A lot of work for a humanities class. Be prepared if you are taking his class. He marks very hard and the class average at the end of the semester was very low. I love the guy, but his class is not for everyone.
Most boring class I’ve ever taken and half of the class failed. Don’t take him.
This guy is a joke. He teaches the history of baseball as a whole. He has a lot of expectations during exams. He is extremely severe, but is kind. I advise you not to take him because you will fail. The final average of the class was 62% and that of the final exam (25%) was 49%. DO NOT TAKE HIM.
Class is difficult and frustrating with limited room to improve your grades. Expectations are very high and small mistakes are often highlighted and penalized to a larger extent than necessary. Classes are really long and the effort you put in simply is not worth the grade you will receive.
Really nice guy, and wants you to do well. Really loves baseball which is nice when the class he teaches is baseball. Other than helping me develop a passion for baseball by teaching the course very well, he grades really hard. He doesn't really grade generously, and usually in a small window for the whole semester. The class I had the most work for, and will probably be my lowest mark. Kind of annoying since it's humanities, and there are plenty of easier ones out there.
There is no way to describe Eric other than insanely boring. Out of all my classes, baseball is the class that I had the most work for (a long reading every single class). You get 3 reading responses for the semester and he marks them so hard no matter how good your response is. The tests are also very very hard. He's extremely condescending and not understanding about bodily functions (literally going to the bathroom). CREEPILY HOVERS OVER STUDENTS DOING GROUP WORK. DON'T TAKE HIM.
Hes boring and his Baseball class was nothing but him talking to us in a monotone manner Hes also rude, he even once ranted to us of how we shouldnt go to the bathroom or drink water during class after 2 students did. He even treated us like children, during class discussions he would weirdly go to every group and just look at us before he starts asking if we're working (we were). Also, be prepared to get on his good side and participate in class, hes as biased as fox news and i learned nothing
His class is just really boring and he is really rude. Drop it before the deadline and save yourself a long 4 months and low marks.
Eric is very passionate about baseball and it shows when he teaches. His course is very organized and he uses Mio and Lea to communicate. I entered this class impartial about baseball and sport and will be leaving it with a new found respect and understanding. His lectures are very insightful, interactive and fun. PowerPoint slides are used sparingly to show important people, dates and stats. You can get whatever grade you're willing to work for, he tells you exactly what is expected from you.
i have Eric as my Baseball teacher, he is a very good person,really helpful,accessible to student on phone,mio,inperson and does care for students.The course itself is a bit boring for me since i am not too passionate about baseball,but comparing it to other sports have played makes it interesting.If you like literature its a good course,and that is the reason it gets interesting because its a lot about interpreting the text and movies.Eric is a very knowledgeable and passionate about the course
DO NOT!! It is an intense course load with 2 long readings a week. Exam was crazy hard.
very nice guy and helps a lot if you go ask for help but boring classes and i fell asleep most of 'em. if you like history, cultural and religious stories about baseball, this class is for you but otherwise don't waste your time and the lectures are not that easy.
I will keep it short. If you enjoy philosophy, and understand that this a real discipline, that demands reading, fathoming and critical thinking, you will love Eric's class and teaching method.
boring class: fell asleep in it a few times he is fair and if you go to see him at his office he'll help you need a lot of preparation for the exams
meh. was not impressed. hard philosophy class. boring lectures.
Hard marker but fair. Knows exactly what he is talking about and makes sense of difficult topics.
Eric is one of the best teachers at JAC. The material may sometimes be difficult but if you are serious and ask questions, he'll be there to help you. I loved his environmental ethics class. I still l
Eric is a hard marker and it seems impossible to take notes in his class. It does help a lot if you ask him for help
Rather tough marker. His lectures are rather clear. He is always willing to help if you're willing to put the effort in. Be ready; he talks fast. Just listen and take notes as best as you can. Really preps you for the university lectures you'll need to sit through.
You cannot get a good grade with this teacher. He is the hardest marker I have ever seen. You cannot take notes in his class either because he speaks too fast.
nice guy who knows his stuff. rather harsh though with the marks, not worth ur crc. this isnt a slack class. must read, course is super systematic, no freedom. i wasnt fond of his class. he speaks kind of too fast for notes.
Eric has good intentions he just goes about it the wrong way. Classes are boring and readings are way to long and boring as well. This class could have been alot more interesting, and hey Eric don't take yourself so seriously..
i was expecting this class to be easy, to sit back and relax... oh no! it was very hard... hes very nice but VERY demanding! this class is not for anyone!
Eric is one of Abbott's finest teachers! He is so smart and speaks with such knowledge. I loved his class and even though it was difficult, as were the readings, he is always at his office, ready to help you. Highly recommended!
Eric is one of the best teachers at John Abbott, I had him for Modern Philosophy and I can't imagine a better person to teach the course. He really cares about his students.
I think Eric is one of the best teachers I've had at Abbott. He's incredible-ridiculously smart and he really really cares about his students.
I really enjoyed his class. The reading takes some effort, but the presentations are really enlightening. Eric genuinely about his students. If you like philo, take his class.
Kind of insensitive, actually. Classes were incredibly boring but it takes a lot to excite me. Alright I guess, but could have been a lot better.
hard class, difficult readings, however does do his best to prepare you for the final
very demanding, but only because he wants people to understand everything. such a sweetheart.
His classes are very informative and interesting, although he's a difficult marker and demands a lot.
Great philosophy teacher, learned more from him than my "intro" McGill prof. Nice, caring, uses handy charts. A must.
very hard class he study usVERRRY hard marker VERYSKinny too.
too severe, too serious,very hard marker,needs to relax with the wistling
very hard marker...borrrrrrrrrrrring class!! unless you like that environmental ethics and want to save the world blah blah.. but if not don't take it!!!!!!!!!!
Really easy to talk to, but my grades were low despite my best efforts
(Ethics sci/tech). Kept a very stimulating classroom environment, encouraging discussions and debates. Expected a lot from his students. Good job Eric.
Made many students uncomfortable, marks very low, did not have a firm grasp of material, difficulty answering questions, boring.