Ratings for Reed, J M
Based on 9 ratings for this instructor.
Comment: Dr. Reed is amazing. She's very nice and easy to approach. Her lectures are fun and I ended a class with A- without reading all the books because her slides are great and she talks in details in class. I would definitely recommend her class
Submitted Dec. 28th, 2015
Comment: I found the lack of discussion sections for this class quite disappointing, considering how talk-generating the material is. The professor tries to get classroom discussion in lecture, but there's only a few students who are active. The professor isn't particularly enthusiastic, and the lecture is sometimes a bit boring. The assignments are the usual essays based off the readings, although the 3rd assignment has an interesting additional individual field trip activity. The exams are more essays, with a study guide of topics similar to that which will be on the actual exam sent out by the professor beforehand. I don't have any personal experience with the professor's helpfulness.
Submitted June 8th, 2013
Comment: She was an amazing teacher! She was super helpful during office hours and her lecture material was always interesting. She gives you the test questions before the midterm/final so there is no way you can go wrong! Absolutely recommend!
Submitted Aug. 9th, 2012
Comment: Midterm/Final are 4 short essays. Professor Reed gives 8 essay prompts and chooses 4. This makes the exams doable. You can get an A in this course by: going to class, doing some of the readings (she summarizes the readings so you know what is important), and doing the essay prompts before the exam. I learned so much about families. I would recommend this class. Its 4 units, pretty manageable A, you don't really have to do the readings, exams are easy (if you answer prompts), and there is no discussion.
Submitted July 12th, 2012
Comment: She is a passionate professor, a great lecturer, most people didnt go to class because if enough attended she would post the slides online. I went in with the impression that this class would be an easy A, but the reviews below I would disagree with. Her readers grading rubric for the essays are clear cut, but in terms of midterms its very difficult to know what they are looking for. I answered all the midterm questions correctly, but because it did not match the opinions of the reader, i did not do well. Overall she is nice, but only 4 assignments means very small room for error. She is a good professor, but dont believe the hype in terms of the easiness of the course.
Submitted April 8th, 2012
Comment: Reed definitely knows her stuff and what she is talking about, but she is...blah. There isn't much depth to the course. It's pretty easy and interesting if you are into learning about families as social institutions dating back to the 19th century up until now. Class is 3 hours a week with NO section, so awesome. She makes you take a total of 3 super easy, 5 multiple choice question quizzes throughout the semester based on the reading just to make sure you've been keeping up. The midterm and final are straight forward because she gives you all the questions before hand and she will choose a few of them for the exams. Overall, easy upper division sociology class.
Submitted July 14th, 2011