All Ratings and Reviews for Caroline Streeter
You should take this course! You won't regret it! Professor Streeter is an amazing professor, who really cares about her students.Truthfully, I've never learned so much is such a short amount of time! Her lectures are really in depth, so it is important to do the readings before hand that she assigns and GO TO OFFICE HOURS. Sometimes the class is too big, so she can't answer all the students questions, so office hours is a great chance to meet with her one on one, and talk to her about the questions you might have about the course and the best way to approach the class. There are readings, but as long as you read, she will do the rest and show you what is important. Because it was a GE for me, I was nervous coming in not knowing a single thing about Black Intellectual thought, but she knows that; that is why asking questions on the things you don't understand is important. I really hope this helps. With regards to grading, which most students are concerned about whenever they take a GE Course, it is important to understand her lectures and do the readings, and if you have questions to go to office hours, and the grade will show. She is actually not that hard of a grader, even though you might have a different answer to her question, as long as you use what she has told you and give evidence and proof to support your answer, you will be great! Put in the effort, and your grade will show.
Structure of the class during spring quarter:
-Weekly quizzes just to make sure you attended lecture and were paying attention
- midterm and a final ( which was not cumulative, but could use material learned before the midterm on the final)
Professor Streeter is well versed in the course material. We explored various authors such as W.E.B. Du Bois, Booker T. Washington, Ida B Wells. and Bell Hooks. By the way, the course title is, Black Intellectual Thought. I enjoyed the class because Streeter brought in her mastery of English and a feminist critique to the course material. Reading the assigned books helps you to lay a framework for the concepts discussed in lecture. The lecture compliments the readings by giving context to the social and historical realities of the particular time period, it is not simply a review of what we read. So, it definitely behooves you to attend lecture.
If you have a background in African- American Studies, you will absolutely love this course.
If you aren't so familiar with African- American Studies or history, that is fine too because Professor Streeter is really dedicated to making sure students understand the material.
Another plus is that her humor is quirky and lightens the atmosphere when discussing difficult topics (i.e. sexual violence of slavery).
Streeter is pretty confusing so if you like organization and clarity DO NOT take this class. I still maintained to get an A. There were 2 short essays, one midterm test, and a 6 page final paper. I managed to do well on everything because it's not too difficult, but I don't feel like I learned much from attending lecture.
AFRO AM 6
I Definitely recommend this course! It is one of the best courses I have taken at UCLA. It truly made me think more than the obvious. The course itself is doable and truly enjoyable. She is an amazing professor and I could absolutely feel her passion and enjoyment for the topic. You might consider yourself as African American but I definitely recommend this course for further personal exploration and basic awareness of the problems in other ethnicities.
M104B: Literature of the Harlem Renaissance
You must take This course with Professor Streeter before you graduate! This is one of 3 professors I will remember when I leave UCLA.
Professor Streeter is extremely knowledgeable, yet very open to letting the students explore their own interpretations of the texts. She responds to emails within 1-3 days, and makes herself available to students outside of class.
I took M104B over the summer. The course consisted of two short essays and one 5-7 page paper in lieu of a final.
The reading list was 85% awesome. Some of the older essays can be a little dry, but it's not too bad. The reading load was heavy at times, but probably because of the 6 week timeframe.
This course really changed my personal perception of the world, and forced met or examine personal choices and relationships within my own culture. I cannot recommend it enough.
Prof. Streeter is a great person! She is very energetic and really does care about her students and her subject. I really appreciated her being well balanced in her need to get information over to students while entertaining student ideas, no matter how silly. She is a good looking woman as well...and oh so French...oooohhh La La....
I've almost graduated and looking back over four years of professors that I loved, Streeter was one of my favorite professors. She's smart, smart, smart, but completely open to student's observations and opinions. How many times did a student bring something up and she changed the direction of a lecture to examin that issue? Her essay topics were challenging, yet provocative. Finally, she really cares about student input and even passes out mid-quarter evaluations so she can adjust her teaching style to benefit the needs of her current students. She's a pleasure to be around.
This professor is extrememly nice and friendly until she calls on you (which she does randomly from a role sheet) and doesn't like your answer. This is a literature class (bad books chosen, except Native Son) and she expects everyone in the class to get the same exact translation from the text as she did. With literature and different prespectives that's just not possible. She'd quiz us and even if we read the book and answered correctly, if it wasn't what she wanted to hear she marked you with no points, instead of some points for answering with a knowledge about the story.
She's very fair in grading, workload, etc. She seems to have struck the right balance between being too tough or too easy. Office hour visits are a delight--she couldn't be more helpful and really makes you feel welcome.
I think you'll like the way she handles class discussion. The Socratic method gets great praise from students and teachers but it's hard to see why. 'Socratic' too often means the instructor will put forth a question meant to lead the student to a point of view. As the students struggle to get to the 'right' answer, other ideas get presented but the Socratic teacher loses sight of that because he/she already knows where he/she wants to lead the student. In my opinion, that's a waste of time--we're better off just being told what to do.
Professor Streeter is not afraid to deviate entirely from the direction she prepares for which can be very refreshing.
I feel Prof. Streeter is an excellent teacher who expects a lot from her students. Do not go to class unprepared. There is a lot of class discussion that is very indepth. Grading is fair, the professor lets you know exactly what she expects, no surprises. She is friendly and easy to approach with questions. Very entertaining lectures.
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