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Instructor: Erline Greer

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AMST320, Summer I 2014
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AMST201, Spring 2013
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Erline Greer: AMST320, Summer I 2014

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 320 - American Environments: Survey Crn (Section): 96747 (601)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.38 16 1.02 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 6 (38%) 6 (38%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.63 16 0.5 Freq(%) 6 (38%) 10 (63%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 16 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 16 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 16 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 16 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 16 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 16 (100%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
7. The instructor presented concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
8. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
9. Assignments were returned in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
10. The instructor provided specific meaningful feedback.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
11. What did you like best about the course?
This course was extremely well-organized
I liked that Professor Greer knew exactly what she talked about throughout class and that she explained all assignments very well. Her knowledge on the topics learned in class was great.
I really liked the different topics about nation wide conflicts in this class. Class is a lot more interesting than I expected
I liked everything about the course. Professor Greer's wide range of knowledge and easy going personality is what makes it a great learning environment. We learned about issues that were engaging and current, and kept me interesting throughout the entire session.
Interesting and informative and I knew what was expected of me.
Learning what the news doesn't tell the American people. Gave me a better insight in the world around us.
I enjoyed the fact that this course touches on subjects that many American Studies courses do not. It focuses on not only the American issues but also ethical issues relating the Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and Asians.
Prof Greer's obvious knowledge of the material was the main stand out, but also the structure of the class and grading made it easy to understand, as well as keep ahead of the material.
This course taught me about the many problems occurring in the United States and expanded my knowledge about current events and past events because just because it isn't mentioned on the news does not mean it isn't important. This course also helped me become a better speaker.
I liked how the teacher was so passionate and knowledgable about this class.
How the work was divided
The class activities and discussions
she was very knowledge about the topic. very much wanted us to succeed. made it so that the class was very able to understand topics at hand and do the work.
I liked the professor. She is kind and helpful. Also the course material is really interesting and I've learned a lot from it.
I like how clearly the schedule and assignments were explained. I was never confused about class expectations.
I liked the class discussions about our reading topic. It was very engaging and insightfull. I was unsure how I'd like the class but through the discussions I learned a lot and enjoyed the topics.
12. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Continue to offer help to students who need it
Everything in the class was good. There isn't anything that comes to mind to improve the class.
No improvements
No need for improvement, she's great!
nothing.
teach it more often.
N/A
The only critique I have for the class was to maybe include more third party points of view rather than all native but I do understand this is a HAP class so that is the reasoning behind the chosen readings.
N/A
n/a
Better explanation of the assignments.
She is excellent and does not need improvements.
honeslty, she's a great teacher. very passionate about what she does. she's thorough. it may seem like a lot of work but its well organized work and very doable.
Nothing. It's is great for now.
I do not think the class needs to be changed. I know we definitely fulfilled every focus requirement in class daily.
The way Prof Greer taught was effective. Some informations were a little biased, so if both sides of the story was told (the opposining groups) it would be more fair. Also it would be helpful if students were able to make up late work even if it's half credit.
13. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.87 16 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 14 (88%)
14. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
5.0 16 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (94%)
15. Why did you choose to take this course? (It fulfilled a focus designation (WI, E, OC, HAP, etc.), POLS major/minor requirement, major/minor requirement for another department, time and day(s) of the week it was offered, instructor, subject matter, etc.)
WI/HAP focuses
I needed to fulfill my focus groups (all that were offered) and it was at the right time of the day. In the beginning my decision was only to take this class because I needed to but towards the end I enjoyed this class.
To fulfill an E and an O focus
To fulfill my WI, E, OC, and HAP focuses.
Chose to take for the focus designations
it fulfills my WI, E, OC, and HAP requirements. Thank you!!!
It fulfilled a upper level WI, ETH, OC, and HAP requirements for graduation.
I choose to take it to knock out all the focuses and it goes towards my AMST minor. I learned more in this 6 weeks than I have in my previous two terms at UH though.
I chose this course to fulfill the WI, E, and OC.
Because of the focus requirements it would fulfill.
fulfilled the WI E OC HAP
To fulfill the WI, OC, and HAP requirnment
To fulfill focus designations WI, E, OC
I needed three focuses; WI, OC, ETH for my graduation.
I took the course because it fulfilled the E, OC, and WI requirements.
I choose this course because it offered many of my general education requirements, E, OC, and HAP. It was also a 300 level class. The morning time was covinient as well. Also, it was helpful that this was a summer class that offered so much.
16. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
17. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
18. I learned to identify main points and central issues in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
19. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
20. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 16 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 16 (100%)
21. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 16 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 14 (88%)
22. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 16 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 14 (88%)
23. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 16 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 16 (100%)
24. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 15 (94%)
25. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
26. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
27. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
28. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.93 16 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 14 (88%)
29. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
She is very professional yet approachable, well-versed in her subject, and genuinely interested in the success of her students. She is an excellent professor.
She is very well educated in what she teaches making her the perfect person to teach this class. She explains well and is fair to all students.
Professor Greer is a very knowledgeable teacher and really enjoyed this class. She is fair and really cares about our learning environment and also about us learning many US conflicts. I would definitely recommend this class and professor Greer to friends
She's a great educator!
Great professor that cares about the success of her students. Keeps class discussions interesting and is fair with grading.
Overall, a great instructor. Very professional, yet with a local flavor, which makes it easy to talk to her. Very passionate and well prepared. Provides a lot of feedback to helps us do better in our writings and presentations. She makes us think really hard on the ethical issues at hand, which help us develop our problem solving skills.
She is a very passionate and enthusiastic professor about the Native American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander studies.
Great teacher who is passionate about the subject and academically on point. I got more out of this class than any others I have taken so far.
Professor Greer is a great teacher and is very enthusiastic about this material taught in this course and knows the material well. Also she is very easy to talk to when you need help. She is also able to give firsthand accounts on some of the topics we learned because she was there and experienced it or knows people who have.
She is very knowledgable and passionate about this class and subject. Great communicator.
Good teacher
Outstanding Professor
she's excellent! awesome teacher! would recommend her to all my friends.
AWESOME.
I'm grateful she chose to teach this course over the money she could be making as an attorney. She genuinely cares about educating college students and preparing them for the future.
She's a great professor! Knows the material very well, and very enthusiastic about the topic.
30. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
31. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
32. Reading assignments seem carefully chosen.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
33. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
34. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.89 16 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 8 (50%) 7 (44%)
35. Upon entering the online course I felt welcomed, and knew where to go and what to do to get started.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 6 (38%) 7 (44%)
36. The instructor provided timely feedback to my course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%) 0 (0%)
37. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Class discussions were run by classmates and our assignments required that we listen to what they have to say. It was refreshing to be a part of a class that had genuine input and discussion.
