Paul Birt - University of Ottawa

Professor: Paul Birt
Department: Literature
College: University of Ottawa
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: CLT2130
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Really passionate and knowledgeable. I should note I have not been in his class directly, but he has guest-lectured in every Celtic Studies class I have taken so far - and I have always enjoyed his lectures. But take this review with a grain of salt I suppose.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: CLT2140
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
My favourite prof so far. He is passionate about Celtic studies and truly wants you to succeed. He posts all the notes in great detail so you can read them over in more depth before the exam. You can easily guess what types of questions will be on tests. I always felt confident leaving his exams due to their simplicity. Absolute beaut.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: CLT2170
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
he is a great prof. the lectures are really interesting and he doesn't just read off the slides. he is animated and you can tell he enjoys what he does. his tests are easy if you study. he gives you a review before tests. No final exam, instead we had an essay to write.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: CLT2XXX
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great prof. He really introducing the students to the Celtic world and it's history. I took 3 of the literature courses that he teaches (Early Lit, Medieval Lit, and Arthur) and each one was amazing. As long as you attend the classes and do the readings you will end up with at least a B+. His classes are the type that you are happy to attend.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: CLTXXXX
  • 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:
Amazing Professor and very well-rounded person. He goes above and beyond to convey the material and help students after hours. He provides very helpful written/ oral feedback on midterm tests. The final exam and midterms follow similar format (short answer/ essay style).
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: CLT2170
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Fantastic professor who really enjoys the material. I took it as an elective and I would highly recommend any course taught by Prof. Birt. WIthin a few lectures you'll be craving more of his classes.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: CLTXXXX
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Took all of his classes I could. Easy marker, easy classes, just do the work/readings. Old school for sure. Great to talk to.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: XXXCLT
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very strange man. But I took every single course of his available. He seems intimidating but trust me, he's not. My favourite memories of university were of his insane and irrelevant outbursts such as: "WHO'S EATING A POUTINE IN THIS CLASS". Great and interesting courses, nonetheless.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: LIT2
  • 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:
great course
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: CLT2170
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Love his classes, used them as my optional courses. Gonna miss the interesting stories. As long as you keep up with the readings (which are never too long) the classes are a breeze. Slides are a big help as well.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: CLT1132
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This guy is HILARIOUS. At first glance he may seem dry and dull, but fear not, listen to him speak and you'll pick up on his sense of humour. Just keep up with the readings, take notes on what he's saying in lecture and you'll do well. Exams are a breeze if you do that. This guy is old school, listen to him!
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: CLT2170
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Paul Birt is an awesome teacher. I took his first year course 'Arthur of the Celts' and not only was it super interesting, but if you study the slides, the exams are a breeze, aced this course. I think he's a pretty awesome teacher.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: CLT2170
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Good Professor overall. Exams are pretty straight forward, and so is the one assignment. Only complaint is that his slides are extremely packed and hard to read over when it comes to exam time.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: CLT1132
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This is the 3rd class I've taken of his. Always enjoy them. You can tell he loves the subject and enjoys teaching it, which makes all the difference. The material isnt hard, just a lot to remember. He posts everything, so worries there, and genuinely wants his students to do well. Not a bird course, but pay attention and you'll do good.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: CLT1132
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Birt is a nice guy but he often rambles on too much, goes off-topic, and never finishes his presentations properly. Couple test questions were never mentioned in class. No textbooks used, no midterm.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: CLT2170
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Interesting accent, knows his material, however, hes very unorganized - never on time, power-points are more detailed than his lectures which makes going to class kind of pointless, he skims his powerpoints in class which makes the material hard to follow and he gets annoyed with late comers, and people talking in class. Hes very inconsistant to.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: ACCT202
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Super interesting, super sexy man prof ;)
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: CLTA
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He's a pretty good lecturer; he knows his material very well. Expects students never to question him or disagree with him, though (disagreement is categorically wrong in every form). No discussion or dialogue to be had here.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: CLT1132
  • 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:
A great teacher. Very passionate and clear. I loved his lectures and the material. Overall his classes were a great experience. I have taken three so far and have enjoyed them all.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: CLT1132
  • 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:
Intriguing and engaging lectures. Passionate about work and topics. Ideal Prof
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