eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Hagen Koo

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SOC358, Spring 2014
SOC720, Spring 2014
SOC754, Fall 2013
SOC358, Spring 2013
SOC720, Spring 2013
SOC754, Fall 2012
SOC358, Spring 2012
SOC720, Spring 2012
SOC611, Fall 2011
SOC358, Spring 2011
SOC720, Spring 2011
SOC358, Fall 2009
SOC754, Fall 2009

Hagen Koo: SOC358, Spring 2014

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Sociology
Course: SOC 358 - Sociology of Korea Crn (Section): 85339 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.42 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%) 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  
1.25 12 0.45 Freq(%) 9 (75%) 3 (25%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 7 (58%)
6. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.42 12 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 12 1.3 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 3 (25%) 4 (33%)
8. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%)
9. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 1.16 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
10. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 3 (25%) 7 (58%)
11. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
12. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
13. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 3 (25%) 7 (58%)
14. The instructor's feedback about my writing helped me become a better writer.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 12 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (58%) 2 (17%) 3 (25%)
15. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 12 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 1 (8%) 7 (58%) 2 (17%)
16. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 12 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 3 (25%) 4 (33%)
17. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 12 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (58%) 4 (33%)
18. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
19. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
20. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
21. Other comments:
None
Really enjoyed the course!
Need to make class into Asian Studies program. Very difficult for Sociology major who doesnt know anything about Korea. Would have seemed as if there was an intro to Korea class that was required. Also needs to be able to relate to students who havent been to Korea.
I learned a lot from Professor Koo. Thank you Professor Koo for an enjoyable semester. I'd love to take another class with you in the future.
I enjoyed taking this course. I just think he should've gone over more of modern Korea.
Great teacher. Communicates well.

Hagen Koo: SOC720, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Sociology
Course: SOC 720 - Comparative Study of East Asia Crn (Section): 85509 (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  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
6. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.67 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
8. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
9. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
10. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
11. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
12. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
13. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
14. The instructor's feedback about my writing helped me become a better writer.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
15. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
16. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
17. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
18. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
19. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
20. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
21. Other comments:
Dr. Koo is a great professor. He is extremely knowledgable on the middle class in East Asia and communicate effectively with students. What I especially like about his class is the pre-class reading report. I think it helps me understand the paper pretty well and prepares me to speak in class on the articles. Dr. Koo's teaching style is effective in inspiring my curiosity on the topic of the class. I personally don't have so much interest in the middle class issue but Dr. Koo managed to keep me engaged. The only thing that I think need to change is the name of the class. Maybe it better reflects the class content if it's named as "Middle Class in East Asia," instead of "Comparative East Asian Studies."

Hagen Koo: SOC754, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Sociology
Course: SOC 754 - Sem in Social Stratification Crn (Section): 76214 (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  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%) 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 6 0.52 Freq(%) 4 (67%) 2 (33%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
6. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
8. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
9. I developed a set of overall values in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
10. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
11. 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 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
12. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The most valuable aspects were the discussions on the theory and books we read in class. Professor Koo is very knowledgeable about this topic and has great ethnographic examples to give.
readings and class discussion
Class discussions, journal article critiques, and critical book reviews were all very helpful in developing writing and communication skills.
13. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
It was difficult to gain full perspective of the readings because of the time allotted. Please minimize the required readings for future courses.
Maybe the journal article presentations, but they were minimally helpful.
i think Tim Noah's book is more appropriate for an undergraduate course
14. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
15. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
16. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
17. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
18. The instructor's feedback about my writing helped me become a better writer.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
19. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
20. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
21. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
22. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
23. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
We might discuss race and other vectors of power more.
Less reading material more time spent on each book. Maybe minimize to two books a semester. Stick to the syllabus, too many changes made.
better students would make the course better. Dr Koo is fantastic as always.
24. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
25. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
26. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 6 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
27. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
28. Other comments:
I really enjoyed this class. Honestly the only drawback that stands out to me is that one student was an almost constant distraction. Dr. Koo did his best to redirect the discussion when this happened, but I felt a lot of class time was lost due to irrelevant, inaccurate, and/or mundane comments from this one student.
Professor Koo is a very nice and understanding teacher who is willing to help students understand the material very well. The books chosen as reading materials in this class were also very helpful and course-relevant.
terrific course. worth taking twice.
Great course by a great professor.

