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Instructor: Yuka Polovina

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AMST211, Fall 2013
AMST211, Fall 2013
AMST211, Spring 2013
AMST150, Fall 2012

Yuka Polovina: AMST211, Fall 2013

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 211 - Contemp Amer Domestic Issues Crn (Section): 75593 (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  
2.14 7 0.9 Freq(%) 2 (29%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%) 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  
1.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 4 (57%) 3 (43%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the 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%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 7 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
7. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
9. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
10. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
11. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
12. The instructor sets high standards for students.
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%)
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
She is an amazing and caring teacher!
AMAZING teacher. Absolutely loved this class and took so much from it.
She is a good instructor that knows how to encourage discussion and is flexible with her teaching. She is flexible and more than willing to make changes depending on how the class responds to the content, yet she still tries to incorporate the main units of the class into the modified content.
a great teacher, and should definitely become a professor at UHM.
Yuka is awesome, she really made me think about all of the issues and kept me engaged throughout the whole class.
Knowledgeable about the course. Polite personality. Easy to understand whe explaining assignments and discussions.
14. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
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%)
15. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Units 2 and 3
Class discussions, blogging
I loved the blog posts.
I liked the in class discussions the best, as well as the blogging aspect of the class. They were definitely more informal, but because of that it was more engaging and interesting.
I liked how personal the class was. The size was great, this left more time for in depth discussion.
In class book discussion
The debate was very interacting and fun.
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Small class size and attendance
Writing analytical papers
The papers but it's only because I had to work extremely hard and apply myself (which Yuka pushed me to do). It was overall a good thing but the papers were really hard
I sometimes had a hard time grasping the concepts behind consumerism and big business because it was something I just had not learned about and did not really hear too much about.
I didn't enjoy one of the three books we read.
debates
Weekly blogging
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
this was a very interesting course that expanded my thinking
It was challenging, but very beneficial and interesting.
EXCELLENT and highly recommended even if you are not an american studies major
This course is a fun and engaging course, it gives you a lot to think about. Some issues that we know we have in America are explored in-depth and it reveals a lot of truths that many people do not know about.
I absolutely loved this course. I wish I were able to take it again.
Awesome
Good course, needs some improvement like more fun and interesting topics. Time is a problem but planning ahead with fun activities are best.
18. Other comments:
NA
Thank you for teaching, and you have succeeded because I take with me new knowledge, understanding and critical thinking in this life.

Yuka Polovina: AMST211, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 211 - Contemp Amer Domestic Issues Crn (Section): 77007 (002)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.23 13 1.09 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 6 (46%) 3 (23%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.15 13 0.38 Freq(%) 11 (85%) 2 (15%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
7. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
9. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
10. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
11. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
12. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Excellent teacher, easy to reach, enthusiastic about course material.
She is a very good teacher who sets interesting topics and knows the course well. She sets up a good level of debate within the course and it was very enjoyable
Yuka is a great professor. She is kind and patient and really helps to get the class involved. She understands the life of a college student so she doesn't assign a lot of homework besides daily reading, weekly blog posts, and occasional essays.
In my opinion, she's a cool teacher. She was fair with grading and was able to adjust to any problems that the class had, even asking for evaluations and areas for improvement during the course of the semester. She clearly shows that she's a teacher that puts in her best effort to teach the course material in the most effective way possible.
Great professor, really enjoyed this class!
Great teacher. The discussions in class are always good.
Yuka is a great teacher. She had a great understanding of the content and taught it effectively. She is easy to communicate with and encourages class discussion. Great teacher, great class.
Yuka is an outstanding teacher. She is very enthusiastic and passionate about her job. Her group discussions are relaxed yet professional. I would strongly consider taking another class that she teaches.
very good instructor. She is passionate about the subject.
Yuka is an great professor. She encourages us to think creatively and critically. She sometimes could be a little bit of a difficult grader, but it was because she wants to encourage us to do our best.
Yuka consistently demonstrated a high level of knowledge, understanding, and enthusiasm of both the course material and the class in general. She effectively guided class discussions and facilitated a learning environment conducive to the course objectives. Hands down, Yuka is one of the top three instructors I've had during my experience at UH-Manoa. Without hesitation, I would enroll in another class with her as instructor and recommend her to anyone interested in taking an AMST class.
One of the best teachers I've had in college. My writing improved so much in this class.
Yuka expects everyone to submit their best work and is always willing to help us achieve our best.
14. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 8 (62%)
15. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Blogging was fun.
