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18 surveys for SOCA01

SOCA01H: Introduction to Sociology I
Instructor: MacKinnon, M. Course Enrollment: 486
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L30 Percent Response: 50.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 102142835165.52
Evaluations 126222826125.11
Organization 125163125165.25
Explanations 01171738315.97
Enthusiasm 122112230275.66
Teaching 11161834335.95
Workload 14749171054.38
Difficulty 11551171244.47
Value 111162119155.38
Retake Yes: 89.0%   No: 11.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students overwhelmingly felt Professor MacKinnon explained concepts clearly and with an excellent sense of humour; they appreciated his approachability and the relevant examples he used in lecture. However, there was much concern over the format of exams and the 3-hour length of class, with many suggesting they be spread out.


SOCA01H: Introduction to Sociology I
Instructor: MacKinnon, M. Course Enrollment: 169
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L30 Percent Response: 47.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 232203524135.14
Evaluations 24520382094.91
Organization 7512152129104.71
Explanations 303192028255.45
Enthusiasm 223173519185.26
Teaching 233123029195.39
Workload 24104621844.28
Difficulty 3295915524.11
Value 305231523105.00
Retake Yes: 87.0%   No: 13.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall students found Professor MacKinnon to be a good professor. Generally, students enjoyed the course, and his use of examples during his lectures. They also found him to be informative and approachable for help. Some also recommended that he speak a bit slower during lectures.


SOCA01H: Introduction to Sociology I
Instructor: MacKinnon, M. Course Enrollment: 167
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L30 Percent Response: 53.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 03373632175.49
Evaluations 243102429255.52
Organization 204222425185.30
Explanations 02283029235.66
Enthusiasm 303221829195.35
Teaching 30472527275.64
Workload 4376215544.13
Difficulty 0675420334.15
Value 322231715155.09
Retake Yes: 89.0%   No: 11.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


SOCA01H: Introduction to Sociology I
Instructor: MacKinnon, M. Course Enrollment: 375
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L30 Percent Response: 38.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 001213230125.32
Evaluations 219222921135.00
Organization 037242523124.99
Explanations 013142526245.59
Enthusiasm 225222325165.17
Teaching 002152335195.58
Workload 3255716834.28
Difficulty 21105915554.24
Value 213322113114.86
Retake Yes: 83.1%   No: 16.8%
calendar, timetable No Comments


SOCA01H: Introduction to Sociology I
Instructor: MacKinnon, M. Course Enrollment: 309
Session: Fall 2007 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 63.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 002172933175.51
Evaluations 125192530165.32
Organization 018202729125.17
Explanations 01252338285.89
Enthusiasm 214113029225.51
Teaching 002102142235.79
Workload 23105715634.14
Difficulty 1386217334.16
Value 013251922135.21
Retake Yes: 89.9%   No: 10.1%
calendar, timetable No Comments


SOCA01H: Introduction to Sociology I
Instructor: MacKinnon, M. Course Enrollment: 303
Session: Fall 2006 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 55.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 014153337105.31
Evaluations 31621342784.96
Organization 045153330125.16
Explanations 110171941225.63
Enthusiasm 121132837195.51
Teaching 013102542205.65
Workload 33146311434.00
Difficulty 1396416434.13
Value 11332292494.99
Retake Yes: 85.2%   No: 14.8%
calendar, timetable No Comments


SOCA01H: Introduction to Sociology I
Instructor: MacKinnon, M. Course Enrollment: 446
Session: Fall 2005 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 62.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 103183927125.21
Evaluations 1410272723104.81
Organization 127243021155.05
Explanations 005113032225.53
Enthusiasm 234152931175.25
Teaching 102162437205.53
Workload 15116215334.05
Difficulty 0286615444.23
Value 111372423135.05
Retake Yes: 83.8%   No: 16.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Mackinnon is enthusiastic and engaging in his lectures. Students appreciate his sense of humour and well thought out examples. Some found the lectures to be slightly scattered in their organization, as well some students felt that alternative methods of evaluation to the mid-term and final would have been beneficial.


