POS334: Race, Ethnicity and Social Inequality

Supplemental Course Evaluation

Spring 1998
{student responses are shown in blue; tabulations are frequencies, }

I. Your evaluation of the use of the POS302-L discussion list in this course:

1. Do you think the using the discussion list encouraged you to write better essays? __(17)__ yes __(1)__ no

2. Did the list affect what you said in your reviews? __(6)__ yes __(11)___no

(How So?)

3. Did you learn much from reading the other reviews and commentaries sent to the list?

none/   1    2 (3)    3 (4)    4 (9)    5 (1) /a great deal

4. Approximately what percentage of the reviews and commentaries sent to the list did you read? __(40)___%

5. Did you receive any comments on your reviews from the other subscribers to the list who were not in the course? If so, how many? ________.

6. Did you receive any comments via e-mail from other students in the course? If so, how many? __________.

7. Did you send comments about reviews to the list or to other members of the class? If so, how many? _______

8. Other comments on the discussion list:
 

II. Your evaluation of the reading assignments for the course:

8. What do you think of the general format of reading whole books in a course such as this?

a poor format     /     1     2 (2)    3 (2)     4 (9)     5 (5)    /a good format

much less work /     1     2 (1)    3 (7)     4 (8)    5  (2)   / much more work

less stimulating /     1     2         3  (6)     4 (8)    5  (4)   / more stimulating

less informative /     1     2         3 (5)     4 (9)     5  (4)   /more informative

9. What did you think of the general format of having students doing different reading assignments:

__(9)__ better that way _(8)___ better if all students read the same things

10. Your opinion of the selection of the books for this course:

too liberal /                 1     2 (5)    3 (12)    4 (1)    5             / too conservative

too dull /                     1     2  (1)    3  (8)    4  (7)   5  (2)       / very interesting

too controversial /     1     2  (2)   3  (10)   4  (5)   5  (1)       /not controversial enough

too simple /                 1     2         3  (10)   4  (7)   5         /too sophisticated

11. Topics or issues which should be given more coverage in the course readings:
specific cases of discrimination
women's issues
gay\homosexual

interracial marriage
women's rights

Critical Race theory and its detractors
everything was covered well
Gay Rights

12. Books that could be dropped from the reading list:
Asante, and books that are difficult
Asante
Asante
Skrentny!
some of the earlier blander less controversial books
Skrentny
Skrentny
Banks
boring ones

13. Books that should definitely be kept:
Bell and Sniderman
Tony Brown; Harlan Lane
Harlan Lane; Jim Sleeper
Bordewich, Simon
Hacker, Bell (gospel choirs)
Urfsky, Wilson, T. Brown
Dyson and Deloria
Derrick Bell, and Beyond all Reason
Brown
Tony Brown
Schlesinger, Brown
Steele, Schlesinger, Wilson
Schlesinger, Hacker, Brown, Asante, Bordewich, Steele

14. Other books that should be added to the reading list:
controversial books on current events
something by Randall Kennedy, Cornel West
Cornel West, Race Matters
 

15. Your general evaluation of the class discussion:

16. Other comments on the course.