All Ratings and Reviews for Marta L De gerdes
prof. de gerdes isnt that bad of a professor. although her lectures do tend to get a little boring sometimes. but i will say this, her class is one of the easiest ge's. midterm consisted of like 10 multiple choice questions, 5 fill in the blanks, and two one page essays. all the terms, and essays are given to u about a week in advance, so there are no suprises. final is basically the same format. there were three group projects that were very tedious, but they were an easy way to get free points towards your grade. in general, just take the class it doenst have that difficult of examinations and the reading is very little.
Anthro 33 was basically an easy class. The reading material was not too interesting to me, but as I got more into it, I found value in it. As far as Professor De Gerdes, I found her to be an ineffective teacher. Her lectures were very disorganized and I found it difficult to relate them to the readings. I attended every lecture and for the most part stayed up on my readings so I'd like to say that I did not attribute to the problem. Towards the end of the year I found her to be a little immature and hostile towards the TA's for some reason. She is only a guest lecturer so I don't think many people will have her but if you have the choice for Anthro 33, take another prof.
De gerdes is not an effective teacher. The lectures and confusing and hard to follow. There
is no order to anything that she teaches and it's hard to understand what she is trying to get across. However, the exams are not too difficult because of the study guides that are prepared for the students. Only take her class if you are desperate. Otherwise, it might be better
to wait around for another professor.
de gerdes is possibly one of the most boring professors i have ever encountered at this school(and I have been here for 7 years) her lectures are so dry, you need a glass of water just tostomach them. ANd the text are quite possibly some of the most useless wastes of paper you will ever encounter. the only good part of the class are the TA's. ANd honestly, I feel for them because De Gerdes can be a real jerk to them.
gerdes is an excellent professor! Her lectures are exicting and inticing. The information she presents is not only rich with content, but they make an individual want to become an anthro linguist. I would highly recommend Gerdes's classes to any individual who is interested in the anthrolinguistic field. Everyone knows that her critics are the people who are failing her class.
The class was exciting and the professor excellent. She may have a different teaching style than some students are interested in but it works.
She was a really bad lecturer. The lectures were incredibly boring and pretty pointless. However, she gave really easy examinations. Im happy i took the class with her.
Proffessor deGerdes is boring, plain and simple. she assigns a phenominal amount of reading, which would be more rewarding if she were better at teaching it. otherwise, its just a phenominal amount of reading. She knows how to make interesting things not interesting. Don't take her classes.
Professor de Gerdes is alright if you don't mind boring lectures and the way she puts down everyone else around her, including her own T.A.s. She may have a softspoken demeanor but after a while you will realize she can be unreasonably unpleasant and rude. She was extremely rude to one T.A. whom she apparently didn't like in front of the whole class on more than one occasion and once almost had a fight with a student during lecture which started because they tried asking her a question about the final.
I'm very pleased that she's only a visiting professor who will not be coming back for next quarter. Here is the breakdown as to what her class consisted of:
-the reading assignments were interesting, for the most part.
-her lectures were off topic and she didn't state the important points enough
-she teaching style is very unorganized
-she exhibits the maturing of a nine year-old
-her exams are easy, the study guide is concise
-the fieldwork was fun, although sometimes you didn't need to know anything about anthro to do well on the assignments.
-the TA's were really understanding of the students and our inability to "get" her.
I don't suggest her as a professor, but I do recommend the class. The class was pretty easy and in the end I'm not upset I took the class with her.
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