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Instructor: Boeun Lee

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AMST202, Fall 2013
AMST202, Fall 2013

Boeun Lee: AMST202, Fall 2013

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 202 - Amer Exp: Culture & the Arts Crn (Section): 78042 (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  
2.27 11 0.79 Freq(%) 2 (18%) 4 (36%) 5 (45%) 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  
1.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
7. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
9. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 10 (91%)
10. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
11. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
12. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%)
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
She is an effective teacher who knows what she's talking about but, at the same time, is willing to explore ideas and debate them along with us, which is refreshing. Teaching is something that seems to come naturally to her.
She was a very well-prepared professor. She had the class get involved in discussions. It was not just a lecture. She had worth while assignments.
She is an extremely nice teacher. Completely able to assist any student in need or in help. The only thing about this course it is a little bit confusing to follow.
Excellent
She provide me with great support and learning that will help me greatly. She was not only able to share significant points and elements in this course but always keep me engaged and interested in and out of class. I enjoyed this course greatly.
She was always well prepared for the class and ready to initiate discussion. She did well in guiding us students during the writing process. It was very kind of you when you'd bring morning treat also.
she's a good instructor who does her best to make the classroom space feel comfortable for learning.
Very nice and motivating professor. She made the 7:30 am class enjoyable and made herself approachable for help and guidance on the course. All of the material was engaging and exciting to learn about. Overall, I would love to take more classes with her, I feel like she challenged me to think differently and to become an active member in the class and to learn more about myself and my role in America.
Very good instructor who includes interesting course material. I like that the class had a heavy discussion base. Walking away from this course I feel I've learned a lot about the society I live in and my eyes have been opened if you will to how different one persons life is from another.
She is very intelligent and always involved with each of us. She is very easy to talk to and this adds to the learning experience by making us comfortable and able to talk to her and ask questions. She is brilliant and a fantastic professor and I would recommend any class she teaches because I know she will help you learn and will give you what you are paying for and more.
Very good. I liked the content she brought into the classroom and the security of speaking within a group on such controversial topics.
14. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%)
15. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Class discussions
I liked learning about all the different cultures within America.
I loved how interactive she made us all be.
I like the class content as it reveals the fact in another aspect. Also, the instructor is very well-prepared and conscientious.
I enjoyed class discussion the most. I was able to be open and comfortable with sharing my view and knowledge with the class and instructor every time.
The use of the Blog! It was something different from my other courses I've ever taken and feel like this was useful.
Since it was a WI class, we wrote a lot, but not in the form of so many essays. Instead, we wrote a lot of blogs which i enjoyed. It was a short way to get everyone's opinions and ideas out there in a more comfortable way.
I liked the class discussions, I felt like the discussion always lead to more interesting ways of interpreting the assigned material. It also helped me understand the readings better and build off of what my peers in class took away from the readings.
That the classes were heavily discussion based because it gave me the chance to hear different and opposing viewpoints as well as giving me a better understanding of what I believe in.
The online blog prompts.
I especially liked the cultural aspect of the class. I know Hawaii culture but I do not know other cultures on the mainland very well so it was nice to learn more about that.
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
there was a lot of reading, which would've been fine if we had the opportunity to talk about them/digest them thoroughly. Less is more.
I liked the course.
The blog, i feel as though it would be easier if we didn't have roles.
I don't know as everything in the class is really awesome.
there was nothing about the course that i disliked.
It was just so early! But other than that, I enjoyed much of it.
The writing workshops
Sometimes I had a hard time understanding the readings and I would fall behind so I would have to play catch up. If I didn't have such a hectic schedule I probably would have been able to analyze the readings a little further.
the formatting of the papers just because it wasn't MLA per say so it was just different from what I'm used to.
I did not particularly like the writing portion of the course. I know it is a writing intensive but I didn't really like the weekly blog posts. This being because I feel like writing on an online blog is very casual for many of us and it was a stretch trying to create formal responses on the blog site. I can't speak for anyone else but I was not particularly in favor of the blog posts.
