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David Lipset
Professor in the Anthropology department
at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
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Overall Quality
2.6
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.4
Clarity
2.7
Easiness
3.0
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
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01/10/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
ANTH 3003 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Rude to students with questions, dry speech, rambles. Easy class but not good professor!

12/04/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ANTH 3003 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Lipset keeps class interesting with his dry humor and is very approachable. He reiterates the most important points too so his lectures are pretty easy to follow even though he didn't use slides.

04/26/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ANTH 1005 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I had to take this as a Lib Ed requirement freshman year. Yes, the three hour long classes on Wednesday nights weren't fun, but I liked his division of class time. A lot of people probably didn't like him because they simply didn't care about the class, but I found him to be a pretty cool guy. Basically, if you can read and retain, you'll be fine.

01/18/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
anth3003 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Dry, awkward humor- knowledgable and willing to help.

12/17/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
ANTH3003 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Lipset does indeed ramble and uses course readings to interject dry jokes during his lectures. The man seems uneasy, and seems like he is being 'bothered' while lecturing. Overall the class is what you make of it.

12/12/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
ANTH1005 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Prof lipset's sarcastic dry sense of humor and monotone voice may turn some off; however his class proved to be fairly interesting. The assignments weren't bad and the tests had study guides. If you need the class take it. However if you are looking for an elective, this may not be the interesting class you are looking for

08/16/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
anth1003 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Overall, good professor. His lectures often went well with the readings in the textbook. He makes it clear what you need to know for the tests and other assignments. Easy class as well, but still makes you think.

07/08/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ANTH001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Lipset has proved to be an excellent professor. He is not at all the monster he has been projected to be here. I have enjoyed having him for a professor. He is just a tad intimidating but almost anyone in a position of authority can be. He does reject proposed answers in search of the correct one! I think he try's and that's encouraging.

05/18/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
ANTH1003 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

A little bit awkward in his way of presenting information, but he's a funny guy and obviously knows a ton. TAs graded everything and you watch a lot of movies.

03/31/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
ANTH1003 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Overall a pretty good professor. His lectures are interesting and he adds in stories of his own experiences. The tests aren't too bad and you automatically get points just for showing up to class and participating in Active Learning Assignments.

09/05/2009
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
ANTH3001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Yes, Lipset can be uninspiring, but this is mainly because he teaches the intro classes and most of the students don't give a s***. Don't ask stupid questions. The lecture and "active learnings" are the test EXACTLY. That's his formula. He is a genius. Elicit stories about his own experience and fieldwork. One of the best in the department.

11/26/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ANTH3001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

David Lipset is my favorite professor of all time. He's a genius. If you go to class and listen, he is very clear about his key points. There is a huge amount of reading, but he summarizes it in lectures. Go to class and you will learn a LOT.

07/10/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
Anth3046 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

After having taken several classes with Prof. Lipset, I would have to say that I would not recommend him very highly. The excessive rambling about his ex-wife was hard to listen to, and one time in trying to get a final paper back, I was essentially brushed off.

05/27/2008
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
ANTH3003 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I can see where some people would say he's not clear and rambles, but maybe he actually read these comments because I heard nothing of his personal life this semester. True his study guides have no value for tests, but if you ask him a question on the side he clarifies it well. Does have an ego, but is funny if your not sensitive to everything.

01/14/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
Anth3046 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I took this class during May term and loved it. Tests are easy and as long as you know the material you will do well. He is also a very interesting professor who lectures on a lot of his own experiences and research.

12/16/2007
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
ANTH1005 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

The study guides were very helpful, and if you are a GOOD student and STUDY, you will do well on the tests. You do need to study extensively and read all the material--as well as take excellent notes! I got an A because I was dedicated and emailed the TAs, who WERE helpful, and asked questions. Lipset is a good instructor w/ dry humor.

12/12/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
anth1005 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Lipset is completely incomprehensible. He babbles on for hours without really saying anything important or relevant to what is on his tests. He leaves an hour before class and resigns his responsibility to the TAs. His studies guides are virtually useless and are not helpful what so ever when it comes to studying for tests. Avoid at all costs.

12/12/2007
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
Anth3003 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Lipset is not for everyone. anyone who just wants to full fill a libed req should not take him, but if you are interested in anthropology and have a sense of humor then i highly recommend him. i have had 4 classes with him and did well in all of them, its not that hard, you just cant be a moron.

11/02/2007
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
ANTH1005 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He rambles and jumps around a lot. His tests are wicked and aren't based on his study guide or lectures. He is rude and obnoxious. He belittles his students and thinks it's amusing. His TAs aren't helpful either. If I didn't need this class for the lib. ed. requirement, I'd have never taken it.

10/09/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Anth1003 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Don't ever take this class or try to avoid it. He's a 2 time divorce who hates students and doesn't know what he's talking about half the time. He's also very bitter!!

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