Hagen Koo: SOC358, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Sociology
Course: SOC 358 - Sociology of Korea Crn (Section): 86367 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.94 17 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 11 (65%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.53 17 0.51 Freq(%) 8 (47%) 9 (53%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 16 (94%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 14 (82%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 1.01 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 12 (71%)
6. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.41 17 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (35%) 10 (59%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 17 1.01 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 8 (47%) 7 (41%)
8. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 17 1.02 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (35%) 9 (53%)
9. I developed a set of overall values in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 17 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 4 (24%) 9 (53%)
10. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
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%)
11. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 17 1.05 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 7 (41%) 7 (41%)
12. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The lecture information
Strong knowledge of subject, really inspirational
Learning about the education in Korea and how important it is to them.
Each PowerPoint provided for the class seasons were very helpful. Provided a lot of information that was supplementary for the topic being discussed at that time. Reading packet was very helpful as well.
The study guides befor the test were very helpful when knowing what to study for.
I liked learning about the Korean War, CHONG, Han and watching videos about the culture of Korea.
I enjoyed going in depth in the material regarding the workers movement
The whole course was a value to our society!You see people in this beautiful world of our has different tradition and culture that we can learn from. In the study of Korea their religious culture has taught them how we should live in harmony and peace even when we don't like the decision the government makes, but always have the strong work ethic, self-discipline to emphasis that education play a great role of live, don't forget that strong and stable family and respect for authority help us to better our life and moving up the social ladder and the willingness to work hard for our goals in life.
There wasn't really much that I could take away from this class, the only thing I can think of is han, which I have a lot of after taking this class. The other was the guest lecturer, she provided a look into the modern society by talking about current issues in colleges.
Being able to learn a deeper meaning to Korean history
Balanced perspectives
Lectures and group presentation were most valuable
Power point.
The direct insight to Korean culture, history, and contemporary customs. Personally, the historical aspects were of a great amount of use.
The learning of the Korean Culture and history was the most important.
13. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
short answer exams.
Test are hard
Learning about the music in Korea.
I felt that the early section of the course that dealt with the history was least valuable, but I understand why it was needed because not everyone has take history of korea
In particular I would say the least valuable aspect of this course was the time spent on the colonization period. I understand it is important, but spending about half the semester on such a limited period of time in Korean history made the class seem slow and monotonous.
everything was relevant
YouTube clips.
Nothing was not valuable. This would be a question of opinion rather than of fact and I don't particularly care for that.
14. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 14 (82%)
15. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%)
16. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 17 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 11 (65%)
17. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 14 (82%)
18. The instructor's feedback about my writing helped me become a better writer.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.82 17 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 7 (41%) 5 (29%)
19. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 17 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (35%) 4 (24%) 6 (35%)
20. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 17 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 4 (24%) 8 (47%)
21. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 17 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 8 (47%) 8 (47%)
22. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
23. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
By having multiple choice exams
Need to push in reading the articles
Having better knowledge on using the computer and all the technologies in the classroom so that class will run smoothly.
The amount of assignments given seem too little. This placed too much weight of the final grade within the midterm and final examinations. PowerPoint presentations are very helpful, but could be organized a little more. Perhaps less slides so there is little movement between each section of the presentation.
Add more pictures and videos to his lectures.
Maybe you can put "some" of the slides in laulima. It doesn't have to be all of them.
Designate someone to work the technology for him so that things run more smoothly.
Move quicker through most of the sections. Spending over two weeks on one topic is way too much time. Also I don't know if I'm speaking for myself or for the class, but I was under the impression that we would be looking into the contemporary-modern period of Korean sociology. Instead we spent half the semester on the Choson and the colonization period, and barely got out of the reconstruction period and spent maybe a day or two on the Hallyu and the effect of Korean pop culture on the society. I may have been wrong to assume this but I expected this class to have looked into how the society has changed with the popularity of Korean pop culture around the world, particularly the Korean society. At the very least I wanted to know what life was like in modern Korea, but that was never accomplished and made me regret taking this class
it was a very well constructed course
Professor Koo is a great Professor!
Use laulima to upload power-points, lectures, and readings.
A small bit more discipline in class. I had a very hard time paying attention as a number of students (particularly sports players) were quite literally constantly laughing and joking in the back -typically at very inappropriate subjects. I very seriously nearly stormed out a few times out of frustration.
24. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 13 (76%)
25. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
26. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 7 (41%) 9 (53%)
27. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 3 (18%) 12 (71%)
28. Other comments:
Overall an interesting course.
Professor Koo is very passionate about teaching each topic for all class periods. He has sparked interests about Korean sociology that allows discussion amongst the class.
Thank you professor Koo for teaching us all you know about Korea. You were very knowledgeable about the material and a great instructor. It was a pleasure being in your class.
The class is interesting and actually helped me understand my Korean friends better since I gained an understanding of Korean history and culture.
My desire is to thank the University of Hawaii for the opportunity to be in Hegan Koo's course of Sociology of Korea. Showing the class that through adversity and now I have the will to enduring physical and psychological suffering and it makes me smarter, stronger and the courage to endure obstacle in my way. We are human beings and no one should mistreat us like an animal. This was a great lesson we all try to live in peace and harmony but when itâ??s time to make a stand for our rights we will believe in ourselves. If one of the smallest countries like Korea has the courage to stand against unfair labor laws,form the start of women rights, be extremely competitive society and believe in human resource that nature has given them, we may do the same.
As mentioned earlier I regret having taken this class. The only thing I am taking away from this class is an understanding of han, mostly because that it was I feel when in the classroom.
overall good course
I really enjoyed this course!
Maybe get a student assistant to help you with technology or dedicate a student to help you the first day of class. I think it would help the class move a little smother.
No comment. Thank you.

