Dan Brooks at San Jose State University

Dan Brooks

  • 3.8Overall Quality
  • 3.9Helpfulness
  • 3.7Clarity
  • 3.2Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
12/21/13

SOC 80

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

very approachable guy. wants you to really understand the material by having open discussion lectures. Not easy but not a hard grader either. Even if you don't have a lot to write for the writing assignments, just make sure there is clarity and support with whatever you write. Overall a cool professor.

12/18/13

Sociology 80

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's a very understanding person and is very helpful, if you have questions. You can learn a lot from his class.

12/17/13

Soci 80

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Interesting class. 2 tests that are essay format (he provides questions a week in advance) and a semester project. attend class, participate in discussions. Seems that he truly wants students to succeed. I took the course as an elective and learned a lot.

12/17/13

Soc80

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I was glad I decided to add this class. His lectures were interesting to me, and he is always willing to help out with any questions. Sort of feels like you need to write like a majestic goddess to get a good grade on the essays. Overall a pretty relaxing and informative course

11/25/13

Soci 80

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He teaches like a philosopher. He is funny and participation would make the class more interesting. Final and midterm are essays. Questions are given at least a week before the test. There is a class project (3 options). I advise you to get the project done ASAP! Somewhat tough on grading

6/20/13

SOCI 80

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Easy class but very boring lectures. Had to fight to keep awake at times. Tests are essay format, final essay at the end. Grading was harsher than I expected. But overall easy yet boring class

5/1/13

SOCI80

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awesome Prof. very approchable and helpful. Cares about humanity and social isses. Very knowledgable.Class is straight foward. Clear with directions. Take if you can =)

6/15/12

Soci116

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Talks a lot and adores whatever subject he is teaching. He is helpful and easy to approach. Questions for midterms and final are given in advance. He chooses two out of seven. Books/study groups are EXTREMELY helpful. Easy B but if you want an A just a bit more research and prior knowledge needed.

6/1/12

Soci116

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor enjoys teaching but the material is really boring. Course consists of Course Project (3 options), Midterm, & Final Exam.

6/1/12

Soci100W

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Easy but boring class. He tries really hard to make the class interact. Professor is nice and loves to teach. Class consists of Plagiarism Review, values Socialization Project, Research Paper, & Final Exam.

6/21/11

soci100w

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

this is literally the best teacher. he cares a lot about his students and wants them all to do great and will push you and work with you to do so. its a writing class so of course there will be writing but its actually a very interesting class!!!!

6/1/11

SOCI100w

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Mr.Brook is a nice teacher, very helpful and informative. He likes students to speak in class everyday, which killed me because I hate speaking in class. Assignments are given with lots of time complete. Overall hes a cool teacher to take.

5/27/11

SOC100w

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Minimal lectures. Keeps you in class for NO reason.. Just kept saying.. Ask me a question.. Tell me something.. How about let us go?!?! Assignments are relevant good feedback just boring in class

12/23/10

Soci100W

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

This teacher is funny, smart, and there to help you become a better writer. I took 100W before with this weird teacher, it was so refreshing to have a teacher that cares. You will participate,and you will have homework,but mostly you will have fun if you do what you are supposed to. I am glad I met this teacher,he is someone to challenge ur thinkin

1/21/10

SOCI1

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Really nice teacher and easy class but it was hard to stay awake in it. Attendance wasn't mandatory but still went to class every day. He gives very little assignments besides a few papers that are super easy. But can't really BS on the midterm or final since he wrote the book we used in class!

11/23/09

soci116

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

this class was soo boring. he doesnt lecture out of the many books we had. he doesnt use lecture slides. he just talks about whatever is going on in the world today. no one ever showed up to his class. he prefers if you participate and if you dont he holds the whole class in after class is over.

10/22/09

SOC101

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He said he was discharged from Berkeley due to complaints about grades - now I know why. Doesn't really teach anything either - might as well sit at home and read chapter to chapter because you'll learn more that way.

10/12/09

SOC10

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

waste of my time

5/19/09

SOC159

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Unfortunately this is Dr. Brooks last semester at sjsu because of budget cuts, which is a real shame because he is a great teacher. There is a lot of writing with his journal entries but all in all a fairley easy class with a kick back teacher. Its sad to see Dr. Brook leave, but what can you say...

4/23/09

Soci001

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

BORING and AWKWARD. There are 16 people here today...out of at least 50. Don't take him if your interested in sociology, it will ruin it for you!

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