POS334: Race, Ethnicity and Social Inequality

Supplemental Course Evaluation

Spring 1999
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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? __(14)__ yes __(4)__ no

2. Did the list affect what you said in your reviews? __(8)__ yes __(10)___no

(How So?)

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

none/   1    2 (2)    3 (7)    4 (7)    5 (2) /a great deal

4. Approximately what percentage of the reviews and commentaries sent to the list did you read? __(45)___%

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 (1)    2 (1)    3 (6)     4 (1)     5 (8)    /a good format

much less work /     1 (0)    2 (2)    3 (2)     4 (10)    5  (4)   / much more work

less stimulating /     1 (1)    2  (2)     3  (3)     4 (5)    5  (7)   / more stimulating

less informative /     1 (2)    2   (0)    3 (4)     4 (4)     5  (8)   /more informative

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

__(14)__ better that way _(4)___ better if all students read the same things

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

too liberal /                 1  (0)    2 (2)    3 (16)    4 (0)    5    (0)         / too conservative

too dull /                     1  (1)    2  (1)    3  (3)    4  (11)   5  (2)       / very interesting

too controversial /     1  (0)    2  (1)   3  (7)   4  (8)   5  (2)       /not controversial enough

too simple /                 1  (0)    2  (0)    3  (11)   4  (5)   5  (2)        /too sophisticated

11. Topics or issues which should be given more coverage in the course readings:
Latin Americans in the US
ethnicity
sexuality
less black and white
gay rights
gender
hate groups
homosexuality\religion
white identity
asians, latinos, GLBT
history
Asians, Latinos, GLBT, indigenous peoples, women

12. Books that could be dropped from the reading list:
Portes
Simpson
Jahlly
Shipler
Delagado
Lane

13. Books that should definitely be kept:
Lane
Payne
Lane
Deloria
Kennedy
Jahly
Steele
Steele
Ignatiev
Sleeper
Payne
Bordewich
Steele
Payne
Sleeper
Bordewich
Sleeper
Shipler

14. Other books that should be added to the reading list:
Debating Affirmative Action
The Color of Justice
The Bell Curve
Black Boy

15. Your general evaluation of the class discussion:

16. Other comments on the course.