The blogging and debates we had in class
I really enjoyed the blog posts. There wasn't a lot of pressure on getting the answer correct or not. It was mainly about your personal opinion and we could write about whatever we wanted to. Sometimes it was hard to get enough content into the blog, but overall it was something that was fun and different.
The class discussions was always a very fun activity in class. Most students weren't afraid to state their opinions on the course material and it was always interesting to listen to other points of view that I might've never thought about myself.
I really liked Yuka's style of teaching, and her discussions that she led
I like the blog posts and the class discussions.
I liked the blogging and the class discussion.
The relaxed discussion environment created by Yuka made it easy to express opinions and thoughts without feeling judged.
blogging
I liked all of the controversial topics. We got to look at many pros and cons of different situations, and also learned to be more aware of media and surrounding images.
The classroom discussion was one aspect of the course that I liked the best. It allowed students to hear multiple perspectives of how their peers interpreted the course material.
I enjoyed the class discussions because it helped me understand the material a lot more.
I like that we got to have group discussion almost every class. It's helpful to hear what everyone else thinks about the readings.
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Reading Non-fiction is kind of hard to get into if I'm not fascinated by the topic.
The lack of time when we got a decent debate or conversation going, we could not truly expand on the points.
I wasn't a huge fan of the daily discussions. I'm not really shy but I tended to keep my thoughts to myself because I felt as though I was being judged by everyone in the class. It was more of a personal reason for like that part the least. I feel as though the discussions are good and informative and I liked to listen to others' insight and opinions but I didn't like to share my own.
Nothing other than writing essays, which is a given.
n/a
I didn't really like the in-class assignments; to me they just take up valuable discussion time.
I did not like using literary analysis.
None
none
I wish we had a little bit more visual aide to help guide the class discussion for the day. But overall, I think all the classes were pretty successful in getting students to be engaged and expand on relevant topics.
I think the final fictional reading should have been supplemented with non-fiction readings or articles in order to reinforce the primary topics of discussion for the section.
I didn't enjoy the group debate
The debate ended up going better than I thought it would but it was my least favorite assignment.
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Overall excellent course. Would take again
It is a very interesting course that has a lot of diversity so you learn a lot about the people around you. However some of the topics are not knew to me so i did not expand my knowledge.
I thought that this was an excellent class taught by and excellent professor. I went into it think about getting rid of one of my writing intensives but I learned a whole lot more. The topics are very interesting and important for people to learn about. It's not a lot of work to handle so it can fit into any type of schedule and it's very informative about issues in America.
Excellent in proficiency. It was a course that left me significantly more informed and open to ideas.
Great course!
This course is fun, good, and thought provoking.
Great course. It needs no major changes.
Outstanding.
very good, organized, and worth taking.
This course is a great one to take if students want to learn more about media and culture in the US and about ways we can change negative aspects of our culture. It also teaches students awareness.
Overall, this course has been exceptional. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I learned a lot about domestic issues.
Really great course, I learned a lot and gained a new perspective about things.
I enjoyed this course much more than I thought I would. I feel like I got a lot out of it and the way the writing assignments are spread out make it seem like it's not a writing intensive course.
18. Other comments:
I would recommend this class taught by Yuka to others.
keep up the good work
Yuka is very sweet, and extremely thorough. It is clear that she has a true dedication and passion for her subject.

Yuka Polovina: AMST211, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 211 - Contemp Amer Domestic Issues Crn (Section): 86447 (001)     84922 (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  
2.67 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%) 2 (67%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 11 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (100%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
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%) 2 (67%)
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%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
9. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
10. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%)
11. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
12. The instructor sets high standards for students.
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%) 2 (67%)
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Yuka is a good professor who was able to achieve everything that she set out to do in the course. There are no real negatives that I can think of.
My overall evaluation of Yuka Polovina is that she was very well educated on her class topics, came to class prepared, and engaged great discussions among her students.
She is an overall well prepared professor. She was enthusiastic and wanted the class to receive as much as possible from the class.
She's one of the nicest and most interactive teachers I've come across. She genuinely wants everyone to do well and goes out of her way to try to help out if a student isn't where they should be.
A great teacher, she really made discussion easy in class and kept the conversation about the material.
She is one of my most favorite teacher, she is very open to student discussion. Her ability to get students to participate in discussions was remarkable and professional at all times
Excellent class and teacher. Highly recommend others take this class with her
Presented well of the class, very knowledgeable of what she is teaching.
You're like a really awesome teacher. You're really easy to talk to & very flexible. You're also like one of the very very very few of the professors that actually care about the students grades.
