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Charles R. Hogg
Professor in the Philosophy department
at Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
are you Charles R. Hogg?
Overall Quality
4.0
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.0
Clarity
4.0
Easiness
3.3
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
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75 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
11/05/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
103 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: C
"Tests are tough" "Lectures are long" "Skip class? You won't pass."

Prof. Hogg means well but for a 100 level class, it's outrageous. His phone is constantly going off, he tries to relate everything to a child like example, his tests are ridiculously difficult, it takes him forever to email back, and if you have trouble he says "study more". He's arrogant and doesn't care about his students success. Good luck.

10/14/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHI 103 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A
"Inspirational" "Would take again" "There for you"

I think Robb is one of the BEST professor's at GVSU. He can come off harsh and tough at first but that is his way of pushing his students to improve because he cares. His stories are funny. I have never respected a professor as much as I respect this one. You have to work for it and try in his class but that's no different than real life.

04/23/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHI 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Hogg is awesome, funny, and smart. He's very passionate about teaching, and intellectually stimulating. He's also a priest, which he talks about a lot (if that's an issue for you) but I feel that Dr. Hogg's class is a benefit for all!

04/15/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHI 101 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

pretty good prof. Make you you pay attention to what he says in class

04/15/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHI 101 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

He is a really sweet professor. For the nature of philosophy, he does a really good job explaining the material throughly, and while sometimes he may get sidetracked it serves as more of a com medic relief than anything else. Would recommend him for Philosophy 101 but make sure you make yourself known to him.

03/28/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHI 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This professor will seem great on the first day and I'm sure he is a great guy but he is a horrible professor. His emails are VERY condescending. The papers in class make it seem like it should be a 400 level class.

01/22/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHI 103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

If you're taking class with Hogg..slap yourself. Although he does go through material, he is useless in helping students, as well as ridicules them for not having answers to his questions 110% correct in a frustratingly calm and smarmy manner. Surely was not one of my favorite professors at GV.

12/06/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHI 103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I took logic with Prof Hogg and I was sadly mistaking when I thought the class would be easy. It was extremely difficult if you didn't follow his guidelines...which I learned was a bad idea. He is an intelligent man and knows his stuff. He is also very understanding and helpful. I recommend him to anyone!

11/15/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Phi 103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This prof is not good. He doesn't teach well at all. He is mean when you ask a question. He think everyone should already know everything before coming to class. Tests are super hard. I WOULD'NT take a class with this guy EVER.

11/07/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHI103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is the type of professor that will not help you at all unless you come to him with specific questions. He expects too much from his students as far as making students teach themselves THEN helping if/when students are confused about the material.

08/13/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHI 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Based from GRCC. I recommend this professor to anyone interested in philosophy. He's very helpful, considerate with his students. From GRCC, his class was easy, but not a cake-walk. Expect your opinions to be argued against too. Some think he's condescending, maybe, But give him a chance. Don't be afraid to voice your opinion. NEED MORE SPACE...

04/30/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHI 102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I would not recommend taking him as a professor. I never felt comfortable speaking my opinion in class because if you did not agree with him, he would completely shoot down your ideas and he ALWAYS had to be right. I think he thinks too highly of himself. He is a very smart man, he just comes off as condescending.

04/30/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHI 102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I personally could not stand him as a professor. I thought he was extremely pompous and condescending. He appeared nice and caring, but I felt that he was secretly being rude but in a way that came across as nice. His grading was on a whim so you never knew what your grade was and he never put anything on blackboard. I would not not take him again.

04/30/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHI 102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Just such a confusing prof. He was all over the place for grading journals, gave us virtually no rubric for the final paper, and just told stories every class that didn't help us learn anything about reading Aristotle. He is also very condescending and is rude about things.

04/23/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHI102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Hogg is such an incredible professor/ human being. He genuinely cares about his students and has such a kind heart. He is by far the best professor at GVSU. If you want to grow as a person- take his class!

04/15/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHI102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I don't understand the hype for Professor Hogg. He's easily the most bias professor in the Philosophy department. He loses assignments and unless you agree with everything he says, you're bound to be annoyed during lecture. The class is for the simple-minded and religious.

04/12/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Phi 103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

The prof is a nice guy. The stuff he teaches aren't too bad. Exams are a bit hard. You really do have to study for this class in order to do well in it. 30 min a day for sure, cramming doesn't help much either. Half of the exam are hand written problems.

04/09/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHI 102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Favorite class and teacher.

04/08/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHI 102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I have the utmost respect for Professor Hogg. He makes a very dry subject applicable to life. I can honestly say he has made me a better person and given me invaluable knowledge that would otherwise require years of life experience. If you want to just "get by" or not "think", take another section and do not waste this man's time.

04/07/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHI 102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Class with Professor Hogg is interesting and relates a lot to life. FYI, Not hot attractive but an interesting guy.

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