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SOCIOL 3AC (Spring 2014)

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61 70 69 32 31

Comment: An okay professor. Mandatory attendance. Overuses the term "Hotel America." Take-home final consisting of 3 mini-essays.

SOCIOL 3AC (Spring 2013)

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99 98 99 98 100

SOCIOL 3AC (Spring 2013)

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1 15 0 12 50

Comment: Terrible professor.. the readers grade super harshly now that he knows everyone hates him on rate my professor. Do yourself a favor and do not take this class

SOCIOL 3AC (Spring 2013)

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17 15 15 31 91

Comment: Powers is a character to say the least. He is too enthusiastic for his own good and picks out non-white people to use as examples and makes them feel awkward. Easy class but still not fun with this guy

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2011)

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1 2 1 3 0

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2011)

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100 100 100 100 100

Comment: HE IS A GREAT PROFESSOR, & THE SLC STUDY GROUP REALLY HELPS CUT DOWN CLASS MATERIAL AND IS REALLY HELPFUL. I DID ALL MY WORK AT THE STUDY GROUP AND THE SLC STUDY GROUP LEADER PROF-READ MY PAPERS AND I GOT ON A YAAH

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2011)

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27 60 89 50 70

Comment: Powers was... interesting. The guy is really into sociology with no doubt. The only thing I remember him ever saying is "WHY IS THAT?" His assignments were pretty fair, but kind of unnecessarily long and pointless. The essay prompts are really easy and there were never exams, just take home essays. I legit read maybe 3 things in the class and did fine. It's common sense, but he is really dull and boring. He tries to be philosophical and it doesn't really work. The worst memory is that he always comes into class apologizing for being late with sweat all over him and his shirts; it was pretty gross.

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2011)

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31 41 50 67 74

Comment: Don't take this class with Powers. Just don't.

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2011)

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50 50 100 50 100

Comment: Easiest class ever. Final exam prompt was changed essentially because people thought it was too hard. Enthusiastic guy though.

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2011)

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50 50 50 50 50

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2011)

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68 58 41 78 84

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2011)

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35 50 83 39 37

Comment: Powers is terrible. Class is pointless.

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2011)

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42 57 80 44 64

Comment: The material is interesting but the fact that we don't talk about the reading in class discourages students from coming prepared to class.

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2011)

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75 73 50 50 79

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2011)

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50 50 50 50 50

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2011)

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50 50 50 50 50

Comment: This class was overall fun and interesting. It did require a fair amount of work though.

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
65 66 50 45 38

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2011)

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57 74 50 74 72

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2011)

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61 99 81 78 66

Comment: Lecture is pretty boring and not really necessary for any of the assignments. The assignments/final are pretty easy, they are completely based on the readings. Powers may not be the most engaging lecturer or anything, but the class is fairly easy if you do well on the assignments.

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2011)

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26 34 50 35 50

Comment: The readings for this class can be really interesting, but it's a lot and really hard to be on top of it especially if you've got math and science on your hand. Overall the class is kind of boring, most of the time it's not even necessary to go to lectures because power points and everything Powers will post online. I took this in the fall... it was really annoying but it isn't too hard if you like writing essays and whatnot.

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2011)

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65 50 50 50 50

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2011)

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74 66 77 50 71

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2011)

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80 63 50 75 91

Comment: Get to know the professor!! He is really great and it will 100% benefit you!

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2011)

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37 77 66 69 35

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2011)

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50 79 83 13 75

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
27 76 72 22 28

Comment: Pretty obnoxious. Assignments were easy enough, but there was absolutely no need to go to lecture because he repeated the same thing every time. "Hotel America". Just really, no.

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2011)

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69 75 67 70 70

Comment: Professor Powers assigned lots of reading, but he puts notes and power points up on bspace so you don't really have to read. The essays we wrote for this class is straight forward.

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2011)

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50 57 40 58 50

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2011)

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35 13 79 24 57

Comment: I felt this class made me extremely unmotivated to do anything at all! It was extremely pointless for me but extremely easy if you want to fulfill the AC requirement!

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2011)

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0 0 14 23 23

Comment: This is easily the worst class I've ever taken. Professor is extremely unorganized and lectures are terrible boring. Avoid this class at all costs, he is a terrible teacher. The class is seriously awful.

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2011)

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30 82 70 89 100

Comment: Class was extremely boring. The topics were interesting, but the professor just didn't do them justice. He was almost a little too enthusiastic about everything. As long as you do some of the more bulky readings, the class is pretty easy.

SOCIOL 3AC (Summer 2011)

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71 100 100 64 58

Comment: Great person, get to know him and you'll do fine.

