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Instructor: Erline Greer

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AMST220, Fall 2013
AMST320, Fall 2013
AMST320, Summer II 2013
AMST201, Spring 2013
AMST211, Fall 2012

Erline Greer: AMST220, Fall 2013

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....
Extremely welcoming, and there for help. Reasonable in her expectations.
Really good lecturer. Erline really knows the course material and her extra knowledge in the legal field really adds to the course.
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 is a great instructor. She really cares about the content of the course.
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.
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.
Professor Greer was very helpful, knowledgable, and accommodating to the students needs. She was very open to suggestions from students.
She is very passionate about what she teaches.
Very knowledgable and passionate about indigenous studies
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.
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!
Passionate about the topic and willing to challenge the ideas accepted by western societies
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.
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?
Lecture classes & films.
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.
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 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
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 enjoyed all aspects.
Discussions
I liked the small groups for presentations. I also liked the abundance of videos and movies we watched.
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.
I like watching videos and music videos that relates to the topic.
New perspectives into history
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.
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Chatroom Posts.
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.
N/A
I liked it all
None.
Chat room posts but who ever likes homework
Chatroom post
I disliked chatroom posts and those 8:00 deadlines but it does beat a long research paper
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.
I don't really like the long reading that we have to read. If it were a little shorter that would be great!
Depressing topic material
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.
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Informative and interesting.
Great course with an even work load, I was never overwhelmed but there is always an assignment to be completed.
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!
This was a great course.
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.
Excellent
Its a good course to take
Good! Less demanding alternative for a WI course
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.
Overall, its a wonderful course that I have taken and really enjoy it!
this is an exciting course that challenges normal states of mind in western society
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.
18. Other comments:
Jesse was awesome!
A wonderful course to have taken.
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
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.

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....
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.
Awesome professor! Very knowledgable and always prepared. Encourages students to speak up and have a voice, which I loved the most about this class.
Excellent instructor. Fun and engaging, but most of all, fair.
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 professor!! Very kind and full of character!
Amazing educator. Her classes should be available to all and other professors should learn from her teaching style as well!
Fantastic, friendly, funny, brilliant, and so forth
Enthusiastic and knowledgable about materials .
What an amazing professor! She really makes her students think and question worldwide issues. Class is always interesting!!
I thought she was one of the best professors I have encountered at UH Manoa!
Good.
Professor Greer is an excellent teacher. I learned alot and was genuinely engaged in the material.
Great teacher, one of the best I've had at UH.
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.
She is a very good professor.
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?
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.
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.
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.
The reading, surprisingly, was enjoyable and easy.
Hearing my classmates' responses.
Everything! Professor Greer is absolutely amazing and knowledgeable in her field.
Discussion of the texts with students and professor.
Material was very interesting and rewarding.
Discussions in class were always awesome. I like hearing other people's thoughts.
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.
Subject.
I appreciated the fact that unlike some other oral communication focused classes, there was an extreme focus on communicating effectively each class period.
Class discussions were always open to different view points, which teacher always encouraged
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.
I liked the discussions.
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
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.
Quizzes.
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.
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!
The extremely long passages we had to read...
Needed more time for discussion, or just more organized student interaction (which the WI will help with)
Nothing was remarkably unpleasant or too challenging.
Nothing. Besides learning about the sad truth about the native peoples.
Did not use laulima.
It was a personal matter that public speaking was difficult, but professor greer was supportive in getting me to engage in the class.
no critiques
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 presentations.
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
This course can be tough and stressful because of the oral component, but it helped me to feel a little better about public speaking.
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.
Fantastic.
Fun, fairly easy and worth taking if you're in need of either an individual requirement or just as a UD elective.
Excellent.
Highly recommended. Not only did I learn about important contemporary issues but I also learned how to effectively communicate and participate in class discussions.
Woohoo!
excellent course.
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.
I would rate this class a 10 out of 10
Good.
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.
great course highly recommended
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.
It is excellent.
18. Other comments:
None
I had a love/hate relationship with this class. It was my hardest and funnest class this semester.
Enjoyed my semester.
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.
Thank you Professor for making me more aware of the world around us!
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.
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 is great
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.
She knows her subject very well and successfully articulates the material to her students when clarification is needed
Good
Super enthusiastic and knowledgable
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.
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?
Videos
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.
Very philosophical and rose great questions
Persuasive speech and informative speech
Great readings and discussions
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.
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Discussion
The extent of study of some cases. I felt that they were drawn out.
The quizzes
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.
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
I learned a lot. Great course. Great teacher.
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'd highly recommend it.
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.
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  
1.47 17 0.51 Freq(%) 9 (53%) 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%) 0 (0%) 14 (82%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 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  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 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%) 13 (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  
4.93 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 (14%) 14 (82%)
12. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (18%) 13 (93%)
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
she is an great professor, extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the subject matter.
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 appreciate that she challenges us to read and discuss important topics in America
She was very well prepared for every session and has a lot of passion in what she does, which is excellent for this course.
Fair and knowledgeable
Professor Greer is by far one of the best professors I have had during my time here at UH.
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.
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 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!
She is very helpful and taught very well. She was very engaging and insightful as well.
She is amazing!
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.
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.
AWSOME
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! :) :)
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.
i enjoyed going to class, and for me to say that about an 8:30 class means a lot
Keeps a wonderful balance of professionalism and fun with her students. Prof. Greer has made this topic, which I would have otherwise hated, fun.
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!
Excellent professor who motivates her students to learn. Passionate and willing to go out of way to help the student.
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's an amazing professor. She's definitely my favorite that I've had so far.
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.
She is a very good professor who shows no bias.
A good professor.
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.
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.
good
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!
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%) 5 (29%) 9 (53%)
15. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
i love the fact that Greer really made you think critically, but at the same time wanted you to developed your own opinions.
The intellectual conversation in a safe zone, the challenge of writing and sharing your thoughts in writing and through conversation
I like that she gave us many opportunities for extra credit.
The class discussions.
Class discussions
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.
I liked the class discussion and the readings the best.
The analytical approach to literary review.
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.
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!
I liked the essays because they allowed you to engage in the material.
I learned a lot from class discussion.
The new knowledge learned about different movements.
Liked all but gay rights
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
I enjoyed how she alloed everyone to openly give their opinions no matter right or wrong.
i enjoyed working together as a class
The class was well paced. I wouldn't describe it as easy, but I never felt overwhelmed either.
I liked that Greer encouraged group discussions and had us learn real life material rather than just textbook stuff.
Class discussion and critical thinking.
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 enjoyed the discussions.
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.
I liked the class discussions.
N/A
The whole thing, I love the way she had the class set up!
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
I liked the class discussions
The class discussions allowed us to talk about our topics and voice our opinions.
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
quizes
None
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.
The essays.
Reading a lot
nothing
I don't have any parts.
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./
Honestly there was nothing about the course i did not enjoy.
Every part of it was really good.
none
none.
Some of the readings were too long.
Gay rights
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
I did not enjoy having to read so much each week it was a lot
nothing
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.
Nothing! shes awesome!
NA
Some of the readings were long, boring, and hard to understand.
The random quizzes every week.
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.
The pop quizzes.
N/A
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!
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.
I least liked the response papers
All the writing assignments we had to do.
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
its good, i would highly recommend greer to my friends
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
Awesome course. You will learn a lot about America. I didn't know anything about what we discussed until taking this class.
Well done and was a beneficial course to take/
good
I would recommend this course solely because the instructor. She teaches this class very well.
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.
Content was interesting.
If you didn't have Professor Greer then i feel bad for you, because you missed out on an oppurtunity of a lifetime!
Excellent! It was a very unique class.
great!
I really enjoyed this class. It was well organized and I learned a lot.
Good
Every student should have the opportunity to take this course
12/10! :)
It is very helpfull, but will take hard work to get an A. Professor Greer offers plenty of extra credit although.
great class, recommend to anyone who needs a lower level WI
Excellent. A good experience that can only be provided by an excellent professor.
Amazing!
Hit all the course learning outcomes.
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.
It's a very interesting class and we learn deep into things that I never expected to learn.
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.
Very good.
This course is alright.
Good class. Made me think a lot and I learned a lot.
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
The class was fun and interesting and I would advise others to take this course as well if it is in their interest.
18. Other comments:
Can wait to take another class from this teacher!
Cool professor
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 :)
Your the best! Have a good summer!
Keep up the great job PG
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.
Not the professors fault the students cannot follow instructions!!
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.
N/A

