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A sample of anonymous student comments on SOC 101, Introduction to Sociology, taught by Kenneth Westhues in Fall 2003, at the University of Waterloo

Provides a broader sense of the world.

Super! Prof changes the lives of students through his work. Thank you!

Strength was the options; puts you in control of your own learning experience.

The workshops gave us a chance to interact with other group members as well as earn extra marks.

It was not a bad course.

Course did well to present concepts from sociology in the context of everyday life, thus making them more relevant.

I was disappointed.

I learned so much valuable and interesting information, it was awesome.

Overall, this has been a great course.

An extremely rich learning exprience. This course has affected the way I view the world and my own little world.



Professor was unbelievable. Always able to keep my attention. Taught me the basics of soc, but the basics of life as well.

Sometimes I was unable to follow lectures because they seemed all over the place.

Strength was the prof's ability to maintain students' interest by relating everyday life experience to the course material.

Really enjoyed the class: lots of interesting stuff, and it fit well into my schedule.

An excellent prof really made the material come to life. His real interest in students and enthusiasm made all the difference.

Overall, a mentally stimulating class.

Extremely useful and interesting class.

Excellent intro to sociology, it forces students to think about the world around them and how they personally fit in it.

Very interesting, one of the best courses I have taken so far in university.

Good course, prof presented a large number of ideas in a small amount of time.

Marks weren't as high as I'd have liked, but I still really enjoyed the course and feel I learned a lot. Thank you.

Mr. Westhues is a great teacher. He is very understanding and I can tell he enjoys teaching. I really enjoyed this class.

This course opened my eyes to social issues. It was well worth the effort put into it.