Evolution of Genus "Homo"

Gail E Kennedy

Evolution of Genus "Homo"

Anthropology department

Gail E Kennedy

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  • Engaging Lectures
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  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Often Funny
  • Tough Tests
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Would Take Again

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Winter 2016
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Winter 2010
27.4%
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Spring 2006
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Reviews

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 25, 2002 Grade Received: N/A

A great class to take for learning about human evolution. She is a first rate professor and even if you do write a lot of notes in class, thats what you expect, better than some classes where all you do is stare at the wall and wait for it to end. The paper assignment though is very tough. I took it for CR/NCR just so I could enjoy the class and not be stressed out.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted July 21, 2004 Grade Received: N/A

This class, evolution of the genus homo, should be taken with a grain of salt. Professor Kennedy often makes quite bold claims and has little to back them up. If anyone speaks up about them, she gets defensive and quickly moves on. I started the class thinking she was brilliant and left it thinking she was just egotistical. I think she is the foremost expert in some aspects of anthropology and knows very little about others. She also seems to detest archaeology for some reason, which is strange because everything she studies started with an archaeologist.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 24, 2008 Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Kennedy is great. Her lectures are engaging and she is very knowledgeable about the material. She assigns a decent amount of reading and one very straightforward homework question per week. Her exams are pretty difficult in terms of the amount of details that you need to know, so make sure you go to class because those detailed questions often come from lectures. I went to every lecture and section, did all the homework, and consistently scored A- on the midterm and final, and I ended up with an A+

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Nov. 19, 2008 Grade Received: N/A

Kennedy is a great professor. You will learn a crazy amount from her, but you will have to do the work. You must attend every discussion section. You will have to do a weekly homework assignment (about 1 page response to a question she assigns in class). For the homework responses and the tests you will definitely benefit from doing the readings, definitely skim at the very least. She posts the lecture notes online but a lot of them make absolutely no sense unless you were in class to hear what they refer to. The midterm and final are short answer and essay questions that call on a lot of specific detail. She explains everything really well and definitely gives you the resources to do well in her class. I learned a lot from Kennedy and ended up with a B in the class. If I had been willing to put in a little more work, I definitely could have received an A. This class is doable and enjoyable, but be willing to work for your grade.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted April 14, 2010 Grade Received: N/A

I thought Professor Kennedy was amazing! She's so interesting; I was hooked onto every one of her lectures. Granted, if you're not a huge fan of the history of humans or primate behavior, etc., you probably won't find her class that interesting. But for those who do - she is definitely the woman to learn it from. Her tests were very fair - difficult only in the fact that she expects you to know what's she's discussed in lecture. But she tells you which of the articles she assigns to concentrate on, so there is definitely nothing to complain about for the readings. She also posts the lecture slides, so for those who prefer slides to writing, that was available. We had a weekly one page essay for our reflections to a question she would ask, and we had one midterm and one final. I didn't do very well on the midterm, but studied harder for the final and ended up with an A in the class. Overall, I would definitely recommend Kennedy for she's one of the most interesting professors I've had the pleasure to have at this school.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2016 Submitted March 27, 2016 Grade Received: A

121C is an amazing class for Anthro majors or anyone interested in Evolution. Professor Kennedy is amazingly kind in office hours and willing to help everyone grasp concepts. She held two study sessions, one for the midterm and one for the final. I recommend that when taking this class you create a schedule of when to tackle the readings (there are a lot) and keep up with it on your own. Professor Kennedy goes through the slides during class, but she doesn't give deadlines or a timeline for when to get readings done, so that will have to be managed on your own. Otherwise, a really great class with engaging material!

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  • Uses Slides
  • Needs Textbook
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Often Funny
  • Tough Tests
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Would Take Again

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