Robert Trivers at Rutgers - State University of New Jersey

Robert Trivers

  • 4.1Overall Quality
  • 4.0Helpfulness
  • 4.2Clarity
  • 3.8Easiness

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Class
Rating
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2/12/14

Sociology 1001

Accredited

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedB+

Excellent Professor, great content

4/21/13

SOCIALEVO

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He IS as brilliant as they say, and by "they," I mean the handful of people out there who care about social evolution. The kind of stuff he talks about: once you see it, it cannot be unseen. You will realize the truth, but for the price of irreversible social dysfunction. Like the Matrix!!

5/8/12

Ath300

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

They compare him to Charles Darwin. Need I say more? He is by far the most brilliant person I've ever interacted with, but he doesn't have his head too far in the clouds (just enough for this field of study). His honesty about everything is refreshing and helpful in such a deceitful world. He's also great one on one, just amazing all around.

8/1/11

BIO000

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I mean... it's Robert Trivers. If you don't know how famous he is, perhaps you don't deserve the honor of taking his class! But seriously, the guy is a genius (and happy to tell you so himself, haha) and you'll learn things you've never even thought about before. The class is a trip. Easy A if you have a brain and worth every penny.

5/23/11

ANTHR204

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is really based on the lectures, so you have to go and pay attention if you want to do good for exams. I never read the textbook (until exam's which he has two), and attended probably around 2/3 of his lectures and wound up with a B+ for the course. To get an A, attending class is a must, however, his lectures are very entertaining.

5/9/11

Anthr204

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

The course was straightforward but you really have to attend lectures. I thought it'd be a good idea to just read the book a day before the exams and that wasn't the best .. Trivers can be disorganized but he's a good lecturer (from the lectures I did go to).

10/3/10

SociaEvol

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Trivers is a really funny guy. Class is great - gives you a new way of thinking about and understanding social behavior. He's like a legend in the field and it is awesome to be able to learn from him first-hand!

5/17/10

SOCEVOL

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Highly intelligent and knowledgeable. Clearly a very kind and caring individual. Great lecturer with interesting anecdotes. Often lets class out 10-20 minutes early. Tests aren't too hard, but a fair amount is taken from his lectures that isnt in the book.

8/22/08

SOCEVOL

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I think Dr. Trivers is great at what he does. The material is inforamtive and interesting. He is funny n will keep the class interesting with his facts. This man is very knowledgeable with his material. I agree Mr.TA is awesome also, not bad on the eyes, lol

5/13/08

socevo

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Go to every class, pay attention, and study a day or two before exam and you should get at least a B. There is a lot of material in the book that you don't need to read. He gives a study guide before the midterm and final so you'll kno wat you do and don't need in the book. Lectures are a big part of his exams.

4/23/08

SocEv

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Trivers is one of the most entertaining professors I've had at Rutgers so far. He tells funny stories that (generally) have to do with what he lecturing on. Exams aren't tough, just go to teh lectures and teh review and you'll do fine. He does curve but it's not huge. Much props to Rolando de Aguiar for putting up with being his TA.

12/12/07

sociaevol

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

5/12/07

ANTHR349

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This guy is kind of out there, but the class is really easy. I went to about half the classes, studied the night before the final (the only grade in the class), and pulled off a B. There is no book, just print-outs that you are supposed to read for each class which you really don't have to do anyway.

5/31/06

Social Evo

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I thought this class was a waste of time. It would of been interesting and easy if I didnt fall asleep everytime i went. I dunno make sure you drink like 12 cups of coffee

5/18/06

Social Evo

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

What a great guy!!! The material is pretty fascinating and what's even more fascinating is that he coined a bunch of the theories and is continuing his research even now. He's funny too, and extremely generous with grades.

5/16/06

deceit/sel-fdec.

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

His class is very unorganized and he comes to class unprepared. He sits at the front reading through the assigned papers that he hasn't read prior to the class and preaches his opinion at you. If you disagree with his opinion he shuts you out and tells you that you're wrong. Overall this class is a joke.

5/4/06

deceit/sel-f-dec

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

this was a complete joke and waste of time. he's extraordinarily arrogant and thought it was below him to even make a syllabus. wastes class time telling the class how much rutgers is a terrible school. he's an easy grader, but what a waste of time.

4/7/06

Social Evo

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Brilliant. Generous with curving grades. Excellent lecturer and hilarious. Stop reading this and take his freakin' course already!

4/3/06

soc evolution

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

By far one the best teachers at this school! Not only does he present the material in a very interesting and scholarly fashion, but he says some really funny stuff that makes us all laugh. I think the subject matter is fascinating as well, and he makes it all the better by being a great prof. He also is very easy on grading and gives good curves

10/13/05

social evolutio

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you find the subject matter interesting (read up on it in advance) then you will find the course fascinating. He is an absolute expert -- literally ranked close to Charles Darwin himself in terms of evolutionary theory. Coined an important theory himself. A little pompous sonding sometimes, but the course is relatively straightforward.

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