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I really loved sigmon’s class. A king. I’ve taken theory courses before & absolutely remembered NOTHING but in sigmon’s class I have retained almost 90% of the information. I, for some reason, never understood concepts by theorists like Marx & Nietzsche, but he made me be able to understand everything. It was an interesting class... sometimes boring tho haha
Some people were complaining about his exam this year (it was all multiple choice) & how it didn’t test on conceptual facts but rather specific facts directly from his lecture... but personally I think this is easier. I took detailed notes in class & copied his lecture down word for word then read my notes after every class.
I mean I don’t like short answer exams so maybe I’m biased towards his exams.
Professor Sigmon also does an excellent job at summarizing & going into detail about the specific readings we had to do. A lot of the readings are dense so even after reading, I tended to not understand everything that was talked about but after watching the lectures, everything made sense.
We also had an essay which really just depends on who you have for your section TA.
Basically, if you want to pass this class, watch & take notes on all the lectures (don’t procrastinate) & then read the lecture notes so you can retain the info. Skim the readings before lecture though so that lecture makes more sense rather than you trying to learn all this new info by yourself.
Sigmon wants us to succeed!! Good luck
Sigmon is literally the easiest professor ever. His lectures are lowkey boring but he says the information necessary to get an A on the midterm and exam, and that's all that really matters. There's no homework besides weekly reflections that only need to be 250 words. He wears the same button-up flannel every day and I love it. I'm also taking SOCIOL 102 with him this quarter so I would totally recommend taking him again. I've seen some mixed reviews about it and I guess you either love Sigmon or you don't, but tbh as long as you pay attention during lectures, you literally don't have to do anything else.
I really loved his slides and how he broke down each concept into really digestible pieces. Sometimes the readings that were assigned were dense and hard to understand, but after his lectures were super clear and helped a lot. Took this class during Spring 2020 online amidst social turmoil and Professor Sigmon was really understanding about everything. Definitely would recommend him and TA Justin Breck!
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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 (909)725-7338 for prices!!
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.
This professor is a good and funny professor. But this is not an easy class. You need to prepare to read a lot of books if you plan to take his class. His test will require you to take several in-class essays. It was hard to take.
ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS IF YOUR MOTHER LANGUAGE IS NOT ENGLISH, IT WILL DESTROY YOUR GPA!!! CHOOSE ANOTHER PROFESSOR IF IT IS POSSIBLE.
I honestly recommend Sigmon's class over the summer. The lectures were extremely clear, and he posted the slides after lecture each day. He posted two discussion posts each week and you only needed to respond to one per week. We had 3 test total (each dedicated to one theorist) and each exam was free response to three questions (10 sentences max). He also gave us the topics that would be covered in the exam questions at the beginning of the week. I think the class structure was clear and not at all demanding. As long as you go to all lectures and pay attention, you will do well.
Professor Sigmon was amazing! His class was engaging. Even with Covid-19, he continued to make his lectures similar to in-person as much as he could.
TAKE THIS FOR AN EASY A. Our entire grade was one midterm, one final, and one paper that the TA's literally guide you through. You have to submit weekly responses (150 words) but the material is easy and straightforward. The professor posts the slides, so you literally never need to go to lecture. I got an A and I only studied a day before the test.
I absolutely loved this class and Professor Sigmon! He genuinely cares about his students and teaches the material in a concise, interesting way. I love his sense of humor and engaging lecturing style that makes me love coming to class. He makes learning sociology super fun, is often cracking jokes, and is an overall wonderful professor. His exams were very straightforward, and he will only test you on material that has been discussed in class. I found that even if you did not do all the readings, as long as you understand everything on his lecture slides, you will do just fine! Overall, the exams were rather easy and the information tested was very much a reflection of the lecture slides. He will only test you on material that he has explicitly talked about, so there is no ambiguity. Overall, I owe it to this class and Professor Sigmon for sparking my interest in Sociology. I had him as a professor again for Sociology 101, and will miss him very much!