Ron Schirmer at Minnesota State University

Ron Schirmer

  • 3.2Overall Quality
  • 3.2Helpfulness
  • 3.3Clarity
  • 2.2Easiness

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Rating
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4/25/14

ANTH210

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

10/21/13

Anth311

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/20/12

ANTH102

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/29/11

anth102

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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!

11/20/11

ANTH220

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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!

11/11/11

anth102

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

5/7/10

Anthr102

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/11/09

ANTH102

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/27/09

ANTH102

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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!

4/21/09

anth210

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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

12/9/08

ANTHANY

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Greatest Prof I've ever had.

12/9/08

ANTH102

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/25/08

Anthr102

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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!

4/24/08

anth210

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/28/07

anthr110

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/28/07

Anth102

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

11/5/07

Anthr102

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

10/30/07

ANTHR102

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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

8/5/07

ANTH210

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/17/07

ANTH102

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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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