Sociology of Mass Communication
Took Prof. Rossman this previous fall quarter and he was my favorite course for that term. If you do the readings, you will do well on the pop quizzes. If you attend lecture (or at least listen closely to the podcasts) and take good notes, you will do well on the midterm and final as well. He was an amazing professor and attending his lectures were worth it because he made the content quite entertaining and easy to follow. I learned so much from taking his Mass Communications course and would recommend friends to take him in the Fall or Spring. I not only ended up getting an A in his class but also grew to love the functions of the creative industry and the art culture.
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.
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.