Gabriel H Rossman
Department of Sociology
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3.9
Overall Rating
Based on 26 Users
Easiness 2.5 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.2 / 5 How clear the class is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.6 / 5 How much workload the class is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.8 / 5 How helpful the class is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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Quarter: Spring 2023
Grade: C-
July 23, 2023

There was so much content to read each week for this class. There is no extra credit and anything late is docked points. The textbooks are old and not relevant. My GPA dropped dramatically because of this class and I regret taking it with this professor. Some of the negative reviews for professors are somehow being removed because I know of other students that were unhappy with the class content and their grades. I had to drop my other class due to this class so be careful! If you can take a different class or with a different professor I highly recommend doing so. Good luck!

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Quarter: Spring 2023
Grade: N/A
June 5, 2023

This class was one of the most interesting course I have taken for Mass communication. Dr. Rossman is highly knowledgeable and helpful so as long as you do what he assigns, you will get a good grade. This also means try no to slack off as much as possible. I took it asynchronous witch made it tempting to procrastinate but if you watch the lectures on schedule and go to his flip-classroom, you already prepared yourself for the exams. There were 4 memos (4pgs each) for the weekly readings and you can pick which four to write out of ten weekly readings. Definitely do them early, it helps you to determine your proximate grade and gets it out of the way before finals starts approaching. As for the exams, there are relatively short with 50 min for the midterms 1 & 2 (composed of 2 short answers and 3 mcq) and 2 hrs for the final (composed of 4 short-answers and several mcq). The questions and gradings is reasonable. If you watch the lectures, at least skim the readings, and review a couple days prior to the exam, you will do more than fine. Take this class!!! Professor is great. The workload is not little but absolutely manageable. Content is interesting and Dr. Rossman does a great job explaining them in detail with multiple examples.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Jan. 20, 2021

Good professor. I came into the class without much interest in the topic but Rossman made it engaging. He clearly knows his stuff and does a great job at explaining things intuitively/colloquially. The class was also easy to navigate (simple assignments/exams, etc.).
- Asynchronous lectures (covid-19 remote learning)
- 5 reading memos, 1200 words each, you can choose which weeks to turn them in
- 1 midterm and 1 final, just short answers summarizing a few concepts we learned in lecture
- Partnered term paper, 5000 words, 4 topics

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Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: C-
Dec. 24, 2019

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.

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: B
June 10, 2018

The tests are HARD- just 4 long essays on lecture material and 5 MC from the readings. The memos are excessively long, you have to write 5 1200 word memos (4-5 pages each) on the readings which are usually vague or confusing. I never went to lecture because it was at 8am but do this at your own risk because I highly doubt you will listen to all of the Bruincasts or retain the info well. Discussion really helps- my TA would just give us a full 50 min summary of everything important in every lecture and it's what got me through the class with a B. I can't really recommend this class to anyone unless you are really intrigued in the topic.

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: N/A
June 4, 2018

Professor Rossman is quite funny, candid, and extremely intelligent. He gives multiple real life examples and applications of the concepts in various industries to help you understand it more clearly in the creative industries sector. His lectures are bruincasted and the content of his lectures are very significant to the midterm and final. Because they are bruincasted, it is very tempting to not go to lecture, but if you can, definitely go to lecture instead. Otherwise, trust me, you may get lost in the bruincast because of the lack of visual figures he presents in lectures and the length of the lecture may be torturous as you try to capture every detail instead of understanding the big picture that is better illustrated and easier to understand in person and in class. You'll probably save more time if you go to lecture instead of listening to the Bruincast and it's more interesting that way as well. It is still good to review with the Bruincast though. There are 5 memos, a midterm, and a final. The exams consist of free response questions which are entirely lecture-based and about 5 multiple choice questions about the readings. These MC questions are detail-specific so review your memos or read your friends' memos.

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Quarter: Fall 2017
Grade: B
Feb. 21, 2018

Class lectures are interesting and to the point. There's one midterm, one final, and memos that require analysis of the chapters you're assigned to read. Tests have about 4 multiple choice questions based on the readings and 3 essays.
Selling textbooks, email me if interested: *************

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Quarter: Spring 2016
Grade: N/A
June 16, 2016

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.)

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Quarter: Spring 2016
Grade: N/A
June 4, 2016

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.

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Quarter: Fall 2015
Grade: A-
April 8, 2016

Soc M176 with Rossman was an interesting and straightforward class. It was definitely one of the most engaging soc classes that I've taken so far, covering a lot of different topics. The workload isn't huge, just weekly memos, a midterm, and final. Rossman used to give out pop quizzes in lecture, but fortunately he switched to the weekly memo system which made things exponentially easier for students. Lecture and discussion are a must if you want to do well in the class, since the tests are just essay questions asking about what he was lecturing on (TAs help to clarify and reemphasize topics in discussion).

