Jacob Gates Foster
Department of Sociology
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4.7
Overall Rating
Based on 14 User s
Easiness 3.1 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.7 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.9 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 5.0 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Gives Extra Credit

GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS

67.6%
56.4%
45.1%
33.8%
22.5%
11.3%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

33.1%
27.6%
22.1%
16.6%
11.0%
5.5%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

24.1%
20.0%
16.0%
12.0%
8.0%
4.0%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

19.6%
16.3%
13.1%
9.8%
6.5%
3.3%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
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C+
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D+
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

22.2%
18.5%
14.8%
11.1%
7.4%
3.7%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
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C+
C
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D+
D
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

20.5%
17.1%
13.7%
10.3%
6.8%
3.4%
0.0%
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A
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B+
B
B-
C+
C
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

36.6%
30.5%
24.4%
18.3%
12.2%
6.1%
0.0%
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A
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B+
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C+
C
C-
D+
D
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A
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June 15, 2020

By far the best class I've taken as a sociology major at UCLA! Professor Foster is one of the best professors I've ever encountered! He's so passionate and accommodating, he handled every obstacle that came our way this quarter so well it was unreal. He truly cares for the wellbeing of his students :')

For the course work, the material is very interesting and manageable. Practicing the concepts on the homework and reviewing the notes + textbook will really help make everything click. Foster does a great job on making the course fun so you definitely won't regret taking this course!!!

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Quarter: Spring 2020
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June 3, 2020

The best professor I've had so far during my time at UCLA. His lectures are engaging and his homework truly prepares you for the exams. He GENUINELY cares about his students and does not hesitate to make accommodations. 10/10 would take again!!!

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: N/A
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June 3, 2020

WOW! THIS PROFESSOR IS A SHINING STAR!! 10/10 WOULD TAKE AGAIN. He really cares about his students. During this whole quarter he was the only professor I had who actually cared about his students well being. If you don't take him, I don't know what you are doing.

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: A
June 10, 2019

HE IS AMAZING! Professor Foster truly cares about his students. I loved ALL of his lectures. Yes, it is not easy, but it is the most useful info. I wish I could take all of his classes. He is very funny and uses pop-culture to relate the material. If you want an easy A, this is not it, but if you try, you can totally get an A and have a great time!

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
June 30, 2020

Professor Foster is hands down the best professor for this course! His tests/homework assignments are not the easiest but he does his best to accommodate and prepare you for them. I took this course online and everything was open book, which helped a ton!!! He also offered extra credit opportunities. He’s the only class I never skipped this quarter. His exams are exactly like the homework, he also hosted review sessions before each exam. His homework assignments were long and difficult at times but he allowed us to work in groups and usually gave us a week or more to work on them. I highly recommend everyone to wait for spring quarter to take this course with him! You can get an A easily if you work for it!

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
June 3, 2020

PROFESSOR FOSTER IS THE MOST CARING PROFESSOR I HAVE HAD AT UCLA. During the pandemic and the great injustices we are seeing right now Foster has been nothing but a source of relief for my stress with school. He is a very accessible professor and truly cares about his students. PLEASE TAKE HIS CLASS YOU WONT REGRET IT. He is how all educators should be, caring, empathetic, and truly knowledgeable in his subject. Cannot sign praises about him enough

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A-
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
June 1, 2020

Professor Foster is an amazing lecturer. I learned a lot! I think if you read the textbook and keep along during lectures you'll be just fine.

P.s. there is minimal math involved in the course.

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: A
June 26, 2018

GO TO OFFICE HOURS. Professor Foster's office hours are extremely helpful for the homework assignments. Start the homework assignments early because they are very time-consuming and very important. He recommends doing the homework in groups of no more than 5 people. I would recommend trying to do as many of the homework questions by yourself as it will help you understand the material better and then compare your answers with other people. RECORD THE LECTURES. Some of the tricky questions he asks in the homework assignments are based on things that he says in lecture.

