Professor Read is such a nice guy! His lectures can get a bit boring, but the subject matter is really boring. His tests are MORE than fair. You don't even have to read the book. As long as you go to lecture, you'll do fine in the class. I got the highest grade, so I'm not lying. The homework is a bit tedious and long and I didn't really see a point in it, but it's easy points and not difficult. I would definitely recommed him if you want to get a good grade. He's one of the easiet Anthro 7 professors there are.
Professor Read is one of the worst professors I've taken this year. Not only is he absolutely boring but he makes everything seem harder and more tedious than it really is. I didn't know one person in the class who understood what he was doing. His notes don't correspond with the homework and neither the notes nor the homework correspond with the tests. If possible, stay away from this guy's class.
Ok, Professor Read actually listens to you while you talk. He is really nice. You almost wouldn't guess he is the chair for the Human Complex Systems Minor Program and that he's a well accomplished Mathamatician, Anthrolopogist, and is really the type of professor that is discovering new research. TEACHING He's just too smart that his lectures are a bit confusing and it is hard to take notes. He uses a lot of pictures and graphs and his powerpoints are good - yet the concepts are a bit complicated and he sort of complicates it more with presenting it in a very mathematical, statistical format. He's well spoken but after a while those big words just start mumbling in your head and you can't figure out what the message is. READER/GRADER The grader sucks, he doesn't hold office hours or provides feedback on your work. FINAL EXAM The final is weird, it's a bit tricky and you can mess up on it very easily. Even ifyou studied you never really feel like you have grasped the concepts. Take him if you want, he's someone very approachable and maybe if you visit him often he can help you with the concepts, but he's very distinguished and busy. TAKE THE HONORS CLASS VERY EASY!
I took his kinship class and while i was very interested in the material before, after i was left confused and half learned. Read is a very nice, caring man but his lectures are confusing and his lecture style is very sloppy. At times he,himself puts up diagrams that once in front of the class has forgotten what the point or connection was. if you have already taken anthro 9 the begining of the class will seem very similar until you get to the complexity that is kinship and at this point the whol class was confused up until the final. while he tries to explain the fact that he is unoragnized at times does not help. there is a midterm and final as well as a family tree project and a second kinship projet. Overall if you can take it with a better teacher do so but Read is a good guy, hes approachable and the class is very do-able.
Professor Read is a very nice man who truly cares about his students. However, I found his class rather boring. The midterm and 1/2 of the final were multiple choice, which I felt was an ineffective way to test knowledge about social systems. I didn't put too much effort into the class and pulled a B+... I think an A would have been completely feasable, had I been more interested in the topic.