Alyssa Mathias
Department of Ethnomusicology
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5.0
Overall Rating
Based on 2 Users
Easiness 5.0 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 5.0 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 5.0 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 5.0 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Is Podcasted
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Participation Matters
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GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS

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

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A
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June 23, 2020

Professor Mathias did a really incredible job with this class. It is so interesting, so unbelievably well-organized, and so fun. I have always been interested in music, but I came in knowing dang near nothing. I had no idea what to expect, and I was especially worried concerning the switch to online classes right before spring quarter. However, Professor Mathias handled this transition better than any other professor I have. She did a fantastic job and it was seamlessly done.

The lectures were asynchronous to accommodate all students. The discussions were done in person, and the TAs were both great. The only thing we had to do other than the lectures were weekly fieldwork journals (listen to great music of your choice for about 20 minutes and submit notes) and a book report, which was split into multiple different parts to lower the workload and keep students from procrastinating too much.

Professor Mathias cares deeply about student learning, and she was extremely accommodating. When it appeared the pandemic was going to make things difficult, she made it so that late completions of lectures would not be penalized, one missed discussion would not be penalized, one missed fieldwork journal would not be penalized, and late submission of one part of the book review would not be penalized. Then, when more issues erupted towards the end of the quarter, she made the book report "no-harm" so that those who were impacted would not be overly stressed.

All in all: an amazing class with super interesting content, very little work, and an extremely fair professor. I highly recommend it.

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A
June 23, 2020

Professor Mathias did a really incredible job with this class. It is so interesting, so unbelievably well-organized, and so fun. I have always been interested in music, but I came in knowing dang near nothing. I had no idea what to expect, and I was especially worried concerning the switch to online classes right before spring quarter. However, Professor Mathias handled this transition better than any other professor I have. She did a fantastic job and it was seamlessly done.

The lectures were asynchronous to accommodate all students. The discussions were done in person, and the TAs were both great. The only thing we had to do other than the lectures were weekly fieldwork journals (listen to great music of your choice for about 20 minutes and submit notes) and a book report, which was split into multiple different parts to lower the workload and keep students from procrastinating too much.

Professor Mathias cares deeply about student learning, and she was extremely accommodating. When it appeared the pandemic was going to make things difficult, she made it so that late completions of lectures would not be penalized, one missed discussion would not be penalized, one missed fieldwork journal would not be penalized, and late submission of one part of the book review would not be penalized. Then, when more issues erupted towards the end of the quarter, she made the book report "no-harm" so that those who were impacted would not be overly stressed.

All in all: an amazing class with super interesting content, very little work, and an extremely fair professor. I highly recommend it.

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5.0
Overall Rating
Based on 2 Users
Easiness 5.0 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 5.0 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 5.0 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 5.0 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
    (1)
  • Tolerates Tardiness
    (1)
  • Is Podcasted
    (1)
  • Engaging Lectures
    (1)
  • Participation Matters
    (1)
  • Would Take Again
    (1)
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