Lorne Tepperman - University of Toronto - St. George Campus

Professor: Lorne Tepperman
Department: Sociology
College: University of Toronto - St. George Campus
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: SOC100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I thought this was a bird course, but boy was I wrong. This class was my only non 4.0 despite putting in the most effort. He wants you to memorize the smallest of details. Students cheated and still failed. He gave us a midterm with 30 questions from the chapters we haven't learnt yet and constantly took out poor quiz questions. Avoid at all costs!
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: SOC100
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
terrible prof. screwed up the midterm; over 30 questions were from unassigned chapters. doesn't test understanding but instead memorization from his book. is radical left. avoid at all costs.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: SOC100
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Okay, he has a bad rap. However, if you put in the work read every page of the textbook, watch all the lectures, and study HARD youll be fine, maybe even great. University prepares you for real life, and its not easy. You learn time management and critical thinking skills from Tepperman just do. the. work. Its the most rewarding class.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: SOC100
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This class is like a venus flytrap, as it is known for being a bird course when in reality is anything but. Tepperman should know by now that this course is only really meant to fill up student's breadth requirements, so why not make it easier? I did learn a lot from this course though...
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: SOC100
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
It is unfortunate that the tests and quizzes ask about the smallest details in the readings. Almost every test and quiz we have written this semester has had to have questions omitted because he was testing on the wrong content. Midterm had 1/3 omitted and quizzes have had a few omitted / quiz. You can get an A if you are willing to study hard.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: SOC100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Tests are so hard and so specific. Readings are so content heavy and you have to memorize the smallest of details.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: SOC100
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This course is so difficult! Everything is based on memorization, and I mean EVERYTHING. Tests often ask questions about minor details that are so hard to remember. The readings sometimes do not correlate with the lectures so you have to take notes on both. Overall, this class is extremely stressful and overwhelming.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: SOC100
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Tepperman is a good prof if you're willing to put the effort in. In my year (Fall 2019) tests had three sections: Textbook, Readings, Lectures. Lectures and textbook content are very different, so attend the lectures. To do well, take extensive notes and memorize. Study the slides + any names on them too. If you work hard, you should be fine.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: SOC100H1
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Lorne Tepperman is not a well-received professor. In fact, I have only heard only complaints, on the mandatory textbook, skipping slides, strange and unrelated journal articles, etc. But nonetheless, he is incredibly knowledgeable and the tutorials are easy. I rated him 5 out 5, out of personal preference.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: SOC100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
The key to doing well in this course is taking notes on readings, lectures, AND journal articles throughout the year. There's a final exam worth 50%, all multiple-choice. If you made good notes from the first two tests, you'll survive. The lectures themselves stretch on. Not the most engaging course unless you're passionate about soc, then it's ok.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: SOC100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He's a good professor and an even better lecturer. The only downside to his class are his tests. They're based heavily on the textbook, lecture, AND journal articles and test you on itty bitty details from each which are not the easiest to memorize. Other than that, he's a very knowledgeable professor and knows how to teach.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: SOC100
  • Grade Received: INC
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He is engaged but he makes such an easy course the hardest thing in world. You get tested on 33% textbook, 33% class material and 33% unrelated, most boring journal articles. If you want to hate soc take his course but for your own sake take it from a different prof. because he is one of the unfairest profs to his students.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: SOC100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Prof. Tepperman is entertaining while speaking during his lectures. However, the lectures are content-heavy, so don't skip. Lots of textbook reading and article readings. Tests are difficult because there is so much content to remember. Sociology interests me, but now I am just overwhelmed with content. Be ready to study hard and read a lot.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: SOC100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
a LOT of reading. the course is hard in that its hard to know what information is essential and what's not. However, it would be impossible to remember everything that you learn in this course just because there is so. much. content. i used to love sociology but now i highly dislike it. take soc with latouche! the professor makes all the difference
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: SOC100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Tests are very hard. A lot of reading. You have to study his lectures, the textbook(because what he teaches in the lecture doesn't necessarily correlate with the textbook content) and multiple journal articles for each week. He doesn't post lecture slides so you have to attend every lecture. If you take this course with him, good luck.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: SOC100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
One of the worst profs Ive ever had. Condescending to his students and not very helpful. Seriously get ready to READ because youll have to take seperate notes from the textbook bc his lecture content doesnt really follow it. He also tests u on journal articles. Make sure to come to class bc he doesnt post full versions of his lectures online.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: SOC100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
tests are very specific but he is a funny prof, so lectures are engaging :) make sure to read all texts thoroughly (textbook, lecture slides and articles) to do well!
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: SOC100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
3 sections on the tests: lectures, textbook additional readings. the readings are hyper specific and super hard to get any info from. the lectures are totally irrelevant from the textbook and on a totally different topic of his choosing (i.e. this year he focuses on consumerism). the textbook, if u take notes, and study, you'll get good grades
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: SOC100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
If you like hearing advertising for his books and lectures all about consumerism and irrelevant things you'll like this prof.... Two-hour lecture feels like 10h and by the end, you never want to hear about soc again. I felt that his lectures are kinda dated and not relatable to students in 2019. Also a lot of workload! I stopped liking soc :(
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: SOC100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I like him. Make sure to do readings to get an A
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