Hans-Jorge Busch - University of Delaware

Professor: Hans-Jorge Busch
Department: Languages
College: University of Delaware
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: SPAN300
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
If you have the option of taking Haq take her. This professor's Spanish skills aren't even up to par to be teaching a grammar class. He barely teaches! In class we go over the assigned short films or readings. We barely go over grammar which makes exams so hard. He speaks in English often which is frustrating if you really want to learn Spanish
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: SPAN314
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I hated Hans. worst professor I've ever had, he doesn't even know Spanish, he constantly asked the class what certain words meant. he just teaches from the textbook that he wrote and there are sooo many things wrong with it. He told he i should just change majors because I failed his first exam... even though he taught terribly.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: SPAN401
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
SPAN401 is a fine grammar review, but I found the class to be a waste of time. We mostly learned a little vocab and went over the subjunctive a million times. I recommend taking a more interesting course. It's easy to do homework in class and the exams are fine. He is tough about attendance and participation. Show up and talk to get a good grade.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: SPAN314
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I LOVED this class. Thought it was really interesting and different from the usual literature/culture/grammar class. He wrote the textbook, its only about 15 dollars to buy, and it's really easy to understand the short chapters which is all that's on the exam. He's very relaxed and makes the class fun. Would really him as a professor!
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: SPAN314
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Amazing!!! I took this class because I thought it would be easy & it ended up being a lot of work, but totally worth it. 3 exams, 1 presentation. Spend each class speaking a lot, my pronunciation really improved & he's flexible with scheduling.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: SPAN200
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Busch was one of my favorite professors at UD so far. There are weekly homework, and an exam after each chapter (which is good because you have multiple chances of bringing your grade up), after each week's homework, you write a paragraph summary, which he corrects it and helps you get 100%. He cares a lot about everybody's grade.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: SPAN401
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
The classes aren't that important, everything on the test comes directly from the book. This class felt like a faster paced 201 class. Makes you turn in rough drafts to every paper and corrects it all for you before he grades it. One of the best teachers in the spanish department.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: SPAN200
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Busch is a professor who likes online assignments but they are super helpful. He likes talking in Spanish so prepare to talk. He also loves having you watch clips in Spanish and then have you write essays on what happened. He even had us work with language partners in order to talk in Spanish easier.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: 200
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He's a really nice guy. We did a TON of online work for this which was a bit tedious but definitely helped in the long run. Examencitos every 2 weeks, but they are not that challenging if you've been keeping up with the online exercises.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: SPAN314
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great professor, really interesting class in my opinion. Really easy exams and one project that isn't too much work. Exams are easy, he gave my class the opportunity to retake two of the exams because of how low the grades were.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: SPAN200
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Honestly, he's good for 200. My native speaking friends always say, after looking at our tests, that he uses too many fillers. It is more of a structure class and might have you over-using unnecessary words. He's knowledgeable and dedicated but its not his first language. I would take him again for that class but not for any conversation classes.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: SPAN401
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Busch was a good teacher. Never did the homework but it didn't matter because we went over it in class. Quizzes actually count more as tests but they are fair as long as you review. Gives helpful feedback for essays before you have to hand it in for a final grade. Would definitely recommend.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: SPAN314
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Busch is a very nice guy; but not everyone enjoys his teaching style. I had him for Phonetics and Phonology, and I was completely lost in the beginning, having no prior phonetics knowledge. He is the kind of teacher that thinks people innately understand material, and they can transcribe anything by the 4th week. So maybe don't take him. Maybe.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: SPAN401
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is the best Spanish professor that I've ever had at UD. He encourages EVERYONE to speak in Spanish. My fluency skills have increased so much since taking him. He is so nice and his lectures are interesting and fun. He has definitely improved since all these other ratings, and he is THE best.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: SPAN401
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is really enthusiastic about Spanish and really wants his students to understand the material. He's a nice guy. His exams are pretty much straight from the homework. His class is boring and he isn't an expert at Spanish, since German is his first language.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: SPAN200
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is a nice guy and the class is super easy, but I dreaded going every day. We don't do anything in class and he did not help me to understand anything better than i already understood it. There are a ton of writing assignments but he isn't really a hard grader.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: SPAN200
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Took it over winter semester. He's great, always plays spanish music and answers any questions you have. He's pretty laid back as far as papers go, if you need another day it's fine. There are quizzes most days with the vocab and the tests are pretty easy. He really encourages you to speak spanish and really help you with pronunciation. Take it!
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: SPAN603
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Easy class, pretty interesting stuff if you wanna know exactly where the language you are studying originated.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: SPAN401
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
To be fair, his heart is in the right place. He cares a lot about the students, and remembers you. But when it comes to teaching, the 400 level class is a joke. We spent 2/3 of the year reviewing what I had learned in Spanish AP. He speaks in English almost the entire time. A nice guy, but not a great class at all.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: SPAN401
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Easy class. He wrote the book, and, in my opinion, it's not that great of one. He's very critical of papers, which is good because other Spanish professors aren't. Overall, pretty good professor but not a great course. Easy but you won't learn too much.
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