Contemporary Asian American Communities

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Victor Bascara See Full Profile

Overall 3.2 Easiness 2.6 Workload 2.2 Clarity 3.2 Helpfulness 3.6

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Professor Bascara seems to be a very nice man but I had a difficult time relating his lectures to the materials that were covered. There are abundant readings (which was expected since the class was a 5 units course) and the professor expected us to understand the main points for each readings(many of them were pretty lengthy readings that took a lot of time). We had one additional book to read for the final.
Overall, the class was not extremely hard though was not worth of all time consumed reading the course articles. The lecture was unclear and unrelated that I almost felt like I was self-studying the matter. The words professor used were unnecessarily difficult and sophisticated, which made the lecture even more confusing and unclear.

June 17, 2011
John Delloro See Full Profile

Overall 4.7 Easiness 3.2 Workload 3.2 Clarity 4.3 Helpfulness 4.8

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I finally logged into bruinwalk to make this evaluation. He is absolutely one of the best professors, period. He will be missed in all of endeavors. I have never seen somebody so passionate.

June 8, 2010
Lane Hirabayashi See Full Profile

Overall 4.5 Easiness 3.0 Workload 2.5 Clarity 3.8 Helpfulness 4.2

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This class is really interesting!
Professor Hirabayashi is a great lecturer, I really enjoyed listening to the way many concepts of this class have applied to his own life. The class lacks of PP so if you are the kind of person that needs to have a PP to take notes, I suggest not to take this class. You don't have a specific book but rather weekly articles to read (THEIR CONTENT IS IMPORTANT FOR BOTH THE MIDTERM AND FINAL!)

You also have to write 2 papers in topics related to the course (don't worry, they are not research papers and are fairly easy to write after doing some minor research)
You also have to do a group presentation during discussion section. (EASY AS WELL)

Though this class doesn't offer extra credit, you ready don't need it. If you pay attention during class, go to section, read the articles and revise the study guide you should be fine!

As an Asian American myself this class is really interesting, it brings awareness of certain topics that are overlooked in the As American community.

My final grade: A

I think this class will be offered again during Spring 2016! Highly recommended!!

Dec. 30, 2015
Tritia Toyota Full Profile > 3.4 Overall 2.4 Easiness 2.3 Workload 3.4 Clarity 3.9 Helpfulness
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Tritia Toyota See Full Profile

Overall 3.4 Easiness 2.4 Workload 2.3 Clarity 3.4 Helpfulness 3.9

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March 1, 2013
Lily Welty-Tamai See Full Profile

Overall 4.7 Easiness 3.9 Workload 3.0 Clarity 4.7 Helpfulness 4.9

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Hands down one of the best professors in the AAS department. I took professor Welty for two courses and both courses taught by her were some of my favorite AAS courses taken at UCLA. She's incredibly helpful and only wants her students to succeed. She's incredibly approachable and doesn't make you feel nervous about speaking up in class and sharing your opinion. There are a lot of readings and work for the class, but the readings and pretty interesting. Highly recommend taking any of Professor Welty's class!

Fall Quarter 2016
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