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
I would take it again/recommend this course to my friends.
It is fun, worth taking.
very good
Is a very interesting class. I was able to be opened minded more towards others views culture, opinion, and thoughts. I also learned how to expand my views on art, culture, and history.
I would recommend this course to a friend.
It covers a lot of topics over a short amount of time while still going pretty in depth into the topics. It's interactive but not too uncomfortable.
loved it and I truly enjoyed learning about America in a new way. It has made me think differently about the different aspect of America and has excited me to become more aware of the issues we still face to this day. I hope that I am able to take what I learned and pass it on to others, and also use this knowledge in my future classes. I also hope that I get a chance to take another AMST course.
Great course, interesting course material and engaging discussions
I would highly recommend this course to anyone and everyone considering this course. It is informative, thought provoking, and challenging in all the right ways.
I thoroughly enjoyed this class. It was very early in the morning and I did not love EVERY aspect of it, but I certainly am taking a lot away from the class.
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Boeun Lee: AMST202, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 202 - Amer Exp: Culture & the Arts Crn (Section): 78043 (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  
2.63 16 1.15 Freq(%) 3 (19%) 5 (31%) 3 (19%) 5 (31%) 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  
1.5 16 0.52 Freq(%) 8 (50%) 8 (50%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
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%) 14 (88%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%)
7. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
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. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
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 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%) 16 (100%)
11. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
12. The instructor sets high standards for students.
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%)
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Very good teacher
I really enjoyed Mrs. Lee as a professor. SHe kept the class engaged and interested. She is really on top of her work and always responded to your emails as soon as possible. She definitely helped me with my writing and made it more in depth. The way she kept the vibe casual made it so there was no pressure. I think she is an awesome professor.
Boeun Lee is a great teacher. She makes class so much more interesting, fun, and keeps us wanting to learn. I have learned so much in her class, and I can honestly say that Ive walked out with an open mind. We need more teachers like her. So, my over evaluation on her is 10 out of 10. Shes always there to answer questions and she's soo helpful.
Great teacher! She made the classroom atmosphere feel easy-going and fun. It was more than just a writing intensive class and made you look forward each week to the topics because they were interesting topics that sparked a lot of conversation. She was friendly and open and made you feel comfortable in class by having everyone get to know each other and was always helpful if you didn't understand something or just needed more help. I really enjoyed this class and I feel like I improved my writing skills as well!
She is a great instructor and help us understand the course's theme.
Positive. I really enjoyed her class and methods of teaching. Her style of teaching isn't like most typical college lectures, rather it is more based off class discussions which I found to be very beneficial.
great enthusiastic teacher, excited about subject and engages students in discussions
I love her way of getting everyone to get into conversation about the topic. It is quite effective. The sources we used for the course also got me more interested in our society. It makes me want to learn more about that rather than going further into my pursued major.
She is awesome. She was really helpful and understanding. She encouraged a lot of class discussion and really got everyone involved.
She is a great teacher that brings a lot of new and interesting ways to go at learning. I just struggled with seeing the importance of some of the class material so i think that conflicted.. I wish she taught some business courses!;)
Very good prof. Enjoyed the class, the handling of the subjects, and the order of how each unit went. Plus, the Blog posts were a really good writing workout.
very interesting course overall. lots of assignments so necessary to keep up with everything but worth the effort :D
she is a very good teacher. She knows how to engage with her students, as well as make students engage with other students. Her teaching methods are different but very effective, and I liked it. She is very knowledgeable in the material and find relevant sources that relate to her students. Overall, she is very good.
Vert good
She made the class very interactive and fun to be in, thus making it easier to learn and be open to the material. She was very friendly and not intimidating which helped a lot being a freshman in a class of a lot of upper class students.
14. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%)
15. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Class Discussion
I like how we had a blog post every week. The blogs was an interactive way for people to see your writing and it kind of brought the class together.
