December 16, 2003

Helzner, Jeffrey Silver_nugget
[PHIL W4565] Rational Choice

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

Why can't all professors be like Jeff?

Jeff is the exceedingly rare mix of an intelligent academic with a personable individual. He turned 'Rational Choice', a course made synonymous with pain and suffering by professor Gaifman into something, dare I say, enjoyable.

1) Jeff knows his stuff and obviously still cares about it, beyond some desperate fulfillment of classroom hours.
2) He is willing to address the various abilities of his students. If you are having trouble, just say something. If you are inspired and want to know more, just talk to him.

Workload:

1 take-home midterm. 1 take-home final.

Both focused on general concepts - an opportunity to review the major themes.