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A sample of anonymous student comments on SOC 101, Introduction to Sociology, taught by Kenneth Westhues in Fall 2002, at the University of Waterloo
Not an easy course but a great one. The professor was great and I wish all my profs were like him.
Great course, engaging and interesting. The inexpensive text was a plus.
I found it somewhat difficult to get a good mark in this class, which made it a little less enjoyable.
This was my favorite class. Some of the online readings are dry, though they are still valuable.
Alright. I would never take another soc course.
Fantastic course, more because of the instructor.
I thought Westhues is probably the best prof/educator I have ever had or will have throughout my university career.
Why would anyone in Math/Eng take Psych 101 when they could take Soc instead? I thought Soc was way better.
The grading was somewhat hard, but was fair for the most part.
A challenging learning experience.
Pretty good. I liked the class, didn't like the readings.
Probably my favorite class of the semester, and now I am seriously considering sociology as my major.
Good course, challenged me to think and not just memorize.
Interesting, very different from high-school sociology.
Okay, but prefer more concrete definitions to get a feel for future courses in sociology.
Caused me to think and create informed opinions. Instructor had thought-provoking questions and examples. Thanks for the wonderful learning experience.
Overall an excellent course, encouraged free thinking. The essay assignments were especially well designed.
I enjoyed the option of doing presentations. It was a great opportunity to interact with new people and actually discuss topics in more detail.
Good (if a bit rushed) introduction to the subject.
A lot of reading! But it was worth it.
Very general --- this is an inherent flaw of intro courses. Professor was by far the best I've had.
Class too large, not enough feedback on essays. Great overall job.
Good course. I learned to really look at things in a different way.
Great, I loved it. Best course I had this term.