Marc Hutchison at University of Rhode Island

Marc Hutchison

  • 4.0Overall Quality
  • 3.7Helpfulness
  • 4.2Clarity
  • 2.8Easiness

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Class
Rating
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11/9/09

PSCMANY

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

My favorite professor in the poli sci department. He's lectures are interesting and he is funny and makes it easy for you to stay interested. His forgien policy class is by far my favorite class i have taken at URI. he is a fair grader and it very willing to help if you go and see him at his office hours

7/26/09

PSC116

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Class Was interesting and teacher was funny

5/1/09

PSC116

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great professor! Great class. Very well organized, although class time is a little short for all the information we cover. Recitation was HORRIBLE. DO NOT take Rebecca Looney as your TA (if she still does it next year). Hutchison is awesome. Very good person, funny, smart.

4/22/09

PSC116

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

A quite pompous individual. When not referring to Napoleon, his boyfriend, or there relation to Freddie Mercury or Elton John. He is a great teacher, smart, and knows cold war politics to the point of schizophrenia but as a human being ranks negative four out of one through ten in my book

4/21/09

psc116

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

great class!! as long as you go and take notes and do the reading you will do fine. tests are tough, but only go over stuff he talks a lot about. be prepared to get hand cramps from all the writing. he never advocates one political view over another, which is becoming hard to find. recitations are kind of pointless.

4/7/09

psc116

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awesome professor, very interesting class. He couldnt be any clearer in explaining the material. Exams are not that hard really, just review key terms from the textbook and you'll be fine.

2/13/09

PLS300

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great professor for COLD WAR POLITICS. Easy to follow yet very interesting. Solid energy during lectures keeps audience engaged. Anthesis of an egg head professor who will put you asleep. Highly recommend the C W P class, dually taught with Prof. Petro, good counterbalance to Petro's heady lectures, the two do quite well together good banter

1/26/09

PSC434

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's awesome. Really helpful and easy to learn from. Using the textbook can be avoided, but he'll know. The way the class is structured, you can get a good grade putting in 3 or 4 hours of work per week. He's highly recommended though, easy to follow and very interesting.

11/12/08

PSC116

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class was great!!! Just make sure you read your text book...KEEP UP!!! 3 Tests in his class so study study study=A

11/11/08

PSC116

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great guy, LOVED the class. Exams are no cake walk, know your book and notes back and forward, but overall all the material was covered. Essay is easy if you have the right TA, make sure you talk to the guy, he's pretty interesting, and his daughter is adorable. Would definitely take him again.

10/30/08

PSCmany

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the best professors in the department. You can tell he loves what he does and cares about his students. His lectures are very clear and entertaining, and his grading is fair. I'd highly recommend his American Foreign Policy class!

8/23/08

PSC350

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

All these comments about how hard his class are clearly coming from idiots who can't handle a 100 level psc class. Try taking a 300 level Cold War Politics class He's really interesting & clearly cares about what he's doing and his students. He doesn't take any sh*t from students and expects responsibility (which he should from college students)

7/23/08

PSC116

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a great guy! He has an adoable son and makes class enjoyable. He is extremely fair and really loves what he does. He makes class enjoyable and the subject matter interesting. He is a great professor! Take his class!

5/27/08

PSC116

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Okay, all these complaints are stupid. Yeah, he won't slow down the notes for people during lecture, but it's a 200-person lecture. If he did that we'd learn nothing. You're also allowed to miss 3 classes. I crammed the morning of for the 2 exams and did the book review the night before it was due and I got an A. My secret? Attending class.

5/19/08

PSC116

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

terrible teacher...mandatory attendance every class. He puts notes on an overhead for you to copy but goes way to fast and will never go back if you didn't get it all. Tests are entirely too complex for this type of course and the recitations go over nothing related to class material. If you can avoid this class definitely do.

4/10/08

psc116

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very hard teacher, u will not stop writing the entire class. he doesnt wait for students he keeps his own pace which is very hard to keep up with..very strict on attendance and he uses the iclicker to take it as well as he asks questions thorughout the lecture that are graded..intersteting class just wish he slowed down and didnt make it as hard

4/1/08

psc116

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

terrible teacher

3/29/08

PSC116

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

great professor! really clear and very entertaining. one of the few professors who can make a 200-person lecture worth your time. you do have to work hard outside of class to do well, but if you can do that you should be fine. and if you can't, you shouldn't be in college anyway.

2/26/08

PSC116

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

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12/11/07

PSC434

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Do not take this class unless you are looking for trouble. He does not explain topics clearly and fills in class time with pointless class work. Midterm was difficult and most of the class did poorly. His critical book review paper also was a pointless assignment, which he did not explain clearly resulting in the class doing poorly yet again.

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