Dan Moller

8 reviews
Average rating: 4.50




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PHIL100

Expecting a B
Anonymous 12/13/2018
Overall the class is great. Only negative thing is that his lectures are boring, I fell asleep alot in his lecture. His grading system is great. His papers are also very easy (even though its long). Its all opinionated paper. He also has 1 midterm and its easy. He curves it if the average is low. Overall the class is great. Also do the readings when it is assigned. I did not, and when I read them before the final they were super interesting. Also learned alot from the class.
PHIL100

Expecting an A-
Anonymous 11/23/2013
The lectures are the best part. He makes it into a discussion, and asks students questions on the topics at hand. He also goes over the readings quite thoroughly. There's a problem with that, though. In going over the readings during lecture, there is nothing to talk about in the discussion section. My TA was absolutely horrid. Even though she had a deep understanding of the material, any time she attempted to create an example for us to analyze using what we learned in lecture, she'd get confused and it would only get more and more convoluted as other people attempted to make sense of what she was saying. It was bad. However, Professor Moller is an excellent speaker. He makes jokes about the topic every once in a while, and he's very down to earth. He encourages people to ask him any questions they might have if they're struggling with anything, but he's not a mind reader. You have to take responsibility and ask for help.


Expecting an A
Anonymous 05/08/2013
Professor Moller is an incredible teacher. Extremely personable, and great at distilling the important material from the weekly readings. Class discussions were consistently engaging. The material in PHIL440 is also really interesting. Highly recommend it. There were two papers (~2200 words and ~2800 words respectively). Moller went over his expectations for these very clearly. There was one midterm and one final, both consisting of short answer questions about the course material. Also, there were sporadic quizzes (T/F) on the weekly readings.


Expecting an A
Ldiamond80 05/18/2012
This class with Dr. Moller was great. He is an excellent professor, very fair and he challenges his students. The material is very challenging and you will have to work hard, but it is very rewarding. Highly recommended.


Expecting a B
Anonymous 11/13/2011
Professor Moller is hands down one of the best professors in the philosophy department. He is clearly very intelligent, evidenced by the way he presents his lectures and the course material. You have to do the readings, and go to class because he doesn't post up slides or notes on Blackboard. His lectures are engaging, and not purely a recitation of what you've just read. I definitely recommend taking a course with him if you're a Philosophy major and/or just looking to take a course in Philosophy.
PHIL100

Expecting an A
Anonymous 11/08/2011
This class is much harder than what you would expect from a 100 level course (the easy philosophy cource is 140), and Moller definitely makes it more challenging. There's a lot of assigned readings, and they are really hard to comprehend. You don't have to understand them, or even read them, just go to class and take notes. He covers whatever he thinks is important and that's exactly what he's gonna test you on. Even though Moller isn't what you would call a "fun teacher" (it'd be hard to find one in philosophy), he does try to engage the class. But if philosophy isn't something that really interests you, don't take it with MOller, cuz his monotone voice will drive you to sleep in 5 minutes. But if you are interested, Moller will prepare you for higher level courses. Like I said, the tests are tough (you have to memorize a lot of different theories and arguments) and people tend to run out of time, but they aren't tricky. The essays are probably the most challenging part; if you can't write well, don't take this class. You'll want to kill yourself.
PHIL100

Anonymous 05/03/2011
Going class for the first time, if you decide to sit in the back, Moller does not speak very loud and is very difficult to hear him at first. The TA i had was not very engaging and made discussions boring. The exams are short answers but if you do not answer them very thoroughly you could possibly get 0 pts for them. When i was struggling in the class, he barely gave any feedback or advice on what to do, so I dropped the class.


Expecting an A
tomiller 12/08/2009
Great professor. Always willing to provide feedback on ideas and presents material very clearly. The discussions in class are also very engaging. If you are interested at all in moral philosophy make sure to take at least one class with him.