I liked that we focused on a variety of topics each week.
I really liked the topics chosen throughout the class and the extra credit opportunities
I liked learning about the issues of our native cultures. Issues that I never knew existed. I now feel that everyone should be educated about these issues, and I'm glad I took this course. Our daily discussions about our readings/films were stimulating and kept me interested everyday.
The topics discussed were thought provoking and interesting
Learning what most Americans don't know.
I liked how we were able to have class discussions about the ethical issues going on and with America.
All of it.
This course helped me expand my horizons. I was able to learn about a lot of things that I did not even know were happening in the world. The course was fun and everyone participated in class discussions. This course also fulfilled many of the graduation requirements.
How it promoted class discussion. Also, in a intimate, small class setting.
the native perspectives
The controversial topics covered
i liked the class discussions. it required us to get to know everyone and made us read the material and become knowledge about it
Everything
I liked the topics we talked about. Most of the issues I did not know, and learned a lot.
38. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Oral presentations are not my forte.
Sometimes the readings were long and back to back but I understood that it was necessary for the lesson.
Being a person that doesn't like to read I didn't enjoy some of the long readings that were assigned
Probably just the readings that I didn't agree with, but of course she warned us in the beginning that most of the readings were bias.
Can be difficult at times to keep up with reading and written assignments but I'm sure that also had to do with the fact that it was a summer course
none. It was all good.
N/A
The strictly native bias readings, but again a HAP focus so I understand the need.
N/A
n/a
how cramped everything is
It was all beneficial and I enjoyed it
there wasn't really anything about this class that i didn't lie
Nothing
I didn't dislike anything
39. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 16 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (94%)
40. My overall evaluation of this course is...
excellent.
In the beginning my decision was only to take this class because I needed to, but towards the end I enjoyed this class.
Overall I really enjoyed this class. Expanded my knowledge of about local, national, and international topics and conflicts. Class was probably one of the better classes that I have taken at UH.
One of the best classes I've ever taken. I can actually take things that I've learned and share them with my friends and family.
very interesting
Highly recommended. Challenging at first, but you'll get use to it. The material and skills acquired are relevant to use outside of class and for your other classes as well.
The course is very interesting. I really recommend this course to other students if they are interested in not only fulfilling the graduation requirements but to learn more about different issues happening in and with America.
Like I said above. I have gotten more out of this class than any others I have ever taken.
Overall, this course was very enjoyable and I would recommend this course to others because not only did it help fulfill many graduation requirements but you also learn a lot about what is happening around you and teaches you to see things through both perspectives and to keep an open mind.
It was very eye opening. I think its crucial for students to learn about present day problems and how to approach them logically.
alright. pretty hard
Ecellent
AWESOME
AWESOME.
This class was very valuable for my graduation requirements. There was a lot of work but professor Greer made it painless. I would definitely recommend this class to future students.
Great class, with a lot of information. I think any one can benefit from this class
41. The course challenged me to think critically and historically about power and the political.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%) 0 (0%)
42. The course improved my ability to craft and defend evidence-based arguments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%) 0 (0%)
43. Other comments:
I think a lot of people should take this class.
Great class! If I weren't a senior and about to graduate, I probably would have minored in American Studies!
Awesome Class!!!
This course was very fun and I enjoyed what was being taught in class and the things we learned not only from the teacher but also from each other during class discussions and presentations. Professor Greer is a great teacher and will teach you a lot of things if you take this course.
n/a
keep teaching! you are awesome!
Thanks for teaching us throughout this semester! I think I made the best choice in choosing a course for this semester.
Professor Greer made me want to become an attorney.

Erline Greer: AMST320, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 320 - American Environments: Survey Crn (Section): 89274 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.53 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.46 15 0.52 Freq(%) 7 (47%) 6 (40%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 14 (93%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (93%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 12 (80%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (100%)
7. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (100%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 14 (93%)
9. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (27%) 9 (60%)
10. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 14 (93%)
11. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 10 (67%)
12. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (100%)
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
cared most about students of any professor ive had so far as undergrad in three institutions
She knew what she was doing and encouraged us to think outside of the box
Excellent instructor who is very passionate about these topics and teaching in general.
very passionate and also very strong-minded in the subject of Native rights. I also believe she is very awesome person too, and is tough at first, but then warms up to you later. A stickler for rules and structure (with her law background), she definitely makes you spend a lot more time on assignments for making sure the details are right. I personally felt a little overwhelmed by how much assignments had to be a certain way, so a little more flexibility would've been nice, but overall she is an amazing, intelligent professor who definitely knows her material inside out.
She is a professor I will never forget. She is professional, yet approachable and very enthusiastic and passionate about the subject matter taught and the well-being of her students.
She's a wonderful person who is knowledgeable about everything. I can't believe she knows so much! She brought in multiple sides and I do not think she was biased at all. She wanted us to think about a lot of things and that was definitely done.
I feel I would have not learned as much, I would not have been as interested, and I would not have expected as much from myself if this course was not taught by Professor Greer. Her first-hand experience with a lot of the issues we discussed in class brought them a lot closer to home. The organization of the course ensured that we kept up with readings, which were very manageable, engaged in class discussion, improved public speaking and improved critical thinking. Communication was often and clear, I always knew what she expected of us, and she was approachable. Integrated the HAP, OC, and WI requirements very well.
Professor Greer is a very knowledgeable and inspiring professor that is determined to broaden and expand the horizons of the upcoming youth through critical thinking and oral communication. Greer would always say if you cannot communicate effectively and respectfully in the classroom where can you do that. Essentially, I am grateful that I did not leave this university without having taken a class from Greer.
She is very encouraging, generous and helpful to her student's. She gives a lot of chances to her student's by allowing them to write drafts and gives feedback to her student's drafts before they present it to the class. Professor Greer really cares about her students and shares her knowledge of what she learns to those that she teaches. She gives her students second chances by offering them opportunities to get extra credit points for assignments or to replace an assignments that was not turned in by allowing them to attend other events that relate to the class content that offer real hands-on life experiences bad by writing a response paper to revive their extra credit points.
Great teacher who offered eye opening perspective
Professor Greer is amazing, I appreciated how well organized the class was. Expectations for students were clearly laid out and she challenged students to expand their critical thinking skills. 10/10, would take the class again.
Great professor! Enthusiastic. I know she worked hard to put the class together, and she wants students to succeed, yet she holds them to high standards.
This professor has helped me better my abilities in communicating orally through presentations and speeches as well as better my writing capabilities. I highly recommend professor Greer to other students looking to take a course with her.
14. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 15 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 7 (47%)
15. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
discussions and lectures of Hawaiian culture/issues
I liked the response essays because it allowed us to give our personal opinion about the topics
I really enjoyed the array of material we went over in class.
