November 14, 2004

Goehr, Lydia Silver_nugget
[PHIL G4050] Aesthetics: Historical Survey

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

Someone needs to provide some qualification to all the reviews of Prof Goehr which portray her as a God. Goehr knows her stuff and her lectures do make some good points, but by the end of the two hour period, it was pretty clear from one glance around the class that at least 50-75% were sleepy, tired and itching to get out of the class.... In other words, she's DEFINITELY not the best lecturer I've heard. Also, while I always had pleasant personal encounters with Prof. Goehr, I found her to be a bit full of herself-she knows her stuff but she also knows that she knows it. She loves the way that so many students fawn over her and kiss up-it's not that you have to do this to get a good grade, but you would think that an intelligent professor would see through the fakeness of these brown-nosers.

Workload:

2 7pg papers for undergrads, graded exclusively by the TA; one 14 pager for grads graded by Goehr herself