Hagen Koo: SOC720, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Sociology
Course: SOC 720 - Comparative Study of East Asia Crn (Section): 86620 (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  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
6. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
8. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
9. I developed a set of overall values in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
10. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
11. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
12. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
I enjoyed the articles. I found them to be relevant to understanding East Asia society.
I very much appreciated Dr. Koo's ability to force me to take an empirical approach (rather than a purely theoretical one) to studying Asia.
I took this class for the second time. It is really helpful for me to understand many current issues in Asian countries in different areas of focus, e.g. education, immigration, globalization, and labor. What I found really interesting is that the course itself combines between theories and empirical cases. Best articles were carefully selected to reflect this nature. Therefore, I found it work very well for graduate students like me because we are pushed to think critically in our areas of interest.
13. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
I felt as if the first paper was just obligatory and did not really contribute much to the course.
N/A
14. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
15. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
16. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
17. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
18. The instructor's feedback about my writing helped me become a better writer.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
19. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
20. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
21. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
22. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
23. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Perhaps it would be good to force students to begin on their final projects at the beginning of the semester by requiring weekly or bi-weekly reports on their progress. I think that doing so would have helped me tremendously.
N/A
24. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
25. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
26. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
27. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
28. Other comments:
I know there's not really much you can do about it, but I feel that the discussions could've been much better if we had more students in the class.
I wish graduate students who are interested in the sociology of the contemporary Asian countries can learn the value of this course.

