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Gary Shepherd
Professor in the Sociology department
at Oakland University, Rochester, MI
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Overall Quality
4.2
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.4
Clarity
4.0
Easiness
2.9
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11/18/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
soc202 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Slowest professor I've ever had. He's okay as far as giving out copies of his lecture outline and detailed study guides, but sitting in his class is unbearable! He spends way too much time on one topic. He also hates using email, he wants students to call his home phone for questions. Take another prof if possible!

08/17/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
SOC202 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Excellent professor who is passionate about his subject. He takes his time explaining each subject. He will go over each homework assignment in detail. His study guides are very thorough and relate directly to the exam. He will tell you how many and which questions from the study guide will be matching, multiple choice, or essay!!! Would take gain!

08/17/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOC202 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Excellent professor who is passionate about his subject. He takes his time explaining each subject. He will go over each homework assignment in detail. His study guides are very thorough and relate directly to the exam. He will tell you how many and which questions from the study guide will be matching, multiple choice, or essay!!! Would take gain!

11/21/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOC305 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I took this class during the spring semester and it was very managable. He's a great professor and the class isn't challenging. It is very interesting and you watch some cool movies. There is a midterm, final exam and a paper. The exams are pretty easy because he reviews and gives a study guide. He is EXTREMELY nice and helpful.don't need the book.

03/17/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

he's so adorable. he gets off-topic easily and loves when people ask questions. he's pretty funny most of the time. one of the best teachers i've ever had. it's a very interesting class as well. the tests are easy and he's very eager to help.

02/27/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
SOC202 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Professor Shephard is an excellent teacher. He tells you everything you have to know for the tests, and wants his students to do well. Always asks if anyone has questions. The class itself is tough though, you have to study and really know your material. One of the best at Oakland :)

12/02/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
soc200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is not only my professor, but my adviser. I owe him so much. He's so helpful, very kind, and very smart. If you read the material and take notes, you'll do fine.

03/08/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOC400 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Brilliant and pretty funny guy sometimes. The class is tough, but not impossible. There is a lot of material and he expects a lot of you but he believes in you, he doesn't overload for sadistic purposes or just for the sake of it. He almost always has a smile on his face too. Take him.

12/04/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Soc400 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I have been meaning to rate him but havent got around to it. he is a great professor and I did a really interesting independent study with him and I really learned a lot from him!

12/04/2006
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Soc206 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Lectures have a tendency to move very slowly. He spends a lot of time clarifying details using many examples. His tests are fair but are a lot of questions for the time allowed. He drops the first test grade if the next two are higher, which is nice. The class consisted of a total of 3 tests and a paper. Overall it was a good learning experience.

11/13/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC400 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He does care a lot. He is also extremely intelligent. Brilliant even. His exams and quizzes are tough, but fair. If you study hard and follow his study guides you will do just fine. Also KEEP UP WITH THE READING!! There is quite a bit of it.

05/06/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC 202 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This professor really cares about his students. He makes you comfortable and is very helpful. As for the class, you have to take it but be prepared because it is a little boring. Make sure you study.

04/04/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
sos 305 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher, definitely goes out of his way to help - He truly cares for his students. He is a warm friendly teacher who makes it easy for students to approach him and aks him for any additiona help they me need.

04/03/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC 202 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Professor Shepherd really cares about his students. If you make time for him, he will make time for you. Not only is he intelligent, he knows how to teach what he knows.

12/25/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
soc. 400 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher, explains and makes everything very clear

10/21/2005
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC/AN 400 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He tends to go off on tangents, but the man is a genious and a very nice guy. The class was really interesting, even though I was a bit annoyed, as an Anthro major, that I had to learn so much Sociology stuff and so little Anthro stuff. But it's still interesting.

08/13/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOC 400 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

good teaching

07/06/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC 202 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He's a great guy, but is too intelligent for his own good. Sometimes I had a problem following his extensive vocabulary. Beware, if you ask a question-- Expect a 10 minute answer. Gives out his home number, tries so hard to be helpful-- But might lose you.

06/20/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC 400 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Such a smart and nice guy, but SOOO BORING! You have to sit through it too...he will glare at you and make a scene if you even get up to go to the bathroom, and if you are going to leave class early you have to tell him and have a good excuse. (most just left at break anyway) You HAVE to read what is assigned and read it well or you will not pass.

11/30/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
AN 400 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very hard class, but he is extremely helpful. Teacher knows his stuff and is always available for help. You MUST read and keep up with the class lectures, not a class for the lazy- but worth it for those who want to learn.

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