Yan Yu - Grand Valley State University

Professor: Yan Yu
Department: Sociology
College: Grand Valley State University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: SOC285
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Yu is a goofy professor. The material was straightforward and easy to learn. She tends to ramble in lectures and wasted class time. She was very understanding and always offered her help!
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: SOC285
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This professor is my favorite professor I have had. She is so sweet and funny and even though she gets off topic, it does always loop back to the material we are discussing in class. Her assignments are really straight forward and as long as you do your work and read the book, you will be fine. Highly recommend.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: SOC280
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I liked Yan! This class was pretty easy, but she wasnt super clear on what we needed to know for quizzes and exams. Stick to the lecture videos, read the chapters, and do the assignments and youll do fine!
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: SOC105
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Took class in Fall 2020. She has long lectures but cares about what she is teaching. She gives a decent amount of work but always gives you time to complete each assignment with spread out due dates. One quiz and little writing assignment due each week, but easy if you listen to her lecture. she also makes material very easy to understand.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: SOC285
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
She was very clear about what she wanted. The quizzes were almost too easy and she always hints about whats going to be on there. The take home exercises and reading take 20 minutes if you know what youre doing. I word of advice: go over the quizzes for the exam because almost all the questions are from them. Very easy, I loved having her
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: SOC285
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
She is a good professor but gives way too many reading responses/ take home assignments/ exams. There is usually an exam every week and either a reading response or a take home assignment which results in lots of work if you're also reading the textbook chapter that goes along with the class. (Which I suggest you do).
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: SOC285
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Yu is such a sweet lady! There are 8 quizzes based off of the readings, 2 exams, and 6 reading responses. If you read the chapters, this class is very easy. The content is very interesting too. She makes the class really enjoyable. She does have an accent, but it is not hard to understand her. Also, participation is strongly encouraged!
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: SOC285
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Yu is really nice. She sometimes rambles and gets off topic, but usually its still mostly relevant, and gives real world context to the lessons. She is also learning a lot about gender and sexuality topics. I heard some stories about her tact with regards to gender and sexuality topics but shes definitely a lot better now! I liked her.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: SOC285
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Quizzes every week but she gives you reading questions that are basically the quiz. If you email those to her she will fix them and add more to what your answers are. That helped me greatly in studying for the quizzes. 6 Reading Responses that aren't too difficult. Lots of in class exercises so don't skip a lot! Fairly easy class overall!
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: SOC285
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I think that Yan Yu is an amazing lady but I felt that her course was harder then the previous reviews had me expecting you have a quiz every week that is directly from the book. So if you dont like reading I wouldnt recommend but I absolutely love Yan as a person
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: SOC280
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Easy Grader
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: SOC350
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I think if you put in the effort, you can easily get an A. Class is mainly taught from a bunch of articles. It's an SWS class, so it is writing heavy but she is pretty easy about her grading. She talks a lot and drags out discussion but its fine. There are in class participation points so don't skip too many classes. She is a very sweet prof!
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: SOC350
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Professor Yu is a gentle and kind professor. She has her funny moments because she is Chinese, so when we're talking about American traditions or practices (ones she hasn't heard of) it can make for a good laugh in class. Do your reading, they aren't hard, and they're quite eye-opening as well! Great class!
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: SOC285
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Makes the class harder than it needs to be. Graded almost fully on pre quizzes I wouldn't take this unless you need to.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: SOC285
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Quizzes every week, but there is a study guide that almost exactly mirrors the quizzes. She assigns a couple short papers throughout the year, offers extra credit. Very nice and caring. Always willing to help
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: SOC285
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Yu is a very sweet lady. She is very passionate about her teaching and makes it fun and relevant to the students' lives. She is also hilarious. there are quizzes over each chapter that are somewhat challenging, but she does post a list of study questions to answer on Blackboard. I took this class for a Gen Ed credit and am glad I did
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: SOC350
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I took this class for SOC 350 over the summer, she is very helpful. Theres lots of articles to read with 1 page papers to submit weekly. The test are multiple choice and short answer
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: SOC280
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
She outlines exactly what you need to study for exams and often takes questions from previous quizzes. Class is boring but enjoyable compared to most. She seems to really care about her students and is more understanding if you miss an assignment or quiz. She has a slight accent but is very easy to understand.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: WGS350
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
She is wonderful, but be prepared to write and study. This class was taken only for a world perspective and it is one of my hardest classes by far. good luck!
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: SOC350
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
She catches your attention and has great lectures. I would take again.
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