Hagen Koo: SOC754, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Sociology
Course: SOC 754 - Sem in Social Stratification Crn (Section): 76883 (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  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
6. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
7. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
8. I was stimulated to discuss related topics outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
9. I reconsidered many of my former attitudes.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
10. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
No survey responses were found.
11. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
12. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
13. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
14. The instructor's feedback about my writing helped me become a better writer.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
15. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
16. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
No survey responses were found.
17. Assignments make students think.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
18. Exams are reasonable in length and difficulty.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
19. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Sociology is not my disciplinary focus but I think studying with Professor Koo adds tremendous perspective to my studies in other areas. Professor Koo's scholarly work and his theoretical viewpoint have strongly influenced and challenged many of my own views.
20. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Hagen Koo: SOC358, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Sociology
Course: SOC 358 - Sociology of Korea Crn (Section): 87146 (001)    
1. 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%) 13 (93%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the 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 (14%) 12 (86%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
4. I learned a lot in this 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 (100%)
5. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 9 (64%)
6. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 9 (64%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
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%)
8. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
9. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
There is no need to improve!
Hagen Koo listened to the students when we had suggestions and i appreciate that. He is very nice
Incorporate more group discussions, or other ways in which the students are more involved in grasping the course material aside from just lecture and powerpoint every class session.
homework to keep students on track
The only thing that I would say would be to make the slides available online. Other than that maybe more of the circle discussions and personal experiences, as I enjoyed those the most.
More slide notes.
I thought the discussion parts in the class were very good including all the lectures.
It would help if we could have the powerpoint posted so that we can see things missed when taking notes in class. It would also be nice if we had a few more class discussions, we had a few that helped us generate different opinions but a few more would help.
10. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
11. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He was a super cool, nice, and understand when it came to turning in assignments.
Excellent! I really enjoyed attending his class.
He strongly demonstrated a great deal of understanding of the course material. Knowledgeable sharing information beyond the factual info.
quite knowledgeable of the course material.
Amazing teacher, really loved what he was teaching. Really funny and extremely nice. One of my favorite, if not the favorite, classes I have taken in College.
His teachings were interesting and he made it fun.
Dr. Koo is a very good professor and knows how to teach to students, which is an important skill for a teacher to have.
Hagen Koo is a very good instructor, he assigns a fair amount of reading and class work. His reviews are very helpful and you are never blindsided by a question on the test or assignment that is due because he covers them. There is always room for improvement but overall he shows his experience when it comes to teaching and informing us of the information.
12. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (43%) 7 (50%)
13. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (43%) 7 (50%)
14. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (50%) 7 (50%)
15. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.57 14 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (43%) 8 (57%)
16. Other comments:
My only regret is not turning in the extra credit we had a chance to do. I had mixed up the due dates. But it was a good class, learned alot.
I completely enjoyed this class and wish I could take another class from him in the future.
Learned a lot in this class.
maybe break down the power point into smaller sections to emphasize clarity on each section of the course

Hagen Koo: SOC720, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Sociology
Course: SOC 720 - Comparative Study of East Asia Crn (Section): 87729 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
4. Other comments:
I enjoy the class and discussion. Hope to have one more class with Dr. Koo.

Hagen Koo: SOC611, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Sociology
Course: SOC 611 - Classical Sociological Theory Crn (Section): 77898 (001)    
1. 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%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 5 (45%) 4 (36%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.91 11 1.14 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 4 (36%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (55%) 5 (45%)
5. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 11 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 6 (55%) 3 (27%)
6. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 5 (45%) 4 (36%)
7. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 11 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 4 (36%) 5 (45%)
8. The instructor sets high standards for students.
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%)
9. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Dr. Koo is a great professor. I gained an appreciation for his teaching method because he is ultimately concerned with getting students to think critically and reflect on course material long after the class has ended. Koo is very critical of students writing, but this is ultimately beneficial for students because many of the lessons are applicable to our everyday lives, but to do so requires a thorough understanding of the sociological theories taught in the course. Overall, great course.
More discussion to apply theories
going into classical theory is scary as we don't feel confident about abstractness of theory and get threatened by it. i don't know if there is any way to make it less abstrat, at least at the beginning that would help us to make our cross-over easier.
There is no easy or elegant way to teach classical theory. I could make suggestions, but in the end a successful class on this topic is really dependent on the make up of the students.
I think Dr. Koo provides us a good method and teaching style for this class. I hope he will provide students with a useful ways of understanding the main point of this course. Thank you.
10. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.45 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
11. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 11 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 4 (36%) 5 (45%)
12. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.09 11 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 4 (36%) 4 (36%)
13. Other comments:
enjoyed this course, i think i understand the contemporary world better now.
I think that Dr. Koo is a good instructor and he provides us a large knowledge for this class. Thank you so much.
I have to retake this course next year because I wasn't understanding the material effectively.

