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
There were only 4 grades in the book which were tests. I didnt like this because there were no easy points or assignments to help your grade. If u do poorly on the tests, your grade will suffer. He is a chill professor just not organized & lectures are boring. Dont take class if uve never taken philosophy
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL150A1
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Pay attention and you'll be fine. 3-4 tests make up your entire grade, so make sure you do well on each of them. He curves heavy if he feels you earned it, so step up your game for the final.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: PHI262
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Tolliver is hilarious and very well-versed. Turns dry material into interesting lectures and can answer questions in as many ways as it takes for you to understand the answer.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL112
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I dont like his teaching style for philosophy classes because he does not encourage group discussion and lectures about complex philosophy the entire time. I did like the film aspect of the course where tuesdays we would listen to him lecture then thursdays we would watch parts of the films assigned to the philosophy readings. Not taking him again
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL202
  • 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've never been so happy to get a C in my life. Professor is very good at what he does, but if you fall behind, get help ASAP. Exams can be very hard, one we had was curved down to a 45% being a passing grade, and even then nearly 1/3 of the class failed. So hopefully that gives you a good idea of what you might have to deal with.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL202
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
The material was difficult, but manageable. I had no experience in logic prior to this class. The first couple tests were quite intimidating, but things became easier as we went along. If you take this class, keep up with the material from the very beginning. Tolliver grades fairly and will help you understand the material.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL344
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He does not cater his class toward the people who are not understanding the content which I really like but would be rough for someone who is not able to keep up. A very interesting class, though, I learned a lot.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL422
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
If you are a psych major and are not interested in Philosophy then this class is probably not for you. His lecture notes are detailed enough that you will not have to do the reading, that being said I pushed myself to complete the reading and was very glad that I did. Challenging but worth it!!
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL442
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Tolliver is incredibly smart and well versed in his field. He may be difficult to understand at times because he does not dumb down his language, he lectures as if his students were intelligent (and so probably misses the mark 90% of the time.)I like him for this, it is challenging and engaging for those who truly love to learn.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL441
  • 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:
Full of knowledge and ready to share it. Very enthusiastic about the subject, and it shows in his teaching style.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL433
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I have had him for a few different classes now. Sometimes his lectures are very involving, but occasionally he will get too abstract and hard to follow. His classes will not be easy, though usually he won't be on the doing the grading. Personally, I'm fond of him, his teaching style, and the classes for which I've had him. not for everyone tho.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: AFEW
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I've had him 3-4 times for diff. classes and I've gone to his office hours a few times and I guarantee he has no idea what my name is...not interested in anything but whether or not you learn the material...pretty cool guy though...
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL202
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very difficult tests. No real assigned homework but don't get behind. Not very personable and won't bother to learn your names.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: PHILOSOPHY
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
he knows what he's talking about, and if you have questions, he will do his best to explain it so you get it. -what more can you ask for?
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: PHI202
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
explains material well, fun class, the fastest hour at the university, hard exams
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL3442004
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
At his best when he teaches aspiring philosophers, but not general education courses. He helps his students to focus deeply on the material. He provided detailed outlined of all the course topics and delivered oustanding lectures during this course. He is a strong philosopher and talented lecturer.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL471
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Difficult to understand. Cumulative essay exam
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