Perspectives on Disability Studies

Caitlin Solone

Perspectives on Disability Studies

Disability Studies department

Caitlin Solone

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Overall 4.3
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Easiness of class 3.7
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Workload 3.9
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Clarity of professor 4.1
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Helpfulness of professor 4.1
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  • Uses Slides
  • Is Podcasted
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Would Take Again
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Often Funny

Grades

Fall 2020
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27.9%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Summer 2019
81.0%
67.5%
54.0%
40.5%
27.0%
13.5%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Fall 2021 Submitted Nov. 23, 2021 Grade Received: N/A

Best class I have taken at UCLA! Professor Solone is so amazing. She is very clear with lectures, talks about engaging topics, and actually cares about her students (which is very obvious). There are also some really interesting guest speakers she brings in that are awesome to listen to. The TA I had for this class (Miya Shaffer) was also one of the best TAs I have ever had. She was always more than happy to help and was very kind to me through some tough times. They are extremely accommodating and understanding and truly want u to succeed not only in this class, but also in life. 100/10 recommend this class for your writing 2! It has also changed the way I look at the world and actually impacted me, which I have never said about a class before lol

Quarter Taken: Fall 2021 Submitted Dec. 1, 2021 Grade Received: N/A

Professor Solone made this class engaging and the way she composes her powerpoints will not get you bored (because lecture is 2 hours). The only factor that let me down during this course was the significant impact your TA has on your grade. TAs are really really really harsh when grading your essays and reading summaries that they will not cut you some slack so be prepared. Try to build a bond with your TA or be on their good side, otherwise this class will feel like not only a W2 class but also a MAJOR class.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2021
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Submitted March 31, 2021
Grade Received: A+

This class is known to be one of the easier writing 2 classes. Your grade is largely dependent on essays (obviously). However I do feel like some TA were too harsh when grading. Some important disability studies concepts were not defined in class, therefore it was difficult when writing the papers. Make sure to do the extra credit assignments and go to your TA office hours to receive feedback on your drafts. I did this for the final paper and felt more confident in what I was writing.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2021
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Submitted March 29, 2021
Grade Received: A

This course felt extremely important, and honestly, I wish that disability studies were required in more curriculums. The professor was also very kind and accommodating, especially during a pandemic. As far as writing classes go, I feel like this one was definitely easier and less stressful than most others. Your grade pretty much depends on your TA, so some TA's are obviously more lenient than others.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2020
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Submitted Feb. 28, 2021
Grade Received: A

Overall this was a great class and the professor is obviously passionate about what she's teaching. However the papers were unfairly harsh, the TAs took points off for every little thing. Just be careful that this class is not the easy A you might have been expecting, you have to work hard on the papers and make sure they match the rubric exactly.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2020
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Submitted Jan. 15, 2021
Grade Received: B+

The professor emphasizes that everyone learns at different paces / shouldn't be measured by grades, yet all the papers for this class are graded based on an EXTREMELY strict rubric. The material she shows in lecture, while informative, is mostly one-sided (i.e. she only shows things she agrees with and nothing from any slightly opposite perspectives). This course is also heavily based on the social system and politics of the United States. The way the course material is presented gives off a "the US is all that matters in disability studies!" vibe.

Although she had offered many extra credit opportunities during the quarter, they were all inaccessible for someone living in a different time zone (it's covid quarter! yay!).

She also doesn't really reply to emails on time, even if they're relatively urgent ones.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2020
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Submitted Jan. 14, 2021
Grade Received: A

She is the most understanding, considerate, and respectful professor I have ever had. She often incorporated mindfulness into her lectures and always acknowledged any important political events that can be overwhelming for students. It is clear that she genuinely cares about the wellbeing of her students. With that said, her lectures were very engaging and informative. We only had two big papers- one 5 page and one 10 page. The material was so interesting and so important to learn about. She also offers extra credit for attending events. Overall, she is the best professor I have ever had. You guys will not regret taking her class.

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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Is Podcasted
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Would Take Again
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Often Funny
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