Anuradha Vikram
Department of Art
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3.4
Overall Rating
Based on 7 Users
Easiness 3.7 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 2.7 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 4.0 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 2.9 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A
April 1, 2022

i hated this class because of the professor. the content and workload was fine and manageable, but the prof was so awful. she could never fit all the content into the THREE HOUR LONG LECTURE. THREE HOURS WAS NOT ENOUGH FOR HER? everything was rushed and went over the time limit. she was not clear about anything and struggled to clarify questions. she was very eager to go back in person that she split the 3 hour long lecture into 2 classes each 1.5 hour lectures because the room was not big enough for everyone to go as one lecture. i just did not enjoy the class at all because of her. my ta was really nice and understanding though. we basically had to write discussion posts every week on the readings and write a couple papers for the midterm and final on artists and artwork and their impact. easy class, bad prof. avoid this as a ge if you can

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A+
March 30, 2022

This class is amazing! I would recommend it to anyone interested in modern art. It's mostly a breeze, but there are weekly discussion posts that are a drag. The lectures are long but very interesting! Make sure you pay attention and take notes because you will not remember everything.

The midterm is two 1000 word essays. For each prompt, you pick from a choice of three works of art to analyze from a historical and visual point of view. Since lectures are recorded this midterm is easy. It's mostly just regurgitating facts and saying a few things about how the art looks.

The final is an independent 1500 word research essay. It can be about anything within the time frame (about 1920-1960). You can either pick 3 works by one artist, or 3 works by 3 different artists. The works you choose should be an example of a modern concept. Make sure you pick art you're really interested in because you'll be doing a LOT of research and reading about it. Expect to spend a lot of time on this essay and except to read BOOKS! like real-life physical pages! crazy I know.

Overall, I loved this class. Professor Vikram is so intelligent and quick-witted. If you're not an art or art history major, you might struggle a bit, but you'll learn a lot!

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
March 25, 2021

Loved this class, you can tell Anu is really passionate about art history and while the subject is very eurocentric, they like to focus on indigenous art where applicable and includes a lot of engaging readings each week. The workload is very minimal, all we had to do is choose one of the readings each week and make a discussion post about them. Midterm is just writing about 2 pieces, and there is a short 1000-1500 word paper due week 9, and the final is just identifying 10 pieces and writing a personal reflection. Aside from that, the content of the class is extremely interesting and Anu does a great job of linking to a global scale.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A
Nov. 16, 2020

Personally I'm an art major and is required to take the class, nonetheless I still love this class. The only thing I don't like about it is the length of the lecture--3 hours. Professor Anu talks about art very passionately and I love it. I just can't stop taking notes nor taking a break because her lectures are so engaging.

I met a few friends that were taking this class as an GE and they don't look like they enjoyed it that much. I think if you have no interest in art and are looking for a GE to take then this class would be a bit overwhelming.

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Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: B+
July 9, 2020

I enjoyed this quarter's content. I believe in 31B we covered 19th century contemporary art. The class was much better structured this quarter and Anu was very good about giving extensions and clarifications. I had Alea as my TA and she was wonderful. Her section really made my class experience better.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A
June 15, 2020

If you enjoy casual endorsements of neo-Marxism and shallow, logically fallacious analyses that somehow always arrive at the conclusion that the world’s ills can be blamed on “white people”, “capitalism”, “the west”, or “the patriarchy” – then this is the class for you.

If you value your time and care about your education – stay away.

An “easy A” is not worth subjecting yourself to this intellectually dishonest drivel.

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A
April 1, 2022

i hated this class because of the professor. the content and workload was fine and manageable, but the prof was so awful. she could never fit all the content into the THREE HOUR LONG LECTURE. THREE HOURS WAS NOT ENOUGH FOR HER? everything was rushed and went over the time limit. she was not clear about anything and struggled to clarify questions. she was very eager to go back in person that she split the 3 hour long lecture into 2 classes each 1.5 hour lectures because the room was not big enough for everyone to go as one lecture. i just did not enjoy the class at all because of her. my ta was really nice and understanding though. we basically had to write discussion posts every week on the readings and write a couple papers for the midterm and final on artists and artwork and their impact. easy class, bad prof. avoid this as a ge if you can

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A+
March 30, 2022

This class is amazing! I would recommend it to anyone interested in modern art. It's mostly a breeze, but there are weekly discussion posts that are a drag. The lectures are long but very interesting! Make sure you pay attention and take notes because you will not remember everything.

The midterm is two 1000 word essays. For each prompt, you pick from a choice of three works of art to analyze from a historical and visual point of view. Since lectures are recorded this midterm is easy. It's mostly just regurgitating facts and saying a few things about how the art looks.

The final is an independent 1500 word research essay. It can be about anything within the time frame (about 1920-1960). You can either pick 3 works by one artist, or 3 works by 3 different artists. The works you choose should be an example of a modern concept. Make sure you pick art you're really interested in because you'll be doing a LOT of research and reading about it. Expect to spend a lot of time on this essay and except to read BOOKS! like real-life physical pages! crazy I know.

Overall, I loved this class. Professor Vikram is so intelligent and quick-witted. If you're not an art or art history major, you might struggle a bit, but you'll learn a lot!

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A
March 25, 2021

Loved this class, you can tell Anu is really passionate about art history and while the subject is very eurocentric, they like to focus on indigenous art where applicable and includes a lot of engaging readings each week. The workload is very minimal, all we had to do is choose one of the readings each week and make a discussion post about them. Midterm is just writing about 2 pieces, and there is a short 1000-1500 word paper due week 9, and the final is just identifying 10 pieces and writing a personal reflection. Aside from that, the content of the class is extremely interesting and Anu does a great job of linking to a global scale.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A
Nov. 16, 2020

Personally I'm an art major and is required to take the class, nonetheless I still love this class. The only thing I don't like about it is the length of the lecture--3 hours. Professor Anu talks about art very passionately and I love it. I just can't stop taking notes nor taking a break because her lectures are so engaging.

I met a few friends that were taking this class as an GE and they don't look like they enjoyed it that much. I think if you have no interest in art and are looking for a GE to take then this class would be a bit overwhelming.

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Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: B+
July 9, 2020

I enjoyed this quarter's content. I believe in 31B we covered 19th century contemporary art. The class was much better structured this quarter and Anu was very good about giving extensions and clarifications. I had Alea as my TA and she was wonderful. Her section really made my class experience better.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A
June 15, 2020

If you enjoy casual endorsements of neo-Marxism and shallow, logically fallacious analyses that somehow always arrive at the conclusion that the world’s ills can be blamed on “white people”, “capitalism”, “the west”, or “the patriarchy” – then this is the class for you.

If you value your time and care about your education – stay away.

An “easy A” is not worth subjecting yourself to this intellectually dishonest drivel.

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3.4
Overall Rating
Based on 7 Users
Easiness 3.7 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 2.7 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 4.0 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 2.9 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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