Summer 2021 - I took the 6-week online version of this course during CSI. The professor goes by MJ Hill now. Saying this course is an easy A isn’t accurate. This course is a GUARANTEED A. That's because MJ uses a method called Ungrading, which means that as long as everything is handed in on time, you get an A. It’s that simple. The theory is that this is conducive to learning, but I didn’t attend a single lecture nor did I watch them on my own time, therefore I didn't learn much. The quiz questions are copied and pasted from the lecture slides and you can take them as many times as you want. You’re even allowed to collaborate on them. The workload for this class isn’t necessarily light, but you don’t have to do it to get a good grade so that doesn’t matter. MJ is a very nice person and they really care about what they are teaching and they care about their students although they can be a little disorganized at times. I can’t comment on how interesting the material is because, frankly, I didn’t cover any of it. My GPA is thankful though.
Selling "You May Ask Yourself" for $25! Book used during Winter 2012 quarter (Sociology 1) with Professor Hunt! Book is in good condition, corners of cover are a bit worn. Pages are clean with no handwritten notes inside. Please contact ************* if interested! Notes included!
Fall 2017 - (I AM SELLING COMPLETED MIDTERM AND FINAL STUDY GUIDES: $20; email me if interested: *************) Professor Jepson was a great Sociology 1 professor. His lectures are incredibly engaging, despite having lecture at 8 am. All of the readings are done on articles. Three articles must be read every week; two for lecture and another for discussion. Try to keep up to date on articles, since it is easy to fall behind. Lectures are important to attend because he expands on the two articles read for the lecture. The final and midterm are difficult because a close reading of the articles is needed in order to do well. This class changed my mind on many subjects and made me be inquisitive, plus professor Jepson made himself available and welcomed students to ask questions during office hours. This class made me switch to a major in Sociology. Also, I would like to add, the TA Caitlin is great.
Lupher is a terrible professor. His lectures are pretty straight forward, but he likes to "digress" a lot.He sucks to approach, he doesn't want to help his students. he says that all questions are welcome, but then when students ask questions about certain things his response is "not going to repeat that was in the lecture" For a final review, he told us barely anything. He tells us what the format is and doesn't go into specifics. I HIGHLY recommend that you do not take it with this guy.
I really enjoyed the beginning of this class but by the end of the quarter, I couldn't wait for it be over. The exploriments started out slow but then we had to do bunch at the very end. They also got a bit tedious. Although I think Prof McGrane has a lot of interesting ideas and approaches the study of sociology in a very meaningful and practical way, his manner is a bit pedantic and overly-theatrical to the point that I felt a bit like he was talking down to me. I am a returning senior and the majority of the class were sophomores so perhaps he was trying to address a younger college group. The (many) videos were worth watching but there were also a lot of books. They were all good books but the amount of reading was overwhelming. For a G.E. requirement (which it was for me), the amount of reading (8 books), exploriments/write-ups (7?), 2 midterm take-home essays, and final take-home essay, was very challenging and a bit frustrating because it kept me from focusing on my class in my major. If you are a Sociology student, however, you may find that this class is very worth your while.