Average 3.52 based on 99 professor ratings
James Queen is a Philosophy professor at Marianopolis College located in Westmount, Quebec. When comparing James Queen's ratings to other professors in the province of Quebec, James Queen's ratings are below the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average professor rating at Marianopolis College is 4.1 stars.
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Please never take his class! I had him as a mandatory course for ancient philosophy and he was the worst professor I've ever had! He gets frustrated and confused if you don't understand the material. He gave us a pop quiz because someone asked him "a stupid question". AVOID he may seem nice at first but it's all down hill when you start falling asleep in his class because he is so boring!

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He's such a nice man, he lent me his book to read, he's very nice and passionate about philosophy and he's very easy on grading. As long as you put in the work it will definitely pay off.

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Very, very knowledgeable. Had him for Philosophy, and though I was not personally interested in the course, I watched how other students liked his class. Tests are pretty easy, he is not super clear because of the large vocabulary he uses. Recommended if you are interested in the course he teaches!

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He is an extremely knowledgeable man. Classes can be boring if you are not interested in philosophy. He can be a hard marker sometimes, so if you are iffy on the material, I suggest you study hard for the midterms and finals. You can not scrape by in his class knowing 60% of the material because of his tough marking. He wants you to be specific when writing quizzes and midterms.

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Dreadfully boring material. The tests are easy and you get to choose which questions you want to answer.

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Work in his class and he will reward you. It's really that simple! He can be a hard marker sometimes, but if you work hard and actually understand the material, you will do just fine. The real problem is the boring lectures, but that's more the fault of the subject being taught rather than his fault as a teacher. Overall, a pretty decent teacher. A lot of people don't like him but if you get used to the way he does things, his class will be just fine.

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His tests were incredibly easy if you knew the material

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Does not even attempt to make class any less boring, although he's painfully aware that it is. He is extremely biased to the strong students; he grades everyone with respect to the strongest student. For example, if a student gets 100% on an assignment, he grades everyone else much more harshly than he normally would have. AVOID.

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Incredibly difficult to understand. Painfully boring lessons. Repeats same material over and over again. Read the textbook - don't go to his class.

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MY best average was in this class, got accepted to med school thanks to it

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MY best average was in this class, got accepted to med school thanks to it

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Very easy teacher. Questions on the test are what you would expect and you can choose which questions to answer. Class is very interesting due to his style of presenting the material (tons of jokes) and way of putting in in context of today's life. Gives almost no homework.

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Very easy teacher. Questions on the test are what you would expect and you can choose which questions to answer. Class is very interesting due to his style of presenting the material (tons of jokes) and way of putting in in context of today's life. Gives almost no homework.

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I had trouble in my previous complementary class, but this one was great, got a 96 doing no homework and the tests were dead simple, thx

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Best teacher ever, made philosophy classes intriguing all while giving us students the pleasure of participating.

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Awesome teacher. Way underrated on this website. Got a 94 in shifting visions.

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Nice, understanding, non-judgemental teacher who's very open to questions, yet manages to stick to his guns. But could've been much less sleep-inducing given the material he gets to teach. Easy marker.

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Nice, understanding, non-judgemental teacher who's very open to questions, yet manages to stick to his guns. But could've been much less sleep-inducing given the material he gets to teach. Easy marker.

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really confusing, not very helpful, never shows up during office hours tests are not that tough but can be confusing would avoid if possible

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really confusing, not very helpful, never shows up during office hours tests are not that tough but can be confusing would avoid if possible

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Holy Mother of God. I want to **** every time I step in that class! Avoid if this is a complementary!!! If not, **** it up and bring a pillow.

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He will teach you everything you need to know about nothing. He teaches pointless classes that fill your schedule. He's a good teacher teaching useless classes

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**** looks like santa. His classes are extremely boring but so are half the classes in this school. James Queen says the word indeed AT LEAST 30 times a class. if it fits in your schedule, just dea

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James Queen is Quality, so confusing that you simply cannot comment on it. He's a nice guy though and his tests are incredibly easy.

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he just goes on and on and on and on

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he just goes on and on and on and on

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He's a good teacher! If you pay attention in class, you'll do amazingly and most kids are too busy complaining that he's 5 minutes late and do s**t. Easiest class ever because everyone else gives up.

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this man is a goddamn superhero. there is no one more badass than james.

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BORING IS NOT EVEN THE WORD.

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BORING IS NOT EVEN THE WORD.

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Classes are a bore despite the very interesting subject matter. Hard to communicate with and slightly condescending.

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hes a nice guy but philosophy is borin n hes from the stone age assignments r easy but borin readin is dreadful exams r easy but u need 2 understand, hes goes over things A LOT in class, he kinda doesnt really care bout the students

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hes a nice guy but philosophy is borin n hes from the stone age assignments r easy but borin readin is dreadful exams r easy but u need 2 understand, hes goes over things A LOT in class, he kinda doesnt really care bout the students

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SO ambiguous in how he marks - everyone feels like he just arbitrarily assigns marks, as I think I got a worse mark than I deserved, though my friend thinks she got much better. Hands back papers untouched, with only a grade on them. Boring and doesn't seem to care about his students. I work hours on assgts, + get poor marks i know i don't deserve.

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SO ambiguous in how he marks - everyone feels like he just arbitrarily assigns marks, as I think I got a worse mark than I deserved, though my friend thinks she got much better. Hands back papers untouched, with only a grade on them. Boring and doesn't seem to care about his students. I work hours on assgts, + get poor marks i know i don't deserve.

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His classes are a major snore, as are the readings. Nice guy, but condescending in his office (often tries to refute points rather than acknowledge them - treats us as if we're stupid at times)

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I liked philosophy in general, and liked him as a person, however, I swear I could have skipped all his classes and still done well. Just read his textbook. It's much clearer and easier to understand.

