Denis Sullivan - St. John's University - Jamaica/Queens

Professor: Denis Sullivan
Department: Philosophy
College: St. John's University - Jamaica/Queens
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: PHI1000C
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This class was the hardest class ive taken at SJU so far. He doesnt teach well, he is all over the place with his lectures and he goes off topic ALL of the time. He is a very hard grader. The highest grade on one of the exams that we took was 69%. He barely gives exams as well so one bad grade will do the job to fail.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL2200
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He is a great guy, but do not take his class. He messed up his scantron answer key on EVERY test. My grade went up 21 points after he went back and regraded our first test. For the second test, my grade went up 6 points after he regraded it. I ultimately got an A, but it is not worth the stress of having a prof who cant even fill out a scantron.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: PHI1000C
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He is a really nice and funny guy but he's a tough grader and his lectures do not make any sense. Maybe if he posted lectures and tested people on that would like his class more. This is the only class I've gotten a C in and lots of people in my class didn't do good. also the only reason I'm taking the class is because its a core.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: HON1000C
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Do not take this professor. Philosophy classes are mandatory but he grades as if you are philosophy major. Awful handwriting, and only writes the notes on the board so if you missed what he said, you're screwed. He constantly contradicts himself, and will give you promos and questions that make no sense. If you do not like philosophy,do not take.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: PHI1000C
  • Grade Received: C-
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He makes no sense. Will talk about the same topic the entire semester and expect you to understand the test material. This class was a joke. Nobody did good.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: HON1010C
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
My biggest complaint is that Professor Sullivan's handwriting resembles that of a 5-year-old. It's also left pretty unclear what will be on tests. But he is very open to being challenged and having philosophical discussions with his students. If people in your class participate, the discussions can be very entertaining. He is a nice and funny guy.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: PHI2200
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
absolutely terrible, STAY AWAY!!! 3 Exams and One paper, all 25 percent, and the paper is an auto 100 if done correctly, YET the class is still hard.... handwriting is TERRIBLEEE, tests are HARD, he goes off topic all the time and forgets what we covered the prior class. STAY AWAY! Hes funny and cool guy, but come on.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: PHI1000C
  • 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:
He seemed like a nice old man at first, but he is a hard grader. His handwriting is absolutely HORRIBLE, he does not give good notes. His guidelines are vague when he assigns papers, and then criticizes you for not having what he wanted. His tests are also hard, he tells you things that will be on it, and then the test is completely different.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: PHI1000C
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Sullivan is a great philosophy teacher. There are 3 exams, and one paper. Everything is worth 25%. All exams are open-booked, so write your notes in your book. The paper is used as a grade inflation device. Pay attention and you'll get an A.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: PHI1000C
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He is honestly one of the best professors for philosophy in St. Johns. He tells you a word for word explanation of the material that will be on the exam, so there is no analyzing on your own. Three exams overall and one easy five page paper.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: PHI1000C
  • 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:
the class itself is easy, but the tests can be hard if you aren't comfortable. we had 2 tests and a final. Nice guy, the grading system is good. I failed the first test with a 54, and that is the only grade we had for midterms and I had a b- in the class.. he curves the tests. tests are harder than they should be, you have to understand the topic.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: 1000C
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
HE IS THE EASIEST AND BEST PHILOSOPHY PROFESSOR AT ST JOHNS. SUPER SUPER EASY A. You can't fail this class even if you try. He does expect you to come to class and calls on random people, but he's very cool, chill, and caring. No homework ever. 2 tests, one final. One paper which was SOOOO easy, 5 pages double spaced dialogue based on what we read.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: HON1000
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
We had two papers and a midterm and final. I din not do well on the midterm but he allowed a retake and my paper grades seemed to make up for it because I got an A at the end. As long as you take good notes you will do fine.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: PHI2200
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He was a great professor, though at tough grader, he offers his office hours, and provides any help needed when in help!
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: PHI2200
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
he made the class really easy for us. he explains everything we read in detail and goes over it a bunch of times, every test and the final is open book, one term paper that you get a 100 on if you hand it in, what more can you really ask for in a philosophy class. he's a hard grader but you can argue and get credit for your answers
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: HON1010C
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He's such a sweet old guy, but I hated and dreaded his class. He often goes off on tangents, whispers to himself when explaining stuff, terrible handwriting, and he confuses you even more when asking questions. I would answer his questions and he'll tell me I'm wrong, but when someone else rewords the same answer, he says they're right. DONT TAKE!
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: PHI1000C
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
this guys is the worst professor I've ever had. he makes absolute no sense in his lectures he answers your questions with a question and makes you even more confused than you originally were. very confusing grader. his handwriting is terrible and expects you to be able to read it and gets annoyed when you can't understand his notes. PLSE DONT TAKE
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: PHI1000C
  • Grade Received: WD
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Nothing special. Text books are required and will call you out during class and make you participate at random or when he feels.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: 1000C
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I found Dr. Sullivan inspiring. I am very glad I had him as a professor, as long as you put effort in and he sees that, class is a breeze.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: PHI2200
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He's a pretty average teacher. Nice guy but he makes his tests super confusing for no reason. Everything thats on the tests is taught in class so you cant skip class. If you are willing to put in work you can get an A
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