Contemporary Sociological Theory

Mark Jepson

Contemporary Sociological Theory

Sociology department

Mark Jepson

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Easiness of class 3.0
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Workload 3.3
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Clarity of professor 4.2
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Helpfulness of professor 4.3
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  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Often Funny
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Would Take Again
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Participation Matters

Grades

Winter 2019
29.3%
24.4%
19.6%
14.7%
9.8%
4.9%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2017
32.9%
27.4%
21.9%
16.4%
11.0%
5.5%
0.0%
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A
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2016
29.1%
24.2%
19.4%
14.5%
9.7%
4.8%
0.0%
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A
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2016
40.0%
33.3%
26.7%
20.0%
13.3%
6.7%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Summer 2015
30.6%
25.5%
20.4%
15.3%
10.2%
5.1%
0.0%
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A
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F

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

Winter 2015
30.6%
25.5%
20.4%
15.3%
10.2%
5.1%
0.0%
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A
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F

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

Summer 2014
24.5%
20.4%
16.3%
12.2%
8.2%
4.1%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2014
21.9%
18.2%
14.6%
10.9%
7.3%
3.6%
0.0%
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A
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B
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F

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

Fall 2014
32.4%
27.0%
21.6%
16.2%
10.8%
5.4%
0.0%
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A
A-
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B
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F

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

Winter 2013
32.0%
26.7%
21.3%
16.0%
10.7%
5.3%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Winter 2020 Submitted March 28, 2020 Grade Received: B

Professor Jespon is an amazing lecturer. Although he does not use slides which can be difficult at times he tries his best to apply the material to our world today. However, keep in mind that he grades on a curve and it is not an upward curve. I ended the class with enough points to have secured a B+, but due to his curve I received a B. He does not go over grades with you so the grade he gives is the grade you get no exceptions. Other than that the lectures were useful when studying. There is only a midterm a final and a small paper. Make sure to do all the readings as well a few questions may appear on both the midterm and final.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2019 Submitted March 29, 2019 Grade Received: B

Jepson is a great lecturer but his whole grading system is messed up. It hurts to know that you study so much only to get a B because of the " bell curve". The TAs do not correlate with the professor, and the grading is completely subjective. I would not recommend this class if you're a 4.0 student. Great guy, horrible class.

Quarter Taken: Spring 2017 Submitted June 20, 2017 Grade Received: N/A

The teacher was great, he doesn't rely on slides to teach. However, I feel that my TA knew that the teacher curves the assignments and exams so he graded our work based on the curve, and so he graded our work more harshly. The teacher was very helpful and funny. I enjoyed his exams very much, as crazy as it sounds. I agree that the grade you get, relies on the TA's you get. But work hard to do as well as possible.

Quarter Taken: Spring 2016 Submitted Sept. 20, 2016 Grade Received: A

TA helped alot, ask a lot of questions. The more you understand the easier the exams will be.

Selling course reader! Text me 818 836 2983

Quarter Taken: Spring 2016 Submitted July 20, 2016 Grade Received: A

He is an awesome Professor! Do not try and memorize the outline, try and really understand it and learn it.

Quarter Taken: Spring 2016 Submitted July 18, 2016 Grade Received: B+

Professor Jepson is a really good professor. He does go off on tangents basically every lecture but it's mostly to try to relate today's world to abstract theories from old sociologists. It doesn't require a lot of work and he posts a general outline of his lectures online. Beware that he only teaches 8am lectures though. I have the Ritzer textbook/coursereader. reach me at 6199646314

Quarter Taken: Spring 2016 Submitted June 21, 2016 Grade Received: B

The grade of this class is so depends on your TA, BE AWARE!

Quarter Taken: Spring 2016 Submitted June 14, 2016 Grade Received: N/A

Overall the class is pretty easy, the only thing that would prevent you from getting the A you deserve is the curve But if you do well it shouldn't be a problem. Selling the textbook, text me if you're interested 818-823-3357

Quarter Taken: Spring 2015 Submitted April 3, 2016 Grade Received: A

Class was easy as along as you do all the readings and attend lecture.
Selling the course reader and the Ritzer textbook. Text/call me at 310- 617-9590 if you want to buy it

Quarter Taken: Winter 2016 Submitted March 14, 2016 Grade Received: B+

The class is relatively easy considering you never have to attend lecture. Discussion is helpful but the TAs are completely different in how their class is structured, the work they make their students do, and even the information they give. I do not recommend taking this class as Jepson is uninvolved and doesn't seem to have a point to what he's talking about.

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Tags

  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Often Funny
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Would Take Again
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Participation Matters
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