G.Elijah Dann - University of Waterloo

Professor: G.Elijah Dann
Department: Philosophy
College: University of Waterloo
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL101
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Elijah Dann is a true intellectual. Words cannot possibly express how much I learnt from. As his student, he pushed me to think in a critical way that no other professor has ever made me think. It has been almost a year since I took the class philosophies of religions with him and it still has a huge impact on me until this very day.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL226
  • 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:
A great prof, highly intelligent, the classes were always interesting, oftentimes we would stray into debate. Also doesn't hurt that he's quite easy on the eyes...
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL226
  • 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:
geared to science science students,he exposed students to a bit of everything in Western philosophy with some Eastern and Islamic too.He has a ruggedly handsome face and when he lectures with his arms,his pecs dance. 6' 2" tall and always in different outfits...a clothes hound. two PhD's -- a hard-working scholar with boyish enthusiasm .
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: BIOMEDETHICS
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This class is a bird. Way too easy. I didn't even buy the courseware. You can get a good mark in your sleep- but I didn't learn a damn thing. Why? Dann takes too many tangents, spends too much time making fun of philosophers/politicians he doesn't like, and shows too many episodes of the Daily Show. We didn't even finish the course material.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL226
  • 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:
The lecture was great, but he did have an arrogance about him. The midterm was very unfair and rather arbitrary. It is difficult to get a straight answer from him and he didn't give a concrete outline for the exam or midterm. If you are interested take the class, but I would recommend the alternate professor.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL226
  • 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:
I loved going to this class. And it was a night class, that means something. He is amazing to listen to, whether you agree with what he says or not although you probably will cause he's damn smart and persuasive and talks with little "mmm"s and interesting stories...ok so i've got a little crush. Really though, he was really enjoyable- take it!
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: PHL282
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very passionate about what he teaches. Makes the lectures interesting and is very knowledgeable in the subject areas. Current, up-to-date issues. A wonderful class to take that will stimulate your mind.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL226
  • 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:
Could his ego be any bigger? If you are an arts student be prepared to be insulted or invisible because apparently only science students take this course. After that he is a decent lecturer but his notes are usless. Show up for class and read HIS articles and you will do well.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL226
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Prof is interesting, funny, eccentric, engaging and brilliant. His "justify what you think and why" attitude is very refreshing, especially compared to the "whatever works for you" message in other ethics courses I've taken. I highly r
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL226
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Seemed too opinionated at first, but really he's a nice guy. Tries to take all the different views, is super fair about it. Very passionate.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL226
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
HAHAHA! this is a great course! take it for the prof. I think he deliveres great lectures. Even though the midterm is worth a considerable amount of marks, still you should know the material.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL226
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Our midterm was 40% of our mark and only 25 mult. choice questions. They were all based on the case studies in the text, NOT what he told us to study. He takes things personally and was not helpful at all.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL226
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
at first I thought he was not too smart or open minded. Now I think he is super smart, but still not always open minded
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL226
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Please, please, please, try balancing our needs with your need to be King of the Hill. O.K. Prof., but totally into power & grandstanding.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL203
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
No Comments
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL226
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Best prof ever. I never missed a lecture... which is odd for me. Midterm and exam was fair and he prepare4d us well. I wish he taught more courses at U of W.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: PY201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Smart funny and interesting. Argues about what he wants only which gives him the edge, but definitely one of the best profs I've had
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL226
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great prof, funny, and interesting. The course would be nothing without him.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: PY201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I know you will read this, so I'll be straight. Good class, really taught me how to argue. Definatly a unique professor. Even though it is an ad homonyn, you kind look like Paul Schaffer, or maybe Bull from Night Court
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He actually made me want to show up to a night class
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