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SOC 200 Understanding Society

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    Great Intro to the Subject

    Always Do the Reading

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    Aug 18, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Professor Javed focuses on the bigger picture and more on the theoreticals at the beginning, but as the course goes on she gives more specific examples of how theory applies in real life.

    Course highlights:

    I gained a more practical understanding of how the concepts we were learning in sociology applied to my community, as Professor Javed will frequently show a video either shot in or focusing around the unit subject as it applies to the local community.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Be prepared to TAKE NOTES and DO NOT skip class or you absolutely will fall behind. Professor Javed doesn't write a lot of things down and her main method of lecturing is just that-verbal lectures with very little visual accompaniment. I don't recall her ever using a PowerPoint slide in class, which is great because you know she wont be reading off the slides, but less so if you need visual aids like I do. Write down everything she says and don't be afraid to ask for clarification if you need to. Don't hesitate to go to her office hours, as she's very willing to work with students who are equally willing to put in the time and effort.

    • Fall 2016
    • Dr. Arifa K. Javed
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Participation Counts Great Discussions
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    Jun 02, 2017
    | No strong feelings either way.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I wouldn't strongly recommend the class because there wasn't anything striking about the course and some people might not be able to understand the professor because of her accent.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of the course were the field trips and the extra credit assignments. They really give you a chance to redeem your grade and give you extra insight on the course.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    Study and participate in class. Most of the material on the midterm and final are in the textbook and aren't discussed in class. Also, you receive a participation grade, so make sure you participate. She also has a weird philosophy that no one can get a perfect score on an assignment, so make sure you do extra credit if it is offered.

    • Spring 2017
    • Afifa Javed
    • Yes
    • Always Do the Reading Participation Counts Great Discussions
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    Mar 15, 2017
    | Would not recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Teaching style is archaic and she allows no makeups for midterms. She mostly talks the whole hour and test material is hardly taught in class. discussions are sometimes engaging, but mostly just short responses from students.

    Course highlights:

    I liked the discussions and the extra credit she gave.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    If you get her as a teacher, it may come off as an easy class, but you must study the textbook vigorously. If you don't, then you will miss a lot of questions on the midterm and final. There are only 2 assignments outside of the midterm and final, so make sure you do well on the tests. Also, make sure you participate in discussions and attend class often because those are also separate grades.

    • Winter 2017
    • Afifa Javed
    • Yes
    • Always Do the Reading Requires Lots of Research Great Discussions


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