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    May 23, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend taking this class, for even though many take it because it's mandatory for their major, it taught me many interesting things and the teacher is very lively. This class is for those who are open-minded, want to know how the world functions, arrive to class on time and don't mind taking notes every day.

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    I liked that this class was interesting and an easy good grade. Just take notes during class, do the readings for every possible quiz and you'll be good. The fourth and last final in the class was optional, because Prof. Dues believes that since we already took exams on the material previously, there is no reason to take a cumulative final. You only took the final if you needed to raise your grade, but it could also hurt your grade, since whatever you made on the final exam would show up on your report. This was unusual to me, since most teachers would only allow the final exam to help students grades, not hurt them, if they were to make the final optional. I think what my professor did was fair though, and it saved me from studying for one extra exam. In this class we learned about the history behind sociology and how it can be observed in everything we do. We learned about social interactions in religion, in prisons, in mental institutions, in gender/race/ethnicity/class/sexuality, in families, in globalization/immigration and social movements and technology.

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    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Do all the readings. The quizzes are pop quizzes, meaning you never know if there will be a quiz that day for the reading. The readings aren't too bad, some are very interesting, but others are medical studies and can go on for pages. Still, the readings help you learn the material, and the quizzes can be the difference between passing or failing, or just two letter grades. Extra credit is minimal, so do any that is offered.

    • Spring 2016
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    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading

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