James Hitchcock at Saint Louis University

James Hitchcock

  • 3.7Overall Quality
  • 3.5Helpfulness
  • 3.9Clarity
  • 3.8Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
1/22/14

Hist 111

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedA

I heard he used to be an awesome professor when he was younger. He went to Princeton and is very knowledgeable. However, now he is old and does not interact with students. There are no powerpoints, no written notes, no structure. You just write down what he says. There were 5 easy "your opinion" writing assignments. His class was easy but BORING.

5/15/13

HIST 112

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Hitchcock was a very easy, yet very boring teacher. I earned an A in the class because I literally wrote down every word he said when discussing different history topics. As long as you take consistent notes, it's a very easy class. I never studied from the book once.

1/30/12

HIST112

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Terrible teacher. He does not use technology in his lectures, but simply walks around and spurts his knowledge from memory. Impressive, but awful to learn from or take notes. In a class of 150, if he hears even 1 student whispering, he will stop his lecture and stare that person down until he or she stops. He even moved 2 students 1 class period.

11/16/11

HIST111

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great professor! Class is easy. Doesn't take attendance but come to class because all of the stuff on the Midterm came from class notes. 3 papers, midterm, and final make up your grade and it's easy to do well as long as you put in some effort. Really knows his stuff!

11/19/10

HIST111

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is VERYY boring. Sits at his desk the entire time and talks. It is very difficult to not fall asleep, or do something else on your computer. Basically you read the chapters on your own, you have a short quiz on each chapter that consist of about 5-6 important words in the chapter. Then he talks about the chapter for 2-3 days. There are 6 essays.

5/3/10

Hist112

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very boring teacher. Talks entire class. Bring laptop and take notes because he talks fast. Def. go to discussion section because they review everything in lecture. 2 tests- Midterm(35% of grade), Final(50%) and 3 papers(15%). Tests aren't too hard and if you have a good TA your set.

4/1/10

HIST112

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Sure he lectures like an old style professor but he is really knowledgeable about what he lectures. Lecture attendance is not mandatory but don't forget to go to discussion. midterm, final, and 3 opinion papers. If you love history it's a guaranteed A as long as you put in the effort!

11/24/09

HIST111

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very clear, but slightly dull lectures. Definitely still attend though, since it's better reviewing two pages of notes than 30 pages in the textbook for tests.

12/18/08

hist307

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the best professor I have had. He just talks the entire time, so it can get a little boaring, but he knows so much and makes history interesting. Requires alot of reading but if you do the reading and attend his lectures you will do fine

12/25/06

HIST111

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He looks mean but he is actually nice if you pay attention and participates. He is an old man with a PhD from Princeton and knowns a lot, but he is SO boring. Read the book because he uses it in class. 3 2 page essays about the CD from the book, 3 essay test with 10 vocab words.

12/24/06

HST112

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Pretty good prof, class was extremely boring. Tests consisted of 10 identifications and two essays. The final wasn't cumulative. Definitely bring your book to class, he refers to it a lot.

6/2/06

HIST 335 Tudor

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a wonderful teacher, and a very kind person. I would certaily take him again. Just remember to study your notes for the tests and likely you'll do fine.

12/4/05

HIS 112

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Easy class, teacher can be boring, but he is very nice. The papers come out of documents on the cd, so you have to buy the book, but the tests really only care about the notes.

9/1/05

Rome

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I had Hitchock several years ago. He is an awesome professor and a very kind man. He wrote my letters for law school, and was a big help.

8/10/05

HST

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

The most brilliant and insightful instructor who still impresses me and guides my thinking 35 years later---not just a professor who teaches the subject matter, but one who embraces learning and conveys it with clarity and enthusiasm.

5/5/05

History 111

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

very very easy if you go to class and take notes. Just pay attention and write it on the test. the papers are very easy. he can be somewhat boring, but it's better than a hard HIS 111 class.

12/18/03

hsa111

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

soo nice, very smart, good class

11/21/03

HST 111

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Easy A. Just show up to class and take notes. Don't bother buying a book, notes are ample study material for the tests.

11/13/03

HS A 111

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good teacher. Papers are easy and tests are easy if you study your notes.

10/19/03

HSA-111

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Pretty easy if you go to class.Tests are 99.9% notes.Big on studying religion. Boring, but I learned a lot.

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