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Arthur Hopkins
Professor (2000 – 2015)
Georgia (UGA)
Geography
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4.1503****
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Rated by 173 students
3.09
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across 8 classes
Fall 2015 Schedule
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GEOG 1101
GEOG 1111
GEOG 1112
GEOG 1113
GEOG 1125
GEOG 2110H
GEOG 2250H
GEOG 3010

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5*****
GEOG 1111 - Introduction to Physical Geography
Pros: He knows his material and really cares about his students -- he WANTS you to succeed and make an A. This class is very easy, all of the notes are online but there are blanks within the notes which is why you have to come to class. He takes attendance through "pop quizzes" and you can literally make a 0 on a pop quiz and still get a 100 because he is just looking for your name at the top and making sure you atleast tried in answering some of the questions. His exams were very easy, about 50 questions, either multiple choice or true/false. I would highly recommend Hopkins out of all the other professors in the Geography department. If you have to take a physical science, take this course!
Professor rated by: Journalism Student on 3/28/11
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3***
GEOG 1112 - Introduction to Weather and Climate
Class was dreadfully boring and the exams seemed to be very difficult. He had six pop quizzes with each worth 10 points and he always gave full credit if you took it. Tests come straight from the notes, but there are a lot of notes, so make sure to...
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Professor rated by: Advertising and Public Relations Student on 2/15/11
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GEOG 1111
Introduction to Physical Geography
5*****
Pros: He knows his material and really cares about his students -- he WANTS you to succeed and make an A. This class is very easy, all of the notes are online but there are blanks within the notes which is why you have to come to class. He takes attendance through "pop quizzes" and you can literally make a 0 on a pop quiz and still get a 100 because he is just looking for your name at the top and making sure you atleast tried in answering some of the questions. His exams were very easy, about 50 questions, either multiple choice or true/false. I would highly recommend Hopkins out of all the other professors in the Geography department. If you have to take a physical science, take this course!
Professor rated by: Journalism Student on March 28, 2011
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GEOG 1111
Introduction to Physical Geography
4****
Pros: Gives you fill-in notes (these are WONDERFUL)

Very knowledgeable
Cons: Not a spectacular lecturer. He's can be very awkward and downright goofy.

There will be times when you are trying to listen to him and copy down text notes at the same time, but it's not that big of an issue. You can always ask him questions, and he will be glad to answer them.
This class is extremely easy. Go to class, copy the notes, pay attention, study the notes well, and you should get an A.
Professor rated by: Management Information Systems Student on November 7, 2011
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GEOG 1111
Introduction to Physical Geography
5*****
This is an easy class, and he wants you to do well. He has fill in the blank notes online, and you bring them to class and fill in the blanks while he explains them. He lets you use your laptops during class, so you can check Facebook, etc. if you want after you fill in the blanks in the notes. However, be sure to listen to him because he tells you EXACTLY what will be on the exam. You have to go to class because he gives 6 pop quizzes throughout the semester, but they are very easy since they are open notes and he only checks to see if you put your name on the paper and tried to answer some of the questions. His exams are very easy, and he tells you the exact concepts/questions you will see on the test. They are normally 55 questions (a combination of T/F, MC, and Matching), and he normally has two or three bonus questions on each test. If you listen in class and study the notes, you will do really well. All of the test questions (except the bonus questions) come directly from the notes, so you really do not have to buy a book. He also drops your lowest test grade (excluding the non-cumulative final). I only studied for a night or two for his exams and got high A’s on them. He has a very deep voice and is pretty monotone, but he is funny. He is much easier than Porinchu is for this class. If you can, take Hopkins!
Professor rated by: Accounting Student on October 3, 2012
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GEOG 1113
Introduction to Landforms
5*****
Pros: He has great notes, and all you have to do is go to class to fill them in. And the pop quizzes are for attendance only, and you can use your notes to answer the questions on the pop quizzes. The tests are multiple choice, T/F, and short answer.
Cons: None...
Professor rated by: Agricultural and Applied Economics Student on March 23, 2011
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GEOG 1111
Introduction to Physical Geography
5*****
Pros: No textbook needed.
Cons: Kind of boring.

