Ratings for Vulpe, C D
Based on 8 ratings for this instructor.
Comment: A poor lecturer: it's up to you to review the textbook and discussion notes to get a good grade. His slides contain a lot of information that isn't on the exams, and rather advanced for the scope of this introductory course. Professor was generally unavailable, and probably did not care about most of the students in this course who were taking it just to satisfy breadth. Course is difficult if you are not good at memorization.
Submitted Dec. 26th, 2014
Comment: He was a great professor, but unlike the other two professors, he was not clear about what you needed to know for the exam. Still, the exam was very straightforward if you studied the information on his lecture slides. The final exam was not cumulative.
Submitted May 17th, 2014
Comment: easy class. He is a fun professor who knows nutrition very well. enjoyed going to lecture although it is not super useful. but going to lecture is just fun. I like this class a lot. learn a lot as well. midterms are easy. great point is that you get to drop the lowest midterm/ final. i just did 3 midterms because i didnt need the final to get an A. very fun class indeed!
Submitted April 15th, 2014
Comment: The class is a good one to fulfill the biological requirement. However, it is not as "easy" as everyone says! Although it is one of the "easier" biology classes, it still requires lots of work. Especially if you are not a science student, it will be difficult to get an A. I am a pre-business student, and ended up with a B in the class. I actually studied 10+ hours for each midterm and managed to only get B's on each of them. I would suggest taking this class pass/no pass if it is not a pre-req for you. It is easy to get a C or B, but almost impossible to get an A! good luck :)
Submitted Jan. 14th, 2014
Comment: His lecture slides weren't as easy to follow as Ryan's, but he is extremely enthusiastic! I dreaded reviewing his lectures though because it was too colorful and wasn't straight to the point like Ryan's was. Other than that, I loved this class and you don't need to purchase the book; just review the lecture slides and memorize everything.
Submitted Jan. 13th, 2014
Comment: Overall, great professor and exams were not challenging at all! As long as you put in the time to study the PDFs/lecture slides you'll be golden. Very interesting class and I think every one should be able to take this class and be informed about eating nutritious food :)
Submitted Dec. 28th, 2013
Comment: Vulpe is a quirky guy and as a result, his lectures are quite interesting. The exams were multiple choice, and studying for them was just a matter of looking over the lecture slides and attending section. I really liked how the assignments varied in style (exam review, analyze nutrition research papers / websites, track your diet for a day, etc...).
Submitted Dec. 25th, 2013
Comment: Chris Vulpe was funny. Lecture could get boring but he was funny at times and one time he brought oreos for everyone. He would bring up things that could be debated about that were concerning nutrition and allowed the class to debate about it or he would have a fun easy class project where we'd do something simple like bring in wrappers from foods we at and put it on a shame or fame wall. Fun stuff. His lectures weren't as information dense and Ryan's so going through them didn't give me a headache but I felt like it was more important to attend his lectures because he didn't write as much info on his lecture slides. He presented more research studies.
Submitted Dec. 22nd, 2013