Winter 2020 - This class was super interesting. The readings were a little boring at first but they get far more interesting as the quarter goes on. We have to do a weekly journal based on the readings but they are fairly short. You must buy the books though!! Professor Sigmon is super nice and pretty engaging but he can be a little boring since he does not use a mic and his class was late in the day. He gave us study guides for the midterm and final which were extremely helpful. There is also a term paper due at the end of the quarter but you choose your own topic so it is fairly interesting. Overall, I would recommend this class with Professor Sigmon. I am also selling hard copies of the following books for this class: The Meaning of Sociology (9th edition), Mapping the Social Landscape (7th edition), and Readings for Sociology (9th edition). Text me at ********** for prices!!
Fall 2022 - Professor Sigmon is one of those Professors that you either love or hate. His lecture style consists of mainly reading off his slides, adding comments on the slides, and rinse and repeat. Occasionally he will show a video to demonstrate the concept that is he is going over, but they are really rare. Do I like his lecture style? At first no, I thought it was really boring. Then, the more you realize you don't need to read at all for his class AND his comments usually summarize the slides in a succinct way, the class just clicked for me. This is not universal though. Not everyone will have it "click" like it did for me and be wary that this is how he will lecture for the entire quarter. He tells you everything he needs to tell you and you honestly only need the slides to get through the course. Structure of the class was midterm, paper, and then final with the paper due a few days prior to the final. For both exams, it's going to be short answer question. Since the TA strike happened, the final became multiple choice. As long as you study the slides you really don't need to worry. The paper was just a compare and contrast analysis of two sociologists that Sigmon asks you to compare. Not hard at all. I'd recommend the guy; he's genuinely a cool dude, but his lecture style is not for everyone.
Spring 2023 - Sigmond was a pretty good professor, I enjoyed the small tangents and personalization in his lectures. Everything on the final exam was on the slides, I would be cautious on the exams because there is accurate and false questions in which you have to write why something may or may not be wrong and the short answers. But the majority is multiple choice and there's one research paper. The class can most def drag on, but he's def one of the better sociology professors.