All Ratings and Reviews for Gabriel H Rossman
I loved this class so much! As of today, this is the best sociology class I've taken at UCLA. Professor Rossman is a great lecturer. All the topics we read were extremely engaging. I really do recommend this class! If I had the chance to take this class again I totally would.
Pretty difficult when it didn’t need to be, too many elaborate concepts that required a lot of explanation to do well on tests. Unless you’re a whiz, I wouldn’t recommend this class.
Rossman is legit such a GREAT professor! He's super funny and woke, but sometimes lectures pretty fast. He doesn't use slides most of the time and can go on tangents which can be confusing, but he's generally pretty good at summarizing his main points at the beginning and end of lecture. Carmella (our TA) was also really great at helping us to clarify what was important in the lectures.
Overall, not terribly difficult if you're going to lecture, and honestly super interesting content that changed my perspective on the entertainment industry.
The class was not easy. However doing the readings and understanding the methodology, arguments and main points are key to doing well on the final/midterm. Professor Rossman is a funny professor who presents interesting topics so I would definitely take him again! Doing the memos are very helpful for the exams so I would suggest that you do memos for all the readings in order to get the concepts well for the final and midterm. There isn't extra credit but he does podcast his lectures which are really helpful!
I loved this class! The workload is manageable as long as you make sure to stay on top of the assignments. There are six weeks of the ten that you must type a memo which consists of a summary and analysis of a week's readings. This comes out to around 4-5 pages and can be a large load if you wait until week five to start them. This is because you can only turn in one per week and therefore starting week five means completing a memo for each week until finals. These memos are very helpful. I suggest writing a memo for every week only because it helps you thoroughly read each week's readings and understand concepts explained in class. The midterm and final are easy as long as you attend class every day and take notes. Study those notes! You can succeed and you will have a great time listening to this man. Rossman is awesome. (Also don't come in late and don't leave early. Be respectful because this is all Rossman asks. Also no computers are allowed for notetaking, and if he sees you on your phone he WILL tell you to put it away.)
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.
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Rossman is an awesome professor.
He really made Mass Comm a interesting topic, and made going to a 1+ hour lecture worth actually attending (his little jokes are HILARIOUS!)
The class consists of a couple of "pop" quizzes, a midterm, and a final.
But honestly the midterm was super easy, just go over your notes from lecture, and the final was even better - NOT CUMULATIVE and the same amount as the midterm but with more time.
This was an amazing class. I learned so much, and really enjoyed lectures. There was a lot of reading, but it was managable, and once again, interesting. We had 2 take home tests, which were essays, and 1 term paper. Very straightforward and easy to do...joust make sure you take good notes during lecture, or you won't be able to complete the essays. I definately highly recommend this class. It's my favorite I've taken in the Soc dept at UCLA.
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