America in World
HONORS COLLEGIUM 2: Class requires some effort but it's worth it. There are 3 4-5 page papers and a final 10-12 page paper. Regardless of all the work, this class is by far one of the best classes I've taken at UCLA. An A is completely doable. SIDE NOTE: Selling the required books for a reasonable price. Contact BruinBornAndBred@gmail.com
In my four years at UCLA, Dr. Krekic was my favorite professor. Not only did I take the Balkan history series with him, but I sought out the opportunity to take History 99 and later 199 with him in a seminar setting. He allowed me the academic freedom to explore the arts and history. He encouraged me to write about how the Yugoslavian folk dances I had learned in the dance department related the history of the people. Twenty years later, I called him about a high school student from Yugoslavia. When I introduced myself over the phone, he responded with a sincere smile in his voice, "You're the girl who taught me to dance!" I was floored that he remembered me after all those intervening years and students. If you want a professor who will allow you to grow as an academic researcher and thinker, then you need to take a class with Dr. Barisa Krekic. I am so grateful I did! He is wonderful, witty, humorous and infuses his lectures with his own stories which make the people and places come alive!
LOS ANGELES GE CLUSTER*** Professor Refiff is really great. She is so helpful and the effort she puts into the class is really apparent. She truly cares about the lectures she is giving and all of her students. The cluster was a lot of reading but overall the workload was manageable as the only grades were participation in discussion and 3 writing assignments.
Rolston comes to class with 10-14 pages of tyoped notes for his lecture and will read right off of them. This can make it hard to keep up with his pace. If you stop him and ask questions he has no problem stopping his lecture, answering the questions, or going back to repeat some information, but you have to be willing to speak up. If no one says anything he will continue going through his lecture. The readings are not really bad. You do no thave to read the entire opinion of all the cases. Just make sure you know the case name and why it is important. He will also let you know that during the lecture. The whole class is graded on a midterm and a final. He gives you a study guide that has a list or terms and possible essay questions. If you spend time studying the guide then you will get a good grade. There will not be anything on the test that is not on that guide. Overall, I would say his class is pretty easy, just make sure you go to class, and bring a voice recorder and you will be fine. Several students and I all recevied As or A+s and we all just focused on the study guides for the test.