Mark Huppin
Department of Communication
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4.3
Overall Rating
Based on 31 User s
Easiness 3.2 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.2 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.2 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.2 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again
  • Uses Slides
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials

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Quarter: Spring 2022
Grade: A
June 23, 2022

Class breakdown below:
Exam 1- 40%
Exam 2- 40%
1 thought paper- 20% (usually there are two worth 10% each)

I found Huppin's lectures to be engaging and interesting. I really enjoyed the material as I felt it to be relevant information. The reading material is manageable; there are a few articles/ cases to read prior to lectures. I read all of the readings for the exams and did well. The exams are fair and straightforward. You should be fine if you put in the time to study and read the material. He offers office hours after class and also meets with students via appointment. He isn't great at communicating and doesn't answer his emails. When students had positive cases of COVID and couldn't take exams, he had difficulty getting back to them. Other than poor communication, I would recommend Huppin and this course.

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Quarter: Spring 2022
Grade: B+
June 21, 2022

There is a lot to say about this class - it's extremely interesting, for one. The material is very engaging and you will learn some very valuable things, even if you are not interested in law. However, it is very challenging, so be prepared for that. You have to put in a lot of work to succeed on the exams. Huppin is also pretty terrible at communication. He never responds to emails, even if they are students notifying him of positive covid results right before exams, and he also never got back to them after the fact. His lectures are not very structured either, so I sometimes found it difficult to follow everything he was saying until after I Googled it later. My best advice is to read all of the case briefs in full before taking exams, they are extremely useful. Definitely do all of the readings for this class.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
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Feb. 6, 2021

This class is really enjoyable if you are interested in possibly pursuing law or just want to learn about it more. There are a ton of readings that you are supposed to do but I never felt like it was necessary as long as you take notes in class. The class is not a ton of work at all but his slides alone are not enough to do well on the midterm and final. If you take decent notes every lecture and actually listen to what he' saying you'll be set and outside reading won't be necessary.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
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Jan. 5, 2021

Professor Huppin is amazing!! He keeps lecture pretty interesting while also is very lighthearted and funny sometimes. I went into this class with no background in the material whatsoever and while it could get confusing at times, overall it was not bad. We had live zoom meetings twice a week and all the readings were posted on CCLE. Both the midterm and final were part multiple choice and part short answer. They were not too bad, the only problem I had was with the amount of time we were given. The workload for this class is very light and there is not much reading. I usually never read through the cases because it was really hard for me to understand lol so I just looked up summaries online or watched videos explaining them. There were 2 thought papers which were very informal, only about 2-3 pages long, and which we had a week to do. Almost everyone got a 9/10 or above (the real impact on your grade is the final and midterm which are both worth 40% each).
Huppin was very accommodating (he pushed our midterm back and gave us the day off because of the election) and he also said that he usually lets everyone on the waitlist join the class (at least with the online format we have rn). I would really recommend this class and I had a great experience.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: B+
Oct. 27, 2020

This class was extremely interesting. It focused on the first amendment and different court cases related to the first amendment. It would probably be even more interesting during an election year. The professor is a fair grader and is engaging during lecture. There was a midterm, final, and two short papers.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A
July 27, 2020

Professor Huppin is one of the best professors I have ever had. His lectures are engaging and thoughtful. I always looked forward to going to his classes and talking with him afterwards.
The workload in his class is incredibly light and he grades fairly easy. You should have no problem getting a good grade in his class if you put in even the minimum amount of effort. More importantly, you will learn a lot and have fun in the process.

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: A
Aug. 9, 2019

Class is primarily based on various Supreme Court and lower court cases about freedom of speech. He brings up hypothetical examples in class and asks you to apply court decisions to these examples. The class is pretty straightforward. One midterm, one final, and two very simple thought papers where you basically just write about your opinion. The papers aren't that formal its just about getting you to think. He has review sessions before each exam and is very helpful when you ask questions. He posts his powerpoints, but omits some of the slides so the people that attend class gain an advantage over those who don't. He asks questions from the course reader that he doesnt discuss in class on the exams.

I also took Prof Huppin for legal comm the following quarter (got an A- this time) and it was pretty much the same format.

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Quarter: Fall 2017
Grade: A-
May 19, 2019

This class was interesting and worthwhile. Professor Huppin puts a lot of effort into his class and students. While the tests were difficult, he prepares you to do well if you show up. There is a couple of papers he assigns that require some original thought, but they make up less of your grade. It got boring reading the cases sometimes, but overall it was a good class.

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: A
Jan. 3, 2019

I often found his lectures to be all over the place, but once I went to office hours, he made everything SO clear. I enjoyed coming to this class each time it was in session. The readings were all online, zero textbook needed. I would take 1-2 full days to study for his midterm and final and I got an A. He gives two thought papers that help boost your grade. I learned a ton in this class. Keep up with the readings, go to office hours, and study. You can get an A.

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: I
Nov. 9, 2018

I'm currently taking Comm171 and it is my FAVORITE class out of all the classes I've taken. So if you are even remotely interested in this class try it out! I honestly am only writing this review in response to the review that said "Huppin write these reviews himself". I remember looking over this class and being reluctant to take it because of that specific review but gave it a shot and am sooooo glad I wasn't misled by the review of someone who likely wasn't pleased with the grade he/she received. I do admit that at first I was slightly intimidated of Huppin but once you attend office hours and talk to him, he is so incredibly helpful and genuinely cares about the well being of his students; he even holds review sessions before his midterm/final which are extremely beneficial.

