Charles Nussbaum - University of Texas at Arlington

Professor: Charles Nussbaum
Department: Philosophy
College: University of Texas at Arlington
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL1301
  • Grade Received: F
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
its covid, so this was online but tests on campus. we had 4 exams. no hw or xtra credit. he uploads outlines & slideshows but it was confusing. at the end of them were ?'s to try out he called it hw but never graded them. asked for xtra credit or somethng, he said no because he gave a generous curve on everyones exams. did zooms w him too, no help.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL2300
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Must read the material or you will not pass. There were 3 exams all written. He gives the questions in advance to study. I did poorly on my first exam and he let me come to office hours to go over it and the next exam I got an A.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL1301
  • Grade Received: C-
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
You are probably thinking this should be an easy class with an Easy Pass, right? Wrong. This is one of the hardest classes I personally have ever taken. Now granted I am a Spanish major so I don't really do math or logic heavy things. But a freshman-level course shouldn't have me calling out of work to study. Also, there's no multiple-choice test.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL1301
  • 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:
Lectures on all materials that are required to be read. Lots of powerpoints. They do cover all test questions. Test is an essay, free response. Read the materials and show up to class, you will do fine.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL1301
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This professor has a very heavy lecture. He took attendance before every lecture, and only provided 3 exams and a final. He does not provide any extra credit. Because his voice is so monotone, it can be extremely easy to wander off (his words begin to blend together). The information you are required to learn is not expected of an intro class.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL3301
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Agree he is extremely intelligent. Tough grader, yes. Last exam paper was difficult. Worst grade I eve received in any paper I've written in college. Took a tremendous hit. He spends too much time answering the hyperthetical questions he gets from some students that takes valuable time away from his lectures. Do not recommend.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL2300
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He is so passionate about what he teaches!The hardest thing for me is that as he try's to explain concepts he goes on on a tangent that sometimes don't exactly relate. Or speaks in circles and it's gets confusing. He is super intelligent and in a level 1 class I feel like I should've know the basics before philosophy before entering his class.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL1301
  • 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:
All the comments about this class being boring were spot on. He's much more interesting during his office hours. This class was the most time consuming class I took this past semester, but it was fairly easy. The book is necessary. I ended up with a B even though I made 1 C and 3 A's on tests. The tests are your only grades!
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL1301
  • 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:
He is a great professor, really helpful and willing to work with you if you cant make a test. NOT a blow off class, definitely my hardest this semester. Will take work and time, most of the class made 30-40 on tests, however I made 80's except the first I got a 40. Tough class but great professor. Dont take unless you have to! Book necessary!!
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL2300
  • 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:
While I believe he is a nice person, his lectures are hard to understand. He has a low voice so at times, it's hard to comprehend what he is saying. You HAVE to read the book and GO to class. This is not a class you want to skip at all. Plus, he is pretty slow at responding to emails.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL1301
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
If you read the book and practice the questions before class, you'll do fine. Otherwise, it's an uphill battle if you don't easily understand philosophy (like me). He tries to be helpful, but sometimes his answers were hard to understand.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL1301
  • 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:
I had so much trouble understanding how so many people did so poorly in his class. I was getting back exam grades above 100 while some had as low as 20's! All of the questions on the test are in the book. If you do the questions then you've practically seen the test! Nussbaum is easy, some people just don't study
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL2313
  • 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:
If you like critical thinking and you're a smart person (not just intelligent), this is a really good class. Dr. Nussbaum is very clear and he's a very fair grader. You need to read the articles to understand his class. His lectures are planned and he is interested in everyone else's views. It is easier than it should be.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL4385
  • 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:
One of the most intelligent professors at UTA. Course workload is moderate and he grades pretty leniently.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL4385
  • 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:
Although Dr. Nussbaum isn't necessarily the easiest professor to take, he is clearly very passionate about the material and brings out the best in his students. Obviously, the person below me doesn't own a dictionary, because Dr. Nussbaum is anything but a 'narcissist'. In reality, Dr. Nussbaum goes out ofhis way to meet the needs of his students
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL3304
  • 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:
The subject is far from entertaining, but he knows to sprinkle some wit as he goes.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL2300
  • 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:
Nussbaum can be pretty boring sometimes, but he is a nice man. He will spend as much time as necessary to help you understand a concept. His test questions are difficult, but he gives them to you in a study guide a week ahead of time. If you aren't interested in the topic though, I probably wouldn't recommend him.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL3301
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Nussbuam is a brilliant man, and I can see how some would not like his class. Although, I am not going to make the idiotic logical fallacy of the person below me and state that all those who did not prefer his class must not be ready for college. How can one still make blanket statements after a Nussbaum class?
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL5900
  • 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:
He is a really awesome professor, not easy, but estremely intelligent and knowledgeable. I learned so much in his class, and he explained things very well and in detail. The people that complain about him must, quite frankly, be lacking in some skills that are vital for a successful college career (sorry, but it's true!)
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL3303
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
So many things to say about Dr. Nussbaum, so little room to do it in. Despite the previous comment I had a fun time in his class. He truly takes the time out of his class to make sure no one is a lone ranger. Very fair grader. Two thumbs up!
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