Paul Rusnock - University of Ottawa

Professor: Paul Rusnock
Department: Philosophy
College: University of Ottawa
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: PHI1101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very clear explanations. Sends the reading that he wrote and is very clear (so no textbook) and I feel like you can get a good grade just from the reading but I still watched the lectures. Practice exercises at the end of the reading that you don't have to submit, just to understand the material. Quizzes that u can retake indefinitely.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: PHI1101
  • Grade Received: INC
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
.Don't expect to answer all 40 short answer questions in his midterm within 2 hours.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: PHI1101
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Lectures were very boring but he was super nice and caring. 3 tests and 1 final, average difficulty so you'll have no problems if you do the practice questions and pay attention in class/read the course pack, no surprises on the tests at all. I wouldn't take again only because I hated logic but great prof!
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: PHI1101
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Great prof. Nice, caring, attempts to be hip, all of the above. The content is a little mind-numbing and really hard to grasp, but his exams are the easier examples from his class textbook. As a science student, this class was my elective and he made my life a lot easier; very thankful he was my prof for this class.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: PHI1101
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He makes things more complicated than they need to be. I had to use google to understand some things. 3 tests and a final exam. Do the practice questions at the end of each chapter, he normally flips a question from there and puts it on the test or final.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: PHI2170
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Tests are fair but long, you need to know your stuff. Teaches clearly and at reasonable pace. Cares about his students and goes the extra mile.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: PHI1101
  • 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:
he's super helpful and cares about the wellbeing of his students. he helps students with the work, goes through the questions and explains it so they understand. I find his class engaging. Hopefully I have him in the future. 3 tests and final exam.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: PHI2170
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
When i first discovered what logic class really was and that it was mandatory of a BA in philo i was terrified. this guy made the sweat and fear all worthwhile. hes a sweetheart- a gentle giant- his emotional intelligence rivals his intellectual intelligence and skill for conveying the subject matter. if youre worried about logic, take it with him!
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: PHILOGIC1
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Very good logic prof. Give extra info about the applications and derivation of the material. From what I hear, he's also can grow spuds like nobody's business.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: PHI2170
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He definitely makes you work for good grades, but is always available for help outside of class. He even helped me just a few hours before a problem set was due. With that being said, this is no bird course, and I'll be happy with a C. 10/10 would recommend, sweetest guy ever. Genuinely cares about the students.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: PHI2170
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Really great professor. He is always available to help his students and genuinely cares about helping us and making sure we do well. The class can get confusing at times so tutorials are extremely helpful. He is a very caring and genuine guy and I would take any class with him in a heartbeat. Do your work and pay attention and you'll do well.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: PHI2170
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
The nicest guy. So wants every person to succeed and enjoy the material. I found this class challenging but at no fault of his - just difficult material for some. In getting help he honestly provided me with as much emotional support as academic lol. If he taught any philo class other than logic I would take it, no question.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: PHI2107
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Best professor I've ever had. He's hilarious, extremely helpful, engaging, and open-minded. The material is obscure, but interesting, and Professor Rusnock is just a gem. I can't repeat it enough. You have to take his class. However, it is really difficult and assignments are LONG, but they're worth it. His class is stellar.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: LOGIC1
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Best prof I've ever met! Very helpful :) As long as you attend classes, you'll get A.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: LOGICIII
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Best Professor at Ottawa U. And best part, actually cares; sacrifices much personal time for students.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: PHI2170
  • 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:
Rusnock is a great lecturer, very clear on the information he is presenting and pops the occasional joke. Outside of the classroom he makes every effort to help you and do whatever is necessary to get you through the semester. He is always in his office and willing to lend some help or advice, awesome, awesome guy.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: PHI2170
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Made learning this material quite interesting. Great jokes. You can tell he cares about his students a lot.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: PHI1101
  • 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:
The lectures are boring, but they do help. Not much use of textbook for course material, but great for examples. He goes through so many examples that are relevant. He also lets you know what will be on tests and the exam and there aren't any trick questions. Great prof and explains very well
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: PHI1101
  • 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:
Although the course itself is dry and difficult, Prof Rusnock was extremely helpful. He gave lots of examples and told you everything that would be on his exams. He is by far one of my favourite professors at the school and i would highly recommend!!! very approachable
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: LOGIC
  • 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:
Best prof for logic. by far. without contest!
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