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  
1.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 2 (67%) 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%) 2 (13%) 3 (100%)
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%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 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%) 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  
4.88 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%) 3 (19%) 3 (100%)
12. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 12 (75%)
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
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.
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.
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.
Great teacher!
Great professor; very knowledgable and passionate about American studies
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.
Professor Greer was a great teacher. Probably one of the most engaging teachers I have had.
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.
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 is a good and concise teacher
very educated. Great class!
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 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.
She was very knowledgable and informative. I learned a lot in the class.
She is knowledgeable and make sure students are comfortable.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
15. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I really like the class room discussions.
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.
Class discussion and the questions that were asked.
Class discussions
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.
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.
I liked the class discussions. I am a pretty quiet person, but I enjoyed listening to the various opinions in class.
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 Discussion! Discussions in the classroom are essential in creating a secular/ world view for which students can talk about domestic and contemporary issues.
the movies and books
Discussion.
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.
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 discussing the issues with my classmates.
The materials presented
Class discussions and videos pertaining to our content material. She offered many different resources.
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. 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.
I liked the class discussions and the videos that she pulled from the internet to make it easier for us to understand the topics.
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
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.
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.
Lots of reading
I did not like the congress shall make no law section, it was really boring
None really. Only problem I had was getting up early enough for it haha.
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.
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.
If I didn't like anything... It would in this paragraph.
The law documents
None.
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.
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.
There was a lot of writing and I'm not always the best writer.
the books
10:15 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays (after class)
nothing
The David O'Brien book, obviously. Though it kind of goes without saying as I'm sure it has been mentioned.
I did not like some of the books that we had to read. A few were boring and difficult to understand.
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
It is a fun course, just sucks that I had to take it at 7:30 in the morning!
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/
Excellent
Good course overall.
great engaging course!
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.
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.
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.
An excellent discussion based class!
I really enjoyed it
great!
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.
ONE OF THE BEST CLASSES I HAVE TAKEN
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.
Perfect
Awesome course. I think something like this should be required for students to take.
I really liked the course and learned a lot!
18. Other comments:
i would have liked a topic on prescription drugs in American, over prescription/abuse of them.
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.
Good stuff Greer.
Thank you!
Great class! Loved it!
I hope she gets to teach more classes like these to inspire more minds.
Professor Greer is a very good professor.
The O'Brien book was boring
Thank you for a great semester!
I always wanted to attend class not so that I could get an attendance grade, but so I could learn.