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Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: A
Jan. 2, 2017

Professor Foster is a great professor. He's caring, very thorough and clear when it comes to lectures. There are about 4 homework sets that he gives and collects, so BEWARE they will take time and effort so be sure to not procrastinate. His midterm was fair, and the final was too. He lets you know everything that will be on the exams beforehand, as well as gives you a study guide. Go to office hours as he is super helpful! Take this class seriously, and try not to fall behind! The homework problems are something you should study thoroughly as it will be similar to the exams! He's the only professor that I recommend to anyone, so be sure to take him! Take good notes, study, and you will get an A or A- :)

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Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: A
Dec. 31, 2016

Professor Foster is really helpful and kind! Love his class!
Sell his Textbook , contact billluo@g.ucla.edu

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A
June 15, 2020

By far the best class I've taken as a sociology major at UCLA! Professor Foster is one of the best professors I've ever encountered! He's so passionate and accommodating, he handled every obstacle that came our way this quarter so well it was unreal. He truly cares for the wellbeing of his students :')

For the course work, the material is very interesting and manageable. Practicing the concepts on the homework and reviewing the notes + textbook will really help make everything click. Foster does a great job on making the course fun so you definitely won't regret taking this course!!!

Helpful?

1 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: N/A
June 3, 2020

The best professor I've had so far during my time at UCLA. His lectures are engaging and his homework truly prepares you for the exams. He GENUINELY cares about his students and does not hesitate to make accommodations. 10/10 would take again!!!

Helpful?

1 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: N/A
June 3, 2020

WOW! THIS PROFESSOR IS A SHINING STAR!! 10/10 WOULD TAKE AGAIN. He really cares about his students. During this whole quarter he was the only professor I had who actually cared about his students well being. If you don't take him, I don't know what you are doing.

Helpful?

1 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: A
June 10, 2019

HE IS AMAZING! Professor Foster truly cares about his students. I loved ALL of his lectures. Yes, it is not easy, but it is the most useful info. I wish I could take all of his classes. He is very funny and uses pop-culture to relate the material. If you want an easy A, this is not it, but if you try, you can totally get an A and have a great time!

Helpful?

1 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A
June 30, 2020

Professor Foster is hands down the best professor for this course! His tests/homework assignments are not the easiest but he does his best to accommodate and prepare you for them. I took this course online and everything was open book, which helped a ton!!! He also offered extra credit opportunities. He’s the only class I never skipped this quarter. His exams are exactly like the homework, he also hosted review sessions before each exam. His homework assignments were long and difficult at times but he allowed us to work in groups and usually gave us a week or more to work on them. I highly recommend everyone to wait for spring quarter to take this course with him! You can get an A easily if you work for it!

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A
June 3, 2020

PROFESSOR FOSTER IS THE MOST CARING PROFESSOR I HAVE HAD AT UCLA. During the pandemic and the great injustices we are seeing right now Foster has been nothing but a source of relief for my stress with school. He is a very accessible professor and truly cares about his students. PLEASE TAKE HIS CLASS YOU WONT REGRET IT. He is how all educators should be, caring, empathetic, and truly knowledgeable in his subject. Cannot sign praises about him enough

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A-
June 1, 2020

Professor Foster is an amazing lecturer. I learned a lot! I think if you read the textbook and keep along during lectures you'll be just fine.

P.s. there is minimal math involved in the course.

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: A
June 26, 2018

GO TO OFFICE HOURS. Professor Foster's office hours are extremely helpful for the homework assignments. Start the homework assignments early because they are very time-consuming and very important. He recommends doing the homework in groups of no more than 5 people. I would recommend trying to do as many of the homework questions by yourself as it will help you understand the material better and then compare your answers with other people. RECORD THE LECTURES. Some of the tricky questions he asks in the homework assignments are based on things that he says in lecture.

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: A
Jan. 2, 2017

Professor Foster is a great professor. He's caring, very thorough and clear when it comes to lectures. There are about 4 homework sets that he gives and collects, so BEWARE they will take time and effort so be sure to not procrastinate. His midterm was fair, and the final was too. He lets you know everything that will be on the exams beforehand, as well as gives you a study guide. Go to office hours as he is super helpful! Take this class seriously, and try not to fall behind! The homework problems are something you should study thoroughly as it will be similar to the exams! He's the only professor that I recommend to anyone, so be sure to take him! Take good notes, study, and you will get an A or A- :)

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: A
Dec. 31, 2016

Professor Foster is really helpful and kind! Love his class!
Sell his Textbook , contact billluo@g.ucla.edu

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4.7
Overall Rating
Based on 14 Users
Easiness 3.1 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.7 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.9 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 5.0 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
    (10)
  • Engaging Lectures
    (10)
  • Useful Textbooks
    (9)
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
    (10)
  • Snazzy Dresser
    (8)
  • Often Funny
    (9)
  • Would Take Again
    (10)
  • Tolerates Tardiness
    (7)
  • Needs Textbook
    (6)
  • Gives Extra Credit
    (9)
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