Sal Restivo - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Professor: Sal Restivo
Department: Sociology
College: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: STS2904
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I really enjoyed the course and learned a whole lot. I truly believe that the general awareness on how robots will affect society is extremely low
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: STSS1210
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I have taken several classes with this professor. At first I was impressed because I thought he was really interesting and unique. But eventually his **** and inappropriate comments and ego centric attitude became too much to deal with. He has limited usefulness, all his classes are the same stories over again.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: STSS1520
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Good teacher who is actually interested in teaching students. He is radical and very opinionated, but that makes for a strong professor. Some may not like his seemingly self-centered attitude, but I found it made the class more interesting.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: STSS1210
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Coolest professor I've had so far! Encourages you to actually think about customs like marriage and religion, and is pretty funny as well. Class consists of reading a chapter from textbook for homework, writing a 1-2 page paper on the topic every week, and taking a short quiz on the topic each week.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: STSS1210
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
No Comments
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: INTROSOC
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
huge ego, entire time he tries to make everyone an athiest and then tells us that capitalism is a bad form of government and we should embrace communism. Huge Marx fan, total ****
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: MINDBRAINSOC
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
yeah, he has an ego. but is IS right so there's not much you can argue with there. considering this is a tech school, most of the people taking the class really DON'T know what they're talking about.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: INTROTOSOC
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Expect a *very* interesting course. Note: he says he wants you to "think" and to hone your "bs detector" but, hypocritrically, often expects you to take what he says with faith. Or he may refer you to some variety of Sociology research that goes beyond an intro course.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: SOCIOLOGY
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Sal did have an ego, but he made you think and test your own views. His class was awesome.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: SOCIOLOGY
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Restivo definitely has an ego on him. It made establishing your own views on the material very difficult, especially if they opposed his. I think the course was pretty one-sided.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: SOC
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Awesome professor. Helps you see the world completely different.
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