Maria Liston - University of Waterloo

Professor: Maria Liston
Department: Anthropology
College: University of Waterloo
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH102
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Liston is extremely passionate, which makes her lectures engaging and interesting. She is always available over email and is happy to set up a meeting despite juggling a lot of classes. She made it clear she wanted her course to be easy and enjoyable. We are very lucky to have such an amazing professor of anthropology at UW.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: 355
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
A truly wonderful person. Cares about her students and is very smart. We are lucky to have her as a professor.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH455
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She is an amazing prof and an even better person! Her lectures are clear and she is always there to help. Best prof I've ever had!
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: 305
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
She is so interesting and such a nice person!
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH455
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Hands down the most amazing prof I have ever had!
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH355ANT455
  • 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:
Most amazing professor ever! She is super helpful and a wonderful person!
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
My lowest mark thus far in University. The midterm exam was 15 matching, 15 fill-in-the-blank and 50 multiple choice, in 50 minutes, which was absolutely ridiculous.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH455
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
ANTH 355 and 455 are great courses. If you aren't interested in the subject matter don't take it. It is a lot of work, but it's very interesting. I really learned a lot.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH321
  • 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:
Anth 101 was the first class I took when returning to my university studies and Liston was the prof. Amazing! I loved every minute, made it my major and have been lucky enough to have had her twice since. I got a 97 and haven't looked back since!
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: ANT101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I love Maria Liston. I took her at ACC in the early 1990's for a few courses and found her to be wonderful and SEXY at least back then but it has been a while. Got straight A's. Yeah, I studied. T.M here blowing you a kiss Maria, lol.
Rating # 11
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:
One of the best classes I have ever taken at UW. Helpful, always available and reliable. Liston was respectful towards students and did her best to ensure that everyone understood lectures and readings. Necessary to attend classes and read the text book but overall, a great class and an amazing prof.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I don't understand why people say that Dr.Liston is arrogant or rude--she is a wonderful, kind, helpful lady who is profoundly interested in her work, and the work of her students. She is always available during office hours or after class for questions if somehow a student doesn't understand her crystal-clear lecture style. All-in-all a great prof
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This is NOT A BIRD course, and I think that a lot of people come into it thinking that, so she makes it even harder lol Hard exams that are extremely detailed. Very interesting material, I loved the course, but did poorly when compared to my other marks. Take it to learn something new, not to get a high mark.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH101
  • 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:
holy crap i thougth i was goign to ace this class...did not happen. this prof is really nice but her exams are just so detailed. Very detailed. Good prof though.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH101
  • 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:
I really really liked the material in this class but the prof was insane ! She singles you out if you come late or leave early (and what if you had an appointment or an emergency??). She's extremely rude and blames her mistakes on the TA's. The tests were based on a lot of tiny details rather than on majority of the course content. Not impressed..
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: ANTHR101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I am an A student. I have all 80's in every other class but not this one. When she says she's not trying to weed students out, she is definetly lying. Her tests are hard !! She doesn't always cover the important information but rather details. She's intelligent but arrogant do not expect any lieniency. Leave your interest in maria anthro as interes
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
A teacher who knows her stuff. However, she has no people skills at all. Very condescending and that seems to rub off on her T.As. I've graduated from 2 other universities and never experienced such arrogance. As a 30 year old student, she needs to realize that the characteristics of a student are changing. We all don't skip class and arrive late.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH321
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Good lecturer - pretty picky marker, can be snappy sometimes
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
You guys think she's arrogant because you're the dumb people who come in 45 mins late for a 50 minute class. She's the best!! I just sit in my seat listening to her awesome-cool stories and then laugh when she yells at someone for coming in late/not turning their cell phone off/leaving early. It's the best class!!
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Some people obviously don't come to class or come to class late. Dr.Liston's strict with her policy on tardiness and rightly so. The lecture hall she teaches in isn't arranged well and it's very annoying if entire rows of people have to get up to accomodate a person who shows up 10 min late. Dr Liston simply speaks for the majority. V.good teacher!
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