professor
Matthew Sanger

May 2014

The Rise of Civilization Anthropology V1008y This course is loaded with a vast amount of theory and knowledge. Some of which becomes a bit redundant, but for the most part will hold your attention. If you struggle with putting all the pieces together, as I do, rest easy knowing that there is a group of TA's that are just as well-educated as the professor (some give a few lectures). Matthew Sanger being one of them, made himself available almost 24/7 to help. His discussion sessions helped point out the important aspects of each civilization, and his well informed guidance is invaluable. This is a great course and worth taking to fill that global core requirement.

May 2014

Matt is amazing! He took what is otherwise a very dry subject and made it sooooooo much better. his lectures were great, he was always available, and he was a very fair grader. If you take this class MAKE SURE you get Matt as your instructor as I hear the other grad students are not as good. The class goes through a tremendous amount of information - everything from China to Egypt to South America - plus a bunch of social theories from Marx and other writers. It is difficult to keep everything straight, especially by the end as all of the different cultures tend to get mixed together in my head. But Matt did a great job in using concept mapping and flowcharts to help us study and keep everything together.