November 23, 2003

Helzner, Jeffrey Silver_nugget
[PHIL W4565] Rational Choice

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

If your looking for a proffesor who cares about both his students and the subject matter he is teaching Jeff, as he likes to be called, is the proffesor for you. He lacks the pretension of most other philosophy proffesors and he is very approachable inside and outside of class. He's the kind of teacher who wants to be your friend and is occasionaly very funny in class, but is still interested in covering the material. Lecture is often a bit slow. Jeff spends time reviewing the readings, which are often very confusing, and is perhaps too receptive to people's questions. He is not satisfied until everyone understands the material, which can sometimes bore those who do understand the material. Both tests were based mainley on the readings and graded fairly.

Workload:

He assigns short but hard readings about once a week. Take home midterm and Final. Class particiapation = 20%.