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GWS 10 (Fall 2012)

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90 80 82 100 96

Comment: Barnes is a very intelligent professor who is incredibly enthusiastic about her subject. There's heaps of readings, but skimming and going to lectures will get you by, and anyway Barnes makes it interesting and easy to understand. She also gives lots of chances for extra credit and make-up quizzes, should you miss any. She was always available when we sought her out, even for non-course related topics. The subject material is in itself interesting and relevant, and will dramatically change the way you see the world if you've never had exposure to feminism before. The only thing about Barnes is she goes too easy on people sometimes. I personally felt she could have been a bit more critical to facilitate discussion, but I suppose that was her way of making everyone feel welcome. Exams and assignments were given out in advance, and grading was easy. With moderate effort, you'll get an A in this class. I'm telling everyone to take it.

GWS 10 (Fall 2012)

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73 71 93 75 86

Comment: This class was a great introductory class to women's studies. I learned a lot, although the 2 hour lecture could get a little tiresome. Overall, great class and Barnes is wonderful. Definitely recommend if you're looking to boost your gpa or are interested at all in women's studies!

GWS 10 (Fall 2012)

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74 50 33 63 44

GWS 10 (Fall 2012)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
36 48 50 42 77

GWS 10 (Fall 2011)

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100 50 50 50 50

Comment: Fantastic Prof. I really recommend this class! The material was really interesting and not a crazy amount of work. I do agree that she can be a little too generous sometimes with letting students make comments/tell their own stories in class...sometimes it could turn into an over-share/vent session.

GWS 10 (Fall 2011)

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100 91 78 80 100

Comment: Love love love Barnes. The only thing about the class I disliked was that students tended to try and run the class with comment after comment... after comment. She was very organized, prepared, and sometimes let us out early (a lot of the time actually)!

GWS 10 (Fall 2011)

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100 100 77 100 100

GWS 10 (Fall 2011)

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92 99 99 74 99

GWS 10 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 100 100 100 100

Comment: take this class!!!! Professor Barnes is my world.

GWS 10 (Spring 2011)

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100 100 100 100 100

Comment: Amazing professor! Loved her so much that I am taking another course with her and she is just as great. So much enthusiasm and so helpful. I recommend this class to anyone interested in GWS.

GWS 10 (Spring 2011)

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87 75 80 50 90

Comment: Professor Barnes is engaging and super nice. There is a lot of material to read but overall great.

GWS 20 (Fall 2013)

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74 89 68 86 100

Comment: Barnes loved what she was teaching but usually classes got off track. Her office hours are really helpful, especially when you're planning out an essay. Also, our midterm and final were take home essays. We had 3 other essays and some in class short writing assignments on reading. The class is VERY theory dense so be ready. She also grades the midterm/final tough.

GWS 20 (Fall 2012)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
91 77 78 77 83

Comment: She's a very cheerful, knowledgeable professor! Sometimes she repeats the concepts, but overall, I enjoyed going to lecture. Exams/quizzes/paper/assignments were easy as long as you paid attention in class. Section leaders were very helpful as well!

GWS 20 (Fall 2012)

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88 76 67 83 81

GWS 20 (Fall 2012)

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96 100 85 86 89

Comment: Really good class overall. There was a lot more work than I was expecting, 4 papers + weekly short assignments over the course of the semester + the final but it was all graded easily. Lecture can get tedious as you mostly go over the readings but it's helpful for those that need more clarification/don't read.

GWS 20 (Fall 2010)

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97 89 100 100 100

Comment: Barnes is great. She is one of the nicest professors i've ever had, extremely helpful in office hours. This course had only 3 short papers, a take home final and a take home midterm, all graded pretty easily. Lecture can be boring and I especially didn't like the reading, but theory is dense. I was also one of the only non GWS majors in the class.. in retrospect I wish I would have taken gws 10 instead but this had some interesting parts and it was something different.

GWS 50AC (Fall 2010)

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47 100 100 64 100

Comment: shes really nice and never has any in class exam which I prefer but she is a bit spacey in my opinion and I have trouble following her lectures. A lot of people like her because she trys to get to know everyone but I would prefer a better lecturer over someone who knows my name.

GWS 50AC (Fall 2010)

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88 79 80 85 82

GWS 50AC (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
84 75 85 76 100

GWS 50AC (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
74 74 63 97 87

GWS 50AC (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 100 100 50 50

Comment: Pretty easy class to ace as long as you do the readings.

GWS 50AC (Fall 2009)

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62 66 71 64 72

Comment: There was a lot of reading, and the midterm/final papers were a bit tedious, but it was an easy class. Prof. Barnes isn't an amazing lecturer, but she is really nice and enthusiastic about the subject.

GWS 50AC (Fall 2008)

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96 100 100 93 79

Comment: This was such an easy class. It's equivalent to a high school class. Plus, the books are pretty fun to read and are a nice break from textbooks and other scary classes.

GWS 100AC (Fall 2013)

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89 83 71 98 81

Comment: This class has very dense readings and is very theory-heavy. Be warned. Barnes can be a bit nervous and her classes are often disrupted, but she's really helpful during office hours. Her midterms and exams are take-home, but they can be tough, so prepare ahead of time.

GWS 120 (Spring 2011)

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65 66 69 55 64

GWS 129 (Fall 2011)

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85 94 97 71 90

Comment: Barbara is a great professor. She is very passionate about feminism, and she does a good job of communicating this to her students. The overall workload isn't too bad, but keep up with the readings. As a non-GWS major, I learned a lot in this class, and am thankful I took it!

LGBT C146 (Fall 2010)

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50 50 50 50 50