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Love the class, love how he teaches it. He knows what he is talking about, he is interesting and he seems to be a genuinly nice person.(which makes class so much better).

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Love the class, love how he teaches it. He knows what he is talking about, he is interesting and he seems to be a genuinly nice person.(which makes class so much better).

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boring and unorganized, but easy marker. His tests are really easy, just read main points in textbook and look at diagrams. He is somewhat helpful when you ask questions.

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boring and unorganized, but easy marker. His tests are really easy, just read main points in textbook and look at diagrams. He is somewhat helpful when you ask questions.

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SNOOOOOOOORRREEEE *drool drips out of mouth* yeah. that boring. read the textbook and you'll be fine.

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SNOOOOOOOORRREEEE *drool drips out of mouth* yeah. that boring. read the textbook and you'll be fine.

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i had complementary philosophy,his classes are quite boring, just read the texts he assigns n sorta listen in class.his tests are super easy, doesnt count all of them(only best),easy class but boring

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Dull. Had him for complementrary philosophy. He cancelled a lot of classes, even a test!

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Very interesting teacher. Makes philosophy seem easy and wants you to do well. Tests are easy too and her doesn't even count all of them.

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Very interesting teacher. Makes philosophy seem easy and wants you to do well. Tests are easy too and her doesn't even count all of them.

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the most boring class i ever had. you don't even have to go, just read the book. the tests are easy, but it's not worth it. the class is agony.

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the most boring class i ever had. you don't even have to go, just read the book. the tests are easy, but it's not worth it. the class is agony.

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Good course material "think for yourself", but boring class. Read the book, download hanouts, and will do fine. Expects class participation so do the readings, he gets frustrated and seems to think that you're not too bright.

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For "Think for Yourself": Mr Queen is a nice guy, just really boring. His classes will make things seem easy, but then the tests are hard. Actually, Think for Yourself is a really boring class to start with.

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Wonderful teacher. He knows philosophy and explains it to his students in a very clear manner. He's jolly and his lectures are interesting if you actually listen to them.

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Wonderful teacher. He knows philosophy and explains it to his students in a very clear manner. He's jolly and his lectures are interesting if you actually listen to them.

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Indeed...this teacher is indeed very boring. His class is indeed very confusing but indeed he is an easy marker. Indeed Indeed INDEED!

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Indeed...this teacher is indeed very boring. His class is indeed very confusing but indeed he is an easy marker. Indeed Indeed INDEED!

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Very smart man and his notes are already given to you. Whether you have the will study or not is the big question.

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Very smart man and his notes are already given to you. Whether you have the will study or not is the big question.

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Class has real potential but no one participates! I was one of two people who spoke up, I did fantastically, learnt a lot and it was super interesting. Just try

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Pretty interesting, very easy marker.

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Pretty interesting, very easy marker.

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GOD.... bring a pillow or inject urself with caffeine. He'll fail u and a lot of readings, unworthy of the time I waste taking that class.

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GOD.... bring a pillow or inject urself with caffeine. He'll fail u and a lot of readings, unworthy of the time I waste taking that class.

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Ancient philosophy: Boring! Confuses u in class and u rely totally on book for tests. Tough marker.... Sit next to the maps, I know every place in Europe now!

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Ancient philosophy: Boring! Confuses u in class and u rely totally on book for tests. Tough marker.... Sit next to the maps, I know every place in Europe now!

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gives options for test question, the essays are horrible but he's nice enough and will help you out

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gives options for test question, the essays are horrible but he's nice enough and will help you out

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Textbook is impossible to follow. Lectures don't make much sense, examples he gives are too simple for the material. Being stoned might help you philosophize...

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Textbook is impossible to follow. Lectures don't make much sense, examples he gives are too simple for the material. Being stoned might help you philosophize...

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Philosophy of justice: marks go downhill fast. Even if you are a bit hazy on the material, go see him and have specific questions. TOO MUCH WORK

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Philosophy of Justice had some hard material but he explains well if you ask for help after class. A little too much homework, though.

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Philosophy of Justice had some hard material but he explains well if you ask for help after class. A little too much homework, though.

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puts me in a coma

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Easy tests choice of qstins Santa-Clause, Cancels class even the 1st! Take notes

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don't even try to understand

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puts me in a coma

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don't even try to understand

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Easy tests choice of qstins Santa-Clause, Cancels class even the 1st! Take notes

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If he came to class more I might be able to give an actual comment.

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Cute, cuddly, huggabug bear. Also brilliant, without pretentions.

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Cute, cuddly, huggabug bear. Also brilliant, without pretentions.

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WTF is up with you people...Queen is the greatest philosopher since Descartes!!!

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You'll never get 100 on his tests, good teacher, you choose questions on tests

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You'll never get 100 on his tests, good teacher, you choose questions on tests

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I'm lucky i passed. Get on his good side and don't talk.

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I'm lucky i passed. Get on his good side and don't talk.

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he's so cute, you can't help but enjoy his class!

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bring other work to class...hates liberal arts students...

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The most intelligent Santa Claus ever!!! Real cool

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The most intelligent Santa Claus ever!!! Real cool

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Arrogant, conceited individual. Knows his stuff but could learn some manners

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His voice is sooo soothing. And his class is sooo boring.

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Arrogant, conceited individual. Knows his stuff but could learn some manners

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His voice is sooo soothing. And his class is sooo boring.

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Ancient philosophy: Nap time!!!! - but really easy tests!

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he ALWAYS cancels class, easy marker!!!

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Ancient philosophy: Nap time!!!! - but really easy tests!

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he ALWAYS cancels class, easy marker!!!

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doesn't get the fact that some people just don't go wild over descartes

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doesn't get the fact that some people just don't go wild over descartes

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