The in class discussions and various readings/films.
I liked the discussions with the class. I could see what people believed in and it was fun disagreeing with people because I think that is a really important part of learning.
I liked class discussion the best. I have not formerly been in a course where the bulk of the course was based on class discussion. She did a good job of mediating sessions, asking appropriate questions that made us think, and encouraged everyone to participate. The environment she created was a comfortable place to share ideas and opinions without fear.
The course outline and structure was very well prepared. Instructions of assignments were always clear. I enjoyed the oral communication and engagement among my classmates and the professor. This was a very thought- provoking course that sought solutions to dilemmas and conundrums of unfortunate events that have, and do,occur within the Hawaiian community and history. I value what I learned regarding how to appeal to different audiences, and the feedback received after a presentation. The only way you can improve yourself as a person, speaker, etc. is through constructive criticism. Greer provided the appropriate way in which to critique a presentation. The class was just awesome.
The aspects of the course that I liked best were the Persuasive Appeals, Discussion Leader Handouts and the videos that were assigned as a part of the readings for the class. I liked that we had a class website that had a lot of content that all of us could use to refer back to until the end of the semester to help us to write many of our assignments.
Looking at the story from the other side
I really liked the class discussions. Diverse opinions were encouraged in a respectful environment. It was great.
I liked that the class had a discussion. It allowed students to voice their opinion on the subject matter, considering it is a very one sided class. I also liked that I was able to see different points of views through the class discussions.
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
persuasive appeal was awkward for me but a good exercise
I least liked the persuasive appeals because i do not like talking in front of people
I really had trouble with the class being once a week. Also I thought it was always difficult to turn in a response essay about last weeks reading, and then also take a quiz and discuss an entirely different reading that day. I think maybe having the essay due earlier and then making time to talk about our responses in a subject might work better.
Quizzes in the beginning of the class.
The Monday only classes. I did not like the book by Aguon. I prefer something more academic. I feel like some people might have been offended by some of the material but I think that was important for them. They need to feel that way because that is the only thing that increases about knowledge about what is actually happening around the world.
Meeting once a week proved to be a little difficult, since content was stretched far between.
I liked every aspect of this course. I believe more courses should encompass this same framework so that students graduate with skills that are applicable to progressive careers.
The aspects that I liked least about the course were writing the Response Essays for each section of the readings for the course and I alone least liked having to do all of the assigned readings for the class as I felt that it was a lot of readings to read in a week or so.
maybe a bit biased, but if you have an open mind there is no such thing- Sitting Bull :)
The oral presentations, although I don't enjoy being overly vocal in a class anyway.
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17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
informative/inspiring
This material in this course was very informative
I would highly recommend this course to anyone studying at the University of Hawaii.
One of the hardest classes I've taken for my undergrad, but I have learned an invaluable amount of material that was well worth the work! Definitely recommend this class to others, just maybe not their last semester of undergrad with the amount of work required
It was great! Definitely deepened my understanding, knowledge, and appreciation of issues relating to Native Americans, Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and US military. It was structured well.
It was fantastic. The title of the course is misleading a little. When students see American environments we don't really think military destruction. But that was good!
Great course overall - definitely a college-level upper division course when it comes to responsibilities, course content, and expectations. I would recommend it to other students.
I am a senior graduating in fall 2014 and I can definitely say that I learned more from this course than any other in my college career. The materials presented I had never been exposed to in my life and was refreshing alternative to the general liberal arts education. It has been an honor to learn about HAP past and current issues from a professor whose very existence is to invoke change. Learning about another culture from someone who has experienced, and challenges, the injustices and immoral actions present in US law system is truly life-changing.
that I learned a lot about the Native Hawaiian,Asian and other ethnic backgrounds and cultures in the course. I learned that a student just needs to keep and learn at their own pace by keeping track of the readings and assignments through the syllabus. I feel that the course was intimidating and overwhelming in the beginning of the semester. I enjoyed learning from the covered content of the course overall.
It was an unreal experience and im so glad i signed up for it
The course is awesome, I learned valuable tools that helped my public speaking and critical thinking skills. Professor Greer is on point, always available, encouraging and prepared.
I highly recommend this course. It is prepared and everything is outlined straight forward so there is no confusion as to what is due and what is expected of the class.
18. Other comments:
GREAT
I have learned a lot from this course Professor Greer that will resonate with me and that I will remember for the rest of my life and the rest if my career. Prof. Greer your knowledge of this topic has influenced many student's lives and we have all learned a lot from you. Prof. Greer, your encouragement and knowledge of the topic have given hope to many of your student'd in their education. I feel that you have touched and impacted many lives in your teaching career. Good luck in your future endeavors and best wishes to you in finishing your graduate degree. I give you credit and want you to know that your hard work in your teaching is very evident in your student'd and how they present themselves in public. You are one of the better teachers that I have crossed paths with in my college career and have impacted my life in a big way. Thank you for the feedback and tips from our presentations and the power points of the different focuses that you are allowing us to use for other classes from the class website.
Favorite Teacher Ever

Erline Greer: AMST220, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 220 - Intro to Indigenous Studies Crn (Section): 77986 (002)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
2.2 16 0.56 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 10 (63%) 4 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.53 16 0.52 Freq(%) 7 (44%) 8 (50%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (38%) 9 (56%)
7. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 2 (13%) 11 (69%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 16 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 14 (88%)
9. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 16 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 10 (63%)
10. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 16 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (38%) 8 (50%)
11. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
12. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 16 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (31%) 9 (56%)
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Professor Greer was very helpful, knowledgable, and accommodating to the students needs. She was very open to suggestions from students.
Professor greer was overall a good teacher, and really knew her stuff. She taught the material in a way that wasn't to hard to understand and made it fun and interesting. I had no interest in Indigenous studies up untill this class and found it very eye opening and to my suprise intruiging. I enjoyed coming to class and seeing what the next topic was about, and that says a lot coming from me. Happy to take the class.
Really good lecturer. Erline really knows the course material and her extra knowledge in the legal field really adds to the course.
Very good teacher. Very passionate about what she teaches. She made the class very interesting and exciting. I enjoyed taking this course very much because of her.
she's GREAT! Very insightful in the course content. I definitely feel I have learned a lot from her. Her enthusiasm was awesome about every single topic and actually made me want to learn more and do outside research. I never realized the importance of indigenous people or the current issues circulating about them. Professor Greer was definitely able to educate me and keep me interested about every single issue discussed.
She did a great job explaining every reading the next class and I think the room chat post thats due before the next lecture is a great idea to actually force myself to read ahead and filled in gaps while in lecture. Moreover, she is a great professor that is willing to help students!
