H.P. Porter - Washington and Lee University

Professor: H.P. Porter
Department: History
College: Washington and Lee University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: HIST323
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
A very good teacher, but a Remarkable man! One of the best souls I've ever had the fortune to come in contact with. Compassionate and kind. One of God's special people.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: HIST378
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very disorganized but absolutely amazing. This is a professor that you can go and have lunch with to discuss your thoughts on the material without it being awkward. I am not a history major and I took a 300 level for a gen ed but I dont regret it at all as he is absolutely phenomenal.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: HIST352
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Took all of his classes. One of the best teachers at W&L. I wish we had more like him.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: HIST102
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Porter's lectures just ramble on and go from point to point. His test are essay test in which you can write about anything and your grade depends on how much you write and how much he likes you. If you want a crazy class and funny time taking. Be warned you do have to work hard for the grand Rally.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: HISTORY195B
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
The spring term history class is definitely worth the experience. Everything about the class was unique: the meeting time, format, and even the test questions.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: MULTIPLE
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Porter (W&L '54) was my favorite person at W&L. He was my advisor, friend, and professor. I graduated in June '05 but I will always remember his unfailing kindness, generosity, and genuine interest in me. His lectures can be a bit boring, but you will always remember them. Porter knows all kinds of history back to front: take his classes!
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: HIST195B
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
To be honest, I was only interested in taking this class because I wanted to experience the legend that is H.P. Porter. My favorite times were when he'd start laughing at something and we didn't know why, so everyone would nervously join in. And he definitely doesn't hate girls. Ladies: do the work and you'll be fine.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: HIST102
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Porter is amazing. It's a truly entertaining class; he's basically insane but awesome. For the most part don't take him seriously, most of the time I had no idea what he was talking about. And he doesn't hate girls.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: HST195A
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Take Dr. Porter for the experience. His spring term seminars are a fun time. He grades really hard...but the recommendation letters you could get from him are gems. Still takes me to eat. It's true about meetings in his office (long). Great, quirky guy. Knows the most random historic trivia.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: VARIOUS
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Porter is one of the legendary old-school professors at W&L. He is an alum, as well, Class of '54. A definitely ally of the students against the CRATS. A little weird (down jacket year-round, midnight walks, odd laugh, etc.) but these are endearing traits. He is also a genuine friend to many.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: HIST
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
One of the best men in the school. People like Porter made this institution what it is, and he is definatly on our side against the CRATS! Great man, fun class.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: HISTINTRO
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
No Comments
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: HIST
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Absolutely insane. Truly worth taking if you want to view a prototypical, crazy haired man who has been short-circuited by academia. Tough grader, but he's exceptoinally knowledgable and, if he likes you, will treat you like a legacy, and perhaps dine you
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: HIST378
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
One of the most boring profs. ever but is very knowledgable and you laugh at him more than with him. If you go to his office with a question rest assured that your question wont be answered but you'll be held there for 2 hours.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: HIST
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
No Comments
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: BRITEMPIR
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very entertaining lectures. Really enjoyed his classes.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: 101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
he is a truly strange guy but don't let him scare you off. he's very "old school W&L." he means well. don't take him too seriously. he will assign a ton of reading but you don't actually need to do most of it.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: INDIANHIS
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
101, got a D with zero effort. Indian Subcontinent, same effort, B+ and he thinks I'm a great guy,
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: HST101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
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