Ratings for Powers, B A

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Powers, B A (SOCIOL 150, Fall 2014)
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Comment: I only stayed in the class for the first few weeks, so this is based on the earlier lectures. But, as a sociology major, I found the class to be boringly simple and not meant for me. Powers is enthusiastic and a good lecturer; however, he talks as if we've never heard of the idea that different cultures might be different or that our culture shapes our thinking (which may be true for some students, but not, I feel, appropriate for an upper division sociology class).

Submitted Nov. 30th, 2015

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Powers, B A (SOCIOL 3AC, Spring 2013)
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100

Submitted Dec. 1st, 2014

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Powers, B A (SOCIOL 113AC, Fall 2013)
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69
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75

Comment: He's aite. Can't stop talking about the achievement gap, but I guess that's to be expected in a course about the American education system (113AC is Sociology of Education). Likes to use weird voices in class to keep things interesting, but his enthusiasm falls flat on 93% of the attending students. He mandates 1 office hour visit during the semester, which is ok because the visit is just a massive ego boost for the student. Mention anything about being interested in any part of Sociology OR Education, and he will shower you with compliments and make you feel like you are the joy of his career. Then he will likely proceed to forget about you, but the experience is nice. Exams are straightforward essays, Final is answering a series of questions about the reading, but in essay format. You will do reasonably well if you can read articles and write about them. Readers grade everything. He also plays movies in class, so attend if you are in to that.

Submitted July 17th, 2014

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Powers, B A (SOCIOL 3AC, Spring 2014)
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69
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32
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31

Comment: An okay professor. Mandatory attendance. Overuses the term "Hotel America." Take-home final consisting of 3 mini-essays.

Submitted July 15th, 2014

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Powers, B A (SOCIOL 3AC, Fall 2011)
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1
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3
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0

Submitted April 2nd, 2014

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Powers, B A (SOCIOL 3AC, Spring 2013)
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12
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50

Comment: Terrible professor.. the readers grade super harshly now that he knows everyone hates him on rate my professor. Do yourself a favor and do not take this class

Submitted April 2nd, 2014

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Powers, B A (SOCIOL 3AC, Spring 2013)
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Comment: Powers is a character to say the least. He is too enthusiastic for his own good and picks out non-white people to use as examples and makes them feel awkward. Easy class but still not fun with this guy

Submitted Nov. 20th, 2013

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Powers, B A (SOCIOL 150, Spring 2011)
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Comment: best proff ever

Submitted Jan. 22nd, 2013

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Powers, B A (SOCIOL 3AC, Summer 2009)
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Comment: great professor the slc study group was super helpful and I did all my work there for this class

Submitted Jan. 22nd, 2013

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Powers, B A (SOCIOL 150, Fall 2012)
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100
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Comment: great professor, losers that state to not take a class with Powers lack people skills and intellectual abilities!!! He is a great professor & would mentor/help students

Submitted Jan. 22nd, 2013