Aaron Burke
Department of Ancient Near East
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Overall Rating
Based on 3 Users
Easiness 3.0 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 1.7 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.7 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 2.0 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Tough Tests
  • Participation Matters

GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS

47.5%
39.5%
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23.7%
15.8%
7.9%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

42.9%
35.7%
28.6%
21.4%
14.3%
7.1%
0.0%
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A
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B+
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: NR
March 29, 2022

Worst use of my time ever. This class is extremely boring and there is too much information to memorize. The professor also told us to “have courage” and go to class even if there is a shooting so there’s also that. The tests were heavily curved, though, so that IS a flipside and the TAs were extremely helpful. There are better GEs to take: don’t waste your time.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A
May 13, 2020

I really enjoyed taking this class with Professor Burke. He is really nice and approachable, extremely knowledgeable on the topics taught in this class, and made the topics interesting. Dr. Burke read the class climate quite well and tried to do his best to engage the south campus seniors trying to meet their GE requirements. The more you thought about the topics in class, the more interesting it became. I guess you get out of it what you put in - just like in any class. Professor Burke didn't require a textbook and instead posted short articles or PDFs instead. There was a weekly two to three page double-spaced writing reflection assignment on the topics taught that week. This was the only homework. The tests were fair if you studied a little bit and paid attention to dates and names. The TAs were incredibly helpful and were really welcoming during their office hours. This was a great class and I would take it again if I had the choice. In fact, I signed up for a study abroad for CS in Israel for summer 2020 hoping to learn and explore more (although this won't happen unfortunately due to COVID-19). Tip: if you (A) like history (B) want to learn more about stories of the bible or the true history behind them (C) stay engaged and listen during a history class - you should try ANNEA 162.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: N/A
March 23, 2020

Do not take this class. It is EXTREMELY boring and the final was so unnecessarily hard (a six page essay during the whole coronavirus announcement). Burke doesn't teach very well, your TA is the one who actually explains the incredibly uninteresting material.

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: NR
March 29, 2022

Worst use of my time ever. This class is extremely boring and there is too much information to memorize. The professor also told us to “have courage” and go to class even if there is a shooting so there’s also that. The tests were heavily curved, though, so that IS a flipside and the TAs were extremely helpful. There are better GEs to take: don’t waste your time.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A
May 13, 2020

I really enjoyed taking this class with Professor Burke. He is really nice and approachable, extremely knowledgeable on the topics taught in this class, and made the topics interesting. Dr. Burke read the class climate quite well and tried to do his best to engage the south campus seniors trying to meet their GE requirements. The more you thought about the topics in class, the more interesting it became. I guess you get out of it what you put in - just like in any class. Professor Burke didn't require a textbook and instead posted short articles or PDFs instead. There was a weekly two to three page double-spaced writing reflection assignment on the topics taught that week. This was the only homework. The tests were fair if you studied a little bit and paid attention to dates and names. The TAs were incredibly helpful and were really welcoming during their office hours. This was a great class and I would take it again if I had the choice. In fact, I signed up for a study abroad for CS in Israel for summer 2020 hoping to learn and explore more (although this won't happen unfortunately due to COVID-19). Tip: if you (A) like history (B) want to learn more about stories of the bible or the true history behind them (C) stay engaged and listen during a history class - you should try ANNEA 162.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: N/A
March 23, 2020

Do not take this class. It is EXTREMELY boring and the final was so unnecessarily hard (a six page essay during the whole coronavirus announcement). Burke doesn't teach very well, your TA is the one who actually explains the incredibly uninteresting material.

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Overall Rating
Based on 3 Users
Easiness 3.0 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 1.7 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.7 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 2.0 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
    (3)
  • Tolerates Tardiness
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  • Tough Tests
    (2)
  • Participation Matters
    (2)
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