Music of Latin America: Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean Isles
Winter 2023 - This class is a super easy GE. The professor is so nice, that he tried to bring people from the music department like Uclatlan. He incorporates every time of music in Latin America and he does make us try to participate. There are some readings involved but you can get away by not reading some of them.
Spring 2020 - The course material is mind-numbingly simple but the professor makes the class way harder than it needs to be. She's disorganized on all fronts (rambling lectures, always late to upload class materials online, not lucid about assignment instructions, etc.). She was also very reluctant to accept student input about the class, was curt when answering questions, etc. Your grade is based on attendance (10%), four short reports (5% each), forum participation (10%), midterm (15%), final (15%), and an ethnography (30%). I'd love to say that all of these assignments are evenly spaced throughout the quarter, but they're not :^) . If you can deal with the disorganization, then the class is an easy A. Overall recommend the class but not the professor.