I really enjoyed the blog. It really made bloggers really thing and anaylis what the class topic was for the week. I enjoyed our class discussions, it was always interesting, left me wanting to learn more. I appreciate her sweets in morning, yes sweet do help energize me in the morning, thank you Lee!
I liked how the class felt warm and welcoming and everyone was always talking, we had really great discussions, the size of the class contributed as well I'm sure.
The aspects that i liked best was group discussions the blog posts and the writing workshop
Learning about all the different topics relating to America's history.
Learning new perspectives and being able to express my opinion
The reality of our culture and how it evolved over time. It opened my eyes to what should be heard and spoken in classes to expose the truth of the not so "freedom land."
The blog posts
A new theme every week, it was nice to have a frequent change
The unit presentations. They allowed us to analyze the info, but still let us present them in a fun way, if you choose to do so.
i like the fact that the students are given free will to write about personal experiences and interests that relate to the course material. makes the class much more interesting and not as mundane as other courses
I liked her teaching method. Its not so focused of lecture, but rather a discussion that offers multiple views from people. By having discussions in class and online, it let students learn from one another and no so much from a book. I think that way it keeps students more interested and engaged in the class.
I really enjoyed class discussions. They were very effective and brought out great ideas. It also helped me personally to not be afraid to input my ideas.
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Readings
The aspects of the course that I liked the least would honestly just be the early timing of it.
The only thing that I struggles with was the blogging roles. Other then that, the course was great!
The blog posts each week got kind of exhausting and difficult to handle with everything else going on.
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Class was too early.
some of the readings were difficult to go through
There isn't much to say about what I liked the least, there actually wasn't any.
Paper, just because I hate writing long papers
The blog. I know it was a writing intensive class and it was a different approach at fulfilling that, but i am very busy with work and other classes so it was hard to meet a deadline every week instead of there or four papers i could have pre-planned for
Blog post roles. I got a bit confused by who did what at the beginning. I dont know if it can be done differently, but its just a personal opinion.
lots of writing
There wasn't much I didn't like. I guess perhaps reading the material because I found them a bit boring. I liked the visual and shorter readings much better because it allowed for greater discussion.
None
It was hard to keep up with the blogs with all the different due dates. They were effective in bringing ideas together but confusing on which materials to read and when to post etc.
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
10/10 ! :D
I like the course. I liked all the discussions and how small the class was so the discussions could go in depth. It was an interesting class that I would recommend to incoming freshman.
If I can walk out of a class with an open mind, appreciating all the diversity of peoples culture, race, gender, and strengths, then obiviously my overall evaluation is at its most high.
Loved this course and teacher, I learned a lot and even though it was a 9 am, I enjoyed going.
Excellent
Very positive.
excellent course, learned a lot about the subject
It is a great course, I would recommend this course for whoever is looking for a great class that makes you think about where we have grown and what we were taught.
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Like i said Billy is a great teacher and helped me clarify a lot of things outside of class, but a lot of the topics i already was aware of. I felt i was writing to fulfill prompts i saw little importance in. BUT its probably just my dislike for english classesâ?¦
Very positive. Class isnt extremely easy or hard, but very fair. Topics covered are interesting, provided class wants to talk about them.
i liked it alot. thought that most of the topics were relevant to current events and really liked that the topics covered things that the students are able to relate to.
This was a very good course. I learned a lot and the class discussions allowed for a broader exposure of learning. The writing intensive portions were not that hard. We wrote a lot but it didn't feel like it was that much after all. This course taught me a lot. I also learned a lot from the discussions.
Interesting
I had a great experience in this class and would recommend it to peers if they needed an american studies course.
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Keep up the good work Billie!
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Billie you're awesome
If you want to learn about america watch tv, go travel, and talk to a bum
Would take other classes from this prof again!
i reccomend the course to anyone who wants to learn and gain new insight on american culture in general but who doesnt like having to read a textbook about pointless historical info. highly reccomended prefessor/course!!! :D