Professor Jeanne Edman Reviews
Prof: Jeanne Edman / Fall 2021
Dec 4, 2021
This class could have been an integral part of my education. The content is essential to living in a multicultural world. However, delivery was lacking.
This class reviews some of the basics (differences between race and ethnicity, examinations of different world views, stereotypes, prejudice and various -isms) through the lens of psychology. It is useful information, but you won’t get anything out of it accidentally. Anything you learn will be from your own initiative.
Dr. Edman is wicked smart and seems very kind. However, good luck pinning her down for questions or concerns. She doesn’t hold office hours (contrary to her syllabus) and she doesn’t provide much valuable feedback on assignments. There were only two exams, but it was difficult to determine in advance the type of questions she would ask (many really specific about the vignettes in the book) and very few questions felt especially meaningful. She graded all of the assignments with a very light hand, the video and reading assignments are (mostly) timely and interesting. I really enjoyed the final essay for the class. In all, not a bad class, but I wish we had more actual instruction or at least more interaction with peers. (* maybe in-person would be a better experience?)
I wish I had known the “instructor” was more of a “facilitator.”