You need to go to class for notes and pop quizzes.
Hopkins is a cool guy. Take this class if you are going for the science credit because it's way easier than chemistry and you save $100 by not having to buy a book.
Professor rated by: Economics Student on January 13, 2013
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GEOG 1111
Introduction to Physical Geography
5*****
Pros: This professor is clearly passionate about geography and is super nice and informative. His lectures are easy to follow and pretty straight forward. You do not need to buy the book, he has his own website (instead of using eLC) where he provides everything including the notes (the notes have blanks you have to fill in so you have to be in class or get them from a friend). He gives 6 pop quizzes worth 10 points each that are simply attendance checks to make sure you're coming to class, not for accuracy. He makes really corny jokes, that aren't very funny be he's so darn nice you can't help but laugh. His tests are straight regurgitation from the notes. I literally would study the notes (memorizing) and rewrite them the night before the test and I made 100s on every test but the first one (because I didn't take the test seriously at first and didn't study but I still made an 80). He also does at least a couple of extra credit questions on each test that are obscure little facts he talked about during lecture. His final is just like his regular tests.
Cons: His lectures can be very dry and boring (I mean it is Geography...), but as long as you are able to copy the blanks in the notes you can surf the web or whatever while he lectures.
Really the only way you cannot get an A in this class is by never showing up and not studying the notes, you have to try to not get an A.
Professor rated by: Psychology Student on January 24, 2013
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GEOG 1125
Resources, Society, and the Environment
4****
Pros: He is really nice and helpful.
Cons: He can get boring with all of his powerpoints.
This is a class you can pass just by taking notes well and studying hard. There is no book!
Professor rated by: English Student on May 7, 2011
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GEOG 1125
Resources, Society, and the Environment
4****
Pros: So, so easy; notes are online and you just have to fill in the blank; no attendance; tests come straight from the notes
Cons: BORING
Professor rated by: Journalism Student on May 1, 2011
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GEOG 1111
Introduction to Physical Geography
5*****
Pros: Kinda funny guy. He has fill in the blank notes online and if you print them out and bring them with you, you can check ESPN or Facebook or whatever while you fill them in directly from his overhead slides. The tests are directly from the notes with the occasional extra credit question from the book. He has pop quizzes but he lets you use your notes. Easy A if you study a couple days in advance for each test and attend class.
Cons: Attendance isn't mandatory, but it is if you want to get an A. To get the notes and pass the pop quizzes, you have to go to class. Tests take several hours of studying depending on how quickly you can memorize the material.
Good teacher. Easy class if you study a couple days before the test and go to class with the fill in the blank notes he gives you.
Professor rated by: Political Science Student on December 14, 2011
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GEOG 1125
Resources, Society, and the Environment
3***
Pros: Easy A

No homework

No textbook reading

Cons: Really boring
Stan Hopkins is a really nice guy. He wants you to succeed and do well in his class. Unfortunately, the class is pretty boring. Lectures can really drag, but all you have to do is fill in some blanks on the lecture notes that he posts online. We did have 8 discussions sections where we would read a chapter from an environmental issues book, answer a couple questions over it, then discuss it in class. I really enjoyed those. The tests were very easy and pretty much straight memorization. We had to write one paper, but it was pretty easy. He is also a lenient grader. If you want an easy A, take this class. If you want an engaging and interesting class, definitely do not.
Professor rated by: Mathematics Student on April 29, 2012
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GEOG 1112
Introduction to Weather and Climate
4****
Pros: Don't need to buy the textbook

