Selected Topics in Cultural Anthropology
Spring 2019 - He is one of the most enthusiastic and passionate professor that I’ve encountered so far in regarding to not only teaching the material but explaining it! The class overall is fairly easy if you attend lecture on a regular basis and go to section! The PowerPoint slides are honestly just for him to reference on what he is saying about that weeks subject and relating it back to readings. He does include YouTube videos and a couple movies in lecture as well (talk about fun!) Although the readings are mandatory and are a lot if you miss any he references them in lecture so you have an idea what’s happening but it’s best to go back and skim/read them! There is 1 mid term with 3 short answers and 1 long essay question. There is a paper that’s due but it’s early on the quarter so you don’t have to worry about it during finals. The final is in similar format to the mid term with 4 short answers and 2 long essay questions. Honestly his teaching style and enthusiasm made me excited to go to his class and I would take him again if I could! One of the best anthro professors out there! I highly recommend! He will rejuvenate your excitement and interest in being an anthro major if you’re in a rut on questioning if this is what you wanna do! If you can take this class and introduce yourself to him, especially with going to office hours he appreciates it and invokes new thought!
Fall 2019 - Took this as Race and Gender in Comedy, which was a fantastic introduction to race and gender studies. We had about 2-4 articles of reading per week, all uploaded on CCLE. Never had to buy any materials for this class, and Professor Antoine is very considerate and accommodating to everyone's needs. I loved how the Professor fostered a safe and open environment for discussion of sensitive topics which are relevant to everyone, both through class discussion and weekly reflections. We had one midterm exam and a final paper, which weren't too hard if you kept up with readings and lectures. I really loved this class and recommended it and the readings from it to multiple people when I was taking it, and will continue to do so going forward. 10/10 would take again
Anthro 137 is a must take for any UCLA student. The readings she chooses is very interesting but at times could be too much. The projects she assigns are interesting. The only negative thing about her is that she can be intimidating at times but how many professors aren't. Just take the class. If you have anymore questions just email me.