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Quarter: Spring 2023
Grade: C-
July 23, 2023

There was so much content to read each week for this class. There is no extra credit and anything late is docked points. The textbooks are old and not relevant. My GPA dropped dramatically because of this class and I regret taking it with this professor. Some of the negative reviews for professors are somehow being removed because I know of other students that were unhappy with the class content and their grades. I had to drop my other class due to this class so be careful! If you can take a different class or with a different professor I highly recommend doing so. Good luck!

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Quarter: Spring 2023
Grade: N/A
June 5, 2023

This class was one of the most interesting course I have taken for Mass communication. Dr. Rossman is highly knowledgeable and helpful so as long as you do what he assigns, you will get a good grade. This also means try no to slack off as much as possible. I took it asynchronous witch made it tempting to procrastinate but if you watch the lectures on schedule and go to his flip-classroom, you already prepared yourself for the exams. There were 4 memos (4pgs each) for the weekly readings and you can pick which four to write out of ten weekly readings. Definitely do them early, it helps you to determine your proximate grade and gets it out of the way before finals starts approaching. As for the exams, there are relatively short with 50 min for the midterms 1 & 2 (composed of 2 short answers and 3 mcq) and 2 hrs for the final (composed of 4 short-answers and several mcq). The questions and gradings is reasonable. If you watch the lectures, at least skim the readings, and review a couple days prior to the exam, you will do more than fine. Take this class!!! Professor is great. The workload is not little but absolutely manageable. Content is interesting and Dr. Rossman does a great job explaining them in detail with multiple examples.

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
Jan. 20, 2021

Good professor. I came into the class without much interest in the topic but Rossman made it engaging. He clearly knows his stuff and does a great job at explaining things intuitively/colloquially. The class was also easy to navigate (simple assignments/exams, etc.).
- Asynchronous lectures (covid-19 remote learning)
- 5 reading memos, 1200 words each, you can choose which weeks to turn them in
- 1 midterm and 1 final, just short answers summarizing a few concepts we learned in lecture
- Partnered term paper, 5000 words, 4 topics

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Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: C-
Dec. 24, 2019

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.

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: B
June 10, 2018

The tests are HARD- just 4 long essays on lecture material and 5 MC from the readings. The memos are excessively long, you have to write 5 1200 word memos (4-5 pages each) on the readings which are usually vague or confusing. I never went to lecture because it was at 8am but do this at your own risk because I highly doubt you will listen to all of the Bruincasts or retain the info well. Discussion really helps- my TA would just give us a full 50 min summary of everything important in every lecture and it's what got me through the class with a B. I can't really recommend this class to anyone unless you are really intrigued in the topic.

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: N/A
June 4, 2018

Professor Rossman is quite funny, candid, and extremely intelligent. He gives multiple real life examples and applications of the concepts in various industries to help you understand it more clearly in the creative industries sector. His lectures are bruincasted and the content of his lectures are very significant to the midterm and final. Because they are bruincasted, it is very tempting to not go to lecture, but if you can, definitely go to lecture instead. Otherwise, trust me, you may get lost in the bruincast because of the lack of visual figures he presents in lectures and the length of the lecture may be torturous as you try to capture every detail instead of understanding the big picture that is better illustrated and easier to understand in person and in class. You'll probably save more time if you go to lecture instead of listening to the Bruincast and it's more interesting that way as well. It is still good to review with the Bruincast though. There are 5 memos, a midterm, and a final. The exams consist of free response questions which are entirely lecture-based and about 5 multiple choice questions about the readings. These MC questions are detail-specific so review your memos or read your friends' memos.

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Quarter: Fall 2017
Grade: B
Feb. 21, 2018

Class lectures are interesting and to the point. There's one midterm, one final, and memos that require analysis of the chapters you're assigned to read. Tests have about 4 multiple choice questions based on the readings and 3 essays.
Selling textbooks, email me if interested: *************

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Quarter: Spring 2016
Grade: N/A
June 16, 2016

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.)

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Quarter: Spring 2016
Grade: N/A
June 4, 2016

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.

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Quarter: Fall 2015
Grade: A-
April 8, 2016

Soc M176 with Rossman was an interesting and straightforward class. It was definitely one of the most engaging soc classes that I've taken so far, covering a lot of different topics. The workload isn't huge, just weekly memos, a midterm, and final. Rossman used to give out pop quizzes in lecture, but fortunately he switched to the weekly memo system which made things exponentially easier for students. Lecture and discussion are a must if you want to do well in the class, since the tests are just essay questions asking about what he was lecturing on (TAs help to clarify and reemphasize topics in discussion).

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3.9
Overall Rating
Based on 26 Users
Easiness 2.5 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.2 / 5 How clear the class is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.6 / 5 How much workload the class is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.8 / 5 How helpful the class is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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