Ellen Lewin at University of Iowa

Ellen Lewin

  • 2.7Overall Quality
  • 2.3Helpfulness
  • 3.0Clarity
  • 3.3Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
10/29/13

COS126

Open

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Wonderful, through, a thoughtful. Simply a delight.

11/30/11

anth003

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very, very knowledgeable professor - I thought her lectures were really interesting & I learned SO much. However, when it came to major assignments, I found her directions vague and the professor herself downright unhelpful. Don't expect a lot of guidance. Don't take the class if you want to be coddled.

6/3/11

anthr101

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

what an awful, awful teacher. I hated her course. She belittled students who disagreed with her and was incredibly disrespectful to students if they didn't accept her worldview.

4/29/11

ANTH101

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Liberal to a fault. Assumes because she is the instructor, anything she believes is the way the world ought to be. Instead of providing information and letting students think for themselves, she dictates student responses.

18492287
4/22/11

Anthr101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Incredibly dedicated and passionate about the subjects she teaches. She is involved in a lot of research and publishes a lot. She is a pillar of the university.

18453282
4/21/11

PERMA100

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Terrible teacher, terrible person. The subject was interesting before I heard a word come out of her mouth.

18446604
4/21/11

FEMA100

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Don't reveal you are a conservative or the loving liberal that she is will fail you while cussing you out the door. Intelligence squared.

18445067
4/20/11

FEMA100

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

None, worst attitude ever.

18442163
4/13/10

GRCUS1

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you've taken Introduction to Women's Studies, you've taken Gender, Race and Class in the U.S. It's ridiculous that they are BOTH required.

5/10/08

ANTHWorl

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

She loves to ramble to fill up time. Talks and talks and talks just to fill the remaining part of class. Rushes through material. Has a superiority complex about her being from NY, and openly looks down on Midwesterners. Spends a disappropriate amount of time on gender studies material even when the class she's teaching has nothing to do with it.

4/28/08

ANTworl

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof Lewin went fast during Anthropology and Contemporary World Issues lectures, i had to bring my laptop to get everything down. The TAs were great in going over things in discussion and she is very knowledgeable and adds comments during lecture that are funny and interesting. Doing the readings and attending lecture are required to do well.

5/3/07

THESI101

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Ellen is knowledgable, but has a tendency to get off track or let students that don't know what they are talking about talk about one minute too long.

4/24/07

femanth

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Ellen is a joy to be in class with. She's really fun in a discussion setting and has lots of experiences to contribute. The class wasn't easy, but it was ok and I learned a ton about Feminist Ethnography.

2/1/07

anthSECT

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I actually agree with this Professor about most political views but saw her silencing and shutting people down which was disrespectful and scared people. If she's made up her mind, then she thinks nobody else needs to hear anything more about a view. That's not teaching and it's not feminist either. It's self congratulating in front of students.

8/13/06

Intro.

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

While I'm leftist and generally agree with the majority of Lewin's politics, I was frequently enraged by the way she silences or speaks over more conservative voices in the classroom. Discourse is allowed only within certain boundries. Also, if you have any knowledge of feminist history or theory, you should skip this class. Basic as hell.

9/8/05

hist fem anthro

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

i think this woman is so adorable. i love her class (history of feminist anthropology). she brings so much life and energy to everything we talk about.

10471139
9/2/05

wmn, hlth, hlng

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

4/4/05

Grad seminar

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This professor doesn't tolerate fools or opportunists without caustic comment - may explain the first reviewer's venom. Really interesting readings and lively discussions though often wildly off topic. Wings it, so best when teaching feminist theory or anthropology - avoid otherwise.

3/12/05

wst

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

The other reviewer's comment was really funny to me. This professor never even mentioned men in my class -- maybe that's his problem with her. Very helpful. Everyone in my group project liked her too.

2/20/05

womesns studies

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

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