History of Southeast Asia: Southeast Asia since 1815
Spring 2019 - Professor Reilly is an extremely charismatic person that is knowledgeable about Southeast Asian history. His strengths lie in the postmodern period of Southeast Asia and he is rather hilarious when it comes to making pop culture references. There's a little bit of a lack of organization but I understand that he is an incredibly busy person. Professor Reilly's lecture also gets incredibly mundane, which is perhaps showing of one of his strengths: he selects good readings that captivates you. However, there were times where I was expanded to think outside of the books, such as analyzing political cartoons and Eisenhower's speech; otherwise, it feels as if lectures were not mandatory and that all you really needed were the readings. Overall a decent professor and this class was one of the best, enlightening classes I've taken at UCLA
This is a great professor. He's super approachable and welcoming during office hours, unlike many other profs. His lectures are pretty interesting and he's actually really funny. He's very knowledgeable about Southeast Asia. Super nice guy all around. But some people have mistaken his being nice for being a pushover - if you talk during his lecture he will call you out and embarrass you (which people deserve). And (random side note), he's one of the few remaining profs who actually dress professionally!! (You will never see him in running shorts or sloppy jeans).