Modern Art

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George Baker See Full Profile

Overall 4.2 Easiness 1.7 Workload 1.7 Clarity 4.2 Helpfulness 4.2

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Baker's lectures are very engaging. He is extremely passionate about art, and it comes out through the way he talks. I enjoyed going to lectures. I found him intimidating though, so I never went to his office hours. The class is quite challenging. There is a lot of required reading for each week, so you definitely have to keep up. Discussion is super helpful (attendance is mandatory anyways). My TA was great at explaining the material in detail (Baker only goes over the main points). Midterm and final were a bit tough-- you have to memorize around 70 works of art for each exam (title, artist, year), and there are some essays as well. I recommend this class only if you are interested in learning about art (don't take it just because you need a GE), because there is definitely a lot of work involved, and it would be painful to work so hard for a subject that you don't care for. I personally like art, but I think I will wait a while before taking another art history class because this one was just so challenging, especially since I am a science major.

Jan. 11, 2013
Charlene Villaseñor Black See Full Profile

Overall 4.3 Easiness 1.3 Workload 1.3 Clarity 4.6 Helpfulness 4.1

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Her class was amazing. She is such a great lecturer and so passionate about the subject, that it just makes the class to great.

There is a lot of memorization and I wish there would have been slide IDs, because it would have made the memorization useful. Instead you had to ID an artwork solely in an essay. The tests weren't too bad or lengthy, but be prepared to write quickly.

The essays aren't bad either. The second and longer one was a bit boring and only pertained to the methodologies of art analysis. I wish it would have been based more on the art work from the era we studied, but it wasn't that bad.

I would highly recommend taking her. I hope I have her as a professor again before leaving UCLA.

June 27, 2011
Albert Boime Full Profile > 3.5 Overall 2.0 Easiness 2.2 Workload 3.0 Clarity 3.8 Helpfulness
May he rest in peace. (Jan. 11, 2009)
Albert Boime See Full Profile

Overall 3.5 Easiness 2.0 Workload 2.2 Clarity 3.0 Helpfulness 3.8

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May he rest in peace.

Jan. 11, 2009
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