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Ron Schirmer
Professor in the Anthropology department
at Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
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Overall Quality
3.2
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.2
Clarity
3.3
Easiness
2.2
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49 Student Ratings
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04/25/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
ANTH210 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He's really vague. His tests are impossible, usually the averages are around 61%. Thankfully, the labs have lots opportunity for extra credit. He only shows up for class about half the time. When he doesn't, they just show some boring video. Would not recommend the class.

10/21/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Anth311 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Ron is a great professor and a remarkable archaeologist. Honestly, if you come to class, listen to his lectures, and read what is required, he will respect you. If you have no aspiration to do anything, then don't bother showing up. This is not an easy class.

04/20/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
ANTH102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He is hilarious! The tests can be near impossible for a normal student though. The class average for the first and second test in my class were around 60 percent. Good luck if you decide to take this class.

11/29/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
anth102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Awesome teacher who isn't afraid to tell it how it is. Always makes students laugh during every class and he knows his stuff! go to class because he actually gives you credit for coming! He will respect you if you respect him :)do the extra credit/museum papers early in the semester so you know where you sit in the class because tests are hard!

11/20/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ANTH220 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Schirmer is a blast! Schirmer's real world views will have you relating to the man all the time. His class is no joke, take everything seriously but enjoy your time there. Respect Ron and he will respect you back!

11/11/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
anth102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He was a good teacher but had some strong views on things, but he was funny and smart and hot!

05/07/2010
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Anthr102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This guy knows his stuff, but he's a bit of a tool. He swears a lot and expresses non-neutral opinions too much for the position he is in. The class itself is fairly easy overall. The tests are kind of tough, but bad scores are easily neutralized by the ridiculous amount of extra credit points given away. Weekly papers are tedious.

12/11/2009
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
ANTH102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This man is a genious in his field. His vocabulary is very...complicated. Very passionate about what he teaches. Swears alot. Don't buy the book, didn't use it at all. Tests were extremely difficult. Very opinionated. He has weekly papers and a museum trip worth 60 points is required. Takes attendance at random, common on fridays.

05/27/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ANTH102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Schirmer really cares about his students and that they learn the material. He always has a study guide available for every exam & always sets up review days.He gives random extra credit quizes & extra credit papers. class is extremely hard for 100 level, but if you study & do the work, you'll be fine. He's the best anthro instructor at MSU!

04/21/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
anth210 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Good guy. Wayyyy smart cusses alot and openly shares partying stories. essay tests but not too bad. guy has a huge vocab. had to write a paper every week but wasnt too bad. pretty chill guy and very interesting

12/09/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
ANTHANY Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Greatest Prof I've ever had.

12/09/2008
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
ANTH102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is a really cool person but i thought he gave way too much work for a 100 level class. If you are intereted in anthropology and are willing to work, you will enjoy the class. But if you you think you can just skate by, rethink taking him.

11/25/2008
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
Anthr102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

DO NOT TAKE!! You have to read horrible articles every single week and write a two page paper on them, which he grades pretty harshly... His tests are unbelievably hard. Every multiple choice question has "all of the above" or "none of the above" This is probably the worst class i've taken. It is way too much work for a 100 level class!

04/24/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
anth210 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Total badass. Likes to joke around and makes class fun. He makes fun of the students, but never in a mean way. Very eccentric. He really knows his field. Take him if you like to learn and like to earn your grades. If you are lazy, don't bother.

12/28/2007
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
anthr110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Hey gets mad at the class so he'll make the test harder. His study guides have nothing to do with what he puts on the test. My guess is that he is good at archeology but not at teaching it.

11/28/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Anth102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Hard classes, all multiple choice tests include, all of the above and none of the above

11/05/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Anthr102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

The worst general class I have ever taken, lectures very dry, he makes the tests extremely difficult, Stay Away

10/30/2007
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
ANTHR102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

he is really hot but his tests are ridiculous, I am a senior and this is the hardest intro course I have ever had but on the bright side i have had something nice to look at

08/05/2007
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ANTH210 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Class was pretty easy, but you have to actually go. Don't expect an A without studying. Exams are essays, but he gives you a study guide before hand. He can be a bit of an a$$, but I like that in a person, makes them more interesting.

04/17/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ANTH102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Have to attend class, very easy, has all powerpoints online so dont listen to any of these idiots who say its hard, he also gives out study guides so how can it be that hard??

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