Michael Bisson - McGill University

Professor: Michael Bisson
Department: Anthropology
College: McGill University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: 203
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Best prof I've ever had. If you never got the chance to be taught by him, drop by his new office and ask him about archaeology. Be ready to be there for a while though.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: 203
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This was my favourite class. His exams are HARD but it's because you quite literally have to know everything in the slideshows, readings, and what he says, but he's really into the topic. I learned a LOT.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH203
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Really knows his stuff, but does not take the time to help students that struggle through the material. Additionally, content is boring and is not presented in an interesting manner. Professor Bisson's exams are very challenging (especially for arts students with no background in human anatomy). Turned me off archeological anthropology.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH203
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Nice, interesting, funy but HARD, HARD, HARD!
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH203
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He was really interesting, and loved the subject.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Amazing prof, great class. This is NOT a bird course, and the paper was incredibly difficult, but well worth it. He's a fair grader and honestly wants everyone to do well. Uses the whole text book and course pack, so do the readings!!
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH201203
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
The two courses I took with him in first year are still probably the best, most thoroughly informative courses I have taken to date (I am almost finished forth year).
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH201AND203
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He definitely is the best professor at McGill.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Such a great prof. Probably one of the best at McGill. He loves what he does. But very, very difficult class. The term paper is nearly impossible. I don't recommend as an elective. On the plus side, he did bring his cat to a lecture. :)
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very good lecturer, but there's so much information to know...to the point where it feels beyond overwhelming to study for his exams, which are brutal -- the paper is also extremely tedious
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
At last we meet, M. Bisson, legend of Street Fighter II.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Professor Bisson is a clear, understanding, gently funny teacher. Although this class was not entirely what I expected (particularly the very difficult evaluations), the experience was still very enjoyable. Tip: if you have any concerns about anything, bring them up with him; he is very committed to helping his students understand the material.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH203
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is really knowledgeable but he is really really tough. If you're planning on taking him do not take a full course load. Not an easy elective so stay away if that's what you're looking for.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Thought I would major in Archaeology before this class - most boring class I've ever taken. I RECOMMEND NOT TAKING THIS CLASS BASED ON THE IMPOSSIBLE TERM PAPER ALONE!!! I have never done so much work for a paper in my life. Class is boring, Bisson is into it and a great guy but extremely tedious lecturer. Was going to fail the final so I withdrew.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This is not an exaggeration: he is the greatest professor at McGill.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: ANTHALL
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I've taken 201/203/347 with this man, and he is simply amazing. He knows his stuff, is almost literally always in his office, and answers e-mails quickl. For 201 and 203, his TAs have been with him for years and really know their stuff. Definitely not bird courses, but so so so worth taking if you have any interest!!
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great teacher but very very difficult. I took his class as an elective and I might just fail. Mostly my fault though.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is very passionate about what he teaches, and the classes aren't incredibly boring, but I would not recommend this for someone looking for an elective. This class wasn't really worth my time, and although I worked very hard - the exams (short answer/essay format) were extremely difficult .
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Really amazing prof--he is, besides incredibly intelligent, super passionate about the material and conveys this through his lectures. The class is difficult, but definitely worthwhile.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great guy who really loves what he teaches. Super nerdy, but in an awesome way. Although the course is hard, he makes the material really interesting. Worth taking ANTH 201 because of him.
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