Ratings for Agis, A
Based on 33 ratings for this instructor.
Comment: Tests are easy if you do some of the readings. Not a time consuming class, considering it's 4 units (at least as of spring 2015). A lot of the readings are unnecessary (repetitive), but actually read the books because you write a paper on them and are tested on them. I didn't attend Agis's OH (so I can't fairly rate her on how helpful she is), but she seems genuine. Not the most engaging prof, but she takes attendance. She shows cool documentaries!
Submitted July 15th, 2015
Comment: I went into this class unsure of what to expect really, considering I come from a conservative area where gender issues aren't exactly discussed often (although I am liberal myself). I can't say enough about this class if you want to get a glimpse at just how impactful gender can be in almost every aspect of our lives and in our human history. Admittedly, as a STEM major, I did not have time to do many of the readings in this course, but Professor Agis sums them up very nicely in lecture and even adds her own two cents. We also watched some very interesting movies in this course. As far as the class goes grading goes, she takes attendance with a sign in sheet every day, but if you have a friend that regularly goes, you could always ask them to sign you in, and there is a midterm, two five page papers, and a final. The midterm and the final were a breeze if you paid attention at all in class, and the two five page papers were on very interesting topics that you could choose from a list. My papers were both graded very fairly I thought, but a few of my friends struggled to get good grades on their papers, so I'm not sure if I just received an easy grader or what. Anyway, I came into this course expecting to just explore and to fulfill a breadth, but now I am fully intending on doing a gender and women's studies minor, so take from that what you will.
Submitted June 3rd, 2015
Comment: As an engineering student, GWS wasn't really an interesting topic. The teacher is enthusiastic, but often very monotonous. I passed even though I skipped one of the two papers, so overall it's very doable. There were 2 papers, 1 in-class essay/short answer midterm, and a take-home final.
Submitted Jan. 14th, 2015
Comment: I feel like this class had really great potential, but most lectures were spent listening to Professor Agis talk endlessly about the material we were learning. You occasionally get to watch a movie, most of which are pretty interesting. A handful of required books to read in order to get a good grade on the assignments/exams. She takes attendance every day too, so be weary of that. (I managed to miss about 10 days and still get an A- in the class.) I think having a general understanding of the themes of the books you're reading and of the class material should be enough to get you a good grade in the class overall.
Submitted July 15th, 2014
Comment: I am currently in this class (Spring 2013) and i would not recommend it. The material is potentially extremely interesting. However, Prof Agis stands behind the podium and drones on for an hour and a half. She does not use powerpoint or visual aids. I do not need to be entertained all of the time, but sitting in class for an hour and a half and listening to someone talk is just really hard. I feel it is disrespectful to the students' time. She also takes attendance every day, therefore forcing us to be there, but once we are there she is SO boring. We are basically a captive audience. Sometimes we watch movies, which is ok I guess. The grading for the essays so far is relatively on the easy side.
Submitted March 7th, 2013
Comment: I was expecting much more profound insight into gender issues, but it reached the point where the class's biases were obstructing my attempt at understanding highly complex issues. If anyone made any comments that disagreed with her opinions, it was rejected without much discussion. Most of the course was depressing. If you want to learn about gender issues, I'd probably recommend Barnes. (The class was an easy A, so if that's what you want out of a class, go for it.)
Submitted Aug. 8th, 2012