Sociology of Education

Nooshin Valizadeh

Sociology of Education

Sociology department

Nooshin Valizadeh

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Overall 4.9
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Clarity of professor 5.0
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Helpfulness of professor 4.9
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  • Uses Slides
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Would Take Again
  • Issues PTEs
  • Participation Matters

Grades

Summer 2019
42.7%
35.6%
28.5%
21.4%
14.2%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2018
37.7%
31.4%
25.1%
18.9%
12.6%
6.3%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Summer 2019 Submitted Oct. 3, 2019 Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Valizadeh was absolutely amazing! Her lectures are interactive and interesting as well as the course materials. Dr. Valizadeh puts an immense effort to get to know all her students and cares deeply for each and every one of them! This course was filled with interesting readings about the US education system and really focused on the mere issues we are faced with today. Dr. Valizadeh is super engaging and puts her students first. I have never had such an encouraging professor, she is truly a dedicated professor who is dedicated to her craft. If I could I would take this course again! I highly recommend this course to anyone

Quarter Taken: Summer 2019 Submitted Sept. 26, 2019 Grade Received: A

Dr. Valizsdeh is an amazing professor. She is one of the most empathetic professors I have ever had. She is genuinely passionate about teaching all students. Her lectures are full of enthusiasm and provides real world examples. She allows students to learn from each other and helps us develop strong arguments. I wish UCLA hired more professors like her, I hope she is given the opportunity to teach more classes in the future. Professors like her give UCLA the good reputation it has. She is AMAZING!

Quarter Taken: Summer 2019 Submitted Sept. 20, 2019 Grade Received: A+

Dr. V is an outstanding and passionate professor! Her ability to lecture about real social issues so eloquently is unapologetically inspiring. Besides the readings, which are valuable and necessary, help prepare the class for critical open dialogue – and can be applied to real human experiences. It's best you come to class prepared to get in on the action! What’s also so great about this class is that you get to hear from other students and their life experiences, which is critical for learning and appreciating cultural diversity. It’s a treat when you are inspired to learn, thank you, Dr. V!

UCLA administrators should take note and make this an ACTUAL CORE diversity requirement across ALL departments so that ALL students learn about sociocultural diversity, power dynamics, and sociopolitical resistance in the educational field. Altogether, these are critical frame points of which can help students develop critical and reflective perspectives on social issues.

Quarter Taken: Summer 2019 Submitted Sept. 19, 2019 Grade Received: N/A

Dr. V was a wonderful professor. She really made everyone feel so included and as though their voices matter. Highly recommend taking her class if you want to come out even more enlightened than you thought you were. Understanding different social groups was made easier in her class, and the class was structured to represent a multitude of different ones.

Quarter Taken: Summer 2019 Submitted Sept. 13, 2019 Grade Received: A

Dr. V is your dream professor. I took her course summer session C and found myself wishing I had taken a 10 week course instead of a 6 week one. There is so much to learn from her. She is empowering, kind, and encourages every student to practice self-improvement. If this course does not change your mindset on a bunch of different (and important) topics, I don't know what will.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2018 Submitted Sept. 13, 2019 Grade Received: A+

Dr. V genuinely cares about her students and the work outside of her position as a Professor. You can see that she is dedicated to justice and her passion definitely shows in the classroom. Her class provides a safe space for critical thinking and any dialogue that is difficult to discuss on such a wide-spread campus. It's quite the experience being in her class and understanding the importance of education in PWI. You'll learn a great deal in here and something you'll never forget.

Quarter Taken: Summer 2019 Submitted Sept. 12, 2019 Grade Received: N/A

Professor V is one of the best professors I've had at UCLA. I would 100% recommend taking any class that she teaches. I actually learned so much in this class.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2018 Submitted July 18, 2019 Grade Received: A

The BEST professor I ever had at UCLA. I cannot say enough good things about her. She is very inspiring, and is so passionate about social justice and equal opportunity. If you have the chance you NEED to take this class!
She motivated me to start my own project for low income schools, something I did not even know I had such a passion for.
Her lectures are very unique, she doesn’t lecture at you, rather we have an open discussion in every class. She is very engaging and you will not be bored. She really gets you to think about deeper topics and really opens your eyes about the world we are living in. Highly recommend this class!

Quarter Taken: Fall 2018 Submitted July 18, 2019 Grade Received: A+

Dr V is the best! A professor who actually genuinely cares both about her students and the work she does which is all undeniably and passionately devoted to justice and realness. Her class provided the space for dialogue and critical thinking that is very difficult to find in lecture size classrooms. You will only do poorly in this class if you try to do poorly. Engage and be present & you will have a great, intellectually challenging experience & learn a lot about yourself and the necessity of critiquing the very institutions we benefit from. 10/10 would recommend for sure

Quarter Taken: Fall 2018 Submitted July 18, 2019 Grade Received: A+

Possibly the only professor at UCLA that made me look forward to coming to my classes. Dr. V’s energy is youthful but her wisdom reflects that of age. She makes the curriculum relevant (by bringing up current events and relating them to sociology) and even interactive (by encouraging dialogue). Feel free to read the review under me because what other teacher cares to be that accommodating and helpful to students?? She’s literally a gift from USC but let’s not give her back just yet. Anyway, if you have the chance you should definitely take her.

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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Would Take Again
  • Issues PTEs
  • Participation Matters
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