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Benita Bunjun
Professor in the Women's Studies department
at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
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Overall Quality
3.0
Average Grade
C+
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.9
Clarity
3.0
Easiness
2.0
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
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44 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
11/22/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
SA 150 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: C
"Tests are tough" "Skip class? You won't pass." "Get ready to read"

She's teaching this class at SFU but seriously her lectures jump all over the place and rarely have anything to do with the textbook (yet she references it all the time?). Her voice could lull me to sleep, not her fault though but still... Also she takes attendance in a first year 300+ person lecture. Why???

11/21/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
SA 100W Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Get ready to read" "Papers? More like novels" "Tests are tough"

If you don't do the readings you will not pass, thats a guarentee

11/12/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
GRSJ 422 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"There for you" "Gives good feedback" "Skip class? You won't pass."

Amazing prof, best I've had at UBC. Why? She genuinely cares for each of her students on a personal level, and by 4th year, it's SO refreshing. She works so hard and gives so much of her time, goes above and beyond. She's TOUGH but it's because she cares and wants you to learn. It wasn't till a few years later that I realized how MUCH I learnt.

10/20/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
SA 150 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A
"Get ready to read" "Tough Grader" "Skip class? You won't pass."

your life is done here .

10/19/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
SA 100 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Skip class? You won't pass." "There for you" "Papers? More like novels"

Cares for her students However treats course load like its your only class class content is at a 300 level for an introductory 100 level classif you're not a left wing liberal or a socialist, taking a stand on your opinion will be very difficult12 page research paper, group presentation, and final. Be prepared to work. great for SA lovers

04/17/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
GRSJ 305 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B+

Best teacher ever. She brought a critical way of seeing the world that is rare and uncommon. She focuses alot on her students learning. Thanks Benita

06/15/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOCI 310 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

BEST CLASS EVER! Best prof ever. Connected really well with the material Benita taught and her style of teaching. She ensures it's a safe space for poc, lgbtqia, and women. She kicks ass with teaching, and you learn a lot about privilege. The bad reviews you see here are from ignorant students who don't want to confront their own privilege.

04/12/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOCI 310 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Hypocritical - treated students in opposition to standards of respect laid out in syllabus. Assumes the worst of the entire class in terms of class knowledge and respect. Avoids the major concerns brought to her about teaching style.

04/02/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
SOCI 310 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Benita has convincing knowledge about Canadian society but lacks teaching skills. She teaches one day out of the week (other day presentations) very vague with the policy paper and not as helpful for the final prep.

03/29/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
WMST 305 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Benita is an amazing instructor if you are willing to critically examine both yourself and your own privileges and dominant societal discourses. She cares for her students deeply and engages with the material rigorously. Her knowledge is amazing and you can tell she's done her homework. Come prepared to engage.

03/04/2013
average
1 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC310 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

AVOID! She is extremely hypocritical and biased. She does not listen to opinions that differ from her own. Shuts down students and forces them to take on her opinions in order to get good grades. Will never take a course with her again

08/02/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Soci310 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Unfortunatly thinks she is an expert on teaching methods and does not clarify when needed. She was very passionate and good lecturer, yet horrible with emails. One assaignment was so unclear that most of the class did it wrong, yet when I asked her she just repeated the syllabus instructions and only after did she acknowledge a lack of clarity.

06/15/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
SOCI310 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I really struggled during the course but now I can connect what we learnt in class with work and family. Dr. Bunjun was a hard teacher but now I get it.

05/07/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOCI310 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

quite a shock getting this prof after first term with rima. who takes attendance in 3rd yr with 100 ppl in a lecture? group presentations on readings every week, so she only actually lectured once/week. she didnt teach much, mostly readings. read everything for midterm the week before and got a 92 on it. policy paper was brutal. no final.

05/04/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Socio310 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Bunjun's style of teaching is clear and she explained how to do the policy paper, including giving examples. I appreciated what she had to offer and would take a course with her again...she really made me rethink many aspects of Canadian society.

04/17/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Socio310 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Bunjun is a passionate teacher and very knowledgable. She responded to my emails quickly and made the time to meet with me to discuss my policy paper. Excellent and kind teacher. I recommend course with Dr. Bunjun.

03/22/2012
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Soci310 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Not a bad class - She really links her lectures, so sometimes a little repetitive. Frustration is with the imbalance in the course from the work load of the first to second half, and the change of expectations. Also a lot of overlap which makes you wonder why you need 6 credits.

02/26/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOCI310 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Absolutely awful teacher. Totally biased lectures, presents material to suit her opinions, terrible organization and just flat out boring. Everyone I have talked to feels the same way. AVOID.

02/25/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
SOCI310 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

The worst class I've ever had at UBC. Mandatory attendance, group presentations in a 100-person class, interesting material presented in an uninteresting way. Guidelines for ass'ts/midterm are complex, yet unclear. Rima's portion of this class is miles better, so get a good grade in Rima's class.

07/29/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
WMST300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

She is a great proff! She is extremely knowledgable in her field, and deserves more credit. I really enjoy her class so far.

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