October 21, 2009

Mendelson, Cheryl Gold_nugget
[PHIL BC1001] What is Philosophy?

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

I've got nothing new to add here because the previous reviews have basically summed Mendelson up in a nutshell, but I couldn't resist hopping over here to just express how much I ADORE this woman!!! She is the reason why I've changed from a Math major to a Philosophy major. She really cares about her students and is very accessible outside of class. She's the kind of professor whose office hours you just want to go to to spend more time with her!

She's very clear and she will make sure that you understand the important concepts thoroughly. She likes to have her class as a discussion sort of style, and she makes her best effort to learn everybody's name.

Not to mention that she is just absolutely adorable! I can't wait for her to come back next school year so that I can take a class with her again!

Workload:

Completely reasonable. Weekly readings (averaging at about 35 to 50 pages a week). One paper, one midterm and one final. She makes sure that you're completely prepared for them, though!