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  • ANT105

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    May 4th, 2022

    Quality

    4.0

    Difficulty

    3.0

    ANT105

    😎awesome

    May 4th, 2022

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Not Mandatory

    Grade

    : A-

    Textbook

    : N/A

    His lectures are very good, but quiz accounts for too much of the total score, and it's not really easy.

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  • ANTHRO105

    😎awesome

    Feb 18th, 2022

    Quality

    5.0

    Difficulty

    2.0

    ANTHRO105

    😎awesome

    Feb 18th, 2022

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Not Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : A-

    Textbook

    : No

    This class is pretty easy and Professor Hawks is a great guy who cares about students and has somewhat interesting lectures. I wasn't a huge fan of the content of the course, but Professor Hawks made it as interesting as possible. The only gripe I have is that the main grade is based on 3 inquiry assignments that kind of suck. No Final though!

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    ANTHRO105

    😎awesome

    Jan 20th, 2022

    Quality

    5.0

    Difficulty

    3.0

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    ANTHRO105

    😎awesome

    Jan 20th, 2022

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Textbook

    : No

    Online Class

    : Yes

    Take this class if you are looking for an easy bio course! Professor Hawks is so passionate about this subject that his excitement transfers to his students! Can't say that I will ever use the information again, but 105 was a great, easy course to fulfill a requirement. Reading can be heavy at times, but it is not all necessary to earn an A.

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  • ANTHRO105

    😎awesome

    Dec 17th, 2021

    Quality

    5.0

    (Video) Learn with an Expert: Dr. John Hawks

    Difficulty

    1.0

    ANTHRO105

    😎awesome

    Dec 17th, 2021

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Not Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Textbook

    : No

    Very kind and knowledgeable prof.

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  • ANTHRO105

    😎awesome

    Dec 16th, 2021

    Quality

    5.0

    Difficulty

    2.0

    ANTHRO105

    😎awesome

    Dec 16th, 2021

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Not Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : A

    Textbook

    : No

    Prof. Hawks has done amazing this semester. The lectures are so fun and easy to follow. The inquiry assignments are a bit tough; make sure you attend lab sections and you will totally be fine. My TA Sneha is also super helpful. Choose her section if she is still one of the TA next Fall. Overall an awesome gen ed class for bio credits.

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  • ANTHR105

    😎awesome

    Dec 14th, 2021

    Quality

    4.0

    Difficulty

    2.0

    ANTHR105

    😎awesome

    Dec 14th, 2021

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Not Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : A-

    Textbook

    : No

    This class is a very fun class if you need a lab requirement or biology credit. Make sure to attend discussions because you go over information you need for your 3 bigger assignments! Take this class if you need something fun and laid back to do!

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  • ANTHR105

    😎awesome

    Dec 2nd, 2021

    Quality

    4.0

    Difficulty

    2.0

    ANTHR105

    😎awesome

    Dec 2nd, 2021

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Not Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : A

    Textbook

    : No

    Take this class if you need the credit. It is an easy A if you do the work. There are quizzes each week but they are open-note and 3 easy assignments if you go to discussion. The TA's are very helpful.

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  • ANTHRO105

    😎awesome

    Dec 1st, 2021

    Quality

    5.0

    Difficulty

    3.0

    ANTHRO105

    😎awesome

    Dec 1st, 2021

    For Credit

    (Video) How Homo Naledi is Changing Human Origins | University Place

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Not Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : A-

    Textbook

    : No

    Super fun course and interesting labs that you really need to go to if you want to do well on the inquiry assignments. Assignment wise the course was okay, although sometimes the instructions for the inquiries are not quite clear, especially the new inquiry 2. Very knowledgeable guy and it was great getting to see how passionate he was on the topic

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  • ANTH105

    😎awesome

    Dec 1st, 2021

    Quality

    5.0

    Difficulty

    2.0

    ANTH105

    😎awesome

    Dec 1st, 2021

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Not Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : Not sure yet

    Textbook

    : No

    Prof. Hawks made learning fun and not overly complicated. This class is very low time commitment, but very interesting because Hawks shows a true passion for the topic and his research. He genuinely wants students to have a great time in his course which is easily lived up to. I also like that there are weekly quizzes in place of exams.

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  • ANTHR104

    😎awesome

    Nov 30th, 2021

    Quality

    5.0

    Difficulty

    3.0

    ANTHR104

    😎awesome

    Nov 30th, 2021

    Professor Hawks is probably the most knowledgeable person I have ever met. He is a master of his field and the information he provides for the class accurately reflects this. The lectures are interesting and the projects are actually kinda fun. The weekly quizzes are very simple if you do the reading and pay attention. Take one of his classes!

