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Edwin Andrus
Professor in the Anthropology department
at Utah Valley University, Orem, UT
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Overall Quality
3.9
Average Grade
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Hotness
Helpfulness
3.8
Clarity
3.9
Easiness
3.6
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10/22/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ANTH 101G Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

His tests are always essay form. However, you take them in groups so it's fairly easy not to get a good grade unless you miss class. He gives you the study sheet word for word on test. His lectures follow the study sheet. EASY A if you pay attention and come to class.

12/20/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ANTH3460 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Professor Adrus' Anthropology of Mormonism classes is the most engaging class I've taken. I was at first skeptical of his methods, but as the semester progressed I grew to appreciate them. He is extremely knowledgable on the subject matter and doesn't waver from objectivity. I now have a vastly different view of Mormonism and see the beauty within

04/25/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
ANTH101G Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He only asked questions to get a very specific answer instead of helping us use information weâ??d been learning.So I didnâ??t really learn about anthro, rather how to read his mind, & memorize his lectures word for word enough to pass the test. The final was 100 short answer essay questions with only 1hr 15m to take it. I hated the class.

11/10/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
ANTH1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

His lectures are really boring. He is monotone making it hard to pay attention. Only 3-4 group tests (actually pretty hard) and attendance are part of your grade. If you don't do good on the tests it makes it hard to get a good grade in his class.

06/20/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Anth101G Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I am sorry to say but what others have said about this teacher bing easy aren't true. his tests are mostly short answer if not all short answer. he is very detailed orented so if you don't state things just the right way you will get them wrong. if you have to take his class study hard very hard and you might get a b or b+

05/04/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
anth1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is soo boring! but if you take notes and go to every class you will get an A he gives extra credit at the end of the class if u have good attendance. test are hard so study.

04/11/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ANTH101G Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

If you come to class and take notes, you'll do just fine. His tests aren't hard really if you attend class and the class before the test he tells you everything you need to know that will be on the test. He's really a super nice, genuine guy and has some really interesting stories and uses great video clips in his class.

03/23/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Anth101G Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Horrible teacher! I liked the class until the first exam. If you can memorize well, you'll do great. Just 4 exams, no papers so that is nice. He is very nitpicky on the tests. I missed a lot of points because I didn't word it just exactly how he said it. I hated his class.

01/06/2011
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
anth1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Incredibly boring. please do let that old man lecture for more than a half hour. it is too tourturous to listen to that monotone voice, so hard not to fall a sleep. oh my god please, whatever you do, stay away from him. do not take his class

12/27/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
ANTH360R Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Professor Andrus is an adequate professor at best. He is SO easy...I really felt like this class was a waste of time. Attendance is mandatory and I got tired of hearing the same Costco chocolate chip muffin story over and over again. The movies and student presentations were the best parts of the class. Easy A, yes. Quality learning, not so much.

12/15/2010
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ANTH1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

His teaching style is very formulaic and fairly easy to grasp. Can be a bit boring, but it's exams are taken strictly from lecture so reading is minimal.

07/07/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
anth1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

awesome. he might be one of the nicest professors at uvu. the class is not a subject that i am really interested in, but andrus made it a really good experience, so if you hae to take an anthropology class he is the man to take it from.

04/30/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Anth3460 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I took Anthropology of Mormonism with him, and I was impressed with his objective evaluation of Mormon culture. I have heard that many classes that examine things asociated with a religion are too pro or too anti, but Andrus was just right. I highly recommend him as a teacher. Just had 3 papers, no tests.

12/25/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ANTH360R Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Took him for Anthropology of China. We talked alot about economics, which he has absolutely no background in, so, he should not do this. Teach me about China, not about your opinions on why the housing market collapsed. A decent amount of writing, but not that hard. One presentation, which everyone gets 100 on. Good guy though.

12/11/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
ANTH101G Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Old man Andrus is descent teachers. If you go to lectures and take notes thats pretty much all you'll need. He is very mormon and it does seep into his lectures at times.

12/11/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Anth1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Pretty boring class, or maybe I was just not very interested in the subject. Three 100 question memorization tests were extremely hard for me, gives the answers, but SOO much memorization and fairly tricky wording. Got a c- average on tests (compared to A- average in my others) but he gave out a ton of extra credit so I left with an A-.

08/18/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
anthr1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He is a really nice guy. I couldn't stand the subject though. I didn't have a textbook, so it made the class a wee bit tricky. He is very helpfull, only tests on what he said in class. repeats a lot

08/07/2008
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
AnthMyth Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Nice professor, but the most boring class I've ever taken at UVU--and I love anthropology. Repeats stories. Easy A.

04/10/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
anth3400 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He is very easy but I thought the class was boring. He is extremely nice and helpful. Every now and then the discussions were interesting but overall I thought it was okay.

02/12/2008
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Myth3400 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He is good.

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