Enthusiastic and wants to have the class engaged in the topic. She was open to changing parts the course from student input midway though the semester. Her asides to topics (adding on more details from her experience and knowledge) were insightful and helped further her engagement with the class. Her style of lecturing was quite interesting and was extremely helpful in showing the main points of the topic being covered.
She is a great instructor. She really cares about the content of the course.
I think Dr. Greer is a good teacher who knows her subject well. She's educated, and she's strategic in teaching plan will being tactically sound using powerpoint in his lectures. She seems to always have open office hours although few if any of the class seems to have ever gone there.
Very knowledgable and passionate about indigenous studies
Passionate about the topic and willing to challenge the ideas accepted by western societies
Extremely welcoming, and there for help. Reasonable in her expectations.
She is very passionate about what she teaches.
14. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 16 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (63%) 5 (31%)
15. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I enjoyed learning about the different indigenous groups like the native hawaiians, and the Native Indians, and Alaskans and different groups in which I had no knowledge on. I also enjoyed the films we watched, they were very relevant to what we were learning and a good watch also.
Readings, videos, and assignments that focused on problem solving or cultural revival. I enjoyed learning about the revival of Hawaiian culture, and watching a legitimately good movie(Smoke Signals), by anyone's standards, directed by and starring all Native actors.
I enjoyed all aspects.
Although some did not agree on the weekly chat room posts, I thought they were a great way to stimulate my brain to what I've just read. The articles were almost always interesting and then having to analyze the author's perspective or discuss a specific quote was a great way for me to better understand what I have just read. I also enjoyed the films we watched throughout the course. All of them pertained to what we were learning about and were entertaining.
I like watching videos and music videos that relates to the topic.
The usage and selection of articles and topics that bring the perspectives of those whose voices that may not have been heard or talked about in the general education environment have been most enlightening and critical in helping possible paradigm shifts on such topics.
I really liked that she wanted the class's opinion about the course. She really cares for each student and wants everyone to learn the content and pass the class
I liked the videos we watched in class; although, sometimes watching videos got a bit tiring here or there, but really...I LIKED THEM. They just weren't things I'd normally watch if given the choice. I felt they highlighted certain points, and they were able to setup the mind frames necessary to acquire or understand a particular point at a particular time during the class.
I liked the small groups for presentations. I also liked the abundance of videos and movies we watched.
New perspectives into history
Lecture classes & films.
Discussions
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
What I liked least, was probably the constant chatroom post, however that was really our only homework and it wasn't every class either, so I guess I can't complain. Maybe i'm just a little lazy. I also think all we did in every class was hear her lecture and take notes, didn't change unless we watched a movie and I think we watched a total of 3 or 4. It begame repetetive, except the topics changed. Wasn't to bad, but mayne a little mixing up would be funner to.
It's super important to learn and be educated on the flaws, mistakes, and horrors of your own country's past, but the course could drag a bit when the readings focused on stories where the author seemed to complain rather than offer reasonable insight on what indigenous peoples can do to improve their situations.
Chat room posts but who ever likes homework
N/A
I don't really like the long reading that we have to read. If it were a little shorter that would be great!
None.
I liked it all
I am a bit weary about the full selections of readings as they do communicate a point, but they focus in specific niches. It's a bit hard to explain, but the readings represent the ideas of the particular individual they were written by. Of these writers, most have a strong bias, and although these writers may think or feel this way about a particular subject or interest, their one example/view doesn't undo the seriousness of the issue at hand. Their one view on the subject doesn't make it the right view or the full truth about what's really going on.
I disliked chatroom posts and those 8:00 deadlines but it does beat a long research paper
Depressing topic material
Chatroom Posts.
Chatroom post
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Overall, really glad I took this class, like I said I gained so much knowledge on a topic that I knew nothing about, or for that matter had no interest on. And found myself captured by the stories of the past and found myself wanting to know more.
Great course with an even work load, I was never overwhelmed but there is always an assignment to be completed.
Excellent
I absolutely loved it! It was honestly my favorite course this semester. I felt I was the most engaged in this class more than any of my others and I loved Professor Greer and Jesi! They made lectures and discussions that much better. I would definitely recommend this course to others!
Overall, its a wonderful course that I have taken and really enjoy it!
An excellent course that presents the viewpoint, as I see it, the "minorities" in history (in terms of representation of details and events). From what I have seen, the details about the Native populations and societies in history are often glanced over or even skipped. This course not only provides and furthers knowledge, but the course also gives the student taking it the critical thinking about topics and the difficulties that Native populations have faced by people, history, and modern times.
This was a great course.
I think it's a good course as far as knocking off both an H and WI requirement. It's a nice two in one. It's also American History, and it most definitely relates nearly every Hawaiian focused part of the class to something going on with Native Americans.
Good! Less demanding alternative for a WI course
this is an exciting course that challenges normal states of mind in western society
Informative and interesting.
Its a good course to take
18. Other comments:
Extra credit assignments were fun, as well as the projects.
Professor Greer was as helpfull as she could have been, always made sure we understood, and was willing to talk after class if we needed, and also had office hours. She is a great professor
None
A wonderful course to have taken.
My only concern would be does the subject matter have an agenda. This is in no way any slight to Dr. Greer. It is however a question regarding some of the points of the materials. Many more things are black and white than the few people who teether on the the extremes care to acknowledge. It's one thing not to acknowledge these things, and it's another thing to try and change these black and whites into grays so that everything is okay and acceptable with an end goal of subjective rights and subjective wrongs or laws which free the few but enslave the many. This may be way too complicated for an Other Comments section, and it isn't intended to bring the whole of the reading selection under deep scrutiny, but some care should be instilled that there are absolutes... more so than different cultures care to admit.
Jesse was awesome!

Erline Greer: AMST320, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 320 - American Environments: Survey Crn (Section): 79676 (002)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.12 18 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 9 (50%) 5 (28%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.63 18 0.5 Freq(%) 6 (33%) 10 (56%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.94 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (94%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.97 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 15 (83%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 18 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (17%) 12 (67%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.98 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 13 (72%)
7. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.97 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 15 (83%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.96 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (89%)
9. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 18 0.99 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 12 (67%)
10. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.94 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (94%)
11. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.98 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 13 (72%)
12. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 18 1.03 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (33%) 10 (56%)
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
What an amazing professor! She really makes her students think and question worldwide issues. Class is always interesting!!
