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William Wagner
Professor in the Sociology department
at Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
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Overall Quality
3.7
Average Grade
A-
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.7
Clarity
3.6
Easiness
3.4
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
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0
57 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
12/02/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
255 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A
"Papers? More like novels"

Easy class. If you like writing papers more than tests, this class is for you.

05/21/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
CORR255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: B+

Class was easy, no test, but there was five paper you will have to write. The teacher is old and loves to share old war stories. If you agree with this teacher or pretend so you will receive a good grade. Grading is very unpredictable. Wagner will also not answer his emails so don't even try.

05/12/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOC255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

this class changed how I viewed some things. I encourage you to take this class as it challenges you to think from different point of views. He's very helpful and funny. He has some great stories. There was no homework just essays to write. There was like one essay due once a month. Easy and rewarding class.

11/21/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
CORR255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Learned more in his class than all my classes combined. People who are complaining about this professor are the exact people he talks about in his lectures. People that are one minded and does not question authority and power. He opens your mind up about a lot of things, not only do you learn about Juvenile Delinquency, but you learn lot about life

12/05/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
CORR255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Amazing teacher! Entertaining stories and energetic! A lot of lecture but it is important to listen to them for papers, don't be afraid to take notes! He likes to argue with students so don't be shy. Highly recommend taking Juvenile Delinquency with him!

12/01/2012
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
CORR255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Easy class, frustrating professor. Contradicts himself and uses unrealistic examples, also enjoys debating students to make them look foolish to bolster his ego. But on the bright side, he doesn't hold anyone to a high standard of responsibility so it's easy o BS the course and get an A.

04/29/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Soc255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This clss changed my view of how kids become juvenile delinquents. Helped me understand why I behave as I do. Very helpful, very interesting.

01/12/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CORR255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

The greatest thing I learned in this class is to look at things in another light. Dr. Wagner is very approachable, with that said, very liberal. Don't expect to learn much from him. He teaches more about his personal opinions more than anything. If you do argue with him, you better have a good answer or he will tell that your opinion is wrong.

12/05/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
CORR255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher, but may frustrate you at times. Don't be afraid to argue with him because he loves it. Come to class for the participation points and take notes on his lectures. You will need them for your midterm essay, final essay and basic themes. He has passion for what he believes & it's awesome listening to him.

11/28/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
SOC255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I found this class very challenging. I took it as a general and having to write essays is not my strong point and I felt like he was somewhat a hard grader as well. I wouldn't recommend unless it is in your major.

11/14/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
CORR106 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Easy A. He's a decent professor, if you don't argue with him. He challanges you to think against yourself and common beliefs and says he is open-minded, but if you express your opinion and it is different than his he will belittle you in every way he can.

06/17/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOC417 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

As long as you stay on track you will get a good grade in this course.

04/30/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Soc255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This is a winner! I loved this professor. He is open and honest (I trust him). I actually learned something by doing papers and exams. He does not suffer fools. Don't expect multiple choice or true-false. Makes college worth the tuition.

04/29/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
CORR255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Strengths: philosophical knowledge, novel perspective on juvenile delinquency.Easy A if you're not an idiot. Weaknesses: Consistently at least 5 minutes late to class. No "lesson plans." His notes on the chalk board are useless (just circles and squares). Extra: This should be a writing intensive class. All tests are essay.

04/20/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Corr255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Class is tough to follow, but if you go to his office for help, he will help you so you will understand the material, I recommend doing this, it will make the class easier and better

04/12/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
CORR255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Wagner is the best professor I have ever had! Class is extremely easy. There are two essay exams (which he goes over every question prior to the exam) and two book reviews. Individuals who do not like him tend to have a very republican viewpoint. He is a liberal, and a genius!

04/06/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Corr255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

GREAT EXPERIENCE! Makes me think in a new way. Takes the time to explain clearly. I love this class. Makes college worthwhile. and so very funny; he should do stand-up.

03/28/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
CORR106 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He is a great teacher. By far my favorite professor at MSU. He is very opinionated but he will listen if you disagree with him. He LOVES people who speak up in class and he is very funny. Try to get him for at least on of your classes.

03/23/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
corr255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Wagner is a nice guy, his teaching method however is just...weird. The book reviews are fairly easy and are not graded very tough, the tests however are a different story. They are written exams and you basically have to agree on what he thinks, if you don't you'll be shredded. Not a bad teacher, but could be better

12/02/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
CRIM106 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

had two essay exams, and two 4 page papers. He's very opinionated and will try and argue with someone until he proves his point. He is a fantastic teacher and very funny. also an easy grader. As long as you make an effort, you should walk out with an A

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