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2010)

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60 65 64 38 72

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2010)

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53 57 71 39 38

Comment: Interesting topics. Need self motivation

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2010)

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75 76 50 39 79

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2010)

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25 22 23 28 27

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2010)

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67 89 100 84 50

Comment: not a bad class to satisfy your ac

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2010)

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50 50 50 50 50

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2010)

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1 50 30 0 2

Comment: AVOID THIS PROFESSOR!! unless you want to be utterly miserable for a whole semester! The reader is 500+ pages and he leaves extra reading from the internet; which he NEVER discussed in class. Lectures go like this: he talks the whole time int he most annoying tone ever but says NOTHING!! Grade is based on 2 papers and a final (in-class essay) and 10% participation + attendance. I actually like sociology but this class is AWFUL!!

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2010)

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58 61 74 65 35

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2010)

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24 27 50 39 65

Comment: This class wasn't difficult, but it was extremely annoying. Lectures are useless -- Powers is completely ridiculous and just shouts about random things completely irrelevant to the assignments themselves. The readers are gigantic and there's no point in trying to keep up, just use them when you need to write your papers. All-in-all, not a difficult course, just one of the more annoying ways to satisfy the AC requirement.

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2010)

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58 69 72 69 83

Comment: Be aware that you have to interview someone that you don't know in order to write the first paper and the second paper is based off of that. The good thing is that the final is take home. Powers is very enthusiastic about the material but overgeneralizes the concept. Easiness of class really depends on GSI (or the reader).

SOCIOL 3AC (Summer 2010)

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15 62 51 21 33

Comment: Professor seems very biased and often unorganized.

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2009)

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22 51 36 37 68

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2009)

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1 12 50 0 80

Comment: This man, single-handedly destroyed any respect I would have had for the field of sociology. avoid at all costs. I mean all costs. take a different AC course, even if you're a psych major, trust me, not worth it

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2009)

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19 27 15 31 78

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2009)

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23 78 76 32 50

Comment: The class was not at all good, but on the positive side, you never had to go to lecture. Powers's lectures were completely useless, and he was one of the most ridiculous people I've ever met. Kind of annoying and amusing at the same time. No exams, just a couple of papers. You only had to the do the reading that you wanted to use in your papers. Good class for slacking off.

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2009)

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39 46 76 60 27

Comment: He spends most of lecture talking about the class/paper requirements rather than actually lecturing about sociology.

SOCIOL 3AC (Fall 2009)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
59 80 88 46 68

Comment: Professor Powers is a solid teacher and instructor, but he can get monotone and quite boring sometimes. The subject is no doubt interesting but if you take sociology, I suggest you choose a different professor.

SOCIOL 3AC (Summer 2009)

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100 70 79 77 79

Comment: great professor the slc study group was super helpful and I did all my work there for this class

SOCIOL 3AC (Summer 2009)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
42 67 50 57 67

Comment: This class got boring really fast. The assignment was pretty strange (interview someone who probably will never go to college) and I had a very hard (and awkward) time finding a person to interview. Prof Powers repeats the same concepts over and over and his voice is quite remarkable. Anyways, I did get some things out of this class.

SOCIOL 113AC (Fall 2013)

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51 53 70 69 75

Comment: He's aite. Can't stop talking about the achievement gap, but I guess that's to be expected in a course about the American education system (113AC is Sociology of Education). Likes to use weird voices in class to keep things interesting, but his enthusiasm falls flat on 93% of the attending students. He mandates 1 office hour visit during the semester, which is ok because the visit is just a massive ego boost for the student. Mention anything about being interested in any part of Sociology OR Education, and he will shower you with compliments and make you feel like you are the joy of his career. Then he will likely proceed to forget about you, but the experience is nice. Exams are straightforward essays, Final is answering a series of questions about the reading, but in essay format. You will do reasonably well if you can read articles and write about them. Readers grade everything. He also plays movies in class, so attend if you are in to that.

SOCIOL 113AC (Fall 2012)

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100 100 100 99 100

Comment: HE IS A VERY KIND PROFESSOR, AND A GREAY EDUCATOR

SOCIOL 150 (Fall 2012)

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100 100 97 100 100

Comment: great professor, losers that state to not take a class with Powers lack people skills and intellectual abilities!!! He is a great professor & would mentor/help students

SOCIOL 150 (Fall 2012)

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69 50 50 100 74

SOCIOL 150 (Fall 2012)

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100 86 100 81 100

Comment: very engaging professor

SOCIOL 150 (Spring 2011)

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100 100 93 100 100

Comment: best proff ever