This class was tough.
While Alvarez still remains to be one of the most challenging professors I have ever had, he had a real passion for what he taught. Unlike some professors, he was a practicing sociologist. He provided us with real life examples and evidence of his findings. By far, he was one of the most interesting professors I have ever had.
One of the most important concepts that I learned in this course was the theory of the necessity of crime. It completely changed my view of the world, and even now, almost a year later, I am thankful that my perceptions have been changed. It will change the way you see life, and for a course that I took just because I needed a few units, it was worth all the money and time spent on the class.
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Advice for students:
Alvarez is amazing with extra credit, but it is easy to ignore it. Everyday you have the opportunity for at least a 1% boost to your grade, and when it's provided so frequently, students tend to not worry about it, but he is a hard grader, and that extra credit does come in handy. I highly recommend utilizing it from the very beginning.