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Karl Lorenz
(Sociology)


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Positive Comments (9)

Subject: You shouldn't Judge a Book by It's Cover...  (Oct 05 2010, 02:52AM)
Student: Ed Zink (Political Science BSED)
Class:Physical Anthropology (121) (A-)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 Upon reading all the comments here on Ship underground... I was scared initially walking into the class considering that negative comments & neutral comments made up 70% of his review. However, at ship he has been one of the more pleasant surprises in terms of faculty. He knows the information, is always available during office hours (Encourages you to come in), and is enthusiastic. What more could a student ask for. The material is challenging to a degree, but most of the people I see that have problems in the class don't take it seriously. If you do the readings, study every now and then, and go to class, it's not hard to do well. I just don't understand the ratings here. I got really sick and he let me make up quizzes? He's a nice guy, take him and do the work. You'll be fine!
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Subject: I liked his class  (Apr 01 2010, 04:26AM)
Student: Anonymous (Psychology)
Class:Cultural Anthropology (B+)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 I thought this class was extremely easy and not completely boring either. There were enough grades in the class that if I didn't do well on something, I didn't need to stress. I would take it again in a heart beat.
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Subject: Interesting subject matter  (Jan 13 2007, 09:26AM)
Student: Anonymous (History BA)
Class:Intro to Archaeology (B)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 Dr. Lorenz is not as bad as a lot of people say. I understand why some people say he's arrogant...but I think they mistake his passion for Anthropology as haughtiness and smugness. I feel that he is a very dedicated teacher and approaches things in a simple, positive way which reinforce the main objectives of his discipline. The exams require you to read the texts and take good notes (not just the outlines he provides)...and the group project was very easy to do. All-in-all...if you have any interest in the subject-matter you will do very well.
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Subject: go to class  (Jun 05 2006, 04:33PM)
Student: Anonymous (marketing)
Class:cult anthro (A)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 Go to class...take notes from his slides...do the little work he has u do.....dont sleep during the videos because they are usually essay questions...do all of that and you earned yourself an easy A.
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Subject: easy  (Apr 13 2006, 08:27AM)
Student: Anonymous (biz)
Class:cult anthro (B)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 This guy is easy...come to class...take the notes... skim through the book...study for at least 2hrs before the test and u will get a B.
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Subject: Serious about his work  (Jan 15 2006, 06:41PM)
Student: Anonymous (Anthropology Minor)
Class:Archaeology (A)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Dr. Lorenz is really serious about his work and about trying to get you to learn, so he's also going to take your work seriously. His class isn't a cakewalk, but it's not that bad, other than reading, he doesn't assign alot of stuff out of class. However, readings and things on videos in class can appear on tests and quizzes, so be prepared. His tests and quizzes aren't bad if you study, though. He's a nice guy and really dedicated to teaching and if you like the subject and give some effort, you'll do fine.
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Subject: K.G. Lore!  (Nov 02 2004, 05:07PM)
Student: Anonymous (El. Ed.)
Class:Intro to Archaeology (--)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 K.G. Lore is the man. He knows a lot about the topic, and it's quite clear that he loves what he teaches. If you're looking for an interesting elective or have always wanted to know about Archaeology, take K.G.Lore
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Subject: give a guy a break  (Feb 13 2004, 07:40PM)
Student: Anonymous (Psychology)
Class:ANT 111&120 (A-)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 Come on hes not that bad sure there is 3 chapter to read every week and he allway goes a couple mins over. BUT his notes are avalable online and he is a all around nice guy. sure he's a little boring but he is just obsesed w/ anthropology and wants to pass it on to his students. we should have more teachers that care as much as he does.
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Subject: He's ok  (Oct 17 2003, 01:35PM)
Student: Anonymous (history)
Class:arch. (B+)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Not a bad teacher, a little boring at times. Mutlichoice questions and essays on test.
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Negative Comments (13)

Subject: Uses Position to Preach His Beliefs  (Nov 21 2008, 05:49PM)
Student: Anonymous (History/Social Studies Education)
Class:Cultural Anthropology (--)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 The man obviously knows his stuff, and you will learn about Anthropology. However, he's also very opinionated, and will let you know about it during his class. I usually agree with his views, but I really do not care what he has to say. He can use any opportunity to segway into the mistakes of the Republican Pary, George Bush, or the Iraq War. And again, while I do agree with most of his points, I did not sign up for Karl Lorenez's views on current events, I wanted to learn about cultural anthropology. Unfortunately, with Lorenz, you get both. In addition, he seems quite hostile to any sort of spiritual view, specifically Christianity. In general, he seems to be one of those people who believe that because they have a Ph.D, they are an authority on all subjects, and their opinions are the correct ones. The class itself was not bad, however, his self-importance and frequent preaching is reason enough for me to never take another class with the man.
