Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Many students recommend so much of the other Intro to Sociology professor, but I feel Professor Tucker is underrated. Admittedly, I don't think he's a terrific speaker so sometimes it's easy to become distracted from what he is saying, but otherwise he's really nice and smart professor with good content.
Unlike most introductory course, we didn't use a textbook. All the readings were academic books or articles written by prominent sociologists. But I didn't use a single penny on books because everything could be borrowed from the library or uploaded onto Moodle. We learned about social inequality in race, class, gender, media regarding "success". I think it was slightly more difficult because of the choice in books, but we learned much more because of that.
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Advice for students:
The grades are based upon two short essays and two exams (midterm and final). The essays are pretty straightforward; you pick one question out of several options and respond. But the professor grades a little harshly on the first essay, so be more attentive of that. The exams are pretty convenient in that the professor gives you a list of questions a week prior to the day of the exam, and out of that list he picks several to put on the exam. Out of those several, you just have to pick 2 (midterm) or 3 (final) to write on. I'd advice to write out the answer to all the questions in advance and memorize them. There isn't any participation grade by the way.