When I first enrolled in the course, I was put off by Dr. Greer's initial demeanor. She oversold the 'cool professor' vibe a little too much, and her requirements in the syllabus didn't hold-up with that image she was presenting. Admittedly, I was close to dropping the course. However, I stuck with it, as I need a HAP credit, and I ended up being pleasantly surprised. Dr. Greer adapted and molded with the class, and became much more relatable. She ended up being very helpful, immersive and I really enjoyed taking her class. She's great if you get to know her, and very respectful to students individual needs. In the interest of honesty, it is worth noting, she is a major stickler about formatting. To the point of absurdity, as the format is often times very stifling and rigid. By far the most over-the-top professor I have ever had when dealing with formatting for assignments.
Great teacher, one of the best I've had at UH.
Erline Greer is very enthusiastic about the subject and motivates her students to be motivated as well. The material can be tough but the way the class is designed makes the material understandable after every discussion. She is very knowledgeable and you can learn a lot from the material and work done in this class.
Enthusiastic and knowledgable about materials .
Amazing educator. Her classes should be available to all and other professors should learn from her teaching style as well!
Awesome professor! Very knowledgable and always prepared. Encourages students to speak up and have a voice, which I loved the most about this class.
I really enjoyed kumu Greerʻs lectures and thought she brought two very useful sides of the material presented to us. One was through her personal experience of being from a family of hunters and gatherers. The second would be the perspectives of lawyers and how the judiciary system works around environmental issues.
Great professor!! Very kind and full of character!
Excellent instructor. Fun and engaging, but most of all, fair.
I thought she was one of the best professors I have encountered at UH Manoa!
Fantastic, friendly, funny, brilliant, and so forth
Professor Greer is an excellent teacher. I learned alot and was genuinely engaged in the material.
She is a very good professor.
Good.
14. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 18 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 8 (44%) 8 (44%)
15. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Discussions in class were always awesome. I like hearing other people's thoughts.
The reading, surprisingly, was enjoyable and easy.
Class discussions were always open to different view points, which teacher always encouraged
I liked how personal thought and experiences could be added during discussions. It makes class more interesting and through classmate's experiences and thoughts, it can make topics feel more realistic and understandable.
Material was very interesting and rewarding.
Everything! Professor Greer is absolutely amazing and knowledgeable in her field.
Class discussions. Reading interesting, different materials that looked at different perspectives and coming to class and listening to other people's opinions. Also, I enjoyed activities such as discussion leader because it gave us a chance to run the class and you learn how important it is to participate in class discussion.
I really enjoyed the readings and discussions that dealt directly with the Hawaiian islands (burial rights, water woes, militarization). I also liked her lectures because they were short and too the point.
Hearing my classmates' responses.
The group discussions were effective in developing oratory skills. There was no running from them, so it was either improve or suffer extreme awkwardness for the rest of the semester.
I liked learning about topics that I have never heard about. I also enjoyed learning about the indigenous people around the world and a lot of the issues they come across.
Discussion of the texts with students and professor.
I appreciated the fact that unlike some other oral communication focused classes, there was an extreme focus on communicating effectively each class period.
I liked the discussions.
Subject.
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
The films we watched in class -- I didn't feel like they added much to the course. Also, the delayed quizzes, from material up to a week ago, was a pain. It's hard to remember specific items from a week-old reading with a full course load!
no critiques
I did not like some of the readings that were too wordy or law related. It is tough to process this type of text when some students are not used to it.
Nothing was remarkably unpleasant or too challenging.
Quizzes.
I feel that some of the videos were a little dull only because we didnʻt discuss them too much and after a certain point I lost some interest.
The extremely long passages we had to read...
Discussion leader. I feel like I didn't get much out of it, except that I was forced to thoroughly read my material for one day.
Nothing. Besides learning about the sad truth about the native peoples.
Needed more time for discussion, or just more organized student interaction (which the WI will help with)
It was a personal matter that public speaking was difficult, but professor greer was supportive in getting me to engage in the class.
The presentations.
Did not use laulima.
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
A lot of interesting issues that are always overlooked sometimes. This class definitely goes into detail of some issues that are swept under the rug.
Fun, fairly easy and worth taking if you're in need of either an individual requirement or just as a UD elective.
great course highly recommended
This course can be tough and stressful because of the oral component, but it helped me to feel a little better about public speaking.
excellent course.
Highly recommended. Not only did I learn about important contemporary issues but I also learned how to effectively communicate and participate in class discussions.
Awesome! I highly recommend Professor Greer because she is very enthusiastic and passionate about what she teaches. She is always very energetic and confident. Always encouraging and makes students feel open to share anything. Content is very relevant and she gives very interesting readings which I probably would have never read if not for her class, which I am very thankful for. Overall, she is one of the best professors I've had in my past 4 years at UHM and she has given me more confidence in oral presentations and speaking in front of people. I'm really glad I took her class.
Overall, the course was very informative and I learned a lot more about the environmental issues that native indigenous people are faced with because of the US.
Excellent.
Fantastic.
I would rate this class a 10 out of 10
Woohoo!
A definite must. The teacher is excellent. The course material should be required. There's so much going on out there that people should be more aware of.
It is excellent.
Good.
18. Other comments:
I would definitely recommend this class to anyone who is wanting to fulfill the oral credit. This class helped a lot with that and I am slowly getting comfortable speaking in public and doing oral presentations, etc.
None
Enjoyed my semester.
I wish there was more courses like this, dealing with the environment, that kumu Greer taught. I would definitely take them and have recommended others to take this course in the future.
I had a love/hate relationship with this class. It was my hardest and funnest class this semester.
Thank you Professor for making me more aware of the world around us!
None.

Erline Greer: AMST320, Summer II 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 320 - American Environments: Survey Crn (Section): 91964 (701)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.4 10 0.52 Freq(%) 6 (60%) 4 (40%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 9 (90%)
7. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
9. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
10. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
11. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
12. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 7 (70%)
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
She's passionate about the ethical issues she teaches. She's accommodating in answering any questions anyone may have. She challenges students to go beyond in their efforts to learn and gain awareness of the issues of cultural and environmental struggles.
Greer is a knowledgeable person with alot of life experience, yet I felt that much of the material was bias, this one sided point of view really impeded me from gaining a wider perspective.
Good
She is great
She is very knowledgeable in the subject material and is very passionate for encouraging us to find our perspective on the bigger picture of the world and learning about what most people have ignored, for years! Prof. Greer made it an exciting course and used a lot of useful sources that supported the topics that were discussed.
She knows her subject very well and successfully articulates the material to her students when clarification is needed
Super enthusiastic and knowledgable
14. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
15. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Discussions, lectures and videos, Greer's openness to opinions - which would become more informed as the class progressed
I enjoyed the amount of visual material.
Persuasive speech and informative speech
Videos
I really enjoyed the reading material we were to read about the VERY interesting topics. It was a very diverse group of material, from articles online, printed documents, art, and poetry. And it made the class enjoyable to attend and do well in this class.
