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Instructor: Michael Hadfield

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Michael Hadfield: ZOOL490B, Fall 2012

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Zoology
Course: ZOOL 490B - General Zoology Crn (Section): 74666 (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  
3.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%) 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  
1.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
6. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (71%) 2 (29%)
8. I learned to identify main points and central issues in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
9. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.86 7 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%) 1 (14%)
10. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 2 (29%)
11. I was stimulated to do outside reading about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
12. I participated actively in class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 3 (43%)
13. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
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%)
14. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.57 7 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%) 1 (14%)
15. I reconsidered many of my former attitudes.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.86 7 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%)
16. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
17. Other comments:
Great class! My favorite this semester :)
This course really opened my mind up to new ideas and concepts. I wasn't too invested into politics or religion, but there were a lot of things that came up in class that made me think, and even bring up some of these topics with people outside of class, like friends and family. It was a very interesting class!
Prof. Hadfield was extremely left and portrayed only the right as being ignorant and selfish. That only serves to seed ignorant support for the left. I think he did that on purpose because he is no idiot and he knows we are easily influenced. Pulled a Michael Moore on us, basically. I agreed with his positions on most of the issues we discussed, but I felt that most of the discussions were very shallow and very directive. Also, I rarely agreed with his claimed reasonings for supporting these issues. He also clearly has a lot of animosity towards the right and therefore it appears that his positions were somewhat emotion-based.
When I took zoology seminar, I thought we would be learning more about zoology. So far we have covered mostly political issues on non Zoology issues. Science issues yes, but not the class that was outlined in the course description provided by the school. Class should be called seminar in how politics affects science
Instead of just focusing on the US, I wish we could have looked at how the current situation is in other countries. For example, looking at abortion rights (or lack there of) in Ireland (since they are more strict than the US), and looking at the effects of that (a lady recently died from a miscarriage).