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1 Welcome To Sociology 254: Schools And Societies Professor: Dr. Richard N Pitt, Jr. Teaching Assistant: Mia Keeys

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3 What Past Students Say About Me “Dr. Pitt is an unbelievable professor. He communicated perfectly with the class and I loved the way he taught. He is an animated and fun professor that does not hold back. I learned a lot more than I expected to, and he made this class the best class I have ever taken at Vanderbilt.” “Dr. Pitt was one of the best professors, if not the best professor, I ever had at Vanderbilt. He made class so interesting and fun. His ability to engage the students and make us like the subject was astounding. I found myself missing his style and class on days I didn't have it.” “Professor Pitt has a way of making the material interesting to the class. The projects were the best part about the class. If I were not graduating I would love to take more classes from Professor Pitt!” “Dr. Pitt can relate to students, which is obvious in his lectures. He relates every theory, every subject, to college students which is so helpful when it comes to studying. He is funny and engaging in class lectures - his class was a highlight of the day and I learned so much about social.”

4 What Else They Say.... Dr. Pitt is the best lecturer I've ever known. I came to class eager to learn something new every single class. However, I really think that his means of grading his students is completely unfair and irrational. I have really enjoyed this course and learning about how gender works, however, it was a little disappointing that I worked so hard in the class and did not exactly receive the result I was hoping for. Hands-down the best class I've ever had at Vanderbilt in terms of how the material was taught. The mini-projects really helped boost my interest and investment in the material of the class. Terrible, ridiculous, utterly unfair grading scale though. One of the most stimulating professors I've ever had. Definitely is passionate about the subject, and that really comes through in his lectures. I would likely take him again for an elective course if it weren't for his grading standards because that significantly reduced my ability to enjoy the class for purely educational and intellectual reasons.

5 Mini Projects (100 pts) Examination I (100 pts) Examination II (100 pts) Examination III (100 pts) 92 points 75 points 82 points 80 points 329 points ( the same as an 82% ) Grade? B- Grading For This Class A=94% A-=90% B+=87% B=84% B-=80% C+=77% C=74% C-=70%


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