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Always Do the Reading
Background Knowledge Expected
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I personally loved this class but students should go into this class with knowledge about what will come of it. Its incredibly hard to get it. Once in, the reading is extensive and necessary. He can have a hard time really conveying information and guiding the class in an entry level way that is what the class is meant to be. On the other hand he genuinely wants people to pass and will listen to what students have to say. Also, to consider is that most of the research he has his students read is fairly old and that needs to be taken into account. Regardless, for those who aren't extremely knowledgeable with how sexual oppression works and lives in the US, this would be a great class so long as you are willing to put int he work necessary.
highlights were the speakers and educators that we had and the passion that the professor has. I learned about the systematic actions that were conducted against sexual minorities and how it all worked. It was also very eye opening for certain legislation that on the surface seemed logical and even well intentioned but ended up not being the case and led to outcomes that were hurtful to minorities.
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Advice for students:
Be prepared to do the reading, it is a lot. Also, you might want to understand that he isn't very good at teaching at an entry level so a basic understanding of sociology and how to think in that way is very helpful going in. You should also expect to have discussion-based classes though you can avoid speaking with other efforts that he will make available to you, or at least he did with my class.