Charles Duggins - University of South Carolina

Professor: Charles Duggins
Department: Biology
College: University of South Carolina
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: BIO101
  • Grade Received: C
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
My bio 303 class was easier than his class. Had to memorize and draw out things it was terrible. I passed because i can memorize things i made a D on all test but the final was cumulative and i made a 96 passing with a C in the class. Record his lectures!!!!!!
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: BIOL101
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Hardest professor I've ever had. I am taking 500 level biology with all A's. His tests are ridiculously difficult. He wants exactly what he said in class, not what the textbook says. Even if you are right, you wrong if it is not word for word. He's a great teacher though, I know Bio 101 better than any other subject because of him. Made a B+.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: BIO101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Don't take if at all possible. If you do take get ready to work.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: BIO101
  • Grade Received: D
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
If you are not a student that can MEMORIZE every single thing from lecture, DO NOT TAKE HIM. His tests are ridiculously hard. I would know the information, but I could not take the type of tests he gave us. It was all fill in the blank. Give me a matching or multiple choice test, I would have an A. I made a D.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: BIOL102
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Great professor. Lots of information and a very quick paced lectures. Hard exams, but he does give you everything on them in depth.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: BIO101
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Many people find this class very difficult, which it is. The subject matter is difficult. However if you pay attention in class and take notes on what he is saying there is no reason for anyone to fail. If you're not willing to go to class and take in the information then he is not the teacher for you, and the major probably isn't either. Loved!
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: BIOL101
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Duggins is a boss. Best professor at USC. People want easy A's and he's not handing them out. He challenges you to really learn the material and do well. It is satisfying when you ace a test in his class, which is rare. Ive done it on all exams by the way because I worked my butt off. If he ever comes back to teach, I urge you to take the challenge
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: 101
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Definitely one of the best professors I've had. The people complaining on here just wanted an easy A, and his class isn't necessarily easy, but it's manageable, and he really gives you everything you need to do well.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: 101
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
All of his tests are fill in the blank, no multiple choice. He requires you to be very specific, so if you don't write and include exactly what he's looking for, you get points taken off. No partial credit, ever. His questions are very broad and not specific, so its hard to tell what exactly he wants from you.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: BIOLOGY101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
If you really pay attention during his lectures, his tests are only moderately challenging. Definitely not an easy A, but I personally am not looking for an easy A. If you are a science major, he will be beneficial. If you are not a science major and you're just taking for common core, I would not suggest taking him.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: 111
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I took AP Biology last year and even though the material was the same, Duggins made this class super hard. Even when I obviously knew the material, if you don't repeat it on the tests exactly like he said it in class, you will get points taken off. Although Duggins knows what he is talking about, he lacks the ability to grade fairly. DO NOT TAKE.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: 101
  • Grade Received: C
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Attendance is not mandatory; however, he will give you possibly test questions during his lecture. I would say he is straight forward about what's going to be on the test, but that would be a lie. He sends out practice problems and possible essay questions in emails, but don't pay attention to those because none of them are going to be on the test.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: BIO101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Worst professor I've ever had! His tests are fill in the blank, short answer, drawing diagrams, etc. If you don't write the answer in the words he uses to explain it, he'll most likely take off. The only grades are the four exams.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: BIOL101
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
If you don't want to or don't have time to study everyday don't take. He is very specific with his wording, so if you have trouble memorizing phrases or spelling, don't take him. There's no multiple choice; there's short answer, fill in the blank, and essays. Take if you really want to learn biology, otherwise, find an easier class.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: BIO101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Test are short answer, fill-in-blank, and essay. He grades very tough (misspelled words .. etc.) The recent test we had many people did not simplify their answers although they were correct and he took off 8 points out of 9 possible. There's no homework or extra cred, so there's no possible way to pull up your grade if you don't do good his test.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: BIO101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
very confusing notes and lecture. hard grader. tests are NOT multiple choice.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: BIOL101
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Worst Class I have ever taken. Studied for this class more than all my other classes combined and still couldn't pass. Save your sanity and take another class.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: 102
  • Grade Received: D+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
his notes are all over the place and make so sense
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: BIO101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
The tests aren't multiple choice so good luck with studying
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: BIOL101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I would venture to say that the majority of people complaining of the difficulty of his classes are those fresh out of high school who aren't used to academic rigor. His class requires the student to KNOW the material, not just be familiar with it. If you want to do well on the MCAT or the GRE, it's the kind of class you want to take.
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