December 31, 1999

Mercer, Christia Silver_nugget
[PHIL V2201] History of Philosophy II: Aquinas to Kant

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

If you don't want to ruin your GPA, or if you're not ready to recieve the first bad grade of your life, you might want to give a lot of thought before signing up for Prof. Mecer's class. Her lectures are interesting and clear, so that they succinctly summarize and convey the essence of the assigned readings, although some of her anecdotes may strike you as self-congratulatory (ie.- what her grad school advisors said about a certain paper she wrote). Yet, even if you manage understand the ideas well, this does not guarantee a good grade on her exams. Other classmates too seem unsure ahow they get their grades. The saving grace is that for papers, in which you have more leeway to sum up the ideas in words slightly different from the ones she is looking for, Prof.Mercer tends to be a much kinder grader.

Workload:

interesting weekly readings that require some thought, 2 papers, midterms, final