Kirk Ormand - Oberlin College

Professor: Kirk Ormand
Department: Classics
College: Oberlin College
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: CLAS222
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Ormand is not only hilarious, but a truly engaging lecturer and a great human being. I wasnt super interested in the topic of the course (Ovid) but I was still invested in our conversations because of how interesting he made it all seem. He has a glint in his eyes when he speaks that show how much he loves teaching too. A gem!
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: CLAS101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Kirk is a great lecturer and I always found him to be engaging and helpful. You do need to absorb a lot of information to grade well, but its not difficult if you attend the lectures and pay attention - which is easy because hes funny and really knows his topics.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: CLAS111
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He can be kinda goofy, but a little fun in your field never killed anybody! Honestly, I'd call this class an easy A if it weren't for the essays. You've gotta know your stuff on those. Not because he's unfair; you can make any egregious claims about Homer you want, you just have to back it up with reasoning. He'll see through arguments easily.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: GREK101
  • 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:
what a gem
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: GREK102
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Kirk is one of the best professors I've ever had. Not only is he incredibly good humored, but he genuinely cares about his classes and the subjects he's teaching. He also replaced the professor I had for Greek and Roman Epics, and it's because he did that I ended being a classics major. Definitely take a class with Kirk if you can.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: CLAS111
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He took over the class a few weeks into the semester and my enjoyment of the class went up a huge amount. I liked the class and him a lot.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: LATN201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Kirk is a wonderful professor and person! Although it is highly academic and idiosyncratic at times, I find his sense of humor marvelous. In addition to being a formidable and highly accomplished intellect, he is extremely open to students and extraordinarily fun and exciting in the classroom setting. I already love his material, but great for all!
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: CLAS103
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
If you do not take a class with Kirk before you leave Oberlin, it will be one of the biggest mistakes of your college career. He makes you passionate about the material because of how passionate he is, and is so helpful with feedback on essays. Very approachable and sweet guy, I wish I could take all my classes with him
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: CLAS103
  • 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:
Kirk Ormand 4 Prez. No seriously, this guy is the man, he manages to make really boring subject matter interesting and has a lot of passion for Greek History. By the end of the course you really feel like you're an expert and he gives really good feedback for papers. For exams he is very helpful in advance and they're not as hard as you would think
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: CLAS101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Kirk is a wonderful fellow. He's awfully comedic and his comfortability with subject matter shows in his lectures and makes for a relaxed class setting. Aside from his clarity and insightfulness in class, he gives phenomenal feedback on papers. A few emotional responses (e.g. tears) while lecturing showed his passion for "HIstory of Greece!"
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: CLAS103
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Kirk Ormand is the man. If I could major in Kirk Ormand, I would. He is passionate, interesting, interested, and the nicest guy. Very reasonable grader, gives good feedback, very helpful in and out of class.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: FYSP109
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great professor. Really makes you think about the books you read. I like the way he teaches his class. Would definitely take another one by him again.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: HIST102
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
One of the greatest professors at Oberlin. Class is always delightful, and his stories and jokes are excellent. A god.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: CLASMANY
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Best professor I've had at Oberlin, and one of the funniest and most lovable people I know. His feedback on papers is fantastic, and though he is a tough grader he clearly respects students' ideas and wants to be useful in developing them. Take a class of his! Please!
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: MYTH101
  • 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:
This was my first college class (I'm in the Con). I took the class because I've loved reading Greek/Roman myths since I was a kid, and Ormand made this class so entertaining! You get out of it as much as you want to...Kirk uses so much wit and humor. Definitely will take more classes with him :)
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: FYSP000
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Kirk is the best. Incredibly enthusiastic, funny, and insightful. Very helpful. Can't wait to take another class with him.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: FYSPSECT
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Kirk is amazing. He has a great sense of humor, facilitates great discussions, and is very helpful with paper comments. I couldn't get enough of his class and was sad to see it go. I hope that I have not seen the last of him.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: CLASMYTH
  • 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:
As much as I loved Kirk's personality, I hated the way he graded. He told me, in so many words, that it's hard NOT to get a B in his class because that's about all he gives. He told me my papers were well-argued, but he disagreed with the interpretations, so I couldn't get an A for the life of me.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: MYTH
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Funny, but somewhat repeitive and vague in lectures. somewhat tough paper grader. Cute butt was a plus.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: GREK102
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Probably the most enthusiastic person teaching classics alive. He really cares about the topic and makes even reading Thucydides enjoyable.
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