Hagen Koo: SOC358, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Sociology
Course: SOC 358 - Sociology of Korea Crn (Section): 88443 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
5. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
6. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
7. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
8. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 2 (17%) 6 (50%)
9. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
10. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
11. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 3 (25%) 6 (50%)
12. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
13. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 9 (75%)
14. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
15. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
what i liked about the course was when we got to do presentations about certain topics
Dr. Koo is very knowledgable, and clearly knows the history and cultures of the Korean People. Classes were planned out, and concepts were taught well and questions were answered quickly. E- mails were replied to quickly and grading was very fair in the class. I would highly recommend this class to anyone interested in Korea or Sociology Majors.
I enjoyed the lectures as well as the group project.
Interesting and broad overview of Korean Sociology.
I enjoyed all aspects of the course.
Good learning atmosphere.
Professor is very passionate about the subject. The topics covered in the coarse are all very interesting.
I enjoyed the lectures that Professor Koo went over because it made me think more about Korea and they were interesting to me, considering my Korean heritage. The group project was fun because we got to learn more about certain aspects of Korea.
learning about the way that Koreans think, and the history of Korea and the way it connects with the people.
Learning about the social aspect of Korean Life.
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
none
There was no part of the course that I disliked.
Limited Class interaction
I didn't really like the book report simply because the book I chose wasn't very interesting.
I didn't care too much of the readings we had to do because some were very long and a little boring. If it was a little condensed, then I wouldn't mind.
17. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
maybe if students miss too much class have conference to see what they missed and how they can improve grades
Dr. Koo could maybe post up his power point lectures online which would be available to the class.
I feel that the powerpoints with the lectures should be a little more picture oriented. There should also be a little more class participation because otherwise it's just the professor talking and people start to lose interest.
The choices for the book report can be expanded. Possibly more video presentations.
Perhaps show some video clips to make the class a bit enjoyable. I'm sure there are some video clips that goes with the lecture subjects we had.
More visual material.
18. Other comments:
i really enjoyed the class
The teacher is very understanding, and I appreciate him a lot. He's not as strict with the other teachers. I think he is the best teacher in the course and I'm glad I've taken his class. This is the best sociology class I've ever taken. The books, and articles were very interesting too.
Great professor, knows his topic and very professional.

