Ratings for Brandes, S H

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Brandes, S H (ANTHRO 140, Fall 2015)
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Comment: Professor Brande's lectures for Anthro 140 were very relaxed and straightforward. He was very engaging and nice. All of the readings for this class were interesting, and you will do well on the exams as long as you know the general summaries and main ideas of each reading. Additionally, there were a few assignments that were graded very fairly. I highly recommend Anthro 140 to everyone, including non-Anthro majors.

Submitted Dec. 19th, 2015

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Brandes, S H (ANTHRO 140, Fall 2013)
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50
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61
Enthusiasm
83

Comment: Professor Brandes is not very organized in his lectures and it is very hard to get the main point of his lectures. He is knowledgable in what he has studied and is funny. He is very easy in grading both exams and assignments but you will have to read a lot and he is not so helpful in guiding you with specific steps. overall he is alright

Submitted Dec. 30th, 2013

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Brandes, S H (ANTHRO 24, Spring 2012)
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Comment: The class itself was okay. Nothing profound but was very easy. Final consisted of a photo essay.

Submitted Oct. 25th, 2012

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Brandes, S H (ANTHRO 180, Spring 2012)
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50
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71
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13
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35

Comment: Exams are fair, but the class is a complete bore. It makes paying attention, studying, or even going to class such an ordeal that getting a good grade is made so much harder.

Submitted Sept. 5th, 2012

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Brandes, S H (ANTHRO 24, Spring 2012)
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Submitted May 23rd, 2012

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Brandes, S H (ANTHRO 3, Spring 2010)
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81
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68
Enthusiasm
80

Submitted Oct. 18th, 2011

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Brandes, S H (ANTHRO 196, Fall 2011)
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50
Enthusiasm
51

Comment: No exams, just a term project!! The class is really slow moving. The content is interesting, but with such a small class the discussion can be pretty dull.

Submitted Oct. 10th, 2011

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Brandes, S H (ANTHRO 3, Spring 2010)
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63
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50
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61
Enthusiasm
80

Comment: He's a cute old professor with enthusiasm. However, the readings were so much for a certain topic. Grades are half dependent on papers which depends on the GSI. The tests are open ended about vocabulary and an essay you pick from 2 choices.

Submitted May 2nd, 2011

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Brandes, S H (ANTHRO 3, Spring 2010)
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61
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63
Enthusiasm
87

Comment: He is always very enthused about Anthropology, but having this class for an hour and a half at 9:30 does not keep me awake at all. Hour and a half classes don't work for me, I feel if the class was an hour, I would have stayed awake and I would have rated him a little higher. He also seems like a very nice and down-to-earth man outside of class.

Submitted Sept. 15th, 2010

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Brandes, S H (ANTHRO 3, Spring 2010)
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82
Exams
72
Helpfulness
78
Enthusiasm
89

Comment: Enthusiastic and nice professor. He actually went and did a ton of his own research around the globe and has interesting stories. Tests are easy and, if you go to lecture and read the material it should be an easy A.

Submitted Aug. 17th, 2010