Sociology of Mass Communication

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Steven Clayman See Full Profile

Overall 3.9 Easiness 1.9 Workload 1.6 Clarity 3.9 Helpfulness 4.1

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Great professor, can always talk to him and very nice :)

I am selling the reader for his COMM 147/SCO M176 class.

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Sept. 16, 2013
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Gabriel Rossman See Full Profile

Overall 3.9 Easiness 2.4 Workload 2.6 Clarity 4.1 Helpfulness 3.8

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It isn't too inconceivable to believe his 20 lectures still aren't enough to disclose both the mundane and outlandish inner-workings of the mass media and the production of culture. There could have been plenty of more ammo left within his unique, machine gun- like oratory tendency. A well-informed professor with an impressive expertise of topics both germane and irrelevant, Rossman uses the lens of a simple magnifying glass to provide a breathtaking glimpse into the field in which he studies so deeply. And irrespective of the fascinatingly ostentatious display of his comprehensive knowledge, there really does exist some valuable substance within the course that goes well with his overall style. Stories, charts, historical anecdotes, and real-life examples all provide an effective illustration of the course concepts that can erroneously be deemed dense and/or merely theoretical.
More compellingly, he places significance on the process and mechanism that is responsible for highlighting the unrecognized difference between success and failure within popular culture. Rossman's Soc M176 leaves you with an invaluable understanding of popular culture that wonderfully distinguishes itself from any other course within the sociology department.
A worthwhile course for any undergraduate student.

Spring Quarter 2016
Steven Sherwood See Full Profile

Overall 3.8 Easiness 1.8 Workload 1.2 Clarity 3.5 Helpfulness 4.8

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Steve is a wonderful professor and he teaches a fascinating class. He is one of the few professors I have had who bothers to learn the names of his students. (Which is no small task because there are about 150 of them in his classes.) His classes are enjoyable and he is all about letting the students take away from the class what is most important to them. I found papers for his class very difficult to write but I always got an 'A.' This being said, I do not think he is an easy professor, you have to work hard, do and understand the readings, show up for the classes AND participate. If you do all of these you will do just fine and have a great time.

April 7, 2004
Jill Stein See Full Profile

Overall 4.2 Easiness 2.6 Workload 2.2 Clarity 3.6 Helpfulness 3.4

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Professor Stein is a wonderful professor who is truly passionate about what she teaches. She is extremely knowledgable and personable and this shows in her teaching. She makes lectures more enjoyable by including music, videos, and films that are contemporary, informative, and intesting. Discussion is optional in this class and her exams are well balanced and fair with a variety of multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions. Her class also includes a research paper, but it is on relevant and contemporary topics. Overall, this class is highly recommened to those who want to study the sociology of mass communications from a passionate expert.

March 24, 2002
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