Hilliard Aronovitch - University of Ottawa

Professor: Hilliard Aronovitch
Department: Philosophy
College: University of Ottawa
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: PHI2397
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This class is so easy. But the prof is horrible. His style of teaching puts you to sleep, so picky about the essay assignment, and his content on brightspace is all over the place.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: PHI2397
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Nice guy and very vocal lecturer. Covers lots of interesting topics and good at explaining the issues for each case study. Midterm is easy if you attend class and have a general knowledge of past ethical issues seen in the news. Honestly one of the best profs for ethics you can get.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: PHI2397
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Great prof. Easy course online, prof provides notes. Listed as a fourth-year course for business students but is actually a second-year course. You will excel if you know current business events and history like the financial crisis, Enron, etc. Midterm questions were not arbitrary. Graded by few things so be careful. Overall love the guy!
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: PHI2397
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Hilliard's s lectures are difficult to follow: 1) Sounds like a big essay where sentences are unnecessarily long and are often without key points; 2) Explaining 2008 Financial Crisis from scratch to 3rd/4th yr business students is like a painful punishment. No class interactions whatsoever. Released the instructions for the essay way to late.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: PHI2183
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
The prof is extremely knowledgeable but unfortunately not everything is as easy to grasp. You need to take additional notes in addition to the notes on the slide and he goes really fast. Also does not post lectures on brightspace
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: PHI2183
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Hilliard is very knowledgeable and wants his students to understand. He however, will lecture very intensely and his grading scheme is quite difficult. His final was very long and demands a lot of knowledge of many different philosophers! Would take his class again but you have to work for it.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: PHI2397
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Aronovitch is a brilliant philosophy professor. He really knows the topics in depth and does a great job of explaining everything, will always answer questions. I can't imagine anyone who could make the content of this class so interesting. All you need to know to do well on exams is covered in class. I highly recommend!
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: PHI2397
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This prof is the reason im going to pursue ethics after my undergrad. He knows his stuff and is really approachable to ask questions in class and after class. if you dont go to class you wont pass but he genuinely makes the content interesting. Best prof in the whole university.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: PH2397
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Show up to class and take notes. Honestly just goes through the notes on the board every class, making it extremely easy to follow with very little effort. He emphasizes certain topics (especially the ones outside the books) so make sure to know those for the final exam. Also, make sure to review your midterm and final exam; TAs often make mistakes
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: PHI2397
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
His lectures are boring but you must attend as he does not post his notes online. Make sure to write down what he is saying in addition to his notes because they are only in point form. If he talks about something that is not on the syllabus, it will most likely be on your exam.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: PHI2183
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
the professor is amazing. The lectures are focused and clear, and incredibly tough and dense material is explained in ways that make sense. His delivery is kind of dry, so it can be tough to stay focused if your tired. One of the best professors I've had. Marking is clear and, though not a walk in the park it's not too bad.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: PHI2183
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He is a very intelligent man, and that clearly reflects on his lectures. He is also very old-fashioned so trust me when I say GO TO CLASS AND TAKE NOTES. Doing this will save you a massive headache for the final and it is key to obtain a good grade in the class.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: PHI2183
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Lectures are so worth going to, he lays out all you need to know in such a concise well-organized way. Readings are good to have but probably not totally necessary (Ryan book not necessary at all). Final kept to main topics covered in class. Prof. Aronovitch is just a swell guy.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: PHI2397
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Success in Professor's Aronovitch's class is simple: show up, be attentive, take thorough notes, and you're set. Some student's find his teaching style too different, however if you commit to giving him your full attention for 3 hours a week, you'll never have to study for this class. Assignments are clear, and evaluations fair and generous.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: PHI2183
  • 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: Mandatory
Comment:
H. Aron is the guy you want for political philosophy! He highlights important concepts very clearly and I found him extremely engaging to listen to in class. He does, however, mark very very hard for essays, and I would recommend you talk to him during office hours to see what he wants. Final was straightforward and fair.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: PHI2183
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
It appears to be against popular opinion, but I found him to be one of, if not the most, dull and mundane Profs Ive had. I had an extremely difficult time staying focused during his lectures. While he does make the material quite clear and concise, his lectures are so anemic. With all due respect, I would not recommend him, despite his friendliness
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: PHI2397
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very good professor. Goes through class discusions very thoroughly, and makes the class pretty interesting. All you have to do is pay attention and make notes (which is not difficult because the class is interesting), and it is an easy A. DONT BOTHER BUYING THE TEXTBOOK I DID NOT USE IT ONCE
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: PHIA
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Philosophy of law. Fascinating and super friendly. To get good grades on his essays just express ur opinion!
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: PHI2183
  • 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:
The only philosophy class I still was enrolled in from changing my major because he is just SO GOOD. I couldn't leave LOL. One of the best, if not THE best profs at the university. Makes concepts crystal clear. Hard marker, but it just makes you want to do even better to make him proud.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: PHI2183
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Makes complicated philosophical theories easy to follow.
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