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Subject: Please read to maintain sanity  (Nov 17 2008, 01:34PM)
Student: Anonymous (Criminal Justice)
Class:Physical Anthropology (C)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 I have never actually done one of these reviews before, however, I feel that I must warn students about to take this course as to what to expect. The man is arrogant, and if you hold any religious belief, prepare to keep it to yourself. He takes a lot of opportunities both in class and on tests/quizzes to remind you that physical/science realm=good, religion/faith=bad. The course started off reasonably enough, a slight challenge, but if you put a reasonable amount of time and effort into it, you will do just fine. However, several weeks into this hell ride, it took a turn for the worse. There was essentially a quiz or test every other week for the entire semester. And as time went on, the tests/quizzes got incredibly difficult, almost to the point of impossibility. To give you perspective, I studied a solid week (an hour a day) before a test, and received a C on it. This is not an exaggeration. I am taking two 400 level courses in other departments, and I have never faced a course like this before. I, in fact, in my 4 years at this college, have never had a course cause me so much stress, anger, and frustration. The semester is not even over at this point, and I want to rip my hair out. I hope you know latin as well, because words such as sahelanthropus tchadensis and ardipithecus kamidus and proconsul africanus and aegyptopithicus are all common words used now. Expect to go to every class, and prepare to take the most detailed notes you have ever taken. If you miss a class, test, or quiz, God (oh wait not in this class) help you. The exams go into the most detailed information that I have ever seen. I have heard nothing but negatives from people who have had to repeat this exact course who are now sitting in my class, hoping that they too will pass. This is 121, not a grad course, but it will make you feel like you should be getting your doctorate. I want to truly tell you to stay away from this course. It may prevent me from graduating on time. If I were to do it over again, I would have taken chemistry or physics (both of which I despise). Take this advice for what it is worth, but know that you are not and cannot coast through this course, and that if you are not willing to give up much a social/work/anything but anthropology life, then run as fast as your undergraduate a** can take you away from it.
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Subject: The worst teacher ever  (Dec 29 2006, 06:17PM)
Student: Anonymous (exercise science)
Class:physical anthropology (C)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 This teacher was just downright horrible. He was very intelligent but he basically just preached the whole class. I felt like I was learning my doctorate in this class. He is very intelligent but is not competent when it comes to teaching!!!!! IN OTHER WORDS HE SUCKED!!!!!
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Subject: Impossible  (Dec 21 2006, 12:51PM)
Student: Anonymous (Comm./ Journ.)
Class:Physical Anthropology (B)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 I took Physical Anthro. as a free elective in my senior year as an easy 100 level class. I was very shocked when he taught the class like a 400 level. The tests were very difficult and the quizzes were pretty much impossible. He lectured us about how we need to learn to write everything he says down, but with words no one can understand, or spell for that matter, it is pretty impossible. Example, test average for his 3 classes on one of the tests was 70%, 65%, and 49%. He thinks we are anthropologists in training or something. Avoid him at all costs.
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Subject: Tests  (Nov 15 2006, 08:10PM)
Student: Anonymous (Sociology)
Class:Physical Anthropology (--)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 How much information can somebody remember? On his study guides there's prolly over 100 questions worth of information with his tests only being about 50. He expects you to know everything that comes out of his mouth, no matter if he puts it on the overhead or not. People would tell him to slow down and he would say, well if u printed out the note outlines u wouldnt have this problem. I've never in my life heard a teacher say that. Then a few days before his last test I went to ask him for help about studying better and it seems as though the whole time I was there I was bothering him. He was really no help at all. He just passed back his 2nd test and 22 people failed. Thats gotta tell you something there. So I would not recommend his class.
