Ratings for Barnes, B A
Based on 28 ratings for this instructor.
Comment: While I may be a little biased since I took this upper div as a freshman, the analysis required in assignments was too deep and quite difficult. There is no homework except for a lot of reading, and all assignments are essay form. The 3 in class quizzes are worth 15% each, attendance is mandatory and worth 15%, and a 10 page research report on your topic of choice acts as the final and is worth 40%. In addition, gender studies classes are full of liberals and libtards, and speaking as a conservative, I will never take another course relating to race, health, or gender ever again.
Submitted Dec. 10th, 2017
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.
Submitted Jan. 20th, 2014
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.
Submitted Jan. 16th, 2014
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!
Submitted Aug. 17th, 2013
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.
Submitted Jan. 29th, 2013
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!
Submitted Jan. 13th, 2013
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.
Submitted Dec. 19th, 2012