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Salvatore Salerno
Professor in the Sociology department
at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minneapolis, MN
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Overall Quality
2.5
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.3
Clarity
2.6
Easiness
2.8
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39 Student Ratings
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10/24/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOCI2145 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 thought Sal was a great instructor. There was lots of class discussion, minimal lectures. He pressed students to think deeper. Our "textbook" was a VERY engaging book by Ronald Takaki. Class groups were responsible to read 2 chapters and report on it. I appreciated this style of teaching b/c I don't learn well through strictly reading.

07/15/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Soci1105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

My advice is to not take this professer.

03/20/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Soc 1160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Sal is a typical professor. Unable or unwilling to connect with students. He has little to no understanding of technology and yet professes being the "expert". Another example of MCTC's lack of providing appropriate teaching personnel.

01/22/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
soci2145 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Classroom is half empty. Not surprising with the instructor teaching it.

12/27/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
SOC1105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Just don't expect much and you will be very satisfied with the class.

12/20/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
SOC2145 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Learned alot in this class. HOw stupid he thinks students are and how smart he knows he is. Talks and talks diversety but never recognises the adversety students experience.

12/17/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOC2145 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is a very nice teacher. You have to understand that he cannot teach everyone individually, so this makes class room time very important. Class presentation is overall easy if you read the material and cover your chosen chapter. Questions on the test was a bit challenging but not that hard. I wish he could of given extra credit opportunities.

10/25/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
soci1160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

So far in this course we have had a minimum of class lectures,we just watch movies every day. Tests are straight from the text book, and attendance is mandatory, which is strange because I could have learned just as much with a library card and a netflix account, without the condescending attitude of the Professor.

03/14/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
soci2145 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Not sure how he can stand teaching a diversity class when he loves himself so much. There does not seem to be enough room in the world for ideas which do not match his. Sad state of affairs if this is as good as MCTC can muster for an instructor.

02/16/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
soci1160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

After being excited for class I sadly found the professor is out of touch with modern technology. The textbook isn't good, there is no "open-door" policy (as others have more or less said), and questioning the material comes across as crass instead of a students thirst for knowledge.

02/04/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
soci1105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

The best description of this instructor and his teaching style is to say it is like watching someone trying to herd cats. However, he makes it very clear our ideas are not welcome, unless of course we repeat his thoughts word for word. Not the class for critical thinkers.

02/04/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
soci1160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Currently taking the class, technology, culture and society. If your vision of technology and culture is Moses carrying two slabs of rock off the mountain, then this is the class for you. Surprised the instructor understands enough about technology to turn on the classroom lights. Stay away.

02/04/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
SOCI2145 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Very liberal teacher and will not discriminate based upon race, instead uses ethnicity. If you are Italian take this course and make sure not to question anything he says and you will do well.

12/25/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
soci1105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I'm sure I sound like a macaw, but don't argue with him, it goes nowhere. Fast. Everything else on here hits the nail on the head; he's rather arrogant so if you're a critical thinker, try a different professor. I liked Sal, but admittedly he liked me and I scored brownie points for being Italian.

11/16/2011
average
1 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Soci01 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

This professor is arrogant, close minded, and is socially unaware for lack of a better word. He takes himself and is class WAY too seriously considering I don't find him to very smart at all and his class is literally reading the text to you that you just read the night before. I highly recommend not to take his class if you are a critical thinker.

08/24/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
soc2145 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I really liked him. he is a good teacher.His material seemed over a lot of students heads because it's different than the average stuff we learn in society and sometimes its hard to think outside of the box.

08/18/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC1160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I loved this class. Sal kept it very real and really believed in what he was teaching. Yes he was hard headed, but he knew what he was talking about so I respected it. I didn't have to do a lot of reading unless it was for a project or paper...I hope people take him with an open mind!

04/15/2011
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
SOCI1105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

What everyone else has written about him is true; don't go against what he says, just nod and say yes. It's not worth your time, he's hard-headed, you won't get thru. His class is really, really, really easy though if you read the text. The answers are almost word for word, and he literally gives you every answer to the test in the review.

07/01/2010
average
1 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOCI2145 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He is very hard headed and if he doesn't like what you have to say he will give you bad grades.

01/14/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
SOC1160 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. Salerno is an amazing professor: professional, brilliant, engaging, enthusiastic, informed, encouraging, and extremely interesting. If you leave MCTC without taking one of his courses, you missed something.

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