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Subject: Do not take this class.  (Nov 14 2006, 03:58PM)
Student: Anonymous (cj)
Class:physical anthropology (--)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 I'll admit that Dr. Lorenz knows his stuff and he elaborates well in class. BUT he gives a novel worth of notes and talks for the full hour and fifteen minutes that I have him during class. His exams are impossible. I studied my notes and got 70's on every exam. It's for the most part impossible to get an A on anything in there except for maybe the 20 point quizzes. Bottom line don't take Dr. Lorenz for Physical Anthropology...it may be one of the hardest GenEds at Shippensburg University.
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Subject: Frustrating!  (Apr 07 2006, 08:36AM)
Student: Anonymous ()
Class:Intro to Archaeology (C+)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Dr. Lorenz is SO arrogant, and he sure loves the sound of his own voice. He does know his stuff, but he talks down to the class all the time. If you don't understand something and ask a question, he will make you feel as though you shouldn't have asked in the first place. His tests are HARD. If you're an Anthro minor, you're going to have to take him for Archaeology. It just won't be a pleasant experience.
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Subject: The Darwin Reincarnate…  (Dec 14 2005, 11:28AM)
Student: Anonymous ()
Class:Physical Anthropology (--)
 14 of 39 students found this review helpful.

  I dont know if it was the prof or the class that sucked. Before taking this class everyone said that he was a good prof for Cultural Anthro so I thought he would be good for Physical as well... I was wrong. I don’t know if it was the fact that he had a grudge against everyone who took his class or what it was. He pretty much told us all that we took the class to get out of taking chem or bio. I think he hated that. He could have made the class a lot better if he wasnt worried about making people pay for taking it. You would think that a prof would want people to take his class... I dont know if it was him bashing all religions known to man on the first day of class or if he was just really that bad of a prof. What I do know is that everyone at ship should stay away from Lorenz for this class. And I think that he and his bag of skulls need to be reminded that this was a GEN-ED. I studied more for his tests than I ever have for any class before and the least he could have done was make sure his notes were in order so we weren’t scrambling during class to copy the notes… It is possible to do well in his class but you have to study above and beyond what you should for any other Gen-Ed. Either that or have aspirations of becoming an Anthropologist. Overall, the class sucked and the professor sucked for the class. Chemistry and Bio would have definitely been a better choice than this class for the Gen-Ed category.
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Subject: you must love anthropology  (Nov 02 2005, 12:24AM)
Student: Anonymous (Psychology)
Class:North American Indians (--)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 Lorenz is a nice enough guy, but unless you absolutley love anthropology do not take him for an upper level anthro course. I made the mistake of taking this class as an elective, and I had to withdraw before the midterm. He loves the subject so much that he goes off on tangents a lot, which usually results in class running over a few minutes. The class is not structured in any way. You are responsible for knowing anything that has come out of his mouth, anything from any video he has shown, as well as anything from the endless pages of reading he assigns. He also requires two fieldtrips. One is to DC on a Saturday and the other is a day trip during the week to Carlisle. Not so bad, more of just a drag. I think he could improve as a professor by outlining the important things for the tests instead of expecting us to write down every single word he says. He gives you 10 possible essay questions, in which you only need to write about 2 or 3 for the test, but you really have to know all 10 because he can choose any of them. Overall, too much work and time put into this course. But again, if it is your subject and you like a challenge, go for it.
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Subject: Deans List ...B- is not good enough  (Sep 27 2005, 12:21PM)
Student: Anonymous (Anthro minor)
Class:Intro to Arch (B-)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 His notes were organized. That is really the only nice thing I can say about the guy. No one ever came to class so after we got the tests back and the class average was a low C he said it was because people weren't in class. But I went to every class and have been on the Dean's List every semester. I was one of the people getting the low C but he never realized that it was his questions that were difficult and not because people did not show up.
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Subject: He's arrogant  (Oct 08 2004, 03:32PM)
Student: Ash (Social Work)
Class:N/A (--)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 He's an arrogant and useless prof. He talks and talks down to the class. He thinks he is right, and if you don't agree with him, you are wrong. You can take a class with him, but you'll be bored and disappointed.
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Subject: worthless  (Jan 07 2004, 04:58PM)
Student: Anonymous (Sociology)
Class:cult anthro (C)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 This man is useless as a professor. He is arrogant and belives that he is right no matter what. The whole class disagreed with him on a test question and he would still not admit it was a bad question. Avoid this man like a plague if you want a decent grade.