Very philosophical and rose great questions
Great readings and discussions
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
The extent of study of some cases. I felt that they were drawn out.
Discussion
It was a little difficult for the students in the course to get really involved in class discussions. Maybe there could be another strategy to encourage discussion, but it is probably just how students are.
The quizzes
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
It's a class that I'm glad I took regardless of the reason. This class has helped me build a stronger work ethic that I'll be grateful for indefinitely. I developed better habits of studying from it, and was inspired to try harder by the teacher.
It was a productive summer course.
I learned a lot. Great course. Great teacher.
This course created a broader perspective on the world and issues that have been disregarded and hidden from exposure. But it made me recognize some of my personal values and feelings about the activities going on in the world today, in the past, and could possibly happen in the future.
I'd highly recommend it.
18. Other comments:
Why I liked this class was because of the teacher.
I learned a lot from this class and I liked the small, relaxed environment of this summer session
I liked the course website

Erline Greer: AMST201, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 201 - American Exp: Inst & Movemnts Crn (Section): 86443 (001)     86444 (002)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
2.47 17 1.07 Freq(%) 3 (18%) 7 (41%) 2 (14%) 4 (24%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.36 14 0.5 Freq(%) 9 (64%) 8 (47%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 15 (88%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 14 (82%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 14 (82%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 14 (82%)
7. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 17 1.01 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 11 (65%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 15 (88%)
9. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 12 (71%)
10. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 14 (82%)
11. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 12 (86%)
12. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (18%) 13 (93%)
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
She is very helpful and taught very well. She was very engaging and insightful as well.
Fair and knowledgeable
AWSOME
This was an awesome class! I would take classes from her again even though it is a lot of work it is an amazing mental challenge that pushes you to want to do better each time.
I usually don't take these course evaluations seriously, but Professor Greer deserves all the effort i can give. This professor teaches with passion and tenancity and her dedication to her students should be admired. She is by far the best and most effective teacher in American studies. I only hope the best for her and her career!
Professor Greer made me feel as though my opinions mattered. She often dismissed my thought and contributions in class. It was easy to see she favored some students and not others.
I appreciate that she challenges us to read and discuss important topics in America
AMAZING teacher. Motivates the student to learn through her own passion and intellect; class discussions were conducted with openness and civility but thoughtful stimulation. The readings were provoking and eye-opening and broadened my understanding of history, culture, and social movements. PG is the way to go! :) :)
Professor Greer is by far one of the best professors I have had during my time here at UH.
She was very well prepared for every session and has a lot of passion in what she does, which is excellent for this course.
She is amazing!
i enjoyed going to class, and for me to say that about an 8:30 class means a lot
She is a great professor. She is passionate for what she teaches and is passionate to see that her students understand the content and what it means to the student personally. She knows when to push discussion and also when to leave things where they are. One of the better and more interesting professors I had at UH.
she is a great teacher who is really enthusiastic about the topics she covers and also pushes you to think freely about the different movements. Respects peoples opinions instead of trying to tell someone how to think.
She is highly educated teacher in her field. She also has taught me how to become a better writer, as well as a better listener to others. I have become more open-minded to others opinions. I love how she relates or discussions to everyday life situatuions.
she is an great professor, extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the subject matter.
Professor Greer is a great teacher. She is very organized and tells students what she wants out of them. She is straight up about what you need to do to do better. She encourages students to go and see her during office hours and is always willing to accommodate her students needs.
Keeps a wonderful balance of professionalism and fun with her students. Prof. Greer has made this topic, which I would have otherwise hated, fun.
good
A good professor.
very good
I liked the professor's teaching style and found that it helped me learn more about America and social movements. I've gained more interest in culture, world events, and history through the classes and assignments. The professor is knowledgable and passionate about this course.
Excellent professor who motivates her students to learn. Passionate and willing to go out of way to help the student.
That she is a great teacher who helps her students all the time to get good grades and she's always available for help and she knows her material very well.
Best prof ever!
Amazingly insightful. While she does have high expectations for the students, she encourages and challenges us to the point where it's inevitable to learn something or have a slight change in opinion. She has a strong personality and I honestly learned a lot from her teachings.
Absolutely loved having her as a teacher. You can tell she loves what she does. She makes the WI part seem not as frightening, explains what she wants in our essays and really helps the student. The whole class made me think about things I had not once thought about. She is an excellent teacher and I would hate to see her go! I would take another class with her.
She is a very good professor who shows no bias.
She's an amazing professor. She's definitely my favorite that I've had so far.
A passionate teacher who knows her stuff and tries very hard to engage students with the course material. She makes sure that students learn something instead of just aiming for a good grade.
She was one of the best teachers I had at UH and I felt very comfortable with her as my teacher. I hope I can take another class with her!
14. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 17 1.08 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (29%) 9 (53%)
15. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I actually learned a lot from her class and I will always remember that there are more than two sides of the story. It also turned out to be a very interesting class as well. I would definitely take another class from PG again!
Class discussions
Liked all but gay rights
The intellectual conversation in a safe zone, the challenge of writing and sharing your thoughts in writing and through conversation
Her in your face and active style makes me come to work everyday. I enjoy the challenge and the involvement that is mandatory every time you step in her class.
The analytical approach to literary review.
I like that she gave us many opportunities for extra credit.
Class discussion; I love hearing other perspectives and ideas. They either force me to be more open-minded, or in discussion I learn to stick to my principles and beliefs more strongly
Professor Greer finds a way to relate everything we discuss in class to our everyday lives. She also gives us very interesting and controversial perspectives to think about, which I really like. The readings are very interesting and I enjoyed reading all of them. Her method of teaching helps me to really retain the concepts that we learn.
The class discussions.
I liked the essays because they allowed you to engage in the material.
i enjoyed working together as a class
I liked the class discussion and the readings the best.
The new knowledge learned about different movements.
I enjoyed how she alloed everyone to openly give their opinions no matter right or wrong.
i love the fact that Greer really made you think critically, but at the same time wanted you to developed your own opinions.
I learned a lot from class discussion.
The class was well paced. I wouldn't describe it as easy, but I never felt overwhelmed either.
I liked the class discussions
N/A
all of it
I really liked facilitation and class discussions. I thought they were helpful and it was interesting to learn everyone's opinions on each topic. I also enjoyed the short introductions to each class with some news on what happened on specific dates in history.
Class discussion and critical thinking.
The class discussions allowed us to talk about our topics and voice our opinions.
As intimidating as they could be, I did enjoy the class discussions. Since the readings were long and tedious, I feel I got more out of the discussions and being able to listen to my peers' thoughts on issues as well
The whole thing, I love the way she had the class set up!
I liked the class discussions.
