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Tufts University: Peter Lupu - Philosophy - Professor ratings, reviews and much more | JumboAccess
Peter Lupu | PHIL001 - Introduction to Philosophy | Philosophy2005-12-19

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Professor Lupu chooses favorites early on in the semester and does not encourage other students to speak up. He seems to grade based on personal preference for students as well. He does not give constructive criticism on papers and barely makes any corrections. He will give you the grade he gave you on your first paper. Furthermore, he did not provide structure to the course and we did not even get through half the syllabus. I do not reccommend this class to anyone, especially to those of you who are looking to fulfill an English 2 requirement because Lupu will not help you focus on your writing. And he often misses classes due to his problems with his commute.

Workload:
There was a light amount of reading. There were three papers: one was written during the semester and the other two were part of the final exam, but it's doubtful whether Lupu reads them.


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Peter Lupu | PHIL001 - Introduction to Philosophy | Philosophy2005-11-08

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He is the best teacher I?ve had a tufts in all four years! He gets you to think, he gets the best class discussions going, and he really cares about his students! He may not be the typical "follow the syllabus every step of the way" kind of teacher, but that's what makes him so unique and wonderful! He takes the class where it needs to go, not where the syllabus says it should go.

Workload:
There?s reading, but I never did it, and I still stayed right on top of the class discussions. The papers are easy and interesting. I was actually excited to write them (and that doesn't happen too often), not to mention he let's you do them over if you get anything lower than a B! It?s the only class I got an A+ in. you just need to join in on the class discussion and you'll be fine!


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Peter Lupu | PHIL001 - Introduction to Philosophy | Philosophy2005-11-08

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AMAZING! HE IS SUCH A FABULOUS TEACHER! HE SHOULD GET TO TEACH MORE CLASSES!!!

Workload:
Just papers that are fun to write! He wants everyone to get A's so it's difficult to do badly.


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Peter Lupu | PHIL001 - Introduction to Philosophy | Philosophy2005-10-27

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A great class for anyone who doesn't mind defending their opinions. The class was a bit unstructured, but that?s what kept it interesting. I found the people that get along best with Lupu have a really good sense of humor and don't take themselves too seriously. A lot of people said that he doesn't accept other opinions, but that?s usually because people present them in a way that clouds any real intelligence behind the idea. Lupu has a very concise and clear way of presenting his opinions and I have to say that most of the time I agreed with him. He was available for office hours the two times I attempted to see him.

Workload:
The only assignment he ever really gave was to "think", but you needed to read the assignments when he gave them and actually try and interpret what was said because usually the language is hard to understand. Easy papers. Easy final.


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Peter Lupu | PHIL001 - Introduction to Philosophy | Philosophy2005-01-16

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I found it extremely extremely hard to pay attention in class. I always felt like I was watching him have conservations with a select few students that he seemed to have a strange affinity for, rather than engaging the entire class in a group discussion. He has a very one-sided point of view, will not listen to opposing points of view.

Workload:
The workload was what made this class worth taking it, because it was one of the easier classes I've taken at Tufts. We would have 10 pages of reading a week, and you can get summaries of all the readings off Spark Notes. The only frustrating thing was that he would give us little warning about papers, and would assign them to be due the next class (giving us on average about one weekend to do a paper). However, there are only two 3-5 page papers, and a take-home final which is two 4-5 page papers. Not bad at all, if you can stand the boring-ness of class.


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Peter Lupu | PHIL001 - Introduction to Philosophy | Philosophy2004-12-28

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Very unstructured class. There would be weeks without any work, and then he would randomly lay down on a paper for us to do with less than a week's notice. In my opinion, he is not very tolerant of other opinions, and will condescend you if you offer opposing points of view. I would not recommend taking this class with this professor.

Workload:
Not very hard, although you have to pay attention in class to get a good grade on papers, because you need to basically regurgitate his opinions on your paper if you want a good grade, and trust me, paying attention in class will be a hard feat considering how repetitive and intolerant Lupu is.


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Peter Lupu | PHIL001 - Introduction to Philosophy | Philosophy2004-12-21

Review:
The professor had an enthusiasm for the course and obvious knowledge of the course material and of philosophy in general. Class participation was heartily encouraged. The class itself was a bit unstructured, albeit fun, and I at least enjoyed going. Others sometimes seemed fed up with the lack of structure. The material itself was pretty interesting, but it got bit repetitive at times, and some of the readings were a bit hard to get through towards the end of them. Overall, a great, easy course to take, especially if you have any interest in the subject area, and to fill the second half of the writing requirement or a humanities distribution.

Workload:
Workload was really light, didn't even have readings every week, and they generally never added up to more than 10 or 15 pages a week, although parts tended to get a bit dense. We had one project paper that he would correct and we would have to hand back in, one 3-5 page paper, and then the final was two 3-5 page take home essays that we could choose from a list of questions he gave us and had a week to complete.


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