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Please keep in mind that I took this course during the time of COVID-19 so it was all virtual. Lectures were all pre-recorded so you could watch them on your own time. No textbook is required, but there are some assigned pdf readings for some weeks. There were ten assignments (one for each week) and no midterms or finals. Some of the assignments were one-page reports just showing that you can use Praat (the program you use throughout the course) and others were a short quiz. Simple stuff, though some concepts are a bit confusing, however professor is more than willing to help! Easy and fun class, highly recommend!
Easiest class I've taken at UCLA! I loved the topic of developmental communication, how children learn to speak. The class is just 10 weekly quizzes (you can use your notes and the slides), each are 10% of your grade. Totally recommend!
I can't recommend this class enough! If you are a Comm major, you should absolutely take this, whether to fulfill the Interpersonal Comm core requirement or for an elective. Professor Warlaumont is very passionate and knowledgable about the subject, so coming to class is fun and is very informative. The subject matter is really interesting, since it's about how babies learn to communicate. The lectures are recorded. The grade breakdown was 90% weekly online, not-timed quizzes, and 10% weekly discussion posts. This class was amazing, and I highly suggest all Comm majors take it if they can!
This class was one of the easiest Comm classes I've taken. Your grade is based on one weekly, 400 word assignment, and your lowest grade is dropped. There is no midterm or final, or a group project. The lectures are super interesting even though the professor tends to ramble at times. To accompany the weekly 400 word assignment is one reading that the professor posts on CCLE, so there is no cost to taking this class. Overall I learned valuable information and I thought the grading was extremely generous.
This class touches on various developmental stages of communication and focuses on different topics each week (something I really enjoyed) such as media, culture, vocalizations, etc. The weekly writing assignments are completely doable (only 400 words) and easy if you just attend class. She posts here power points on CCLE but expands more on confusing topics if you actually attend lecture - super helpful! I recommend this class to anyone considering studying speech and language pathology in the future. I am a ling major and found this class to be super interesting and helpful despite it not being technically a linguistics course.
Warlaumont definitely means well, but she gets sidetracked pretty easily and would commonly not get through her lecture material. For that reason, it wasn't entirely necessary to go to lecture, just do the weekly reading and gloss at the slides, and the weekly assignment was quite straightforward. I would also keep in mind that the TA graded more leniently than Warlaumont when it came to the assignment
This course was extremely easy! The lectures are podcasted and attached to the lecture slides. She doesn't require a textbook and sends you the required text readings (which are doable). She has weekly quizzes which are due at the end of the quarter, so you're able to take them whenever you can. There's no midterm or final, just an essay describing what you've learned in the class and how you've applied to your life. She is also a very sweet professor and cares for her students.
This class was an easy A. The professor is very lenient and assignments are pretty straightforward. The class consists of weekly quizzes, so a total of 9 for the quarter, 10 discussion posts, and a short research paper for the final. Quizzes are multiple choice, open book, and have no time limit. She also provides "make-up" assignments that are optional and help you gain back points you lost on the quizzes. The lectures are a little slow, but you need to watch them to do well on the quizzes. Discussion posts are on any topic you want and have no word count. The short paper is 1 page on a topic you like and very doable. Overall, this class is a breeze.
In this class, you learn about how to use Praat which I did not know but it was not that hard. At first, it seemed hard but I learned pretty quickly. She answers emails in a timely manner and is very helpful when it comes to explaining the material. I recommend taking her class.
Professor Warlamount is great. She's very sweet, easily accessible if you need help, and very understanding. Some of her quiz questions can be a bit tricky so make sure you really pay attention to the lectures and exactly what she's asking. No books were required, all materials were provided.