SOCA01H: Introduction to Sociology I
Instructor: MacKinnon, M. Course Enrollment: 112
Session: Summer 2005 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 69.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 01718303495.17
Evaluations 317203227115.00
Organization 009232527165.17
Explanations 003122936215.61
Enthusiasm 008123231175.37
Teaching 004142341195.57
Workload 11467141034.31
Difficulty 1156522334.23
Value 104402019164.96
Retake Yes: 81.2%   No: 18.8%
calendar, timetable No Comments


SOCA01H: Introduction to Sociology I
Instructor: MacKinnon, M. Course Enrollment: 459
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 71.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 12730371664.74
Evaluations 361533271344.29
Organization 231523301884.63
Explanations 126232529135.10
Enthusiasm 448232920124.76
Teaching 026212930115.11
Workload 03460171144.41
Difficulty 02657211034.41
Value 017262820185.11
Retake Yes: 72.0%   No: 28.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Unfortunately, no comments were available for this course.


SOCA01H: Introduction to Sociology I
Instructor: MacKinnon, M. Course Enrollment: 386
Session: Fall 2004 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 64.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 13730341874.73
Evaluations 451230291564.45
Organization 341123252774.73
Explanations 113193230135.24
Enthusiasm 316183028145.10
Teaching 125162933145.26
Workload 2196910554.16
Difficulty 1166715544.26
Value 004392613185.00
Retake Yes: 79.2%   No: 20.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Unfortunately, no comments were available for this course.


SOCA01Y: Introduction to Sociology
Instructor: MacKinnon, M. Course Enrollment: 156
Session: Summer 2004 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 75.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 001142942145.54
Evaluations 114143232175.38
Organization 104122937175.46
Explanations 11082536305.82
Enthusiasm 114102443185.56
Teaching 00372250195.74
Workload 11855251014.35
Difficulty 0367216314.14
Value 034242626185.21
Retake Yes: 90.7%   No: 9.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt strongly that the content and required readings for this course very valuable. Most were satisfied with the pacing of lectures though a few found they proceeded too quickly. Several students commented that Professor MacKinnon, while sincere in his efforts, seemed less than receptive to questions.


SOCA01Y: Introduction to Sociology
Instructor: Ungar, S. Course Enrollment: 421
Session: Summer 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 58.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 12523342774.97
Evaluations 325233522104.92
Organization 325213222155.03
Explanations 116152631205.38
Enthusiasm 113152331255.51
Teaching 223143133155.28
Workload 1285818934.28
Difficulty 0175724564.43
Value 104362421134.97
Retake Yes: 70.1%   No: 29.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Ungar is a humorous and enthusiastic lecturer and provides good understanding of concepts, however some students feel the professor uses many provocative examples that are at times offensive. Students found this class enjoyable but a number of them commented on the tricky nature of the exams. Professor Ungar brought a good understanding to the course which made it interesting. Course material was interesting and informative and was presented in a manner relevant to today's world.


SOCA01Y: Introduction to Sociology
Instructor: MacKinnon, M. Course Enrollment: 402
Session: Summer 2003 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 75.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 134213626105.06
Evaluations 327212928104.94
Organization 217172829155.17
Explanations 113112536235.56
Enthusiasm 215143129175.28
Teaching 303103231205.42
Workload 1386018734.25
Difficulty 0286019734.30
Value 023263321145.09
Retake Yes: 76.0%   No: 24.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor MacKinnon's knowledge and sense of humour coupled with his jokes and enthusiasm won the appreciation of his students. Although he clearly outlined the course, lecture notes and a course website are requested as well as the use of audio-visual equipment (i.e. overheads etc.).