Fill in the blank notes

Pretty easy tests if you study

Stan's the man
Cons: Boring class

Pop quizzes
Do not buy the textbook; you don't need it at all. If you're trying to fulfill your science credit, take the GEOG1111 class instead. It's much easier, and you can drop a test. I took the GEOG1112 class, and it was still easy, but the tests did require some intensive studying. The notes are fill in the blank off a powerpoint, so they're pretty easy to take. He gives 6 pop quizzes randomly to take attendance which can hurt or help your grade. Basically, the tests just required studying the week of, but I'd recommend taking the GEOG1111 class if you're just looking for an easy A.
Professor rated by: Mathematics Student on December 22, 2012
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GEOG 1112
Introduction to Weather and Climate
4****
Pros: Nice guy. I was late to the final and he let me take it. Shows music videos before class. Tests are easy if you study, and notes are fill-in-the-blank. Not hard material. Doesn't take attendance, uses a few open-note pop quizzes to make sure you come.
Cons: Monotone voice, boring subject. I dreaded going to class. If you get unlucky and miss an attendance quiz it pulls your grade down.
The subject is really boring, but it's easy if you can make yourself go to class. Tests are all multiple choice and T/F with a map section. No homework, no projects, no need to buy the textbook. Just study the fill-in-the-blank notes and you'll be fine. I made a B+ but it could've been an A if I'd worked a little harder.
Professor rated by: Advertising and Public Relations Student on June 1, 2012
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GEOG 1113
Introduction to Landforms
3***
Pros: He's a nice guy. Understands if you miss class because you're ill etc. Gives attendance pop quizzes that are open notes. Fill in the blank notes and no need for textbook.
Cons: Mind-numbingly boring. He's a nice guy but you are still learning about rocks. His tests are very detail oriented. If you memorize his notes you will get a 100 on each test but there is a lot of information.
Test one covers the most information so start studying early. Cramming the night before is not a good option for this test.
Professor rated by: Business Student on November 8, 2011
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GEOG 1111
Introduction to Physical Geography
5*****
Pros: EASY A!! Post notes online and you fill in the blanks. 6 random attendance quizzes and you can use your notes. Make sure you study the notes and you'll do well on the tests; 2 extra credit questions on every test. The project is a geography field trip answering questions. He gives you everything you need to succeed in his class. Great teacher!
Cons: A few test questions came from the focus studies in the textbook and if you don't have the book you might have some difficulty on those.
Awesome class!
Professor rated by: Business Student on December 8, 2011
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GEOG 1113
Introduction to Landforms
4****
Pros: If you go to class, copy the notes word for word, and memorize those notes the night before the test, you'll be fine. He even sometimes gives hints on what's going to be important on the test.
Cons: He's a little dry and boring, but you can definitely tell he's passionate about geography.
The book is a good aid when studying, but not really necessary. It's very easy to still get an A without using the book. Overall, I'd highly recommend him if you're looking for an easy physical science class!
Professor rated by: International Affairs Student on January 5, 2012
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GEOG 1112
Introduction to Weather and Climate
3***
Class was dreadfully boring and the exams seemed to be very difficult. He had six pop quizzes with each worth 10 points and he always gave full credit if you took it. Tests come straight from the notes, but there are a lot of notes, so make sure to study. I bombed the second test, but if I would have done well on that test I could have made an A in the class.
Professor rated by: Advertising and Public Relations Student on February 15, 2011
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GEOG 1112
Introduction to Weather and Climate
4****
Pros: Only requires a lecture- no out of class assignments. Gives 6 attendance quizzes that can bring up your grade a few points.
Cons: Sometimes lecture can get a little boring/dry, but Dr. Hopkins is a pretty good professor and does his best to make it interesting.
I've had to study fairly hard to get a solid A in the class. Most everyone I know has made low to mid B's on all the tests. The book isn't necessary. Go to class. The "pop quizzes" aren't graded for accuracy- just attendance- and he usually gives them at obvious times (before Labor Day weekend, GA/FL, and Thanksgiving break). I'm not a science person, but this class was a much better physical science alternative to chem or physics!
Professor rated by: Advertising and Public Relations Student on November 21, 2012
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GEOG 1111
Introduction to Physical Geography
5*****
Pros: Very easy class as long as you show up to class to get the notes. The notes are posted on line, but with blanks you have to fill in. He bold or underlines pretty much everything that might be on the test so as long as you study that you should do fine on the tests. He give 6 pop quizzes. It doesn't matter what your answers are just matters that you were there in class.
Cons: Has an aggravating "field trip" where you have to go around campus. Thought it wouldn't be seriously graded, but it was! Also lectures can get pretty boring
Overall great class and easy! I recomend to everyone who just has to fill a requirement.
Professor rated by: Education Student on April 16, 2015
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GEOG 1112
Introduction to Weather and Climate
2**
Pros: He had a really hot TA once come in and talk to us.
Cons: His lecture is painfully boring. Even after studying his notes diligently, I could never get an A on his test. I always felt like there were questions that he hadn't gone over or that it would be impossible for me to know. All his tests have a map portion which he doesnt give you. He tells you which lakes or countries will be on it and you have to make your own map. He gives all his notes off of a projector like its 1988. You have to attend class because he gives surprise pop quizzes which he only uses for attendance. There are five, each worth ten points.
Professor rated by: Undeclared Student on April 18, 2012
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GEOG 1111
Introduction to Physical Geography
4****
Pros: drops lowest test, quizzes are kinda for attendance
Cons: shit ton to memorize
the notes are fill in the blank so you should attend class to do that, he drops the lowest test grade but you still need to take the final, his tests are straight memorization from the notes so its A LOT TO MEMORIZE but it is definitely possible to get an a. his quizzes are open note and he gives you full credit if you just try. one day he took his pants off in class so theres that. he does have like a field trip project thing you have to do thats worth a mini test grade but its not bad
Professor rated by: HDFS - Hum Devel and Fam Sci Student on April 29, 2015
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