Doug is a super knowledgable and interesting human being but his course is just way too heavy. We had to read 3 novels (course was called Three Novels - it was my 200 English course) and write FOUR ESSAYS. Good thing he is an easy marker because that is an intense course load. He also has hard reading tests which is frustrating. I wouldnt recommend taking him but he's an easy marker so you'll do fine. He keeps you the full two hours and just talks about EVERYTHING unrelated to course material.
If you come to class and read the book an good grade is pretty easy to get. He is stickler for grammar but you can have him look over your essay before its due and he will correct your mistakes which can be the difference between a 75 and an 85. plus you watch a lot of movies, granted they aren't very good.
I really don't know why people are hating on him. I am currently in his class and actually find his lectures to be quite interesting. If you're and avid reader, philosophy, current issues and enjoy modern literature I would absolutely recommend him. Although, do be prepared for quite a bit of reading. If you're in sciences or have a full course load its probably not a good idea to take his class due to large amounts of readings.
I would highly suggest not taking Doug. He has absolutely no clarity with his assignments and marks. He doesn't have rubrics and will give you any mark he "feels". He often grades around the same, giving everybody marks ranging in high 70s, to 80s. So even if you put more effort in an assignment and try to improve on your past mistakes you're likely to get the same mark. He also happens to be dull and kind of lost overall.
Alright but a little dull-had better teachers before. Sometimes hard to find in his office.
Overall a great and understanding guy. He will help you out.
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Good teacher and very interested in what he teaches. Sometimes he can be a bit weird or old-fashioned but he's easy to get along with and is very helpful.
He's a good teacher, but a bit boring/sometimes it seems he doesn't particularly care about the subject. However, he's an easy marker and picks interesting books.
Personally didn't enjoy this class. He's not THAT great of an easy marker. if you don't like poetry or heavy reading, stay away. but he's a nice guy and loves what he does...a little boring tho haha
If you're not in liberal arts or don't enjoy reading, stay away from 18 and 19th century literature. a heavy workload for an english class. doug is an easy marker but look into an easier class.
His journey throught the 30's class was easy, there were a couple of borings book to read but hes a really easy marker, hes smart, funny and nice, makes the class fun
nice guy, knows his stuff, decent teacher, kicked me out a bunch of times, but it was all in good fun. pretty easy course if you pay a little bit of attention, he pretty much writes your essays for you, you just gotta copy what he says in class
[Intro to Litt: Mythology] He is slightly disorganized and boring, btu he is random and gives you a break half way into the class, which is pretty awesome. The topic is interesting and he knows a lot (he also likes words, mark my words) He is very picky about format and structure of essays, so watch out. You'll read the Odyssey, the Illiad, Sophocles and all that jazz. It is very interesting and once you get over the sometimes "boring-ness" of the class, it's fun.
His intro to lit. class is really boring, take another teavjet if you can. He's nice enough but VERY dull, the breaks are the only thing that keeps his class alert.
Not bad as a teacher, kinda confused but sorta interesting
meh, could be better. his Journeys through the 30's was ok. books not very interesting. some stuff he had to say was semi ok. make sure you have friends in the class, it helps pass the time. one plus:you watch oh brother where art thou (twice) which isn't that bad
not bad class, he is really disorganized and really laid back. fair marker but make sure u know what ur doing. A good amount of movies and not that much reading. Be ready to sleep or bring somthing to do because the actual class is really boring.
His Journey's Through the 30's class is great. Fair marker and pretty funny guy. If you want to learn about the 30's, its a great class, and its not all reading, theres some great movies too. Actually...3 of the 5 writing assigments were on movies.
He's a super cool teacher. Easy marker if he likes you. You can get away with doing little to no work. Take him if you can.
Brought personal matters into the class (including his own poetry), lectures were very boring, made me very uncomfortable.
When I took his class, I didn't find him an easy marker. He sure loved Dante's Inferno though.
He's a cool teacher, kinda funny in his own way. His class his boring, but that's only because of the material being taught. Easy marker, gives easy assignments.