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Quarter: Spring 2022
Grade: A
June 23, 2022

Class breakdown below:
Exam 1- 40%
Exam 2- 40%
1 thought paper- 20% (usually there are two worth 10% each)

I found Huppin's lectures to be engaging and interesting. I really enjoyed the material as I felt it to be relevant information. The reading material is manageable; there are a few articles/ cases to read prior to lectures. I read all of the readings for the exams and did well. The exams are fair and straightforward. You should be fine if you put in the time to study and read the material. He offers office hours after class and also meets with students via appointment. He isn't great at communicating and doesn't answer his emails. When students had positive cases of COVID and couldn't take exams, he had difficulty getting back to them. Other than poor communication, I would recommend Huppin and this course.

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Quarter: Spring 2022
Grade: B+
June 21, 2022

There is a lot to say about this class - it's extremely interesting, for one. The material is very engaging and you will learn some very valuable things, even if you are not interested in law. However, it is very challenging, so be prepared for that. You have to put in a lot of work to succeed on the exams. Huppin is also pretty terrible at communication. He never responds to emails, even if they are students notifying him of positive covid results right before exams, and he also never got back to them after the fact. His lectures are not very structured either, so I sometimes found it difficult to follow everything he was saying until after I Googled it later. My best advice is to read all of the case briefs in full before taking exams, they are extremely useful. Definitely do all of the readings for this class.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
Feb. 6, 2021

This class is really enjoyable if you are interested in possibly pursuing law or just want to learn about it more. There are a ton of readings that you are supposed to do but I never felt like it was necessary as long as you take notes in class. The class is not a ton of work at all but his slides alone are not enough to do well on the midterm and final. If you take decent notes every lecture and actually listen to what he' saying you'll be set and outside reading won't be necessary.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
Jan. 5, 2021

Professor Huppin is amazing!! He keeps lecture pretty interesting while also is very lighthearted and funny sometimes. I went into this class with no background in the material whatsoever and while it could get confusing at times, overall it was not bad. We had live zoom meetings twice a week and all the readings were posted on CCLE. Both the midterm and final were part multiple choice and part short answer. They were not too bad, the only problem I had was with the amount of time we were given. The workload for this class is very light and there is not much reading. I usually never read through the cases because it was really hard for me to understand lol so I just looked up summaries online or watched videos explaining them. There were 2 thought papers which were very informal, only about 2-3 pages long, and which we had a week to do. Almost everyone got a 9/10 or above (the real impact on your grade is the final and midterm which are both worth 40% each).
Huppin was very accommodating (he pushed our midterm back and gave us the day off because of the election) and he also said that he usually lets everyone on the waitlist join the class (at least with the online format we have rn). I would really recommend this class and I had a great experience.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: B+
Oct. 27, 2020

This class was extremely interesting. It focused on the first amendment and different court cases related to the first amendment. It would probably be even more interesting during an election year. The professor is a fair grader and is engaging during lecture. There was a midterm, final, and two short papers.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A
July 27, 2020

Professor Huppin is one of the best professors I have ever had. His lectures are engaging and thoughtful. I always looked forward to going to his classes and talking with him afterwards.
The workload in his class is incredibly light and he grades fairly easy. You should have no problem getting a good grade in his class if you put in even the minimum amount of effort. More importantly, you will learn a lot and have fun in the process.

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: A
Aug. 9, 2019

Class is primarily based on various Supreme Court and lower court cases about freedom of speech. He brings up hypothetical examples in class and asks you to apply court decisions to these examples. The class is pretty straightforward. One midterm, one final, and two very simple thought papers where you basically just write about your opinion. The papers aren't that formal its just about getting you to think. He has review sessions before each exam and is very helpful when you ask questions. He posts his powerpoints, but omits some of the slides so the people that attend class gain an advantage over those who don't. He asks questions from the course reader that he doesnt discuss in class on the exams.

I also took Prof Huppin for legal comm the following quarter (got an A- this time) and it was pretty much the same format.

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Quarter: Fall 2017
Grade: A-
May 19, 2019

This class was interesting and worthwhile. Professor Huppin puts a lot of effort into his class and students. While the tests were difficult, he prepares you to do well if you show up. There is a couple of papers he assigns that require some original thought, but they make up less of your grade. It got boring reading the cases sometimes, but overall it was a good class.

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: A
Jan. 3, 2019

I often found his lectures to be all over the place, but once I went to office hours, he made everything SO clear. I enjoyed coming to this class each time it was in session. The readings were all online, zero textbook needed. I would take 1-2 full days to study for his midterm and final and I got an A. He gives two thought papers that help boost your grade. I learned a ton in this class. Keep up with the readings, go to office hours, and study. You can get an A.

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: I
Nov. 9, 2018

I'm currently taking Comm171 and it is my FAVORITE class out of all the classes I've taken. So if you are even remotely interested in this class try it out! I honestly am only writing this review in response to the review that said "Huppin write these reviews himself". I remember looking over this class and being reluctant to take it because of that specific review but gave it a shot and am sooooo glad I wasn't misled by the review of someone who likely wasn't pleased with the grade he/she received. I do admit that at first I was slightly intimidated of Huppin but once you attend office hours and talk to him, he is so incredibly helpful and genuinely cares about the well being of his students; he even holds review sessions before his midterm/final which are extremely beneficial.

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4.3
Overall Rating
Based on 31 Users
Easiness 3.2 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.2 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.2 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.2 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Often Funny
    (8)
  • Would Take Again
    (9)
  • Uses Slides
    (7)
  • Engaging Lectures
    (7)
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
    (6)
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