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Paul Prew
Professor in the Sociology department
at Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
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77 Student Ratings
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12/09/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
SOC 101 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A-
"Get ready to read" "Participation matters"

Easiest class I've taken in college. Weekly quiz or two online & have class once a week. Learned some pretty interesting stuff so I would recommend it.

12/08/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOC 101 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: B+
"Hilarious" "Inspirational" "Respected by students"

Highly recommend any of his classes! He's passionate about everything he teaches and it definitely shows in his classeslectures. The topics he covers are always very interesting and he really makes you think about things from a new perspective! Attendance is apart of your grade, but not mandatory. There's weekly quizzes, but they're not difficult.

12/06/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
SOC 101 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A
"Clear grading criteria" "Big time extra credit" "Gives good feedback"

Dr. Prew is extremely liberal, but I've yet to meet a sociologist who isn't. His class is extremely easy, show up to class, attendance is 20% of your grade, no tests either, just quizzes. There is a bit of reading, but overall was quite an interesting class and would recommend it!

12/04/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
SOC 101 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A
"Inspirational" "Big time extra credit" "Participation matters"

Paul, you're the man. At first, I did not enjoy attending class because he frequently called on me to answer a question in front of the entire lecture hall, but as the course moved on I settled in. Paul gave an unforgettable lecture on the final day of class that truly moved me in so many ways. I highly suggest taking this course.

12/03/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Soc101 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Tests? Not many" "Get ready to read" "Participation matters"

Very easy class with no tests. Just weekly quizzes which are easy. Professor Prew really knows what he is talking about and is very passionate on many topics talked about in class.

12/03/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
soc101 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Get ready to read" "Participation matters" "Tests? Not many"

I really liked how his class did not have any big tests. There are quizzes every week, but they are much less stressful.

12/03/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Sociology Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: B
"Clear grading criteria" "Participation matters" "Get ready to read"

Not sure why people say he is Liberal but I guess. He is a very good professor, I thought. I was very interested in this class and it kept my attention all the time. Lectures are not long and he let us be done with class a week early. He has his opinions just like the rest of us but I learned a lot and I definitely would take the class again!

10/30/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
A Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A
"Respected by students" "Would take again" "Big time extra credit"

Very good Prefessor and really knows his stuff. A lot of extra credit opportunities throughout the semester. Im currently in Sociology 101. There are no test in class except for the final. Bases grade off of quizzes taken online and participation. There are a few assignments here and there, but they are easy and he's goes over them in class.

09/17/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOC101 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Prew''s enthusiasm for the field translates into a class that was not only informative and laid the foundation for understanding sociology but also inspired me to declare sociology as my major.

04/30/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
sociology 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

One of the best professors I have ever had.

04/28/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
Soc 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Instead of Introduction to Sociology, Prew should rename this class Introduction to Liberalism. If you're liberal you'll love this guy, but if you're conservative it sucks to attend class.

01/19/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
SOCxxx Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great person. Great professor. Will break his back to help his students. His opinions may be a little out there but he is one of the smartest guys around. Just do your work and you'll get an A.

12/12/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
SOC101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He's a very honest guy and is not embarrassed to do silly things in front of everyone. First thing that he teaches is the sociological imagination. If you understand this concept, you can pretty much take all of his curved multiple choice exams and get an A.

12/07/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Soc101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Best professor so far!

09/27/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Soc101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Paul Prew is my favorite person ever. So excited and well educated about Sociology,he explains concepts so well and really opened my eyes to issues and sociology in general. He's willing to do anything for his students, as well. The readings are interesting and eye opening, especailly when compared to Psych theory. LOVE Paul!

08/06/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Soc101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

One of the coolest human beings to walk the earth. Learned a lot of unique things.

07/03/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOC101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very helpful and understanding. Uses powerpoint, class discussions/interactions, visual examples and videos for class and makes what you're learning clear. Answers any questions. Very open-minded and I learned tons from this class!

07/02/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

One of my two favorite professors so far! Some say he's very liberal, but as an independent, I strongly believe he tells it exactly how it is. He explains concepts extremely well and is always willing to work with you in order to obtain the grade you want!

04/10/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Soc101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

When I signed up for his Sociology 101 class I must have missed the subtitle "The Liberal Manifesto". Don't get me wrong I have nothing wrong with liberal people, but I didn't sign up to get preached at. A few tips for the class: if you ever are asked a question and given the opportunity to blame white people, men, or corporations, go with that.

03/19/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I wish i leaned as much about Sociology as i did about Liberal Politics. Prew is a nice guy and easy to understand but some of his theories are so extreme and bias. Here's some advice for his test. If there's ever an answer that blames either Whites, Republicans, or America, its probably the right one. And dont buy all the books, you only use his.

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