Ryan Gillespie
Department of Religion, Study of
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4.2
Overall Rating
Based on 4 Users
Easiness 3.8 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.2 / 5 How clear the class is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 4.0 / 5 How much workload the class is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.0 / 5 How helpful the class is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS
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41.5%
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Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: A
Jan. 3, 2023

Lectures are just all the professor talking, but you can get good information out of his lectures. He does technically keep repeating the same general idea, but it's not too bad if you're willing to sit through it. Lectures are NOT recorded and slides are not posted (but you don't really need them). There are participation points, but you just being in lectures is good enough (it's okay to miss a few as long as you let him know). There were three papers, but the prompts are well written so you should know what you have to write. There are lots of readings to do, but don't be intimidated by the list of the readings. I ended up not reading everything on the syllabus but just read enough so I could do the papers. If you ever have questions, don't be afraid to ask Professor Gillespie. He is very nice and accommodating, and is willing to help no matter what. He also goes over most of the readings in great detail.

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Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A
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Jan. 10, 2022

Professor is engaging and funny, however makes it difficult by not posting any slides. He also loves going on funny tangents which can be entertaining but can get a bit boring. If you miss a couple lessons like I did you can fall behind easily. Luckily you only need to do 3 essays throughout the quarter which with common sense and a bit of material can get you an A pretty well. Sometimes material can get a bit long. Overall would recommend if you are interested in philosophy and the various methodologies of healing over the years. It was definitely a rewarding class to finish

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A-
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March 9, 2021

Ok this class was a bit weird. Not really because of the curriculum but the people in it. There were like a few girls who constantly flirted with the professors and it was just uncomfy. Like they took classes with him before and knew him or something and the rest of us were just like... ok. But yeah other than that weird part, this class was fine. There were a ton of difficult-to-read readings... so I just didn't do them. Don't be like me though because it really bit me in the ass later because you have to write papers on the readings. He doesn't post any recordings of his lectures and also doesn't post his slides so you have to go to lecture. Also, he goes really fast so you can't even get the info down. So it's pretty reliant on these difficult readings. But other than that, this class was not that bad because you can easily BS your way through.

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Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: A
Jan. 3, 2023

Lectures are just all the professor talking, but you can get good information out of his lectures. He does technically keep repeating the same general idea, but it's not too bad if you're willing to sit through it. Lectures are NOT recorded and slides are not posted (but you don't really need them). There are participation points, but you just being in lectures is good enough (it's okay to miss a few as long as you let him know). There were three papers, but the prompts are well written so you should know what you have to write. There are lots of readings to do, but don't be intimidated by the list of the readings. I ended up not reading everything on the syllabus but just read enough so I could do the papers. If you ever have questions, don't be afraid to ask Professor Gillespie. He is very nice and accommodating, and is willing to help no matter what. He also goes over most of the readings in great detail.

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Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A
Jan. 10, 2022

Professor is engaging and funny, however makes it difficult by not posting any slides. He also loves going on funny tangents which can be entertaining but can get a bit boring. If you miss a couple lessons like I did you can fall behind easily. Luckily you only need to do 3 essays throughout the quarter which with common sense and a bit of material can get you an A pretty well. Sometimes material can get a bit long. Overall would recommend if you are interested in philosophy and the various methodologies of healing over the years. It was definitely a rewarding class to finish

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A-
March 9, 2021

Ok this class was a bit weird. Not really because of the curriculum but the people in it. There were like a few girls who constantly flirted with the professors and it was just uncomfy. Like they took classes with him before and knew him or something and the rest of us were just like... ok. But yeah other than that weird part, this class was fine. There were a ton of difficult-to-read readings... so I just didn't do them. Don't be like me though because it really bit me in the ass later because you have to write papers on the readings. He doesn't post any recordings of his lectures and also doesn't post his slides so you have to go to lecture. Also, he goes really fast so you can't even get the info down. So it's pretty reliant on these difficult readings. But other than that, this class was not that bad because you can easily BS your way through.

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4.2
Overall Rating
Based on 4 Users
Easiness 3.8 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.2 / 5 How clear the class is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 4.0 / 5 How much workload the class is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.0 / 5 How helpful the class is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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