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Samantha Feder
Professor in the Media Studies department
at Hunter College, New York, NY
are you Samantha Feder?
Overall Quality
3.2
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.2
Clarity
3.2
Easiness
2.2
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18 Student Ratings
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12/08/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
med384 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A
"Papers? More like novels" "Tough Grader" "Get ready to read"

Ehh, not sure. Sam is a great person who really cares about the field. However, I feel like the teaching style is WAY outdated. Does not like computers or any type of electronic in class (um, isn't this 2014?) and will lock the door if you're late. Overall, useless class rules distract away from the topic. Class should definitely be W Intensive!!

07/09/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Media 180 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Extremely insightful and you can tell she enjoys the topics she is teaching about. Workload is extremely specific and reliant on the textbook so be prepared to do lots of highlighting and fine reading, otherwise pay attention and participate and you will do just fine. Ask questions, she does not mind repeating herself.

01/29/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
MEDIA 180 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I had her as a TA and she's pretty cool. But she always switched up the format of her quizzes which sucked. And do the readings, discussions are basically on that and she will call you out.

11/02/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Film160 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 would say that Sam is very helpful when she gives individual pointers and does a one on one approach since feel as though I get more out of what she is saying than it was just explained to me.

10/12/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
media3840 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

interesting class but the teacher bases only on her own believes and principles. if you have different opinion than she you are in trouble. different professor with more open minded way to teach will make this class much more interesting and useful.

01/03/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Media384 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

1st day of class sam makes it clear there is going to be alot of work, which there is. but you will come out of this class actually feeling like you learned something. really what a college class should be like. changes your perspectives on the surrounding world. barely any notes but be prepared to join into class discussions. Sams chill too.

09/14/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Film160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I think that Sam is a rather nice and friendly professor to get along with so far and hope that it stays that way.

07/23/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
media384 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

useless class !!!! is no way to express different opinions than teacher. only her's points of view are correct. unfair grading is another factor why you should avoid her at all cost. i saw my grades two weeks after the end of the class. so. avoid HER !!!!

07/15/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
MED384 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Sam is a non discriminatory, radical activist whose passion about what she teaches shows through assignments, critiques, and discussion. It's not the easiest class, but it's rewarding in more ways than a grade can show. If taking this prof be prepared to read, think critically, and bring points up in a relaxed discussion atmosphere.

05/25/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
media384 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

if i are so like her that's ok. say whatever you want but don't call anyone lazy or mindless. you are probably no better than those who you called those names. so, that class was completely useless and grading was not fair. if you believe positive opinions take a class with her and find out what kind of teacher she really is. it will be a suffer!!

05/24/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
MED1686 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

If you don't want to think critically or learn something useful that may help you in life then don't take her class. Sam Feder is not working for just a paycheck thats a fact! She inspires change and liberation and anyone who is lazy and mindless will not survive in her class. Think about what type of person you claim to be before you sign up.

05/06/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
media384 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

keep away from her as far you can.that class was useless.i didn't know my grades until the end of the semester. a lot of unnecessary readings, and also if are a male, be careful . she treats different male and female.what it means, if you are a male don't take this class with her as a teacher.

05/03/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
WGS384 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Awesome Teacher...she gives alot of readings but is accomadating to the class' wrkload. (if we're writing a paper the hw load is light) Shes a challenge but if you like to learn and your engaged...She's the one for you!!! Overall you'll learn alot and you'll come out better for it...promise :)

04/16/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
media051 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

i was so disappointed of this class. lots of pointless readings and unfair grading. all those you can expect by taking class with her as a teacher.

04/06/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
media051 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Sam expects a lot which makes student complain a lot but I've been applying what I learn in this class to everything else I do.

04/02/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
med384 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

lots of reading and unnecessary work.if you decided to take this class your writing skills must be on the highest level. if not two grades down. my last advice. if you are interested that topic (Media and the Women) take the class with different teacher

02/09/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
MED384 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Sam does assign a lot of reading and summaries for the reading, but it does help you remember a lot. She was fair in grading papers and she canceled the final as a reward to the class. Overall, the material was interesting if you read it. Is this class an easy A? No. But you can get an A if you invest some time into it.

12/21/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
MEDIA051 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

avoid taking her at all cost. too much readings(also have to do summaries for each reading). too strict with writing. has a tendency to keep changing syllabus. class is boring. doesn't grade fairly. makes you think it's an easy A, but it's not. take warning & take another analytical class. overall, not very good professor and can't teach well..

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