Peter O'Keefe - Marist College

Professor: Peter O'Keefe
Department: Philosophy
College: Marist College
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL101
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Really, don't like this professor, Philosophy is already a rough subject, and having at 8 am with this professor is a true struggle. He a very tough grader, lectures are confusing, he goes on random tangents that have nothing to do with the subject, and he all in all is a boring guy, and he doesn't allow students to go to the bathroom! Don't take!
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: PHILOSOPHY101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
In my opinion, I wouldn't recommend this professor to anyone. He forgets the material he teaches, he gives pop quizzes almost every class and the class is so boring and long. It's just time for Prof. O'keefe to retire.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL101
  • 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:
Definitely was a good professor way back in the day, he was alright when I had him freshman year. Just listen to what he says and repeat it verbatim when he asks questions/you're taking a test and you'll do just fine. And make sure you participate in class because that can really help you out.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Just don't take this class if you can
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL101L
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Prof. O'Keefe was probably a great teacher... about a decade ago. It is time for him to retire. He is clearly having difficulty remembering what he teaches, and also in processing information. He once assigned us a paper and forget to tell us the due date.And then forget that he assigned the paper.Its sad but his brain is not up to the task anymore
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL101L
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very nice professor. I found his class interesting. It consists of daily lectures. Towards the end it can get boring, but he explains everything pretty clear. What isn't clear is what he wants in reaction papers, which make up most of the grade. He doesn't state what he wants done, and upon receiving a grade he wouldn't explain how I got it.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Do not take his philosophy class! I had him for 8am first semester and he was so tough. 20 percent is participation and half the things he says does not make any sense. He gives out pop quizzes on the things you read and does not let you retake them. Drop out and switch as fast as you can!
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: HIST101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
a well meaning old man .. participation is 20% of the grade so you need to show up and answer his questions, though sometimes his questions don't make a lot of sense .. goes off on tangents for at least 20 min a class so thats nice .. all lecture .. random assignments and a quiz every other class .. take good notes and you'll be fine
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: HIST101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Horribly Boring. Just stands in front of the class and lectures for the full class. mumbles a lot. very old fashion. cant wear hats, have drinks in class, or food. He grades his quizes weird and is hard to get an A. sit in the front and participate alot every class.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: HIST101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Professor O'Keefe had a bad rap when I first started to attend his class, but after a few classes I realized that he was just an older guy very enthusiastic about his subject matter. I worked relatively hard in the class and earned an A, in part due to my attendance of the class. Just show up and apply yourself.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Professor made this class extremely boring. Very hard class to get up for at 8am. He seems like he might be a sweet old man, but his droaning is simply unbearable. Liked the content, hated actually showing up to this class. Also a very strange grader. No real grades, just "G" for good, and illegible comments. Try to avoid if at all possible.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
HORRIBLE TEACHER! soooo boring. just lectures whole time. weirdest grader doesn't give any reason just gives a number. likes personal stuff in essays rather then actual facts. often doesnt make sense. asks questions no one knows how to answer except for him. dont take him if you can avoid it.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Intro to Philosophy - could be interesting, but this professor is absolutely horrible!! incredibly boring, lectures for the entire time each class, few tests/quizzes (they aren't tooooo bad...) but graded very oddly - he's more interested in his views rewritten by you than your own opinions..also, participation is A MUSTTTTT (sucks at 8am)
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This guy gets rid of the mystery completely with his non rational passioniante imagination. i got an A- but worked my ass off. Do not, i repeat do not "philosophize" in your work or writings simply repeat what he says WORD FOR WORD. Besides that hes actully a genius but cant relate to students well. You must speak atleast 3 times per class!!!!!!!!!
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: HIST101
  • 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:
enthusiastic about subject matter, all lecture, many random assignments, but will bump up grade if you participate
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: PHILO101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
While attendance isn't mandatory, if you miss a day of class it's difficult to catch up. Attend class, take notes about what he highlights about each philosopher and you'll be fine. He tells you exactly what to know for quizzes and tests. Presents the material using the same diagram, so it's easy to compare the different philosophers. Learned a ton
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: INTRO103
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
If you don't like being put on the spot this is NOT the teacher for you. Every class he will randomly call on anyone at any given time so you have to pay attention unless you want to look like an idiot. Toughest grader in my life. He's basically pass or fail, since on his quizzes if you don't have everything he wants, you get an F and he likes it.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: PHILO101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
i had it at 8am which was unpleasant enough. he babbles about nothing and jumps into tangents. unclear on assignments and what he wants your answer to be.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: ANCIENTGREECE
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
One awful awful class. He grades unfairly, gives quizzes on subjects we barely went over in class. You can study for 2 hours for the exam and not be asked a single question on the major subjects. He is absolutely crazy. We never did a student evaluation, and our final exam was a one on one 15 minute interview with him. He is nuts. Do not take him!!
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: PHILO101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Wow...this guy is a huge pain...his tests are awful, you cannot read his handwriting and he can be a little bit a jerk from time to time.
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