Yuka is a caring teacher and is always looking to give you the benefit of the doubt. She makes class exciting and does care about us to learn as much as we can as undergraduate students
Its her first time teaching this course and shes still a grad student- I think she is doing a fantastic job of teaching. Usually grad student teachers don't care/ don't know how to speak/ don't know how to conduct a class. She really knows what she is doing. She has good foresight on what obstacles or problems the students may encounter in an assigned assignment or reading. She is very enthusiastic on presenting whatever lesson she is presenting; not to mention that she is also very knowledgeable. She is the best grad student teacher I have encountered yet, seriously.
Professor Yuka Polovina is an excellent instructor. I learned a lot this semester. She is very involved in the students' learning and she is always available to contact when I have questions about certain assignments. Her assignments and course materials are very interesting. She is willing to listen to students' concern and make improvement right away. I would definitely recommend this instructor to any students who want to take an American Studies class.
14. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
15. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
The thing that I like about the course were the very interesting writing assignments.
Splitting up in groups really helped me engage in discussion and made me feel a lot more comfortable.
I enjoyed the class discussion aspect of the course. It was engaging and made the class seem less daunting.
I liked the short papers in the third unit. They were easy to convey my thoughts and having questions to answer made it helpful what to look for and think about.
Class discussion I was able to express my ideas and concerns on the reading
The different sources that she had us look at in the class, not from a textbook but from books, videos, articles, etc.
Very interactive with group discussions
I liked reading the novels that I could actually keep up with.
I liked blogging every week because it gave me a chance to say what I wanted to say that I wasn't able to during class. Also I got to see where other peers were coming from on the readings or topics.
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I like this course, because this is a discussion base course. We have discussions about the course materials almost every class. Which gave me the chance to not only learn from the book, but also to learn from other fellow classmates. The writing assignments was very clear and easy to do.
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
I didn't care for the blogging. I would have preferred doing something else.
The amount of reading was heavy.
I did not enjoy the weekly blog posts because the seemed like extra, unnecessary work.
The weekly blog posts were a bit difficult for me to keep up with. It's not a very hard assignment but I tend to forget to do a lot of website related activities because I'm not home very often with work and school.
The green illusions book was hard to read and overwhelming at times.
Sometimes others didn't participate as much as I would have liked.
Writing workshops seem short
Mainly the essays just because I'm not good at it.
The worst part was having to read every day because it was difficult to manage with all of my other subjects.
Energy and Consumption
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Good course. I learned a lot.
This course was interesting and it was made up of knowledgable material.
The course was well put together and was informative.
I really liked the class, it was interesting and brought to light several things I hadn't really thought about.
I really liked it and made me question if I would like to minor in American studies
Great course to understand why we do what we do and why?
I'd take it again.
I highly recommend her to other students she does make topic discussion of issues fun.
It was very informative and fun :)
This course was an excellent course for a writing intensive course. Yuka gave us different ways to write critically and was never a bore.
I was using this class as filler- what a mistake. So much work for a class that I was expecting to cruise in, but no regrets. I learned a lot in this class.
My overall evaluation of this course is that this is an beneficial course to take, because it helps us in learning about current issues and be able to critically think about these issues.
18. Other comments:
It was a great course to have been apart of.
Take Yuka as a teacher if you want to take an American studies class. She is very knowledgable and caring.

Yuka Polovina: AMST150, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 150 - America and the World Crn (Section): 74915 (003)     74916 (004)    
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  
1.44 9 0.53 Freq(%) 5 (56%) 2 (14%) 0 (0%) 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  
1.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 7 (78%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%) 7 (78%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 4 (44%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 6 (67%)
7. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)
9. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
10. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 8 (89%)
11. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
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%) 8 (89%)
12. The instructor sets high standards for students.
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%) 3 (33%)
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
She was a great T.A, Mrs. Gonazalez had a lot of very confusing prompts, but Yuka did her best to help the students in lab understand what was going on, which I appreciated. She also helped me edit my papers before they were due which was very helpful.
She was very friendly and approachable! I felt like she was one of us in the classroom, but the only difference was that she was our instructor and a far more smarter. She encouraged us to participate, since wanted us to get good grades in participation.
Very helpful and approachable. Always willing to answer questions and help revise papers and assignments ahead of time.
Very engaging and reaches out to every student.
Very helpful
Yuka is awesome! I love her so much! She was fair and very helpful and just a really great person and teacher.
Overall Yuka is a great Teacher's Assistant and prepares her students to think critically during the discussion class. She also helps me organize my ideas for the writing prompt and also encourages her students to go to her office hourse if one needs help with a writing prompt or need help with the reading for the week. I also learned alot from this class.
