If you take a lot of notes and pay attention you'll do fine in his class. Yes, he is unorganized, always at least 5 minutes late and often goes off topic, but if you are a good student (takes the time to take notes/study and you don't leave assignments to the last minute) you will do well. He is a very odd person and says many rather interesting things, so IF you are a good student looking for an easy enjoyable class, keep him, if not you should drop him. Either way, take a lot of notes.
I have Mythologies with him and to be honest, I thought he was going to be the worst teacher ever from the comments I heard. I have a 80% with him and my class average is 75%, so I guess you can survive his course. Although, he is very loss and always talks about at least two things at the same time. His exams are not that hard, but they are short (10 to 12 questions) for the amount of material we cover in his class. Take notes from everything he say and do not be afraid to ask questions!
I'd taken a mythologies class with him, which mainly consisted of documentaries. The lecture portion of his classes were composed of him reciting his personal notes on the topics of the course. Although his insistence on taking notes is correct, you'd have better luck taking notes on his notes and spend time during exams contemplating the exact meaning of his questions. Much of the course was not all that difficult if you make an effort, and he does make time during office hours to help students
Worst teacher, doesn't care at all about his students, always at least 5 minutes late. He teach the class in the worst possible way, with no organization. He's talking about whatever come to his mind first, and he will remind you often to take a lot of notes, which will a the end be completely useless. Doesn't put any effort for his students, hates to answer mios and will destroy your R score if you don't master MLA. Please drop him, yes he's funny but a teacher can't be that much irresponsible.
Took him in mythodologies class, his exams are pretty hard. He does not really reference to the textbook, but he does put the content of the text book in the test. Need to be really concentrate in his class, because all informations are given when he is talking, he does not have a visual support and writes pretty vague the concept on the board. However, he is super funny, makes jokes in every classes.
Not a particularly good teacher, he is super nice and friendly, but will stab you in the back by giving you cruddy grades followed by good ones (looks like he is basically picking out of a bag) His class was pretty fun but the exams were pretty hard since he didn't do much teaching and mostly rambled through the material to make us watch movies (which is fun but then when you get to the exams, you don't know anything). I might be a little biased since he failed me last minute though.
He wasnt very helpful, always late to class and drifts away from what he is teaching, tests are a little hard but if you study you should pass. I found the exam pretty hard too because he kept changing his mind and added details late. Good thing about him is you can go to his class late, hes goofy and you watch a lot of movies
Hes the best ! He brought the popcorn machine in class once so we could watch a movie on conspiracy theories. Great teacher ! He is so relax and funny and you can see he loves his job. Go James !
He is a good teacher. Although you do not do much in his class, he just talks all class long or he plays a documentary, and he is always late to class. His tests are a bit hard, but if you study you should do fine, also he is an average grader. However, he takes a lot of time to grade the essay. Also, he likes his cats a lot.
just do the work and you'll be fine. easy. I suggest going to class always 5 mins late. :)
He is always late for class! Usally has something to do with his cats or metro.. interesting fello. He sometimes gave his lectures siting on his desk, drinking coffee, and eating.
He's always late for class, but that's okay because we mainly watch movies or goof off on laptops. I don't know what he smokes before class but it must be pretty good stuff 'cause he always acts really aloof and silly. His tests are easy, and so is the subject material. Awesome teacher!
U gotta take him for his stories. He's late for class, but u get to have time for abagel blt from the caf :)
Hes not that bad, yes hes always late and yes he may be a bit wierd but when it comes to how he grades hes a pretty easy marker and you watch films for half of the year
Awesome teacher. Easy marks. Open book, multiple choice exams. Funny guy, cancels class often. If you want to pass with a high mark, take this guy.
Note taking is a pain, and because of that his tests are really enigmatic. You will get your questions answered if you go talk to him one on one, as long as you ask the right questions. His tests grea
Really weird. Always drifts away from the subject. Not clear at all, although he's funny and interesting.
Easy class. Good grader. Notes are allowed during quizzes. If you understand and do the work well and make it interesting, you'll get a 100 for the assignment.
I loved James! He is incredibly intelligent and is very interesting to listen to! He's hilarious too, take good notes though!
Loved his class! makes it very interesting and he shows real interest into his course. It's sad that he drifts away from the topic easily XD
He always arrived late in class, its hard to take notes from him. He is a very weird teacher... I suggest people not having him as a teacher...
he gives bad notes, he is never there and when he is talking about everything that is not related to the exams. hes bad..
