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Instructor: Won Geun Choi

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POLS110, Spring 2014
POLS110, Fall 2013

Won Geun Choi: POLS110, Spring 2014

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Political Science
Course: POLS 110 - Intro to Political Science Crn (Section): 82050 (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  
2.22 10 1.56 Freq(%) 3 (30%) 4 (40%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.5 10 0.53 Freq(%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 10 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 3 (30%) 4 (40%)
6. 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.)
Was interesting in political science and wanted to learn more.
It fills one of the general requirements
I thought it would be an interesting class to take
It fulfilled a requirement I needed.
I needed the credit
Political Science major requirement
Requirement
just to see if I was interested in political science
I have never taken a poll sic class and wanted to see what it was like. I also want to go into law and thought the course would be useful.
7. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.1 10 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 4 (40%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%)
8. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 6 (60%) 3 (30%)
9. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 10 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 3 (30%) 3 (30%)
10. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 10 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%)
11. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 10 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 3 (30%) 3 (30%)
12. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 10 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 3 (30%) 3 (30%)
13. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
How he was always helpful and there when you needed him. He also was very approachable and knew his subject matter very well.
He always seems to be prepared for everything. There isnt a time when it seems like he doesnt know whats going on or when he doesnt know what hes talking about
He clearly explained the issue and went into depth about each topic he taught.
He is very genuine and nice, and is very thorough and knowledgeable when it comes to his lectures.
Cares about his students
He showed TED talks which were my favorite part about the class
He seems genuinely interested in teaching. I could tell he was passionate about the material. I also liked how there were various ways to learn (ted talks, posts, readings, presentations, in-class voting). I like how the final had options about various films, a very different way to learn while still challenging me to make real-life connections.
14. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the instructor?
The accent he had but i believe that it wasn't that bad. I understood him just fine.
Sometimes I find the lectures to be a bit boring, and I tend to zone out. However this is mostly because I am not very interested in the subject, and no matter what Won Geun Choi does, it always seems boring to me. Though at times he can make it interesting, but its mostly the subject's fault that I dont feel as engaged.
Many of the lectures were boring
Nothing! Great class!
15. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
3.9 10 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%) 2 (20%)
16. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
3.4 10 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (80%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%)
17. 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  
3.78 10 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 3 (30%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%)
18. 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  
3.13 10 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 4 (40%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%)
19. The course gave me opportunities to practice communicating effectively in public settings, with attention to and appreciation of diverse cultural contexts.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.6 10 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 3 (30%) 2 (20%) 0 (0%)
20. The course increased my ability to cogently explain the interconnectedness of local and global dynamics of power within the context of the political and cultural specificities of Hawai'i nei.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.5 10 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%)
21. Other comments:
Great Class and very good teacher
I was able to learn a lot of new information in this class, and I really enjoyed instructor Choi. In the future I would recommend that Instructor Choi try to gain more in class participation through in class group assignments, or perhaps calling on students individually. Another way to get students to pay more attention might be to assign homework on the articles he would like us to read, so students wouldn't be able to skip the work entirely. I very much enjoyed instructor Choi, and I would take another class of his!
I like that the material of the class was not over complicated. The information was presented in a very straight forward manner which allowed students to understand material. Highly recommended instructor and course!

Won Geun Choi: POLS110, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Political Science
Course: POLS 110 - Intro to Political Science Crn (Section): 73487 (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  
1.57 14 0.94 Freq(%) 9 (64%) 3 (21%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 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  
1.57 14 0.51 Freq(%) 6 (43%) 8 (57%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (36%) 8 (57%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 14 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 7 (50%) 4 (29%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.83 14 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 3 (21%) 4 (29%)
6. 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.)
Interest in learning about politics
POLS major requirement
I chose to take this course because I was interested in American politics and how it originated. Also, I wanted a stronger understanding of what "political science" entailed and how it was implemented in other parts of the world.
I am POLS major.
I am thinking of minoring in political science
gen eds
I chose this course because I am interested in a possible political science major and it fulfilled a core credit. It wasn't available by any regular teachers, but only offered by teaching assistants from other countries. The language barrier made it difficult to learn. It was offered MWF.
instructor and subject matter
It satisfied one of my elective requirements for civil engineering and I was possibly considering a minor is POLS.
I needed one more class in my a certain time slot and this was the only class open and I have an interest in political science.
I am thinking about majoring in Political Science and this fulfills one of its requirement.
I wanted to learn what political science was about because my friend's major is political science.
7. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.57 14 1.22 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 2 (14%) 6 (43%) 3 (21%)
8. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 14 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 5 (36%) 6 (43%)
9. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.86 14 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 7 (50%) 3 (21%)
10. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.71 14 1.14 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 7 (50%) 3 (21%)
11. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.93 14 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 9 (64%) 3 (21%)
12. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.93 14 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 2 (14%) 5 (36%) 5 (36%)
13. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
His lectures would combine information from the readings along with current events and it really helped me to put things into perspective and to always think about how things in the world happen with a political point of view.
I didn't find anything valuable or helpful about Won's class. I took an Advanced Placement United States Government course in my senior year of high school and absolutely loved it which is how my interest in political science began. I competed in state competitions dealing with the foundations of constitutionalism and how politics played a role in American society. In Won's class, most of the concepts he taught didn't seem to relate to political science nor did they interest me at all.
He is invested in a lot of the subject matter and he is quite knowledgable
good power points
He is an extremely kind and caring teacher.
He try to communicate and understand student. And his lecture is well prepared.
His passions about political science.
He wants to help and he really cares about what he teaches.
He is always trying to engage the class into discussing the material of the current lecture he had given.
Willing to help.
14. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Since Won is originally from South Korea, I expected him to have an accent and since I am of Asian descent I can easily discern and understand most accents, but for a subject as meticulous as Political Science, his accent made it very hard to understand or grasp any difficult concept because his knowledge of English was on such a basic level.
He can be too quiet sometimes
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Language barrier.
Sometimes because of time limitation, Choi skipped some part of the lecture.
The language barrier seemed to get in the way at times.
At times he is hard to understand and sometimes his lectures were boring.
Everything he assigned helped me gain the necessary knowledge for this course.
His accent.
15. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
3.86 14 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 7 (50%) 3 (21%)
16. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
3.79 14 1.19 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 3 (21%) 5 (36%)
17. 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  
3.79 14 1.19 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 6 (43%) 4 (29%) 0 (0%)
18. 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  
3.5 14 1.22 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 3 (21%) 5 (36%) 3 (21%) 0 (0%)
19. The course gave me opportunities to practice communicating effectively in public settings, with attention to and appreciation of diverse cultural contexts.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.07 14 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 6 (43%) 5 (36%) 0 (0%)
20. The course increased my ability to cogently explain the interconnectedness of local and global dynamics of power within the context of the political and cultural specificities of Hawai'i nei.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.57 14 1.16 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 5 (36%) 3 (21%) 0 (0%)
21. Other comments:
Won is really good at making the information understandable and enjoyable! I also liked the movies and shows that we watched.
If Won can improve his English to explain difficult concepts using broader vocabulary, then this course wouldn't have been so poor. Furthermore, if he had conducted some in-class activities (since the class was so small) my interest would've been kept. Unfortunately, he simply came to class and rambled on about miscellaneous political concepts that didn't seem to relate to each other.
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Thank you for your lecture!