Professor Chong is phenomenal. He's by far the best Prof. I've had at this school, and I'm almost done with my time here. Obviously, CC is what you make of it, but if you're the kind of person who is even marginally interested in the reading list, then you're in luck, because Prof. Chong's class will be amazing and give you exceptional insights into the texts. Prof. Chong is incredibly knowledgable (he's a music scholar but he knows more about philosophy than the philosophy department), and has the ability to elucidate crucial themes and explain them in a way that stays with you after the class is over (you're never going to forget what Nietzsche was trying to say after Prof. Chong's lecture about it). He makes you actually care about what you're reading, because he shows you why it's relevant for understanding the way our society works now, which is supposed to be the point of CC, even if the course usually doesn't seem to have that effect on people. His class is the answer to the "why are all these dead white guys on the syllabus" question, because he demonstrates the way that Western philosophical thought builds on itself, and he connects it to important historical events, as well as modern examples and broader moral questions. Basically, Prof. Chong can give you a more engaging and rewarding overview of why Western Civilization works the way it does than any actual history or philosophy class at this school.
Prof. Chong is also an extremely approachable, respectful and organized person, and he puts a ton of effort into his class preparation, so you feel like the workload for the students and Prof. is completely reciprocal. He's enthusiastic and humorous and makes class entertaining (the two hours never felt too long) but he's also a serious lecturer: he wants you to take something away from the course that will impact your life and worldview, and his teaching style turns a core class that could be tedious into an experience where you feel like you're actually investigating important ethical and historical topics. He strikes a good balance between class discussion and more lecture-based exposition, which is helpful since the texts can be dense and it's nice to have a guiding thematic outline of what's going on. He compiles useful handouts about the readings when they're challenging (Kant), and uses outside material like art and music to bring themes together (Wagner and Nietzsche on aesthetics, Hamilton for the American founding documents). He is always available to meet with students about papers, and will help you formulate a topic or a thesis if you make the effort to ask. He is also extremely flexible about giving paper extensions (if you ask him, he'll grant it, including extending it beyond the final exam). He's a fair and straight-forward grader, and will give you good comments and advice on your writing. He also meets with every student after the first paper to discuss how you're doing in class -- he definitely rewards effort, and will take into account people who are trying to improve.
Basically, Prof. Chong will give you all the tools you need to succeed in his class, since he's clear about his expectations, (which are very reasonable and standard for CC), as well as the motivation to succeed, since his lectures are so dynamic that they make you want to put in the effort to actually understand (and read) the texts. He takes CC seriously and makes you want to take it seriously too, and I think he instilled in the class a genuine appreciation for what we studied and why it matters so much. I cannot recommend Prof. Chong highly enough.