Yuka is a really good teacher. She has the ability to make the material understandable for everyone in the class even though they may be on different levels. She is also very good and bringing some of the more quiet people into a discussion, I think it's because she's kind of quiet her self. But she's very helpful, I enjoyed having her as my TA.
She is a great discussion leader
she was a good TA. her feedback on my papers helped me write better and better each time.
She is a good teacher and I would recommended anyone to take her for a course about American Studies.
A-
She was a great TA and the discussions were very fun and I learned a lot
Knows the course material very well and is very encouraging when it comes to class discussion. She actually helped make this course very interesting for me.
that she was very helpful when it came to the group lead discussion and she tried her best to get everyone in class to discuss about the readings.
A very good TA very helpful and easy to talk too she cares a lot about her students success and does whatever she can to help those who need it
Great
Excellent T.A.. Is always available and quick to respond to concerns and is always professional and prepared
The ideal TA, she was very fair with each student and had a great understanding of the material.
She's good at what she is doing.
Good job handling the class and material. It always felt very comfortable to speak out in class and in discussion. She worked very hard to make sure you were as successful as you could be in the class. (EX. would help with papers before they were due, made sure we could make something up if we missed, etc.) Pretty hard grader on essays however.
Good TA, showed good knowledge of the subject
A great organized teacher that knows each material so when the discussions are happening she is able to make sure the discussions are about the right things. She is very easy to talk to and encourages to meet with her on anything.
14. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 9 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 3 (33%)
15. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Small classroom environments, and that we didn't have any final exams or multiple choice exams.
The t.a
I liked discussion because it was interesting to see everybody's personal viewpoints and Yuka lead discussions really well.
The aspects of the course I liked the best was the reading, sometimes the discussion helps, it helps me develop my critical thinking skills. The discussion help sometimes help me not to be afraid to speak.
Friday sections were the most fun for me because I got to bring up all the thoughts and ideas that came to me while I was reading. I found myself annotating the books and other materials so that I could remember things that I wanted to tell my section on fridays.
The discussions.
reading a comic book was fun also not having a final for the class
I got to learn about the other point of view in the American history.
The class led discussions
I liked the group discussion
It was interesting to have a professor encourage critical thinking.
I liked the group lead discussion because it let me be creative.
I liked the discussions i thought they were very fun
Group discussion
Discussion
The presentations were interactive!
Hearing what students talk about during discussion.
Class discussion group presentations creative assignments
Discussions were interesting and really helpful in understanding the subjects
I liked that there was no final exam.
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Sometimes in these small discussions, being forced to talk was very nerve-wreking. I like it better if I were to able to speak something when I had an ideal naturally come to me. Some classmates would talk too much and therefore some of the things I wanted to say were said already. Maybe we can have small group discussions and then have a class presentations ?
Nothing
The readings. There was just too much.
The aspect that I liked the least was the discussion. I sometimes don't like to talk during the discussions, I am shy when speaking in front of people.
The lectures weren't as fun for me because I don't really like sitting and being talked at, but Prof. Gonzalez is pretty good at keeping them interesting enough so that the class didn't completely check out.
Writing the papers
having to participate all the time in class
The course was too negative and promoting anti-American ideas.
The amount of reading was very difficult to complete.
lectures because it was hard to follow the slides
There were no aspects of the course I didn't like.
Not much i didn't like everything was good
None
Essay tests simply due to the time constraints
Attendance policy
Actually taking part of the discussion.
the grading scale of the writing assigments
Grading was a little tough haha
what i liked the least was having to talk a lot in class in order to get most of the participation points. I am not very vocal when it comes to class discussions.
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
I learned a lot from this course and made a lot of new friends!
Good
Very informative. Also a little provocative
This course was one of the classes that helped and encouraged me to think critically.
I really liked this course. It actually has me considering a major in American Studies
It was good and intelligent.
This course is alright and help you open your eyes in the past.
Good course for non majors.
I enjoyed the class discussions but I didn't like the guest lectures
Interesting course. The professor and TA contributed greatly to this.
that it was the most fun I had with American Studies and the most information learned.
Very fun class i would love to have yuka as a TA or professor again
Terrific
An interesting course with interesting topics and I enjoyed the discussion sections. The short writings assignment prompts were vague and difficult at times and I feel the essay tests were somewhat inadequate in testing knowledge of the subject. There was often only time to briefly and often shallowly discuss a few of the themes presented.
A+
It's good if you like to be part of class discussion.
fun class would recommend the class to others.
Interesting, engaging, and fun
I enjoyed learning about the American aspects and learned things that I thought I knew but from different perspectives.
18. Other comments:
Excellant TAs! They were all very friendly and approachable!
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