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Subject: totally full of himself  (Dec 02 2003, 09:46PM)
Student: Anonymous ()
Class:intro to anthro (--)
 14 of 39 students found this review helpful.

 This guy is so into himself and hearing himself talk its crazy! He takes this class way too serious for a gen ed. I was smart and took it pass fail, but came really close to failing. and i actually did the work and attened the class. I don't know how other antro profs are, but they have to be better than this guy
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Subject: Not sure..  (Mar 27 2008, 02:26PM)
Student: Anonymous (Soc)
Class:Cult Anthro (--)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 After the 1st day of class I thought he was very arrogant. He comes off as someone who thinks he is superior and seems to belittle students whenever they do not know an answer. His class consists of 4 quizzes, 3 tests and 3 short 2 pg papers. His quizzes were easy but I didn't do great on his tests. Overall, he was okay but the information a bit difficult to process.
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Subject: not what you expect  (Mar 30 2006, 02:41PM)
Student: Anonymous (Art)
Class:intro to archeo/ culteral anth (--)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 I personally feel that the classes aren't that hard if you actually show up, and write the notes, and study. He definitely loves to hear himself talk, so be prepared to listen to him ramble on and on and interject during movies. I have learned a lot from these classes, but by no means is it really easy, nor really hard.
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Subject: go to class  (Apr 27 2005, 05:03PM)
Student: Anonymous (El Ed)
Class:Cultural Ant 111 (C)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 If you go to class you'll be fine. There a lot of opportunities for extra credit and the quizzes are so easy if you skim over the chapter and pay attention in class. You might fall asleep during the movies, I definitely did. I could've gotten a better grade but I'm not good with attendance. Not that difficult but he is kinda arrogant.
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Subject: I Think He's a Prick  (Jan 15 2005, 01:17AM)
Student: Stephanie (Communication/Journalism)
Class:Intro to Archaeology (C+)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 First, the class was archaeology, which is kind of boring to me. Second, the class was held in Gilbert, a dirty, smelly, hot-as-hell, old building. Third, it was at 9:30am which is early for me. So, I went into this class hating it. Lorenz's attitude didn’t help. He is rather full of himself and does not really like people challenging him (and by challenging, I mean asking questions or asking him to clarify something). He’s available in his office hours, but again talks down to you. I feel that the amount of material he went over and what he expected people to know was a bit much for an intro class. I never read the book and because I hated him and hated the class, I barely studied. I skipped more classes that semester in his class than I have the other 7 semesters I have been at Ship. If you go to class and take his notes and study, you should do fine. Sometimes in class, you get into groups and analyze articles or other worksheets, but at random. So, attendance is important. There were three tests, non-cumulative. He gives extra credit questions on the tests, normally based on some minute detail gone over in a video he showed. The tests were mostly multiple-choice, with one essay (like a page) and some matching. One group presentation that was pretty easy. Warning: He has these outlines he asks the class to print out and bring to class so they're prepared and know what he's talking about. He follows the outlines, but switches from the top half of one outline to the middle of another to the bottom of another. I'm anal-retentive and that bothered me more than anything in the world. The outlines are not even properly organized and the first few weeks I actually typed my notes. Who the f*ck types their notes (Part of the reason I stopped going to class) If you need the professor to be organized, don't expect it from Lorenz. I would recommend Loveland or James for any Anthro class.
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Subject: creepy but nice  (Dec 03 2003, 03:33PM)
Student: Anonymous (communication/journalism)
Class:intro to archaeology (--)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 lorenz treats his students like they are still in high school and doesnt give them credit for knowing ANYTHING. it IS a 100-level class though and i think most of the students were freshmen, so thats a little more understandable...im a senior who took it as an elective, so its probably not as bad as it seemed to me. he's a pretty nice and understanding person, very reasonable. he's kind of creepy though, just the way he talks, but that's not really a big deal. he's just weird. but he is cool if you have a problem or need extra help.
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Subject: One word...caffeine  (Aug 29 2003, 03:10PM)
Student: Erin (Comm Journalism)
Class:Physical Anthro and Archaelogy (C)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 Karl is a great guy, understanding and down to earth. He is WAY into his areas of study and wants you to know as much as he does. He loves it and you can tell! But that means he keeps you till 5 minutes after class ends and he rambles and expects you to know lots of stuff you don't have a chance in hell of remembering...If you're into it though, by all means, you can learn a lot from him!!
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