SOCA01Y: Introduction to Sociology
Instructor: Ungar, S. Course Enrollment: 240
Session: Summer 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 52.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 002133534155.42
Evaluations 001153232165.27
Organization 00161838335.76
Explanations 00161736365.80
Enthusiasm 00041736405.97
Teaching 00062634315.75
Workload 0056616734.22
Difficulty 011062111034.16
Value 003263122165.12
Retake Yes: 91.0%   No: 8.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Ungar is extremely funny and enthusiastic. He communicated the goals of course well while making the material fun. Students found his online and PowerPoint notes helpful and his examples were interesting and useful. His good real-life examples were easily applicable to every day life. The lectures were enjoyable but the professor can get a little sidetracked at times. Some did not like that the course was on Friday from 3 pm - 5 pm. Overall, a great learning experience and a great professor.


SOCA01Y: Introduction to Sociology
Instructor: MacKinnon, M. Course Enrollment: 227
Session: Summer 2002 Section: 3 Percent Response: 73.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00073240195.61
Evaluations 013182834135.18
Organization 002142929235.42
Explanations 00031644345.94
Enthusiasm 00131542365.94
Teaching 00041649295.93
Workload 0187115113.98
Difficulty 0187115203.97
Value 000232433175.29
Retake Yes: 94.0%   No: 5.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Mackinnon is humourous and made the material enjoyable while providing good examples. He made the material applicable to every day life, enhancing understanding. Some concerns were that there was too much reading, and perhaps essays and assignments should be included with tests to compose the overall grade. Some felt that the course was confusing because the professor mixed up this lecture with his other lecture at times. Overall, students enjoyed his lectures and lecturing methods. Some feel that better organized lecture notes would make the lectures more beneficial. It is suggested that there be a course website with online lecture notes. Some felt that overheads were not a good visual aid and that PowerPoint slides would be better. In general, a great professor and an interesting course.


SOCA01Y: Introduction to Sociology
Instructor: MacKinnon, M. Course Enrollment: 190
Session: Summer 2002 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 56.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 002123531165.27
Evaluations 000193234125.24
Organization 126112631195.16
Explanations 000112438255.67
Enthusiasm 00192243225.61
Teaching 000102338265.65
Workload 0036219924.20
Difficulty 0175920824.21
Value 01331272974.93
Retake Yes: 90.0%   No: 9.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Mackinnon is humourous and makes the material interesting while providing good examples and solutions. Overall, students enjoyed his lectures and lecturing methods. Some feel that better organized lecture notes would make the lectures more beneficial. Also, since the tests were difficult that there should be more methods of evaluation to compose the overall grade. It is suggested that a course website be used for this course, as it would be very helpful for disseminating information. Some felt that overheads were not a good visual aid and that PowerPoint slides would be better. Some concerns are that he needs to speak slower, louder, and more articulate so that everything can be heard, and the lecture usually started late. In general, a great professor and an interesting course.


SOCA01Y: Introduction to Sociology
Instructor: Ungar, S. Course Enrollment: 258
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 50.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 134142734165.30
Evaluations 152232923175.11
Organization 322142330265.46
Explanations 31291834335.72
Enthusiasm 034102127355.70
Teaching 224132530255.50
Workload 2025925844.45
Difficulty 20360221124.41
Value 305281931135.02
Retake Yes: 80.0%   No: 20.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
An interesting professor. She used many examples.


SOCA01Y: Introduction to Sociology
Instructor: MacKinnon, M. Course Enrollment: 250
Session: Winter 2002 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 62.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 002193036115.30
Evaluations 11621313475.13
Organization 033132834195.44
Explanations 001122639235.76
Enthusiasm 013122731255.55
Teaching 001122838215.66
Workload 1396316714.15
Difficulty 2146915534.18
Value 200363120114.98
Retake Yes: 84.0%   No: 16.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Mackinnon was a good lecturer, though the overheads were not used effectively. Overall, he was a very interesting professor.


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