Milford Wolpoff - University of Michigan

Professor: Milford Wolpoff
Department: Anthropology
College: University of Michigan
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: ANTHRBIO365
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He has very interesting lectures and is very knowledgeable and respectful toward students. Online, the lectures can sometimes go on longer than the class time and he is not involved much with exams, which were difficult this semester due to issues with the GSI. The concepts were explained clearly, but testing is difficult for no reason
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: ANTHRO101
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
My very first class at the University. Fantastic, eye opening, mind expanding. Has changed my life.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: ANTHRBIO475
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This class was really interesting. Prof Wolpoff is kind of intimidating at first, but he's really friendly and loves when you go to office hours. His lectures are kind of hard to follow, but only the big ideas will be on the exam. They are also entertaining since he has so many stories about all of the anthropologists you learn about.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH365
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is very enthusiastic and willing to help you. His lecture slides are sometimes hard to understand, but if you are confused you can just ask him and he is willing to answer all questions. You can really tell he loves his field and he makes this class interesting.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH365
  • 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 Wolpoff is one of the best professors I have ever had and is by far my favorite Professor for seminars. I highly recommend his grad level class seminars, they are really interesting and he provides so much interesting information. Taking 365 is a prereq, also enjoyable, but I would definitely recommend taking the seminars!
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: ANBIO365
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Having a background in human evolution would make this class much easier. He used a lot of advanced terms and scientific names without explaining. I was always confused in lecture. I had to decipher his slides and learn a lot on my own. The actual info was very interesting once I figured it out though! Discussion is great. Readings arent necessary.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: BIO365
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very enthusiastic and is a leader in the anthrobio field. But if you don't have a general interest in the topic it can be a little difficult and uninteresting.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: ANTHR365
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Wolpoff is hands down my favorite professor at U-M. He is fun to listen to, with good and interesting stories that add to the content of his lectures. The books are a bit hefty and hard to get through - they are quite dense, but overall it's a good experience from start to finish.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: ABIO569
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I really liked him as a professor. He did get off on tangents at times, but I think he made up for it in his grading. I took a grad level class with him and I got an A.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH365
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I took a few classes with Wolpoff during my undergrad and he was my favorite professor at UofM. The class is not difficult as long as you study prior to the exams. Lectures were enjoyable and interesting!
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: ANTHR365
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Wolpoff is tough and his lectures are disorganized but i really enjoyed the class. It was very interesting and I learned a lot! Just be prepared to work hard for an "A"! I had a great GSI too so that helped a lot! I'd recommend 365 if you are an Anthrbio major/minor.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: ANTHR365
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I was very excited to take this class, but I regret it. His lectures are ridiculous, CANNOT follow them. Lab did not help at all, it is a class of its own. Though he seems like a great person, always happy and wanting you to ask questions. But people are so lost they don't know what to ask. Only thing I understood was HIS theory of evolution...
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: ANTHR365
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
totally unable to understand what he talks about, class would be impossible without the study guide
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: ANTHR365
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Wolpoff knows his stuff, but he is so knowledgable that I feel as though he doesn't realize his students are not as knowledgable. The lectures are very dull.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: BANTH365
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Tests were straight forward. Easy lab section. Wolpoff is amazing. Entertaining and funny but the lectures can be hard to follow. Definitely recommend him though. Also, the GSIs were great.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: ANTHR365
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is extremely knowledgeable and has a sense of humor. Very interesting course, although his lectures aren't always very structured. Definitely worth taking his courses, he is world-renowned in the field.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: ANTHR365
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Wolpoff is a very knowledgeable professor-- he has been working in his field of study for decades. His lectures are quite interesting. However, he bombards you with information and does not stress what's important. As a result, the exams are fair, but only because you are given a study guide--I wouldn't have passed the class without them.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: BIOANTH368
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
wouldnt even let people read the paper during class. ask him about mitochondrial DNA--he loves it. not a bad class except he picked course material that supported his minority (and not well accepted) view of human evolution.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: BIOANTHRO565
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Easily the best professor I've had on campus because of his knowledge, skills and style.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: BIOANTH365
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Wolpoff is a good guy, the class itself was just not one of my favs. If you have to take the class you could do worse.
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