Bill Hoaglin - Grossmont College

Professor: Bill Hoaglin
Department: Philosophy
College: Grossmont College
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL110
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I hate this class, I'm taking it online and he is so unorganized, he seriously has no idea how to even work Canvas. He is ALWAYS angry, even when he's talking, he sounds angry. I write over 1,000 words per 5 point assignment and he says ITS NOT ENOUGH LIKE WHAT HAHA. that's due 2 times a week plus a discussion plus a quiz, fr don't take this class.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: PHI120
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
VERY strict! He's also one of those people that you love or hate. I personally enjoyed his class. He's very passionate in his lectures and loves to hear discussion from students who come out confidently. Yes, he calls you out if you seem uninterested. It's probably because he puts his all in his lectures. He's honest and you cannot be sensitive.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL110
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This teacher was VERY rude and condescending to pretty much everyone. You literally could not go to the restroom without him stopping class and going on a rant about how we have no respect and thats what before and after class is for. If you so much as yawn once hell stop lecture to embarrass you. Very inappropriate comments to mostly females.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL140
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
For one of my first college classes ever, Hoaglin was awesome! His ethics class was definitely difficult, but I got a great experience and improved valuable skills such as explaining abstract ideas critically and clearly. Will definitely miss this class a lot. I hope to take more of his classes if he comes back from retirement to teach part-time!
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: INTRO110
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
One of the best ever. So sad hes retiring. Would have definitely taken more of his classes.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL110
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Do not take this class if you plan on skipping class/homeworks. He will call you out every class if you do so. He tends to go off topic, A LOT. And he will get to the important information 5 minutes before class ends and will keep you late. He grades off length, so do not plan on doing an assignment that is less than a page long.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL120
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Hoaglin is the type of professor who enjoys intimidating students for some reason. He flat stops lecturing to call out a person whenever they would get up to go to the bathroom. Most lectures had nothing to do with material on the tests. Luckily the class is fairly easy. Homework is worth as much as the tests and the tests are just HW questions.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL110
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Hoaglin is my favorite professor outside of the Arts department. +Tags: Respected,Lots of HW,Hilarious,Caring There is quite a bit of homework, but it's doable if you work away at it and read the chapters on time He doesn't put up with students trying to BS and will call you on it for sure Show up to class and put in effort and you will do well
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: PHI120
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Have had him for two classes now, Hoaglin is not your typical teacher. In his class you will for sure learn so much about philosophy and change your way of thinking. He can be somewhat hard depending on how focused you are. You can't be skipping class, lectures are long but worth it.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL110
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This teacher is well informed and you can tell that he really cares for the world although he goes on understandable rants. Bill is a strict teacher for a great reason, he still has a-lot of enthusiasm while teaching and wants to make sure that his students are LEARNING. Hardest class I've taken yet, but also the most rewarding, so far....
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL110
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
The first weeks of the semester with Bill lead you to believe youll have a good class experience but when you hit the near halfway mark he becomes extremely condescending, somewhat rude, and bias towards his favorite students. He also has an hidden agenda where he tries to force his ideology and political opinion into your learning Dont recommend
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: PH110130
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I will not take anything this guy teaches. One time is enough.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL140
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
If you're a lazy student right out of high school who expects everything to be handed to them then don't take this class. This was my first philosophy class and I actually learned a lot from Professor Hoaglin. He gives out a lot of in depth homework questions but if you take them seriously and do well on them you'll get good grades on the tests.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL110
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
As long as you find the time to do the reading you'll be fine. He bases the exams on the homework questions. He requires in depth answers for homework. He makes you think critically which is refreshing. He brings up very controversial topics so if you're easily offended don't take this class. His lectures are entertaining but attendance is required
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL110
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Go to class, do the homework, study for tests... Easy A. Hoaglin is funny and encourages class participation. I got to know my classmates and we had funny, interesting debates. Didn't find his tests to be hard at all, but I know some classmates that did. He gives study guides that tell you exactly what will be on the exam. Learned a lot. Take him.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL125
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This is the most dogmatic teacher I have ever gotten. If you are an atheist and a liberal it will be A LOT easier to sit through his lectures. And even if you are, you might still get annoyed at his pervasive pessimism and grouchy attitude. At many times his political ramblings really did get in the way of what he was trying to teach.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL110
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
When i first walked into class my first thought was, "Awesome! Jeff Bridges is my teacher!" As I began to learn from Hoaglin, I learned that Jeff Bridges is a serious liberal atheist. I had fun in the class but I knew not to get offended. Hoaglin has lectures that are more like rants so if you really wanna learn the content, read the book.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL110
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This was one of the first classes i took after moving to america. I found he rambled about being an alcoholic a lot but still gave out difficult assigntments. Didn't help me much and flirted with my sister.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL110
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Get ready for the lectures about how he used to be an alcoholic, but not anymore because he found karate and motorcycles. Also be ready for him to flirt (rather openly) with the attractive female students in the class. He was more concerned with appearing attractive than he was with appearing professional. At times the lectures were thoughtful.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: PHIL111
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Hoaglin's a really great guy, honestly. His classes are discussion based, and he tends to take it rather personally when you don't show up to class (If you're going to miss, let him know). The amount of effort you put in directly corresponds with what your grade will look like. He's also not too hard on due dates.
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