Alessandro Duranti

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ANTHRO 4
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Overall 3.8 Easiness 4.0 Workload 3.6 Clarity 3.0 Helpfulness 3.8

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Duranti makes himself available if you're ever confused on anything but I never did any reading for this class. I took it as a GE, and to be honest I got an A+ but I feel like I havent learned anything. I had Jarred as my TA and he's an awesome dude, and could be very clear but nobody in my discussion section actually did any work for this class. If you want to learn dont take this class, but if you dont mind writing and you think you're a decent writer, take this class and its an easy A.

(Winter Quarter 2021)
ETHNOMU M130
Culture of Jazz Aesthetics Full Profile > 2.5 Overall 2.5 Easiness 2.5 Workload 2.5 Clarity 3.2 Helpfulness
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ETHNOMU M130
Culture of Jazz Aesthetics See Full Profile

Overall 2.5 Easiness 2.5 Workload 2.5 Clarity 2.5 Helpfulness 3.2

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LING M146
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LING M146
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ANTHRO M150
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ANTHRO M158
Culture of Jazz Aesthetics See Full Profile

Overall 2.7 Easiness 2.4 Workload 2.1 Clarity 2.9 Helpfulness 3.6

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Duranti is a nice guy, but it is VERY hard to understand him. Nothing in this class was consistent. The material was very repetitive and when asked to evaluate on it, there was not much to go off of. Nothing was expanded on in class. Everything went on side tangents. TA never knew had to grade anything right and when asked for a re-evaluation nothing would get done about it. Speaking of the grading system, it was terribly set up and your grade is based off 60 percent online quizzes and 40 percent final paper. FInal paper does not get explained in class and you will most likely get an F if you can't read their mind. I dont recommend taking this class because to end up with a bad grade in a class that should be fun and inspiring is very disappointing.

(June 15, 2011)
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