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Mamadi Corra
Professor in the Sociology department
at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
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Overall Quality
3.6
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Helpfulness
3.6
Clarity
3.5
Easiness
3.1
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07/18/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOCI4337 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

90% of test material comes from his powerpoints, so it's important to attend class! (extra credit for attendance) Dr. Corra is very funny and makes otherwise very boring info relevant. As long as you come to class and pay attention you'll end up with a pretty good grade.

06/25/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOCI2110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Good communication but the subject matter hindered an otherwise good class. I think some of the tests should be modified because they come word for word out of the book and don't really test your knowledge.

05/02/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
SOCI2110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Distance Ed. class. Corra is extremely set in stone on his course syllabus guidelines. You have three times to take a quiz. If you get a 85 the first time and take it the second time and get a 56 because you doubted yourself on the extremely specific questions, you get a 56 on the quiz. Discussion boards: 2 per chap. Do NOT take!

12/14/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOCI2110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

DE course, Reading the chapters is mandatory, quiz every two chapters, which is good compared to 5 and 6 chapters at a time. Two DB post and 2 response per chp but no minimum word count required, study and turn in ALL assignments on time. Easy A!!

12/16/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOCI4347 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I would avoid taking his class if you can. His tests are SO hard and specific. He reads straight from ppts and doesn't post them online. You HAVE to read the text. He's not that helpful and acts annoyed w his students. The class is very boring and nothing but stats. I managed a B but it was just luck. I got the same grades whether I studied or not.

06/20/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Socio2110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Corra is probably the worst professor I've had in my life (attended Duke before). His demands for a summer online course were intense and unforgiving. I aced all of the discussion boards, but the quizzes were practically Kantian in comprehension requirements. Harsh and unforgiving person in general which led to many issues in an easy subject.

04/15/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
soci2110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I feel this class is demanding online. Discussion relate to reading topics, however, grading on them seems to be harsh. I worked really hard in this class.

07/30/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
SOCI2110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I don't recommend this instructor. Took 6 week summer session online and was worked to death! Quizzes timed and extremely difficult. Mid-term and final not so easy either. Time consuming discussion boards and impossible to score great on them. Class was rather disorganized with confusing due dates.

12/24/2008
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
soci2110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I took him this semester and his class was truely enjoyable. He gives 2 tests and 3 quizzes. The 3rd quiz is optional, depending on how well you feel you did on your other quizzes and he lets you retake a test. If you study the online notes and take notes in class, you'll be fine. I didnt even buy the book and I made a 93%

12/18/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Soci4347 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I got an 'A' but this was the toughest class I've had in my two years at ECU. Dr. Corra stresses important points during class, but if you want to do well on the test, be sure to read the text. We also had group projects and a fairly easy research assignment during the semester.

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