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Professor Ratings & Grade Distribution Data for James Porter

James Porter
Professor (2000 – 2015)
Georgia (UGA)
Ecology
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4.5862****+
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Rated by 29 students
3.54
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across 1 classes
Fall 2015 Schedule
Add to schedule TR 9:30am-10:45am
Add to schedule TR 9:30am-10:45am,
F 1:25pm-2:15pm
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ECOL 1000
ECOL 1000H
ECOL 4940
ECOL 4960
ECOL 7000
ECOL 7300
ECOL 9000
ECOL 9300

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ECOL 1000
Ecological Basis of Environmental Issues
5*****
Pros: Dr. Porter is the most interesting lecturer you will have at UGA hands down. I cried in at least 1 of his lectures because they were so strongly put and so well done. I am a dude. He will make you care about the environment and he definitely put me on track for what I want to do in the future. Oh and the class is probably the easiest I have ever had. No brainer.
Cons: It ended. Oh and it may not count for Franklin students anymore.
Professor rated by: International Affairs Student on October 25, 2012
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ECOL 1000
Ecological Basis of Environmental Issues
5*****
Pros: Very passionate man and he's the most legit professor i've ever had. He's done work for the president if i'm not mistaken. From his lectures you can tell that he loves his subject. He shows a lot of videos as well.
Cons: If you take the lab, make sure you get a TA that's competent and not a complete asshole.
If you like talking about global warming and the government, you will LOVE this class. It's very interesting. But the class is very hard to get. STALK OASIS!
Professor rated by: Political Science Student on November 8, 2011
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ECOL 1000
Ecological Basis of Environmental Issues
4****
We had 8 quizzes but 2 lowest were dropped. He was passionate about this subject and it made the class interesting
Professor rated by: International Affairs Student on December 11, 2010
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ECOL 1000
Ecological Basis of Environmental Issues
5*****
Pros: Easy Material

Fun and exciting professor

Interesting subject
Cons: Class seems easier than it is
The class is split in half. Altizer teaches the first half and Porter the second half. Altizer sucks but Porter is awesome. I loved going to class and hearing his passion for ecology. He loves this stuff and loves teaching it. You can hear it in his voice. The class clapped for him after every class.
Professor rated by: Education Student on December 24, 2011
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ECOL 1000
Ecological Basis of Environmental Issues
4****
Pros: Really funny and interesting

Only 2 tests and 1 book to read
Cons: Lectures seem repetitive sometimes

He's awesome! I'm not interested in ECOL but I still enjoyed the class
Professor rated by: International Affairs Student on November 14, 2011
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ECOL 1000
Ecological Basis of Environmental Issues
3***
Pros: Dr. Porter is REALLY passionate about ecology and you can really tell when he's lecturing!
Cons: His tests DON'T reflect lecture well.

The book isn't required, which means that the test is ALL based off of his lectures and it's hard to study for tests because his lectures mostly use pictures..
We had porter for the first half and we have Connelly for the second half. Porter is more interesting, but Connelly tells you things straight forward and has better powerpoints for lecture. Porters midterm is worth 40% so if you slip up like i did, you're going to be trying to work your butt off for that "A".
Professor rated by: Kinesiology Student on October 11, 2013
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ECOL 1000
Ecological Basis of Environmental Issues
5*****
Pros: Fantastic lectures, very passionate about the subject. The whole point of this class is just to get students to care about the environment. The book is hardly used so attendance is necessary, but if you go to class and take notes you will get a high grade in this class.
Cons: The exams are entirely lecture based and there are a lot of statistics and numbers from the lectures that are included. But, he is usually pretty good about emphasizing the pieces of information you need to know.
Professor rated by: Advertising and Public Relations Student on November 12, 2015
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ECOL 1000
Ecological Basis of Environmental Issues
5*****
Pros: Amazingly intriguing lectures

Easy class structure, easy quizzes

Study session for Final Exam

Drops one quiz(takes top grades on 4/5 quizzes)
Cons: None. Wish Porter could have lectured the whole time, not half. >:D

