Field Methods in Cultural Anthropology

Alan Fiske

Field Methods in Cultural Anthropology

Anthropology department

Alan Fiske

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Overall 2.5
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Hard
Easiness of class 4.5
Easy
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Workload 4.5
Light
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Clarity of professor 2.0
Clear
Not Helpful
Helpfulness of professor 1.5
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Tags

  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Gives Extra Credit

Grades

Fall 2018
35.0%
29.2%
23.3%
17.5%
11.7%
5.8%
0.0%
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A
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2017
36.0%
30.0%
24.0%
18.0%
12.0%
6.0%
0.0%
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A
A-
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D
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2015
53.2%
44.3%
35.5%
26.6%
17.7%
8.9%
0.0%
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A
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2013
37.4%
31.2%
25.0%
18.7%
12.5%
6.2%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2010
20.0%
16.7%
13.3%
10.0%
6.7%
3.3%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Fall 2019 Submitted Dec. 18, 2019 Grade Received: A

This class is a joke. You can learn everything in the class by just reading Bernard's book that he requires. The second book is useless and do not even buy it, you do not need it for the weekly assignments, discussions sections, or the final. The lectures as very dull, quiet, and unnecessary. He did not go over anything that was needed in the assignments, book, or the final. Over time, fewer and fewer people showed up, and I started to attend the lecture every other class. One day, there were only 20 of us, out of 150.
There are weekly assignments, some require you to go out and do some fieldwork, which can be fun or intimidating. My TA was Eric and he was very helpful. Those fieldwork assignments are 50 percent of your grade, and the final is like a bigger version of the assignments, which is 25 percent of your grade. There are strict guidelines, and if you follow them, you will end up with a grade you'd like.
I would not recommend Fiske but I did learn a lot in this class.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2019 Submitted Feb. 21, 2020 Grade Received: A

Lectures were mostly stories that vaguely helped you get an idea of problems that arise in field work, but otherwise they weren't very helpful. Prof's mic often cut out and even when it worked he mumbled a lot and was hard to hear/understand. He also went through the few slides which had new information too fast for me to take any notes. It felt really discouraging and unhelpful so most of the class stopped coming to lectures by midterms. The Bernard textbook has everything you need. TAs determined your grade. Pretty easy and kind of disappointing overall. The fieldwork assignments are what you make of them, though- if you want to try fieldwork, this is a (relatively) good free space to start from.

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Tags

  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Gives Extra Credit
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