Hagen Koo: SOC720, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Sociology
Course: SOC 720 - Comparative Study of East Asia Crn (Section): 89113 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
5. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
6. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
7. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
8. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
9. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
10. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (71%) 2 (29%)
11. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
12. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%) 3 (38%)
13. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
14. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
15. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I learned a lot about different aspects of globalization. It was challenging so I enjoyed it. Even though I'm not a globalization guru, I really enjoy the topic.
The class discussions and having both Dr. Koo's and Dr. Steinhoff's expertise.
For the first half of the semester, the class was focusd on understanding of globalization and then the second half of the semester, the class was focused on diffenrt aspects of globalization in East Asian countries. I really liked the format of this course.
Prof. Koo's discussions in class were the highlight of the class for me. He took concepts that were difficult in the readings and made them clear and easy to understand and showed how they connected to the other readings we did in class. His clear thinking helped me to improve my own thinking not only on globalization, the topic of the course, but just on making arguments and providing support in general. I also really enjoyed Prof. Steinhof's contribution to the class. Having two professors in the class improved the level of discussion in class and made the students think through their ideas in depth.
Student/instructor interaction.
Theories of globalization and neoliberalism
The theoretical part, the background knowledge about globalization
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
It was hard to understand at first. Some of the reading, I still fail to understand completely.
The way the readings were assigned was sometimes confusing (which readings were optional and which were required) and often the scans of the readings on Laulima would be difficult to read or have parts of the page cut off. The topic was also extremely broad so it almost ended up being a survey course and we weren't able to go into detail about any one topic. When we were in charge of leading the discussion in class, I feel that guidelines and clear expectations would have been nice. It worked out well in the end, but I feel I could have done a better job if I had clearer guidelines before leading the discussion.
I don't know
The textbook by Giddens (Runaway World), which offers only general knowledge about globalization and might be not proper for graduate-level students.
17. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
I guess an easier textbook, because it was too difficult for me.
The outline for each paper assighment will be helpful. Look into each aspect of globalization (e.g., education, migration, etc.)was good, but if we look into more details for each East Asian country, we may have better understanidng how globalization has impacted on each country at defferent degree.
If the subject were narrowed down to a much smaller subject, if the readings were all available in a readable form from the start of the class, and if more guidelines were given regarding leading discussions in class. Improving those three things would improve the class.
I don't know.
Replacing Runaway Wrold by other textbook.
18. Other comments:
Dr. Koo was always supportive and avaiable outside of class. Even though I am not majored in sociology, he has been supportive to help me understand the concept of globalization throughout this semester. I really appreiate his help.
I really enjoyed the class, particularly the in-class discussion, and feel that the class has helped to have a much better understanding of globalization and the issues and topics related to it.
Even though sociology is out of my comfort zone, this course was certainly one of the best classes I've ever taken.
The course is perfect from me.
The combination of Hagen Koo and Patricia Steinhoff is amazing and really helpful for students to understand East Asia.

Hagen Koo: SOC358, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Sociology
Course: SOC 358 - Sociology of Korea Crn (Section): 77736 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 10 (67%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
5. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
6. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 4 (27%) 8 (53%)
7. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 9 (64%)
8. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (47%) 8 (53%)
9. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.64 14 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 9 (64%)
10. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
i learned a lot from this class, good teacher, i never think the korean class would be this interest..thanks nice job...
was a good teacher that was able to open mind in a positive way towards Korea, i am very happy that i took this course! i am just amazed at the amount of information that i didn't know about Korea that i now know
good teacher. very knowledgable of the course and content. wants his students to succeed.
I think professor Koo is a great teacher. I'm glad I had a chance while he was still at Mano. He travels, giving lectures and teaching at several different universities. It was an honor taking his class.
Very good. He was very well organized, and presented a lot of interesting material. Koo really knew the material and did a good job of lecturing. One area where the class could have improved was with a little more discussion, but the group projects allowed students to give their own viewpoints so this was not a huge issue. Overall great course and professor.
The course was very interesting and I would recommend this course to everyone who are interested in Korea.
i learned a lot from this class. professor koo made the materials interesting and it made me want to know more about the subject.
My overall evalution of this insturctor is 100% good, excellent skills of teaching for our understanding to the subject of the matter is. I think in the future, he should have more presentation. That would be it, thak you! Mahalo
11. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 4 (31%) 7 (54%)
12. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)

Hagen Koo: SOC754, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Sociology
Course: SOC 754 - Sem in Social Stratification Crn (Section): 73860 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
5. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
6. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
7. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
8. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
9. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Knowledgeable, helpful, and committed.
thoughtful, capable, knowledgable
The instructor was very responsive to students. He excellently demonstrated knowledge of the course content. I particularly like the two book review assignments and the instructor's selection of books. By reviewing the two selected books, students understand better how theories have been adopted in practical research.
Perseverance, knowledgeable, demanding
Empathic, accomplished, and excellent
Thoroughly Analytical
Dr Koo has a deep understanding of the subject, which allows him to communicate central concepts clearly in terms that are both accessible and challenging. I would recommend this class highly.
Articulate, knowledgeable and compassionate
An excellent scholar, demanding on the performance of students.
10. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
11. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%) 2 (22%)
12. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)