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  • ANTHRO105

    😎awesome

    Nov 11th, 2021

    Quality

    5.0

    Difficulty

    2.0

    ANTHRO105

    😎awesome

    Nov 11th, 2021

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Not Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : A

    Textbook

    : No

    Professor Hawks' lectures are always interesting, not only because of the content, but the way he teaches it. Anthro105 was a class I didn't dread going to early in the morning--I even looked forward to it. There's a quiz a week and three relatively simple projects, and the class is low stress. I definitely reccomend the course!

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    ANT304

    😎awesome

    Apr 28th, 2021

    Quality

    5.0

    Difficulty

    2.0

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    ANT304

    😎awesome

    Apr 28th, 2021

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Not Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Textbook

    : No

    Online Class

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    : Yes

    One of my favorite Anthro Professors! Such a nice guy and provides the content in such an enthusiastic way making it fun to learn again. Not too many assignments and not an overwhelming amount of content, take a class with him if you can!

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    ANT304

    😎awesome

    Apr 23rd, 2021

    Quality

    5.0

    Difficulty

    2.0

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    ANT304

    😎awesome

    Apr 23rd, 2021

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Textbook

    : No

    Online Class

    : Yes

    Professor Hawks is by far the most caring professor I have ever had. Not only is he extremely kind and understanding, but he presents the material in such an enthusiastic way that makes it so much more exciting! I had such an awesome semester with him.

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    ANTHRO105

    😎awesome

    Jan 12th, 2021

    Quality

    5.0

    Difficulty

    2.0

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    ANTHRO105

    😎awesome

    Jan 12th, 2021

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : A

    Textbook

    : No

    Online Class

    : Yes

    Professor Hawks is truly a legend

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  • ANTHRO105

    😎awesome

    Jan 10th, 2021

    Quality

    5.0

    Difficulty

    1.0

    ANTHRO105

    😎awesome

    Jan 10th, 2021

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : A

    Textbook

    : No

    Hawks is my fav prof yet. Makes lectures engaging and fun. Easy class and really interesting material. Overall great person understanding and always smiling.

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  • ANTHR105

    😎awesome

    Dec 28th, 2020

    Quality

    5.0

    Difficulty

    2.0

    ANTHR105

    😎awesome

    Dec 28th, 2020

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Not Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : A+

    Textbook

    : No

    I love prof hawks so much!!! definitely the most caring prof I have ever had, he really wants his students to succeed and the class was pretty easy if you watched all of the lectures and listened to the material.

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    ANTHRO105

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    😎awesome

    Dec 17th, 2020

    Quality

    5.0

    Difficulty

    2.0

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    ANTHRO105

    😎awesome

    Dec 17th, 2020

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : A

    Textbook

    : No

    Online Class

    : Yes

    Amazing class and an amazing professor. He was extremely understanding with everything going on and was always there incase you needed anything. I would 10/10 recommend him. The class was easy quizzes each week and then 3 bigger assignments through out the semester that were based off labs, took some time, but were easy if you just put in work.

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  • ANTHRO105

    😎awesome

    Dec 15th, 2020

    Quality

    5.0

    Difficulty

    2.0

    ANTHRO105

    😎awesome

    Dec 15th, 2020

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Not Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : A

    Textbook

    : No

    I honestly hate science, so I took this class instead of something like chemistry or bio. Despite the fact I found it extremely boring, Professor Hawks was really knowledgeable about the content and seems like he genuinely enjoys teaching. Nice guy, good teacher. No exams, weekly quizzes instead which was amazing.

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  • ANTH105

    😎awesome

    May 15th, 2020

    Quality

    5.0

    Difficulty

    4.0

    ANTH105

    😎awesome

    May 15th, 2020

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Not Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : A

    Textbook

    : No

    John Hawks is an amazing professor with amazing lectures. He is a real gem and knows genetics and biological anthropology very well. He does care about his students and their progress. He quizzes every week and they are based on the weekly readings. There are 4 inquiry assignments that are based on labs. Do your work and you will get an A. Awesome

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  • ANTHR105

    😎awesome

    May 11th, 2020

    Quality

    5.0

    Difficulty

    1.0

    ANTHR105

    😎awesome

    May 11th, 2020

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Not Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : A+

    Textbook

    : No

    I really enjoyed being in Hawks' Anthro105 course. The material is really interesting and the class is easy. This class is a great way to learn new things without the stress of having to constantly study to get a good grade. Hawks is very fun and charismatic, and was a real anchor through the whole covid debacle.

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