Marguerite Deslauriers - McGill University

Professor: Marguerite Deslauriers
Department: Philosophy
College: McGill University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL242
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
There is a LOT of reading (obv, philosophy class) but both the lectures and the material are interesting and easy to comprehend. Doesn't allow laptops in the class though (unless you have special needs), so if you're not good at writing at a fast pace by hand, you'll miss bits and pieces of the lectures here and there.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL345
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
A real gem of the philosophy department. Every class I've taken with her is so interesting. She'll teach you to be a clear and concise writer. She's not an easy marker, but it's definitely possible to get an A if you put in the work.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL242301
  • 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:
Best professor I had at McGill - truly dedicated to teaching, and brilliant. Learned more with her than anywhere else!
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL242
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Took this class last minute as an elective and thoroughly enjoyed it. One of my favourite classes I took at McGill. Learned a ton, and it was a great intellectually stimulating experience.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL242
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Deslaurier's lectures were a great way to delve into the reading. My experience is that the TA who graded my assignments was pretty harsh, but certainly still worth taking the class. Great class overall!
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: PHI242
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I was really looking forward to this class. Nonetheless, it was very disappointing to discover it to be very unorganised. She knows the content by heart and is great at explaining it, but classes are really boring: just take notes of her going over the readings, and have two lame assignments + final to test for it. Great feminist, mediocre teacher.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL242
  • 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:
She is my favorite prof of all time, hands down. She is incredibly inspiring and will open your eyes. I was excited to go to class every day. There's no exams, just 2 papers and a take home final. Tough grader. Would 10/10 take again, absolutely loved her.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL242
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
A course everyone should take. She is a wonderful orator, extremely charismatic, and at times, quite funny. Readings are important and reflective of history and today. A very important class. Took it as an elective, will remember it for the rest of my life. 10/10.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL242
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Marguerite Deslauriers is amazing and this was the best class I took this semester even though it was my lowest mark. I would've taken a Fail just for the opportunity to hear this professor lecture as it was so inspiring.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL242
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Marguerite Deslauriers is absolutely phenomenal. She's such a smart, hilarious woman and her lectures make even the dullest, most inaccessible readings clear and fascinating. There is a lot of reading but the essays are short and you can do well if you put in the work! Cannot recommend this class or this prof enough. Seriously.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL242
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I would recommend that everyone takes PHIL242. This course was made by the Prof's engaging lectures and examples. The readings were interesting and I feel like I really learned a lot. Quite a few readings, but most of them are pretty interesting and definitely worth it. Deslauriers is my favorite Prof so far at McGill :)
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: PHI242
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Great lecturer and person. Not an easy class nor too hard, will take this prof again without hesitation.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: PHI242
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Deslauriers is absolutely one of the best professors at McGill. She is a fantastic lecturer, and I genuinely looked forward to going to class because her lectures were so fascinating and engaging. This is one of those classes that you will think about for the rest of your life- I cannot recommend it enough. Everyone should take this class
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL242
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Great Prof! Lectures are not mandatory but you'll never want to miss them. Professor Deslauriers is clear, witty and interesting to listen to! Assignments are fairly graded, and she encourages students to come to her if help is needed, or you want a grade reevaluated.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: PHILXXX
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
The best professor I had during my undergrad. I think I took every class that she taught, including two different courses on Aristotle. Even that she made fascinating! Teaches you to be a clear, clean, concise writer and to structure your ideas well. Her classes are well-organized, interesting and definitely worth the work. Highly recommended!
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL242
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
If you are looking here wondering if you should take phil 242 then look no further. The answer is to take it. If you are looking for another course, consider that what I just said was for a course which lies outside of her specialization. Clear, entertaining, and brilliant. For grading, easy A if you are in phil otherwise it won't be so easy.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: FEMPHILOSOPHY
  • 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:
10 years after taking her course, this is the one I still think about. I loved the readings and the way she handled the discussion. It's hard to see the relevance until you are a woman in the workforce and managing children and reporting to 99% percent male leadership.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL242
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Fem theory was one of my favourite classes, however it was my hardest. The lectures and readings are really interesting and she does a good job of stopping to answer questions and relaying info in a more understandable fashion. However, pop quizzes in conferences are absolutely brutal and can ruin your grade. But great class !
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL345
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
meh. I thought she was OK--I would not take a class with her again. She's nice. She knows her stuff. She's an unreasonably difficult grader. Pretty boring. Will incorporate feminism into class even if it's off topic. Overall, I think she is overrated.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL345
  • 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:
Professor Deslauriers is the most organized, intelligent, powerful, hilarious professor I've had yet. And she's actually really friendly and approachable!
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