Zac is such a sweetie. He is an adorable teacher who desperately wants his class to understand these seminal texts, and gets extremely excited when we do. Over the course of the semester, our class went from being a bit uneasy about discussing these philosophical texts to engaging in pretty good discussions. Zac gets really excited about random topics (does Descartes think animals deserve the same rights as humans? How about Hobbes? -- like what).
He also understands that it's difficult to balance reading for CC with everything else we have going on and reduced a lot of our readings over the course of the semester so that we ended up reading only the most crucial parts of the texts, which I really appreciated because I've never had a professor do this before. He also took our class to the Cloisters (and for Dominican food after, which is important) and also screened eXistenZ for us (which was a fun '90s terrible CGI type beat, but free pizza). He really cares about our success and the review from 2015 that's on here certainly does not my experience with him as a professor.