Sociology of Deviant Behavior
Fall 2019 - I didn't even need this class, but Dr. Kim was hilarious and outrageous in her lectures, it made me want to stay and learn. SUCH a huge mistake, especially taking 4 classes Fall Quarter. This is the FIRST B+ I ever received in Sociology. As an Anthropology professor, she was clearly confused on some terms or ideas, and had to refer to her PhD TAs for information or correction, so this caused a lot of confusion throughout class, ESPECIALLY on the ridiculous test questions. Her tests were SO wordy, that it was difficult to read, and her answers were just as ridiculous. I would never take this class again. The only students who did well, are ones that have previously taken Sociology of Crime, which is based on the same ideas. Dr. Kim was hilarious, and she said some outrageous things, but it was definitely not worth the headache or the GPA dropped. Again, the ideas were clear and easy to understand her tests are what made it very hard to pass. What made me mad is that I actually did fairly well on the first test (midterm), however I did worse on the final. She said she would give extra credit to those who did better on the midterm, and I call that BS. They said the final was easier than the midterm, but how was it that I did worse, if I studied harder if not longer than the midterm? Only redeeming factor was that my TA was amazing and very kind and understanding. She does not allow computers, or talking, and absolutely hates it when we try to put our stuff away. Also there was always this one student in class that would suggest movies we should watch, and Dr. Kim would encourage the conversation which was one of the many reasons why we would ALWAYS be behind in class lectures. I always study hard and have earned my As, however, I felt so cheated in this class and by this Professor. B+ is a better grade than most of the students in class. The class average for the midterm was 65%. The final was 70%, which she did curve in both instances, but final she barely curved, because she only cared the class average was at least 74%. One of the students I know who is a Regent's Scholar, got a B. A, freaking B. This person is an honors student, was given this prestigious University of California full-ride scholarship, which is hard for students to obtain, based on their application, profile, leadership experience and grades... it was his first B as well. It's not the end of the world, but I worked hard for my 3.94, just to have it dropped by some shitty professor's test. She claims she was the first in her class, so she teaches it as if we were all first in our class, and her lectures she always assumes that there are NO students who are older, like myself. "You don't know this, you weren't alive for this, you don't remember this" very annoying.