He does not give notes. He is an easy marker. He goes soooo off topic you wouldn't believe. But he is a nice guy
Wow, very comprehensive teacher, had his stuff to say about everything. Sometimes his weirdness is funny, but sometimes its annoying. Let me correct my essay after submission and had a great mark.
This teacher is very odd. Late to every class at least ten minutes, and is just generally very weird. His quizes are all open book so make sure you take good notes.
Amazing teacher for Utopias, easy class for people who actually do the work. Alot of people complain yet no one reads the books or comes to class. If you do that you'll get in the 90's. Best teacher.
Wow, one of the top/best teachers at champlain, lol if I was a teacher I would want to be like him man, takes stuff relax, lol you never see this guy stressed. Super fun/interesting classes (all lvls)
GREAT TEACHER! So smart and knows so much weird and interesting stuff... His Religion and Knowledge class was one of my favorites.
so cool...his tests are a bit hard, but their open book..open everything even on final exams, its very easy to pass just do your work..hes reallly nice
VERY INTERESTING CLASS I LOVE HIM HES REALLY SMART + FUNNY
he lets you take your notes for all quizzes, tests, midterms and finals .. hes awesomeeee:) just go to class
I LOVE HIM. He's hilarious, and a superrr easy marker. He misses like at least 4 classes. Going to class was always something to look forward to. Except the notes, and the documentaries.
he's fine...but very weird teacher... listen to what he says, take notes and you'll succeed...........BORING CLASSES THOUGH!
this guy is such an airhead, he will squeeze marks out of you and will fail you if he feels that you know more than him, always follows the rules(late penalties etc.)
FUNNY. You go to class and listen to him talking. This guy is hilarious. Easy class and you don't need to participate if you feel uncomfortable. Read the book and that's it :)
this guy is so funny i love his classes, you have to understand what he wants to rate his easiness. read that book he wants you to read
i think hes a great teacher..gotta take humanities religion n knowledge..really kool if ur into spirituality n stuff.
This teacher is awesome,I actually understood humanities for once>One thing he knows his stuff that for sure!! Weird at times..well always.. but cool!OH yeah ..Always late!;)
Easy assignments, easy quizes. Had to watch Daily Show for homework. Very insightful and philisophical. Great guest lectures. Will mark to your advantage if you put in effort
Definately one of the odder teachers.. most of the class time is spent about his life or cats... But very simple work. Class average is high 70's... i'm in the 90's. Enough said. Do the work, have fun with it.
This guy made me laugh every class of the hole semester. He sort of follows an outline, but goes on to other, more interesting topics of his life. This is the best humanities teacher ever.
Read the book, listen to what he says and take notes. Youll get 90 for sure. Hes really cool and doesnt make you do oral presentations. Great teacher
I think I learned more about his cats and his mom's love of plastic bags rather than "Utopian Thought." He's a nice guy, but I don't find his lessons to be structured very well
read the books, take great notes in class and dont skip too many... you should do really well. hes a bit odd, but tells you what he wants u to know for the test
go to his "office hours" in the caf. he'll tell you everything he expects from you on the test.
Cool person.If you actually listen, take some notes, read the book, you get like 100. If you miss classes or doze off often, it gets hard though.
James is cool, he is all over the place when he teaches lol Read the Book he says.. OR DO REALLY WELL on the assignments and Skate by! GL!
I had him for religion and knowledge and almost got 100% in his class....just take good notes and listen to what he wants... I would take him again for sure!!!
He is TERRIBLE !!! He expects so much but yet he hardly even teaches. He tells you to read 1000000 pages that you need to practically memorize them 4 his exams
its a shame people dont listen to him, hes very knowledgeble.
He's a little too odd for me... his tests are very hard too.
Tests are impressively hard for a man that talks constantly about his cats and his lonely life. Very friendly and reaaaalllyyy enjoys what he teaches!
Very good teacher. Got a high 90 in his class. He tells u what's on the tests beforehand. Be sure u're a good writer since u do a lot of reports.
He's a weird guy, but has a passion for what he teaches. Tests are somewhat tricky, but easy enough to pass. Makes Budhism interesting to learn.
Hes a good teacher because he is so laid back.It dosen't feel like a class that you have pressure in.He gets the work done but also has time for good stories.
goes too in-depth and off topic in religious courses.
Pretty cool guy, knows his stuff. Hard marker though.