I enjoyed the discussions.
Class discussions were lively, with many different opinions and perspectives being expressed by my fellow students. Also the videos shown in class were entertaining and held my attention while informing us about the topic at hand.
I liked that Greer encouraged group discussions and had us learn real life material rather than just textbook stuff.
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Every part of it was really good.
Reading a lot
Gay rights
None
Honestly there was nothing about the course i did not enjoy.
Most extra credit opportunities were at night on campus. Some students live on the other sides of the island and could not partake in activities because of work or families. Needs to offer the same amount of opportunites for all students./
I found it hard to attend an 8:30 am class. I probably should've signed up for the 9:30 class but I either way an 8:30 class is really hard to get your mind going sometimes. I think that was the reason why many people in our class did not "seem to care". I think that it's just too early.
Class quizzes, haha. The readings could get really long and arduous especially for a 200 level class, but I do admit that the knowledge gleaned was worth the effort
nothing
The essays.
none
nothing
I don't have any parts.
Some of the readings were too long.
I did not enjoy having to read so much each week it was a lot
quizes
none.
The few times the class had to work in groups. You can tell which students are being carried and which are doing the carrying. Luckily, these activities quickly faded into non-existance.
I least liked the response papers
N/A
none of it
There wasn't much to dislike about this course. Some of the readings were harder to be interested in than others but overall the class and materials were pleasant.
NA
All the writing assignments we had to do.
While some readings were interesting, they were time consuming and sometimes bland. But I always learned something new from each and every one of them.
Hated the fact we had to print all the articles out, it would be awesome if she put them in a packet that we could buy. It isn't fun having to print out 47 pages at one time not to mention all the other articles we had to print out. If she changed that she would be even better in my book!
The pop quizzes.
The random quizzes every week.
Some of the readings were long, boring, and hard to understand.
Nothing! shes awesome!
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Excellent! It was a very unique class.
good
Every student should have the opportunity to take this course
Amazing class would recommend to learn about AMST and for an awesome class teacher is always available and is there to give the students a fair way to do our best. Teacher is an advocate for her students which is great. Good challenge but not hard...if you do bad in this class it is of your own doing. She gives every chance for any student no matter what to do their best
If you didn't have Professor Greer then i feel bad for you, because you missed out on an oppurtunity of a lifetime!
Content was interesting.
Awesome course. You will learn a lot about America. I didn't know anything about what we discussed until taking this class.
12/10! :)
I would recommend this course solely because the instructor. She teaches this class very well.
Well done and was a beneficial course to take/
great!
great class, recommend to anyone who needs a lower level WI
Great course. I would recommend it to other students. It makes me analyze things around me a lot more and makes me a more active thinker.
Good
It is very helpfull, but will take hard work to get an A. Professor Greer offers plenty of extra credit although.
its good, i would highly recommend greer to my friends
I really enjoyed this class. It was well organized and I learned a lot.
Excellent. A good experience that can only be provided by an excellent professor.
Good
This course is alright.
very good
This course is helpful with strengthening writing skills as well as discussion skills. The course also helps gain a better understanding of America, social events, culture, religion, and society as a whole.
Hit all the course learning outcomes.
The class was fun and interesting and I would advise others to take this course as well if it is in their interest.
I'm glad I took it as an elective. It was one of my toughest classes this semester with a heavy workload but I don't regret taking this even if it was an elective. I feel more aware and in tune with the current events and how history influenced the way things are today. Overall, this class was very informative and beneficial and would recommend it to people who want a better grasp on the country they live in.
Good class. Made me think a lot and I learned a lot.
Very good.
It's a very interesting class and we learn deep into things that I never expected to learn.
A thought provoking look into American society past and present. In my previous public school education I did not learn about this darker and morally ambiguous side to US History.
Amazing!
18. Other comments:
Cool professor
Keep up the great job PG
Can wait to take another class from this teacher!
Your the best! Have a good summer!
Thank you for taking the time to teach and help us students; your qualifications are far above what I'm sure you get paid for teaching, but your thoughtful course organization has really helped me grow as an individual, scholar, and American Studies student.
This is one of the better classes I have had outside of my major. I really enjoyed it. Glad I took it before I graduated :)
very good
This was one of the best classes I have taken at this university. I enjoyed coming to class and participating in discussion. I also enjoyed hearing about the professor's life experiences and her tips to becoming a scholar, a protester, and a better human being.
Not the professors fault the students cannot follow instructions!!
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Erline Greer: AMST211, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 211 - Contemp Amer Domestic Issues Crn (Section): 76135 (001)     78142 (002)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.31 16 0.48 Freq(%) 11 (69%) 1 (33%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 3 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
7. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 16 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (100%)
9. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 3 (100%)
10. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 16 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
11. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (81%)
12. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 12 (75%)
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
that she is a good professor. She is definitely knowledgeable in the domestic issues in America. She made this course interesting enough to get me excited about reading different books. She is a fair grader and really encourages students to do their best.
She's a great professor and is really forward about what she expects from the papers and if it isn't met, then the grade you get is what you deserved. So it is pretty straight forward.
Professor Greer is a fantastic teacher. She really made students think outside of the box and increased the participation of political discourse. Everything to the reading materials, assignments, & class discussions were, to me, vital in learning this course. It was fun, creative, and I looked forwarded to going to class every day.
She is probably one of the most involve teachers I've ever had at this school. After every class the topic at hand was discuss further with friends and family. She taught us to question everything and to not take everything at face value. I learned so much about our country and how we work and interact with others. And somehow each topic tied to the other and it was just the complete circle we needed. There needs to be a part two on this class with her teaching it. You can tell she has a real passion for teaching and learning. I really wish I could take another class with her but I'll already be graduating. She also mentions many times that she wants us to succeed.
10 out of 10. She challenged us in many ways, whether it was the material she chose to cover, or the critical thinking she trained our minds to absorb.
One of the BEST professors I have had so far here at UH. Extremely organized and knowledgable about every topic we discussed. Along with that, she really pushed us to critically think and analyze things. Some of the skills I have learned from her are VERY valuable to me as they can be applied to any class.
Great professor; very knowledgable and passionate about American studies
Very enthusiastic and appreciative of her position which is demonstrated to the class by her encouragement of participation in real world scenarios and issues discussed in class. Easy to pay attention to, interesting but not distracting, informative and disciplined but not boring.
she is a good and concise teacher
Professor Greer was a great teacher. Probably one of the most engaging teachers I have had.
She was critical, yet supportive and encouraging. I loved most of the books she chose, and thought she did well in engaging the class in discussion.
Professor Greer was very helpful in mediating class discussion, offering plenty of resources for out of class research and intellectual development. I feel that everyone in the class was encouraged to participate, and the discussions were balanced, and every student regardless of his/her background could feel safe to say what they wish.
