Philosophical Analysis of Contemporary Moral Issues

Bradley McHose

Philosophical Analysis of Contemporary Moral Issues

Philosophy department

Bradley McHose

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Overall 4.8
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Easiness of class 3.5
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Workload 4.0
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Not Clear
Clarity of professor 4.5
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Helpfulness of professor 5.0
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Tags

  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again

Grades

Spring 2019
30.3%
25.3%
20.2%
15.2%
10.1%
5.1%
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Summer 2016
50.0%
41.7%
33.3%
25.0%
16.7%
8.3%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Spring 2019 Submitted June 6, 2019 Grade Received: N/A

Stunningly fantastic class. Hands down, I can confidently say that Brad is one of the best professors at UCLA. Great clarity in lecture, despite the convoluted concepts we wrangle with throughout this course. Extremely engaging and often displays his concern for students' learning. Never harsh or judgemental when students participate, ask questions, or even challenge the material!

There are two exams (one midterm, one final) and two papers. A very manageable workload, with lots of time and material provided to prepare. Both the TAs and Brad often host extra hours in the week(s) leading up to exam dates and paper due dates. They are extremely helpful and really get you to practice philosophy and increase your understanding.

There were no materials students needed to purchase. Brad would upload chapters and articles for us when necessary. Read them! Lectures often center around the arguments provided in those chapters, and Brad helps clarify and organize them to better suit learning.

Brad also uploads (nearly) weekly handouts that contain the specific wording of certain concepts and moral arguments. Extremely helpful and important! Most of the exam material can be sourced from the handouts as well as the lecture explanations regarding them.

Waner was my TA, and she is fantastic! Very willing to meet up for extra office hours, and provides easily understandable clarifications on the course material. Also, the most fashionable philosophy TA :))

Please take this class. I've had an amazing time in it; it really expands your understanding of moral issues today. During this quarter, we discussed obligations of aid towards people in need, abortion, as well as the issues regarding medical experimentation. If you thought you were informed on your stances before, think again. Put in the effort to learn in this class; you'll find that you'll get a lot more out of this than you initially thought!

Quarter Taken: Spring 2019 Submitted June 11, 2019 Grade Received: N/A

This is my first time writing review because this class is so above my expectation. This is my first (and probably last) philosophy class. I have absolutely no former background or intensive interest towards philosophy. However, I would say prof McHose really made me interested in it. To be frank, I did struggle in this class for weeks (partly credit to the 12:30 class time), but I have to admit the professor did an excellent job in explaining all these concepts and arguments with examples. The grade is consisted of two papers and two exams. The time for the second paper is a bit tight so start preparing ahead! As for the exams, make sure you go to professor's office hour because that will help A LOT. Also, definitely recommend choosing Waner as your TA! She is super nice and structured for section. Definitely a doable philosophy class. The takeaway will be bigger than you thought.

Quarter Taken: Spring 2019 Submitted June 4, 2019 Grade Received: N/A

I really enjoyed this class. The material itself is very interesting to me. Workload is really doable. I really like the professor. He is really engaging in the class, and explains concepts with a lot of interesting examples. He is extremely helpful in OH as well. If you listen to his class carefully, and finish what he asks, you will be set in the class. This is my favorite GE so far. Highly recommend!

Quarter Taken: Spring 2019 Submitted May 29, 2019 Grade Received: A-

McHose is such an engaging professor! His notes and lectures are a bit all over the place but if you attend lecture you will understand what is going on. He repeats himself fairly often in order to provide you with different examples and explanation of the various points he is trying to convey. It may seem redundant but is incredibly helpful. Discussions are optional and very unnecessary in this class. Attending lecture helps you to actually understand the material, but you could probably pass the class just by reviewing the handouts and doing the minimal amount of reading. McHose is really funny and actually makes his lectures enjoyable! I definitely recommend this class!

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Tags

  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again
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