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3.6
Average Grade
A-
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3.5
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3.7
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303 Student Ratings
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11/19/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A-
"Inspirational" "There for you" "Amazing lectures"

Intelligent professor and makes analogies that are relevant to students, also quite humoreous. Do his work and you won't have a problem with him.

11/10/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Ethics 107 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Would take again" "Skip class? You won't pass." "Amazing lectures"

A very good lecturer, very knowledgeable. A lot of students were expecting an easy ride and were upset that they didn't get it. I've enjoyed the class.

11/07/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
Ethics107 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This guy is an a GREAT lecturer. Hutchens issue is that he's extremely opinionated and extremely intimidating. The first day of class he went on a rant, but I stuck with the course because of how good of a lecturer he was. Half of our class was forced to withdraw after the first exam, and he went on a 10 minute rant about how it was all our faults.

05/15/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHI 268 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great lecturer. Intimidating at first, but he seems to be a very fair grader. I got an A, expecting a B. Would definitely take another class of his.

05/14/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHIL-LAW Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This professor will put you to work! Be prepared to do ALL the readings(highlight and take notes, show up to class everyday and don't bother asking him questions about the exams because he will not even bother answering it. I learned a lot, but he made me sweat. Show effort and dedication and he will take it into consideration. GOOD LUCK!

04/21/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Western Civ Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Worst professor I have ever had in my 4 years of college. DO NOT Take him!!!!

12/31/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Intro to Ethics Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Hutchens is a very wise man. However, he is a professor who is serious about his subject. I got an A in the class, but it was not easy at all. You must attend EVERY lecture or you might miss something important on the test. When studying, read everything including what may seem vague or unimportant. He is helpful if you approach his kindly.

12/26/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
31786 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very smart man. He doesn't take any shenanigans from anyone. He said that he gives grade boosts to those who regularly attend class. I thought the final exam was really hard, but I somehow got a 96 on it. (He clearly boosted my grade).

12/06/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
WesCiv101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Intelligent and is enthusiastic about subject. Makes lecture interesting. Very helpful and interesting, grades fairly. NEED to read TEXT book and Attend lectures to pass.

12/06/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
WCIV101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Makes lecture interesting, super intelligent! Very understanding and helpful. Grades fairly. READ TEXT BOOK and Attend lectures to pass!

11/07/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Intro to Logic Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

STAYYYYY FAR FAR FAR FAR AWAY! he has a beauty and the beast monotone voice. His tests are impossible except 2. Even with getting two high test grades you will be on the verge of failing... Good Luck if you can last the semester with him!

10/08/2013
average
1 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
WesCiv Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

he is a very tough professor !! he is very strict and also he's test are very tricky they might seem easy but he confuses people with the wording which lowers your grade, he is not willing to help you at all outside of class... reconsider taking him

04/21/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Phil 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Unclear, unhelpful, and impossible professor.

02/27/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
phil101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Not going to lie, a very smart but extremely tough professor. I tried so hard in this course, as a freshman, I felt like it was the only class I actually had to do work in.. So many papers due in the beginning, then a load of tests that are completely tricky with wording... Do not take him

12/22/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
Phil308 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr.Hutchens is one of the most intelligent people I have ever met. He is helpful; in my personal experience, he was always available if I had questions or concerns. It is necessary that you are familiar with the readings before coming to class each week. Attendance is mandatory. Overall, a wonderful professor who rewards his hardworking students.

12/17/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Greek300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He's very smart about the SM, and treats students with respect. That said, I wouldn't recommend him unless you have to take him. He's very ambiguous about what is on the exam, and a lot of the complex ideas that are worth understanding seldom show up on the actual exam, rather trivial facts are there instead. Focus on names/works/quotes, and get A

12/17/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Hist101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Don't take him if u want to pass this course...extremely tough

12/15/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Phi308 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

If you are interested in the topic and serious about learning I recommend taking a class with Dr. Hutchens. He really knows his stuff and will teach you a great deal throughout the semester. Without question one of the most knowledgeable professors i've had. Read the text, attend class and pay attention and you will enjoy it.

12/15/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Phil308 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Only take this class if you're actually serious about learning philosophy. The readings are very difficult, so make sure you read the readings before class.That way, it would be much easier for you to understand what the Professor is talking about. Professor Hutchens is awesome at clarifying difficult concepts! Just make sure you do your part.

12/15/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
phil308 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

It would help to be familiar with the course material before each class. Assigned readings are a good foundation. Outside materials wouldn't hurt. Write down questions and wait until end of class to ask them. I have reccomended Hutchens to friends. Only take him if you are interested in the course material. He weeds out the uninterested.Knows stuff

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