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Dan Brooks
Professor in the Sociology department
at San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
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Overall Quality
4.0
Average Grade
B+
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.0
Clarity
3.9
Easiness
3.3
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45 Student Ratings
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06/18/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOCI 1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: B-

Professor Brook was very knowledgeable about the subject and loved to talk. It was hard to follow along bc he always lectured. There's about 2 major papers and 3 short papers. The midterm and final were essay questions that he gave you to study ahead of time. Do not need to go to class to pass. Easy A if you do well on the midterm and final.

05/24/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOCI 80 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A-

Dr. Brooks was a very knowledgeable professor. His lectures may be dry, but he knows a lot of information. Very fair grader and very easy to approach. He also gives you a study guide for the one midterm and final.

05/23/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
SOC 1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: A

Dr. Brook is by far, the most knowledgeable professor I've met in terms of knowing his material inside and out. I would strongly recommend going to class. This feels less like a class and more like a 1 hour lecture twice a week about current sociological issues (very interesting). Also would strongly recommend participation during lectures.

05/22/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC80 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Class was very interesting.

05/22/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Soc 1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: B

An amazing professor,very knowledgeable,you need to participate in the class!! When you participate it is more interesting.

05/22/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Soci 80 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Professor Brook is one of the most understanding teachers I have ever met. He is so helpful and really wants all of his students to learn. The class has 2 test and a project. He gives the questions to the test a week prior. Go to class and pay attention, you'll do fine.

05/22/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOCI 80 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Super knowledgeable professor who KNOWS what he's talking about. No visuals, no hand outs, all auditory learning which is a good and bad thing. The stuff he talks about is extremely valuable and often overwhelming because he's saying so many important things. Don't focus on the details but get the main concept. I definitely recommend his class. :)

12/21/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC 80 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

12/18/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Sociology 80 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

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

12/17/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Soci 80 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

12/17/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Soc80 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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

11/25/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Soci 80 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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

06/20/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOCI 80 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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

05/01/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOCI80 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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 =)

06/15/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Soci116 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

06/01/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Soci116 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

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

06/01/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Soci100W Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

06/21/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
soci100w Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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!!!!

06/01/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOCI100w Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

05/27/2011
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC100w Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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

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