Alan Fiske
Department of Anthropology
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2.5
Overall Rating
Based on 2 User s
Easiness 4.5 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 2.0 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 4.5 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 1.5 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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

GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS

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

72.1%
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24.0%
12.0%
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A
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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

36.0%
30.0%
24.0%
18.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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

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

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

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A
Dec. 18, 2019

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.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A
Feb. 21, 2020

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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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A
Dec. 18, 2019

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.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A
Feb. 21, 2020

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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2.5
Overall Rating
Based on 2 Users
Easiness 4.5 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 2.0 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 4.5 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 1.5 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Tolerates Tardiness
    (1)
  • Needs Textbook
    (2)
  • Useful Textbooks
    (2)
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
    (2)
  • Gives Extra Credit
    (1)
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