Ancient Civilizations of Mesoamerica

Richard Lesure

Ancient Civilizations of Mesoamerica

Anthropology department

Richard Lesure

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Easiness of class 1.9
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Grades

Fall 2016
26.1%
21.7%
17.4%
13.0%
8.7%
4.3%
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Winter 2016
17.6%
14.7%
11.8%
8.8%
5.9%
2.9%
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Winter 2010
44.5%
37.1%
29.7%
22.3%
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7.4%
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Quarter Taken: Winter 2016 Submitted Feb. 10, 2017 Grade Received: A

Some people find Professor Lesure to be dry, but my Anthro crew and I thought he was hilarious! He is passionate about his subject and is an overall engaging professor. You will do fine in the course so long as you attend lectures and do the readings - they are both essential to the three take-home midterm papers and the take-home final paper that are assigned. You're only given 48 hours to complete the midterms, and 60 hours for the final, but you can prep ahead of time by doing the readings and the weekly (non-mandatory, but really helpful) reading questions.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted May 4, 2012 Grade Received: N/A

Really great professor, very funny. The material is interesting if you get into it. If you commit to the readings (which are a huge part of the course), then you'll do fine. Pay attention in lecture. He posts lecture slides, but they only say one or two words; he supplements the rest in lecture.

It can be kind of boring, but I found the best thing to do was to at least skim the readings before class.

But overall, he's just a really nice guy, very approachable in office hours and quite funny.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Jan. 27, 2011 Grade Received: N/A

This guy is adorable. He is sooo enthusiastic about his work and wants you to love it just as much as he does. He is kind of geeky and will make a lot of funny jokes. I would recommend his class. He isn't too difficult, just make sure to do the reading.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted April 1, 2010 Grade Received: N/A

I love this guy. Really knows his material, enthusiastic, and really really nice. He gives out 1 page papers on the reading to boost your grade. One midterm, one final only. Short questions and one 3 paragraph essay. He's a really lenient grader, there were like 50 B's in a class of 80. Huge curve will catch you, take him if you can.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 12, 2010 Grade Received: N/A

HES GREAT! He is super enthusiastic about what he teaches, hes super nerdy but in a totally adorable way. He makes all these funny archaeology jokes. He was such a great professor and showed how much he loved the material, that i am no considering maybe becoming a professor.

He made what had the potential to be a boring class very interesting. He doesnt bs around, he gives you review sheets for the final and midterm, and will basically give you the answer to any question you have on the review sheets. He set aside a whole class to go through our final review sheet, and basically just gave us the answers. Hes super nice and very intelligent. The reading was sort of on the heavy side, but you can totally scan it to do your response papers (which he basically gives you a ton of points just for doing)

If you have to take an arch class for your anthro major, take one with him!

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 31, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

The material is awesome, my favorite archaeology for sure. Lesure's lectures are quite unorganized, and he lectures off the top of his head, not my favorite. I like structure to a class, so this bugged me all quarter. The reading is on the heavy side, but he gives you study questions which allows you to pick out the important info (you can scan in other words!). Both tests were made up of questions that came from the study questions, so NO surprises. Lesure is nerdy which is really cool. He has a great personality, and you'll laugh with him a lot. He loves the Early Formative. The average for the midterm was low 80s. I recommend.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 15, 2007 Grade Received: N/A

This class requires you do the readings and attend lecture to do well on the exams. I only split the readings with two other students for a few chapters, but we took notes for the chapters and answered all the questions he gives for the readings. The questions he give for the readings are vital for knowing what to focus on when reading. He also gave a review page for both the midterm and final which were a great help. So attend lecture, take good notes, do all the reading questions or split the questions with other students, and study off the reviews and you'll do very well. He really cares that his students learn and do well in his classes. I wasn't nearly as interested in Mesoamerica as I am now. My final grade: A!

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 8, 2002 Grade Received: N/A

if you are not an antro major it can get somewhat boring (Some Archaeology). grading is based on participation and three out of four (5 pg) papers. papers are all based on articles from your reader. the class only requires one reader and the readings are not too long. Athough his lectures help you to understand the readings, you cannot depend on the lectures for your papers. overall the class is interesting and not too dificult. if you are looking for a class with out too much stress, this is the class for you.

oh yea, i almost forgot, he also stresses on plagiarism, he sometimes dedicates an entire session to it.

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