Kevin Haggerty - University of Alberta

Professor: Kevin Haggerty
Department: Sociology
College: University of Alberta
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: SOC420
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great class for fascinating discussions. Haggerty is chill. He is not too worried about perfect essay citation. You read a few articles a week instead of a textbook. Participation matters.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: SOC226
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Haggerty is a great professor! There were three short written assignments, an essay, and multiple choice final. The class consisted of readings and recorded lectures. We had a zoom meeting every two weeks or so. The readings were a little long for a 200-level class, but they were manageable. He was also very quick to respond to e-mails.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: SOC420
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Kevin is a great professor but one that will certainly get you do work hard for a good grade. He is clear about his expectations for his paper and marks very fairly. His lectures are based off the readings (which for the most part were very interesting). Kevin promotes good class discussions and is a humorous and chill prof.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: SOC226
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
kevin is a prof who is really knowledgeable in his field of study but in this class there was only three written assignments (10% each) and a bigger paper worth 30% and a final worth 40%. he goes into depth and the final is very specific questions from things he covers less in class. be prepared to do every single reading he posts.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: SOC226
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Major thing is that there are a lot of lengthy journal articles that can be a bit difficult to read. The final was 40% lecture videos and 60% readings so it is important to read them. He tends to test on big picture things so you don't need to focus on small details, but he does ask questions about who developed what or said a specific thing
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: SOC226
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I thought Dr. Haggerty and the content of his class was really interesting. He made online learning really easy and made it known not to stress if there were technological problems. He was really funny and I loved seeing his cats in the lectures. Whenever I had questions he always emailed me back ASAP trying to help me out. I would recommend :)
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: SOC420
  • 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:
Kevin has been a great prof during covid times and the class was super interesting. His marking criteria isnt super clear but he is not that hard of a marker. Hes always open to discussion and I can tell that he is really knowledgeable in this field. I would definitely take his class again.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: SOC226
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Kevin seems like a solid guy. His powerpoints are extremely minimal so show up to get the notes. Very heavy on the readings, at least 3 per week and all required for the midterms/final. Assignments very interesting topics. A lot on here say he's arrogant but I disagree, I found him to be witty and knowledgeable.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: SOC226
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Haggerty makes you read many of his own papers which I found pretentious. He posts very vague lectures online so you need to go to class as this is all he posts. His exams are tough and questions are arbitrary - low averages. The papers he grades at a much higher level than a 200 course, very frustrating for someone who gave no criteria
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: SOC226
  • 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:
One of my favourite courses in my final year. Very interesting content, and he is very passionate and knowledgable about the material, and an engaging lecturer. 2 short papers and midterm/final both MC. No textbook, just papers and articles uploaded online.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: SOC420
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
While I found the topics to be interesting and I found him to be respectful most of the time, he was also very arrogant and rude. We had a ton of readings that we had to have read, analyzed, and prepared to discuss (which is fine), but if he didn't like what you had to say he would simply shut it down or ignore you. He also had no proper rubrics.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: SOC226
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
This class is so interesting and Kevin is definitely passionate about this topic. Definitely go to class as he says more than he puts on the slides. One midterm, 2 papers (1000 then 1800 words) on VERY cool topics, then the final. I would 10/10 take the class again, highly recommended - if you show up and do the work easy A
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: SOC420
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Lots of reading each week, that you must be ready to analyze and discuss in a thorough manner. If youre not making comments he thinks are worth continuing, he basically ignores you. He doesnt want any specific structure/citation method for papers and any instructions can be found in about 3 different places, often contradicting.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: SOC226
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Wish I had read the ratings before I took this class. Obviously others did as we're in a huge lecture room that's not even half full listening to a prof who just wants to be center stage. Ugh, bad choice, avoid.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: SOC224
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Worst class -- better profs out there! Should've been at least slightly interesting but wasn't!!
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: SOC420
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Take this class when you have a lighter course load! Each week you're given 3-4 academic articles to read and analyze, and you have to be prepared to present them. It is not a class where you can avoid or breeze over the material. BUT the material/discussions are super interesting! I can wholeheartedly recommend this class, you just can't be lazy.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: SOC226
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
This guy just loves himself. An interesting topic but all he wanted was to hear himself talk about leading the field. How does someone make a fascinating topic the worst? When its all about him. Exams were ok but lectures were torture.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: SOC420
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
At first I thought this class would be interesting, But, the class actually was rather dry for me. The mark is deeply based on participation, so if you do not like to talk in front of others this would not be a good class to take. Tons of reading and rather dry readings too. If I knew then what I know now I would not take this class.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: SOC226
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
The course material was very interesting, and Haggerty definitely knows his stuff. Although he marked both essays ruthlessly. There was no rubric and when I asked him where I lost marks he was vague and ambiguous. I got absolutely no help, and didn't know where to improve for next time. He likes to talk about himself a lot. Not a GPA boosting class
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: SOC224
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is super interesting, tests are tough, but welcome to university! Gotta study, but it's great material.
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