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Bruce Conforth
Professor in the American Studies department
at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
are you Bruce Conforth?
Overall Quality
4.9
Average Grade
B-
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.9
Clarity
4.9
Easiness
3.0
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336 Student Ratings
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12/15/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
AmCult209 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B+
"Amazing lectures" "Respected by students" "Inspirational"

You may have to work for your grade but you'll want to, just like you'll never want to miss a lecture. Bruce respects his students and we respect him back. He's incredibly knowledgeable about virtually everything and he puts every bit of himself into teaching. There's not a more passionate instructor at the University of Michigan.

12/15/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
AC219 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Inspirational" "Amazing lectures" "There for you"

Amazing is putting it mildly. Bruce can take the most average (boring) topic and make it not only interesting but something you'll think about for several days. He's totally engaging and really cares about his students. He's simply the best there is.

12/15/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
AC209 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Inspirational" "Amazing lectures" "Respected by students"

Inspiring! What a great way to describe Bruce and his classes. Take one and your life will change. He's that good!

12/15/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
AC219 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B+
"Amazing lectures" "Inspirational" "Respected by students"

There's little that can be said that hasn't been said in other posts: believe them! Bruce is the best professor at the entire university and anyone who says that someone else is never had a class with him. The experience of taking one of his classes is simply amazing.

12/15/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
AmCult405 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: Not sure yet
"Respected by students" "Inspirational" "Amazing lectures"

This class was a small seminar and Bruce made the topic just come alive. Every lecture and the subsequent discussions were remarkable. Bruce is a world-class expert in his field and taking a class with him is a masterful experience.

12/15/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
AC209 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: Not sure yet
"Amazing lectures" "Respected by students" "There for you"

Bruce is without doubt the best professor at the entire university. Other professors are good but Bruce is amazing. No one else comes close to being as inspiring as he is, as knowledgeable about as many different topics, and as caring and genuine as he is. You must take a class (or more) with him before you graduate.

12/11/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
amcult 209 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A-
"Amazing lectures" "Hilarious" "Inspirational"

Bruce is one of the best teachers I've ever had. He is passionate about what he teaches and clearly loves his job. Attendance is not mandatory, although he assigned weekly reaction papers, it is very easy to write them based off of the power point and they're only 1 page double spaced. Bruce is great and I would love to take another class with him.

12/10/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
AC209 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: Not sure yet
"Respected by students" "Amazing lectures" "Inspirational"

Dr. Conforth is the most amazing professor at the entire University of Michigan. His lectures are amazing and he really cares that you understand and learn the material. He's far less interested in you memorizing facts than he is in you getting the big picture. If you take one of his classes you'll never want to take a class with anyone else.

12/10/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Amcult 209 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Amazing lectures" "Hilarious" "Inspirational"

Although many students are usually on their laptops, Bruce is a phenomenal teacher who cares so much about the topic. His last lecture was amazing. I am so lucky that I got in his class as a first semester freshmen!

12/10/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
AC219 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: Not sure yet
"Inspirational" "Amazing lectures" "Respected by students"

Folklore was not something I thought I'd be interested in but it was the only class I could take with Bruce before I graduated. I'm so glad I did. He made the subject really interesting and come to life. His lectures were always informative and enjoyable. He makes you want to come to class because he's so inspiring. He's the best of the best.

12/10/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
AmCult209 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: Not sure yet
"Respected by students" "Inspirational" "Amazing lectures"

In 4 years at UM I never had a class or professor as good as this was. Dr. Conforth is amazingly knowledgable about an incredible amount of things, he's inspirational and caring. His lectures are wonderful: funny, factual, experiential. He's simply the best professor at UM.

12/10/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Amcult 209 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Hilarious" "Amazing lectures" "Inspirational"

He's an amazing lecturer and individual and I would definitely recommend anyone to take a class with him simply for that reason. The material in this class was interesting even though it kind of got old. It is definitely not an easy A because your grade is based on a few confusing online quizzes and midtermfinal.

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" "Hilarious" "Inspirational"

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" "Amazing lectures" "Inspirational"

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!

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