Ratings for Briggs, C L

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68

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70
Exams
59
Helpfulness
57
Enthusiasm
80

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Briggs, C L (ANTHRO 160AC, Fall 2012)
Assignments
81
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83
Helpfulness
100
Enthusiasm
100

Comment: Amazing professor and class. So Enthusiastic, and really cared about teaching folklore. Every lecture was interesting, and I couldn't wait to go to class. One of the best classes at Cal. Be prepared for a large reading load and a big folklore composition, along with written exams.

Submitted Jan. 22nd, 2013

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Briggs, C L (ANTHRO 160AC, Fall 2011)
Assignments
80
Exams
100
Helpfulness
42
Enthusiasm
100

Submitted Oct. 26th, 2012

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Briggs, C L (ANTHRO 160AC, Fall 2012)
Assignments
67
Exams
50
Helpfulness
50
Enthusiasm
77

Submitted Sept. 26th, 2012

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Briggs, C L (ANTHRO 160AC, Fall 2011)
Assignments
72
Exams
77
Helpfulness
78
Enthusiasm
76

Comment: He is very passionate about his work and what he researches. However he is very boring, I am not going to lie, everytime I attended his lectures I was asleep. The first lecture is very interesting and makes you excited. If you are a humanities major you will definitely love his class. For more science-interested beings it might be very boring. You don't need to attend lecture to get an A in the class. However when studying for midterms and lectures best to divide the study guide within a study group.It will save your life and make time so you can study for other classes. The study guides he or your gsi's provide you with are priceless. Just memorize them. You will get an A. And don't procrastinate on the collection project.

Submitted July 21st, 2012

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Briggs, C L (ANTHRO 160AC, Fall 2011)
Assignments
78
Exams
66
Helpfulness
64
Enthusiasm
71

Comment: Class is kinda fun since its a lot of stories. Overall it was interesting, but requires a lot of reading.

Submitted May 3rd, 2012

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Briggs, C L (ANTHRO 160AC, Fall 2011)
Assignments
6
Exams
23
Helpfulness
50
Enthusiasm
34

Comment: I came in thinking this might be a very interesting class. However, the majority of readings were incredibly dry and boring, and most of the folklore topics discussed were no better than bs. Also, Briggs assigns a ton of readings for each lecture, and you are expected to memorize and regurgitate everything on the midterm and final. Make sure to start the project assignment early -- it's relatively easy, but it is a HUGE assignment and takes quite a long time to finish. Overall, I think this is a good class if you're willing to put hours into memorizing everything; otherwise I would not recommend this class.

Submitted April 14th, 2012

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Briggs, C L (ANTHRO 160AC, Fall 2011)
Assignments
34
Exams
40
Helpfulness
50
Enthusiasm
83

Submitted Feb. 26th, 2012

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Briggs, C L (ANTHRO 160AC, Fall 2011)
Assignments
100
Exams
24
Helpfulness
27
Enthusiasm
100

Comment: This class isn't very well constructed. The professor tries to be enthusiastic. It was brought down because it was a 90 minute class in the evening and people wanted to go home. Exams aren't too bad -- make sure you do the readings and start your collections early. GSIs aren't the best, but they do try to squeeze all the information they can in a 50 minute discussion.

Submitted Jan. 23rd, 2012

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Briggs, C L (ANTHRO 160AC, Fall 2011)
Assignments
90
Exams
50
Helpfulness
50
Enthusiasm
73

Comment: The content is really interesting, but the class is so huge that it can seem a little hard to get really engaged in lecture. There's just not enough time in lectures to have a discussion or ask many questions. Briggs is a really entertaining lecturer, and if you always go to class you'll notice he gives hints about whats on tests!!

Submitted Oct. 10th, 2011

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Briggs, C L (ANTHRO 160AC, Fall 2010)
Assignments
67
Exams
68
Helpfulness
63
Enthusiasm
65

Submitted Oct. 3rd, 2011