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Linda M. Wicks
Professor in the Sociology department
at Stony Brook University (SUNY), Stony Brook, NY
are you Linda M. Wicks?
Overall Quality
3.5
Average Grade
A-
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.4
Clarity
3.5
Easiness
3.5
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0
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06/12/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC 361 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Loved the professor & the class! She really opened my eyes to the historical context behind sociology. She presents the material very well. Exams on every two founders we learned, that were easy, if you studied! She gives extra credit assignments and attendance points, so go to class!

06/06/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
SOC105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A

Great professor! I took this only as a DEC and ended up loving the course. The material is interesting and the workload is not too much; only a few papers and some reading. Easy A.

05/27/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC 361 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B+

The topics covered in class aren't exactly the most intriguing. However if you're interested in the material, it definitely is fascinating seeing as the subjects build on the foundation of sociology. There are four exams including the final, which is the only cumulative test. Do the reading, attend class regularly and you'll pass

05/02/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
361 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Attendance mandatory, would suggest reading- at least the readings in the reader, skim the textbook. She tries to make boring material interesting though. Tests are multiple choice but semi- difficult and not really straight forward. Not a bad class though

01/31/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
SOC 105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

The class is very day itself. as long as you do all the homework and reading for jocks and burnouts you can get an easy 20ish points. but she is very annoying in class but a decent teacher

01/28/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOC 105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

easy class, annoying professor. use any version of the textbook you can get your hands on cause in the end it doesnt even matter. It's all mysoclab questions. She also likes to use questions like "your professor thought that one time on some afternoon when she was muttering some nonsense under her breath that.." Easy class, but not fun at all.

12/09/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOC105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

The Prof is easy. tho it may come to a cost considered restrictive to most people- assigned seatings, strict attendance policies, stops class if a cell phone is seen, drags the lectures on right until the period ends, & treats you like your in High school. But the class is easy, Read the Soclabs, book & slides- spit it out on the exam- Get an A.

11/18/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOC 105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This is not a very difficult class what so ever. All you need to do to get an A is to read the textbook (THOROUGHLY)and google the summaries of the articles she assigns. If you want an A take this class.

11/05/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
soc105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Her class is very entertaining. She tells stories to keep student engaged. Mostly importantly, she tends to use herself as an example for almost everything. No need to study too much for this class cuz its mostly common sense. NEVER BUT TEXTBOOK/accesscode FOR THIS CLASS, WE NEVER USE IT. Never even use it!

09/23/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
SOC247 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Quite possibly one of the most ignorant and uneducated people I've ever encountered. If she can become a professor, none of us have an excuse. She assigns seats, takes attendance, and her tests had questions like "Your professor believes... ___" despite her beliefs being wrong. She's stubborn and has selective hearing. Avoid if you can.

05/17/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Class is very dry and repetitive. You basically sit there and just listen to her babble on and repeat stuff. Attendance is mandatory which is the only reason you go. She treats you like a high school student. Read her slides and the chapter summaries and use common sense and you should do good

05/17/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC 247 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She's a nice lady. Lectures are rather boring. The textbook is way more interesting and goes way more in depth. Her exams are all over the place. They are tricky, but manageable if you study. You have to pay attention in class because she asks questions like "what does your professor think" as exam questions. Read everything she assigns!

05/13/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC 247 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Tests are all over the place and vague. Not an easy A.

04/28/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
SOC 105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This class is not an easy A. Took it freshman year first semester and it was horrible. Too many readings from my soc lab that are too long, the tests are broad and confusing, its confusing to know what to study. Seating chart, no phones, no A.

04/17/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
SOC247 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Thought this would be an easy DEC.Nope. She has slides that just cause for discussion to lead anywhere. You don't learn much of anything in class and you will have no idea what you need to know for exams. It is a very broad range of material. You just read a lot and hope to remember the right things. Attendance is mandatory and seating chart.

02/28/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

She is a very nice lady, but strict. No phone use; she will call you out. Attendance is mandatory and there is a seating chart. For the test: make sure to read the articles that she assigns.

02/26/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
soc 105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

she is really vague, dont take her class!

12/30/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
SOC105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

intro to soc is honestly the easiest class at stony. she is incredibly helpful if you go during office hours, and she is also quite nice. I attended lectures (it's mandatory to go), did not read the MySocLab articles, and read the chapters a few days before the test, and i got 93 and above on all 3 exams. Also ,there is only 1 homework to do. Easy.

11/29/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Eh don't take it with Wicks. I found the tests too vague and focus too much on the outside reading. These MySocLab were given for each chapter which usually span to ten pages and she assigns two/three per chapter don't get a surplus before the test because these will be multiple choice. The textbook is useless when it comes to tests too.

05/24/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOC105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Sociology 105 is a pretty easy class. Do the extra credit and read the textbook before the tests and you should get an A.

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