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A Few Big Assignments
Background Knowledge Expected
This class was tough.
Professor Bulcroft has long and boring lectures, and words everything very elaborately, to the point where many students cannot comprehend the material. Exams, though they are multiple choice, are extremely difficult. Exams are also worded very elaborately, we had not enough time to complete them on Canvas, and he has also admitted that he attempts to trick students on them. He's not very up-to-date on current issues like the LGBTQ+ community, sexual health, etc. Those lectures were slightly politically incorrect and offensive at times. Three exams, a few movie response papers, and group project made up the grade. Had a C that curved to a B+.
His dog, Margaux, was the best part of the class. He occasionally brought her in and those were the tolerable days. Bulcroft can sometimes have a sense of humour as well, which is nice. The movies shown were thought-provoking as well.
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Advice for students:
Don't take it if you're an average student. Those who excel in Sociology and have exceptional vocabularies may do well. Pay attention to lectures, do the exams in groups and carefully review the material even though they are open note. A 50-question exam will have 60 minutes to complete, and it's not easy. Also, this is NOT an introductory course. I took this as my first upper-level sociology course at Western - BIG mistake! You should have a very decent background in Sociology to understand the material in the way it's presented.