Jay Goulding - York University - Keele Campus

Professor: Jay Goulding
Department: Social Science
College: York University - Keele Campus
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: SOSC4003
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
We did 2 book reviews and then the third was axed because of COVID 19. Pretty easy to do well he just let us study what we were passionate about.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: SOSC3515
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Jay is one of the kindest and compassionate professors at York U. He made the course material engaging during a difficult time such as the Covid-19 pandemic. His classes were profound, he made the material easy to understand and always left you wondering for more. I enjoyed this class and all the assignments were engaging. I highly recommend!
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: SOSC3515
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He is a very caring Prof, you can always ask him questions and he will help u. If you took his SOSC 1000 course it is basically the same lessons and all. We use the same books as then. We had three essays to do, which were book reports. If you do not show up to class you still have a huge chance of passing. We watched a lot of movies and cartoons.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: SOSC4003
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Jay is an incredibly knowledgable and kind prof. However his area of specialization (daoist phenomenology) is quite esoteric, so his seminars will appeal most to students with prior knowledge of classics and philosophy. His lectures are largely unstructured, so students without appreciation for improvisation should steer clear.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: SOSC1000
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Jay is a well respected professor. He really cares for his students. However, his teaching confuses many, including myself. He jumps from subject to subject often. His hand writing is not the best and can barely read it on the board, thus means you need to pay attention and listen. For his tests, they are provided at the beginning of the course.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: SOSC1000
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Meh professor, meh class. I've met so many better professors over my time in York. Grading criteria is clear; the content is a bore and very difficult to understand for an intro to philosophy course. Low grade was due to apathy for the class and not attending. Take this course for an easy A if you're willing to put more than minimal effort.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: SOSC3515
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Seminar classes are where Dr Goulding shines. What you learn will benefit you in life after graduating. Very insightful; Unusual teaching style, but highly engaging. Professor Goulding inspires and calms his students by giving plenty of space to think.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: SOSC1000
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Professor Goulding is unique and gifted. He can blow your mind, and also can help students gain perspective on their own life. He will help open your eyes and introduce you to new methods of understanding.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: SOSC3515
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Jay is one of the many great professors York has ever had. He is well respected, his lectures are so inspirational that his classes are packed. Infact I had to get special permission to enroll in his class because there was no spots avail. Anyways, I took SOSC1000 last year and it was great, learned alot and this year taking 3000 level course.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: SOSC1000
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Amazing
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: SOSC3515
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Jay's teachings are very inspirational. Overall best professor I had at York University. I would recommend this course and also the SOSC 1000 to all students that are interested in a combination of many subjects. This course is perfect for students looking to add to their electives.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: SOSC1000
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Jay Goulding is one of the most respected professors at York University. His teachings are very inspirational and he is overall an honest guy. Those who do there work and readings get the mark they deserve and those who cheat and conduct in plagiarism get the worse consequences because its not fair for hard workers
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: SOSC1000
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Amazing professor. Would recommend!
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: SOSC3515
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Great prof
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: SOSC1000
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
The best professor at York!
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: SOSC3515
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
When I was in Dr. Jay's class, we had to do two 40% essays... He's actually very caring and will help you clarify any questions or concerns you have about it. He also gives good feedback. But please note!: His lectures are heavy and can be dry at times, his writing is hard to read... But he does show some movies in class :D
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: SOCI1000
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Professor Jay Goulding is the definition of a true academic. He is extremely devoted to what he does, he goes beyond his way to help students succeed, and his classes are easy A's. He is really an intelligent and sophisticated man, the only problem is that they don't make his kind anymore. Take the chance while you got it, he will inspire you.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: SOSC1000
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Awesome teacher. Very interesting man
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: SOSC1000
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
One of the best professor I ever had in York
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: SOCI1000
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Had him for intro to social science. Strange class because it felt more like a mix of greek myths & philosophy. Attend lectures and actually listen! he gives you exam questions in advance, and gives you all the answers in class. If you don't show up you will not know what you are doing. TA's help a lot.
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