She was very knowledgable and informative. I learned a lot in the class.
very educated. Great class!
Fantastic instructor. Gave us many different ways to look at an issue and I feel she prepared me well for the courses I will take in American Studies in the near future. To be honest, her instruction has encouraged me to pursue a degree in American Studies since she made the content very accessible and appealing. Also, I really liked that her first priority was to ensure students' success in her class. I hope to take more electives from her.
I learned a lot in Professor Greer's class and encourage others because the topics were very relevant to what is happening now in the world. Many people my age do not know about these issues and Professor Greer did a great job teaching us about them!
Great teacher!
Professor Greer is a very quality teacher. Towards the beginning of the semester she laid out her main goal for the class, which was to show how complex life in America is. With each new book we read, the more I began to comprehend how difficult life is in America.
She is knowledgeable and make sure students are comfortable.
14. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 2 (67%)
15. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
This course targeted real world problems within America that usually isn't discussed in other classes or with anyone around us. A lot of the key domestic issues were topics that is rarely discussed by people. The details found in each book approached the issue in different ways than the other books. So I think that the books she required were a very good selection.
I really like the class room discussions.
Class discussion and the questions that were asked.
I liked how this class was not a lecture but instead a discussion. Because this class have mostly similar views it did not turn into arguments or a debate but I am sure that if a debate started she will be perfectly capable of handling the class. Also, because we do not disagree with our peers she likes to take the "devil's advocate" at times to show the other side of the story. I just love the overall layout of the course and the workload is not hard with several papers. But each paper causes you to think critically of what you have learned in each section.
I really enjoyed the books she chose for us. Mass Incarceration, Illegal, Arab in America, and Congress shall make no Law were all texts that stimulated our minds and got us thinking of the bigger picture of American Studies.
The way Professor Greer led each discussion kept me very interested. There was never a dull moment in class where I felt the need to look at my phone start texting out of boredom. I always felt like taking notes because the information that was discussed was so interesting.
The class discussion was a lot more effective than a lecture style class. It enabled perspectives from a broad range of people and encouraged diversity. my favorite sections were on mass incarceration and immigration laws.
the course was well laid out from day one and followed the syllabus true to form. when the class began to struggle as a whole, professor Greer did not bend the requirements to allow the class to catch up, but offered specific critiques of students writings to improve overall quality. she also gave students many opportunities to improve their standing in the class outside of the designated essays of the syllabus.
the movies and books
I liked the class discussions. I am a pretty quiet person, but I enjoyed listening to the various opinions in class.
The class discussion. I loved coming to class! I felt engaged in the discussions and interested in the topics. I became aware of a lot of issues I hadn't given much thought to before.
The Discussion! Discussions in the classroom are essential in creating a secular/ world view for which students can talk about domestic and contemporary issues.
I really enjoyed discussing the issues with my classmates.
Discussion.
Class discussions and videos pertaining to our content material. She offered many different resources.
I liked the class discussions and the videos that she pulled from the internet to make it easier for us to understand the topics.
Class discussions
I liked the unit on US and Middle East. The last decade of American history has been defined by the US's decision to intervene across the Middle East.
The materials presented
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Sometimes the leaders of discussion were not as helpful to provide information that we need in order to write our papers and understand the topic more. But it was overturned by professor Greer, because she would notice it and take control. Leading us in the right direction, which always made me feel better about the topic in the end.
Having to read a lot of books in such a short amount of time, but that isn't something that should be changed. I only felt that way because of my class load I had this semester.
It is a writing intensive course so I cannot complain about writing papers. They are hard to do but only require 3 pages each. She is very strict on format which can be annoying since I do not have MS word. But it is understandable and I have nothing to complain about.
Probably the amount of reading we had to do. Some nights I found myself reading 50+ pages of text, and it adds up when you also have three other classes assigning that amount and more.
nothing
I did not like the congress shall make no law section, it was really boring
student lead class discussions were often interrupted by the professor. understanding there are key points which needed to be addressed, student lead discussions often ended up being student proposed discussions lead by the professor. that being said, a lot of useful information would have been overlooked where it not for this action.
The law documents
Leading the class in discussion was something I was not too fond of, but I see the principles behind it. It is just a personal opinion, as I am a quiet person.
The David O'Brien book, obviously. Though it kind of goes without saying as I'm sure it has been mentioned.
If I didn't like anything... It would in this paragraph.
There was a lot of writing and I'm not always the best writer.
None.
10:15 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays (after class)
I did not like some of the books that we had to read. A few were boring and difficult to understand.
Lots of reading
None really. Only problem I had was getting up early enough for it haha.
the books
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
It is a very interesting course, and I recommend to probably every student concerned with what is going on in America. We learned that the key issues were developed and continues to be present today, because of the lack of education and ignorance. Most Americans are not used to, or have never, talked about the frowned upon subjects. And I think it is really important to understand these issues. And with professor Greer, the topics are made easier to understand them/
It is a fun course, just sucks that I had to take it at 7:30 in the morning!
Excellent
ONE OF THE BEST CLASSES I HAVE TAKEN
10 out of 10. Although I didn't know much about contemporary domestic issues, I came away from this class with so much knowledge & a lot of it I have been sharing with my peers. It's great that someone can see a book your reading and ask about it, and be able to give some knowledgeable insight about the topic.
Perfect
great engaging course!
this class is almost too stimulating. in an attempt to maintain the minimum workload to achieve the course requirements for a writing intensive credit, it was difficult to restrict my writing to three pages. fortunately, this was merely the minimum and longer papers were accepted.
I really enjoyed it
It was the most interesting class I had this semester. I loved it, and there was never any pressure to speak out if I had no opinion.
Awesome course. I think something like this should be required for students to take.
An excellent discussion based class!
I thought this course was well run and interesting.
great!
Fantastic course. Gave me new outlooks on American life. I will be taking many more courses in American Studies after this fantastic class.
I really liked the course and learned a lot!
Good course overall.
I found this class very interesting and am glad to have taken it. We delved deep into issues that are well publicized, but perhaps not well known or understood by the general public.
great
18. Other comments:
I hope she gets to teach more classes like these to inspire more minds.
Thank you!
I always wanted to attend class not so that I could get an attendance grade, but so I could learn.
i would have liked a topic on prescription drugs in American, over prescription/abuse of them.
Good stuff Greer.
Professor Greer is a very good professor.
Great class! Loved it!
Thank you for a great semester!
My only real issue I had with the class was the lack of talking about the economy and/or housing market. This is a class on Contemporary Domestic issues in the US. Domestically, there is no more pressing concern in this country than the great recession we are coming out of.
The O'Brien book was boring