This class was.... Amazing. Hands down one of my favorite, if not my favorite class here. Loved every lecture, and the use of video to supplement ppt slides was great. Take this class!!
Professor rated by: International Affairs Student on December 6, 2013
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ECOL 1000
Ecological Basis of Environmental Issues
5*****
Pros: -Easy A

-He adds points to test and doesn't give A minuses

-Extremely passionate and interesting

-No Final
Cons: Only two tests, each worth 40% of your grade
I loved Ecology and Dr. Porter was a big part of that. It was amazing to see how passionate and knowledgable he is. The class is easy, but I would suggest taking it even if it was harder. The material is very interesting and relevant as well.
Professor rated by: Mathematics Student on December 5, 2011
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ECOL 1000
Ecological Basis of Environmental Issues
5*****
Pros: Very good professor and very passionate about what he teaches. He's been one of the greatest professors that I've had while at UGA. If you're looking for a easy class or elective to take, definitely take Porter!
Cons: Tests are very detailed, some of the tests ask very specific numbers like, "how many different species of whales are there?" etc. and things along those lines.
Professor rated by: Education Student on December 8, 2014
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ECOL 1000
Ecological Basis of Environmental Issues
5*****
Pros: Class is always very interesting!
Cons: None
Dr. Porter is the BEST professor at UGA!!! Everyone clapped for him at the end of each lecture. The class was life changing and he really makes you care about environmental issues. There are 2 tests, 8 quizzes, and no final. I took the lab as well...pretty easy. :) If you leave UGA without taking Porter's class you are missing out!
Professor rated by: International Affairs Student on December 6, 2012
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ECOL 1000
Ecological Basis of Environmental Issues
5*****
Pros: Passionate

cares about students
Cons: Repetitive
Great class--very informative. Don't buy the text book--you can look up definitions online. Wonderful class overall and super easy. For the 2 exams try and study a little more than you think you should--I didn't do anything but read over definitions and I wish I had done a little more.
Professor rated by: Language Education Student on November 1, 2012
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ECOL 1000
Ecological Basis of Environmental Issues
4****
Pros: Altizer and Porter were interesting! Porter's lectures were more interesting and you could see the passion from him. I learned a lot!
Cons: 5 Question clicker oop quizzes (8 quizzes) & have to remember tiny details from previous classes.

Tests don't necessarily reflect the lectures well.
You do not need the book for this class!
Professor rated by: Drama Student on January 4, 2013
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ECOL 1000
Ecological Basis of Environmental Issues
5*****
Pros: He's by far the best professor I have had at UGA. He's super passionate about ecology and he is really interesting. If you're looking for an easy life science and a fun class, definitely take him.
Cons: Pop quizzes. Not hard, but means you have to go to class every day
Professor rated by: Middle School Education Student on November 18, 2011
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ECOL 1000
Ecological Basis of Environmental Issues
5*****
Pros: Very easy information. You can tell he is actually very interested in the environment. Lots of videos are included in the lectures which burns time.
Class is very easy overall. Lots of football players take the class, so you know you are going to get the easy A.
Professor rated by: International Business Student on October 5, 2011
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ECOL 1000
Ecological Basis of Environmental Issues
4****
Pros: He's really passionate. The lectures are easy to listen to.
Cons: The test doesn't really reflect the lectures.
8 clicker quizzes. 1 midterm. 1 final.
Professor rated by: Education Student on January 4, 2013
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ECOL 1000
Ecological Basis of Environmental Issues
5*****
Pros: SO EASY if you put in some work! Go to class too as there are random quizzes!
Cons: The attendance thing can make or break you..so go to class!
Professor rated by: Mathematics Student on March 4, 2014
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ECOL 1000
Ecological Basis of Environmental Issues
5*****
Pros: great teacher. very enthusiastic about ecology and its relevance to society today. students clap after each lecture :)
Professor rated by: Management Student on October 24, 2011
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ECOL 1000
Ecological Basis of Environmental Issues
5*****
Pros: Loves the material he lectures

Cons: 2 tests are 40% so 80% of your class grade is 2 tests
Professor rated by: Business Student on November 18, 2011
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ECOL 1000
Ecological Basis of Environmental Issues
5*****
Pros: Awesome, very influential and persuasive speaker. His powerpoints are awesome
Professor rated by: Statistics Student on November 7, 2011
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