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ENEMY PROFESSOR (No. 17) - Charles Hunt
No Indoctrination dot org ^ | 2-14-05 | dfu

Posted on 02/14/2005 8:06:10 PM PST by doug from upland

No. 17 in our series as we cite professors who have been exposed for their bias on NoIndoctrination.org. They have gotten away with this for far too long. The bias in the classrooms across this nation is outrageous. Thanks to David Horowitz and others who have been waging this war against such bias. Charles Hunt or Chuck Hunt. Say it fast.
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Record for NoIndoctrination.org entry #209.

  University of Oregon (UO) Apr. 17, 2003  
  http://www.uoregon.edu OR  
  Course: SOC 204: Introduction to Sociology
  Course Catalog Description: The sociological perspective with emphasis on fundamental concepts, theories, and methods of research.
  Professor: Charles Hunt
  Required? Met a General Ed./diversity/other requirement with a few course options.
  Lecture Bias: Excessive
  Comments: Chuck Hunt introduced himself to the class as biased. He mentioned that in previous years he was reported as taking advantage of young, naive minds and he fully admitted to doing so. He made a disclaimer on the first day saying that he would be speaking and integrating his political opinion into the lectures, but that if a student disagreed with him, he/she was more than welcome to speak up. In a lecture of 500+ students consisting mainly of 18/19-year-old freshmen it is rare that a question is asked, let alone a student disagreeing and arguing with the professor. The size of the class and vigor of Hunt leaves students feeling too intimidated to "speak up" and voice their own thoughts or opinions. Over the course of the term, Hunt referred to President Bush as, "the Governor of Texas who lives at the White House" and he constantly made reference to President Bush's lack of knowledge and insight in foreign affairs (note this class took place during the time in which the War on Iraq was forming and coming into place). In addition to his rash political statements made against the President and the Republican party in general, Hunt can also be quoted as calling Dave Frohnmayer, the President of the University of Oregon, an "S.O.B." and "mental midget". All statements made in the course against President Bush and President Frohnmayer, founded or not, were inappropriate and disrespectful. Hunt seriously takes advantage of young impressionable minds, giving them reason and ammunition to, in turn, show little respect to fellow professors, the President of the University and the President of the United States.
  Discussion Bias: None
  Comments: In my particular discussion section the excessive bias of the lectures was mentioned and discussed, but no opinions from the GTF or Hunt were ever forced upon the students as being "fact". It may be noted, however, that in discussion my fellow students seemed to have taken Hunt's words in with no questions asked. Rarely were his opinions and sources of his opinions questioned or attacked.
  Readings Bias: None
  Comments: The readings for the class were from an unbiased, straightforward textbook. The assigned readings were supplementary to the lectures. Hunt never discussed the readings in lecture, and students were tested on what was mentioned in lecture and in the reading.
  General Comments: The University of Oregon mission statement asserts that "the freedom of thought and expression is the bedrock principle on which all university activity is based." Hunt's course encouraged neither of these principles. The course catalog describes this course as having an emphasis on "fundamental concepts, theories and methods of research" in sociology. No where does it mention Hunt's emphasis on politics and current events. Overall, Hunt's lectures were extremely inappropriate. He took advantage of his teaching position to vent his personal qualms with the University and the U.S. Government. As a student and Oregon tax payer, I do not like the idea of my money going towards teachers and professors misrepresenting and abusing their post.

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  When a course posting goes online, NoIndoctrination.org sends a notice to the professor inviting him/her to contest any specifics. (See Rebuttals.) If we receive a rebuttal, it will be posted here.



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1 posted on 02/14/2005 8:06:10 PM PST by doug from upland
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2 posted on 02/14/2005 8:06:37 PM PST by doug from upland (Ray Charles --- a great musician and safer driver than Ted Kennedy)
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To: doug from upland

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4 posted on 02/15/2005 9:02:18 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been ok'ed me to included some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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