James Garber - Texas State University

Professor: James Garber
Department: Anthropology
College: Texas State University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: ANT3305
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He was an awesome teacher
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: ANT3305
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This course with this professor has been around forever. I took it many many years ago. Friends who can't remember anything about college remember this class and the fresh, cool perspective Garber offers. If you miss classes, it will hurt you, in grades and in the coolness factor of your future life conversations.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: ANT3305
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
3 tests which account for 100 % of your grade. No wiggle room! Lots of reading outside of class and no ebook option so if you need one for accommodations GOODLUCK! Sometimes funny but other times his jokes cross a line. Nice guy but hard setup for his class.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH3305
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Garbs is awesome and really knows what he is talking about, lectures are interesting, he doesn't take attendance but don't skip often because you will miss out on something cool. His tests appear easy but he can be tricky, go to lecture and take notes, you'll be fine. He's funny and cares about the material.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: ANT3305
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS! He does not take the subject matter seriously, and instead uses this class as an excuse to present his own personal opinions through his very much western-centric lens. This could've been my favorite class due to my natural interests, but instead it was cringe-worthy and underwhelming.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH3305
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
One of the most interesting courses I have ever taken!! I learned SO much but it is not an easy class. Write down everything because he won't post anything online but its such a fun class that it is easy to go to.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH3305
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Go to class. The power points are not available online and the itinerary in the syllabus is a joke. The class is interesting enough even though a lot of Garber's information is outdated. The dude still knows a lot of stuff. Test are easy. I expected a lot out of this class and would say that this class let me down just a little bit. Still good
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: 3305
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
One of the most enjoyable classes I have taken yet. He does NOT give extra credit, The 3 exams make up your entire grade, so if you don't average a 90 on your exams, don't expect an A. I scored a high B in the class, and I think I missed one lecture. The exams are difficult. Take great notes, read the readings, and enjoy a pretty great class.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: 33453305
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I signed up for Archaeology of Mexico and the infamous Magic, Ritual, and Religion classes with high expectations. I was gravely disappointed. Archaeology of Mexico was okay, but he was not clear on definitions, expectations, or tests. MMR, however, was really just his platform to talk about recreational drugs and bash religions.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH3305
  • 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's awesome, lectures are clear and he's pretty straight forward on everything he speaks about, attendance isn't mandatory but he doesn't post powerpoints or lecture information on tracs so you might want to attend, but his class flies by since he includes videos and mentions related information from today to help you better understand the topic.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH3305
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Everyone loves this professor and it's totally clear why now. The man thinks he is a comedian and his classes are easy. However, he's always off topic, youtubes constantly, the readings are really dry and his tests are full of trick questions. He has a large ego and and no desire to have any control whatsoever over his students. Take at own risk.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: 3305
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
One of my favorite teachers at Texas State. This guy knows what he is talking about and you will learn so much from him. He is awesome!!!
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH3305
  • 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:
His lectures are very detailed, but he goes off topic often. Tests are 95% lecture and there are alot of trick questions on test. I didn't study enough, so i got a C.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH3305
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I took his magic ritual and religion class. Very interesting. I learned so much in this class about really random things. He tells a lot of stories (funny/awkward ones too). His test are really dificult though so be prepared to study! this is not a blow off class! Although he says attendence isint mandatory, his test are 95% what he says in lecture
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: ARCHMEX
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
REVIEW FOR ARCHAEOLOGY OF MEXICO: NOT like his other class, tests are essays and there is a LOT of material. Very interesting though, wonderful class--i learned a lot. He has experience in the region and he still tells funny stories. Be prepared to study really hard though! this class is not as easy as magic rit. & religion.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH3305
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Most of his tests come from his lecture. He is funny and very interesting but you have to pay attention and not get side tracked by his stories. It is hard to not get lost in his lecture so be careful because that can result in trouble on the tests. He doesn't offer any curve or extra credit. Tests are tricky. He doesn't give reviews.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: ANTHMRR
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Good guy. Smart and fun. Not a blow-off class.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH3305
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
As an anthropology major i think he's interesting and entertaining. He kind of makes fun of people's beliefs though. However, I'm a religious person, and i wasn't bothered by the course, so don't be scared off by the other comments if you're religious. In fact this class was my favorite of the whole semester.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH3305
  • 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:
GREAT TEACHER! Attending class is a must as 95% of his tests are based on his lectures. The class is by far the most interesting I have ever taken! Readings are fairly easy. I suggest skimming through them or at least knowing the main points. Tests are fairly decent...sometimes there are some tricky questions so take good notes!
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: ANTH3305
  • 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:
Awesome teacher! just pay attention, come to class, read a bit, and you can make a high b or even an A if you try... Most interesting class i have ever had! be careful though, he writes trick questions on his tests, don't laugh out loud when you read them!
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