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Bruce Conforth
Professor in the American Studies department
at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
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Overall Quality
4.9
Average Grade
C+
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.9
Clarity
4.9
Easiness
3.0
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11/28/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
AMCULT 209 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Respected by students" "Inspirational" "Hilarious"

Any class with Bruce Conforth is a class you should take.

11/25/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
AmCult209 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Respected by students" "Inspirational" "Amazing lectures"

This class was the most entertaining and the most educational class I've ever had. Bruce Conforth is without doubt the most inspiring professor at the University of Michigan. Take his class and you'll never skip one and you'll want to take everything he teaches. He's truly a legend!

07/02/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
AC337 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A-

I loved this class and couldn't bear the idea of ever missing it. I had NO knowledge of the subject matter beforehand, I just wanted to take a class with Bruce before I graduated. I'm SO glad I did and now I have a tremendous appreciation for the music we studied. Bruce is BEST!

07/02/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
AC208 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

There just isn't enough that can be said about how great this class was. I know most people on here say that, but it's true! Bruce is the MOST passionate and knowledgeable professor that's possible. He isn't as easy you you might think either, but he really makes you THINK about culture and America is new and unique ways. He's fabulous!

05/18/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
AC337 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B+

In my four years at UM Bruce easily passes as my favorite professor. He defines passion. The excitement and dedication he shows toward the material is infectious to his students. You can't help but be enthralled by him and the topic. HE IS AMAZING!

04/30/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
AC337 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

It's easy to tell how much Dr. Conforth loves teaching, and because of that he's really inspiring. This was a very, very good course. Quite frankly, he is a living legend among faculty at Michigan!

04/30/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
AC208 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

In this class you could tell that with each lecture Bruce not only had a deep knowledge of the material, but a real passion for the subject, and that he was really invested in each and every student as well. He's clearly the most passionate professor at the University!

04/29/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
AC208 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Unbelievable semester with the most unbelievable prof. I'm in awe of this man's life and expetriences and how much he brings to the classroom!

04/29/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
AC337 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great class, great prof, really knows his stuff, very entertaining and highly informative. Take any of his classes and you won't regret it! They'll change the way you think about eduication and life.

04/29/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
AC208 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I totally disagree about the books thing. The books that were assigned for this class were really fascinating and if you didn't read them you missed out on something. The book about hipness in American was really great! and Bruce did post another whole book on Ctools that's out of print that was excellent! Awesome class.

04/29/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
AC208 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He's a harder grader than you'd think, but he's fair. You have to know the material to get a good grade the midterm and final. But moreover he's the most interesting and informative professor at UM. If you want to REALLY learn something, and about life, take any of his classes. I've had three now and they were great!

04/29/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Amcult 208 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

There are 2 exams and 3 quizzes. The quizzes are on the weekend and are taken on Ctools. If you are unable to take the quiz he opens it another time. He had a ton of office hours. The exams are essay style. You get 4 questions and write about them for about a paragraph or 2. Don't buy the books; I never used mine. As everyone has said, he is great.

04/24/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
AC208 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Unquestionably the finest class by the finest instructor at the whole university. What can I say that hasn't been said before? Dr. Conforth is simply a remarkable, compassionate, caring, knowledgable, incredible professor. Hail to Dr. Bruce Conforth! Give him another Golden Apple!

04/24/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
AC208 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Bruce is just the most awesome teacher. He has so much going on that other professors can't even come close to. If you never take a class with him you really weren't at UM!

04/24/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
AC208 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This class was amazing, inspiring, controversial, intriguing, educational, informative, stimulating, and most of all really fun. Bruce is the best lecturer in the world!

04/23/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
AMCULT 337 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Bruce is simply the best, one of the greatest lecturers at UM. Taking another class of his next semester. Everyone needs to take a class with Bruce during their undergrad career. And don't miss the last lecture! So touching and enlightening. I recommend his classes to all of my friends.

04/22/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
AMCULT 208 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Simply incredible. The best professor you will take at the University. Truly loves and cares about his students.

04/22/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
AC407 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This was a seminar and run like a real discussion give and take of ideas. It was really stimulating and Bruce's first-hand knowledge of the artists and the folk scene really made the class vibrant and alive!

04/22/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
AmCult208 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

The most important thing abouit Bruce's classes are that in addition to proividing you with real scholarship on the topic and real world experience is how he also manages to teach you about life. Almost no professors do this and yet it's probably the most important thing you can ever get out of a class. Thank you Bruce!

04/22/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
AmCult337 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Really excellent class. Conforth has the real deal world experience with the blues and so learning from him is really learning from an expert. There was no way I could have learned from a more knowledgeable person. This class was great!

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