This class was tough.
The class is a good class, you get a good look into urban and reginal studies as well. There is alot of people in this class. It is a 157:1 student teacher ratio. The only thing i had a problem with is that he made extremely hard tests, my straight a classmate got a d in the class. I slide right by with a d. He was not a fan of helping me understand the text from the readings told me to figure it out, and i was googling every couple of words in the text. I am a really strong reader and the reading gave me trouble.
I learned the understanding of how society in different areas see different views, and we got to do surveys, and social experiments.
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I advise using the student help center alot, and I know he moves slides fast so if you dont get all the notes check with a friend, because he will not post them
Pretty easy, overall.
I would recommend this course because it helps you gain a new perspective on the world that you wouldn't otherwise have had. This class counts as a general education class at UW - Green Bay and it makes you think unlike some of the other classes offered. It is interesting and Professor Dahlke is engaging, always ensuring that class is interesting.
By taking this course, you learn how the micro- and macro- organizations impact and affect one another, and vise versa. This class forces you to think from perspectives you have never thought from before and it opens your eyes to problems going on in the real world. It introduces you to topics that are "hard to talk about" but for college-age students entering the real world and the work force, they are necessary to talk about.
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TIPS FOR THIS CLASS: 1. Sit down and take the online quizzes with 3-4 friends. The questions vary from person to person, but chances are half of them (maybe not the same half, but half) will be the same for each of you. Also, more people means while someone is looking in the book for an answer, someone can be looking online, someone else can be looking in a different area online, meanwhile the person taking the quiz can skip that specific question and answer one that they know. 2. Which brings me to point number two, take the quiz one at a time. They are only 10 questions long each, but they are timed, so you each have to hurry. My friends and I found that this was the best way to get the best grade. 3. Take turns who goes first. (Whoever goes first will most likely get the worst grade, that's just kind of how it works.) 4. Before submitting all the way through, take pictures of the quiz (and then submit before your time is up, obviously). Make sure everyone takes a picture of their quiz each time and then share pictures before the exam. Every exam is simply a compilation of the quizzes taken prior to that exam. If you have the pictures of the quizzes (especially if there are 3-4 of you in a group sharing these quiz pictures), you are almost guaranteed at least a B. 5. Reading and taking notes before the quizzes and tests is a good idea, and that is why I chose the 3-5 hours per week that I put in for this course, because I did read and take notes. I know people who did not read or take notes who got B's and BC's, and someone who only read/skimmed and got an A, but I put in the extra effort to ensure myself an A. It all depends on how good you are at finding answers under pressure during the quizzes, and how good you are at guessing the answers to the portion of questions on the exams that happened to NOT be on your quizzes. If you follow all of these tips, you will do great in this course!