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Pretty easy GE class. There's discussion, 'pop' quizzes in discussion section, 2 papers, midterm, and final. Class is super doable!
Readings are so important!! It's so hard to bullshit the papers if you haven't read. He references a lot of the readings during lecture and it gets kind of confusing if you haven't at least skimmed his passages. Midterm and final is decent, as long as you've read and gone to section you'll do fine. He gives out 'hints' of what will be on the midterm/final during section as well! They're almost verbatim from the questions he gives out. There's also bonus questions for extra credit, as well as a 1 pg extra credit paper.
Material is not hard, mostly a memorization based class.
Selling my Course Reader + midterm/final notes and study guides + completed and graded papers (got full marks!) for $30 OBO!! Almost perfect condition for physical books. Text me **********
Debatably the easiest GE you can take at UCLA. The test bank midterm was "hint hint" very, very similar to the one you will probably take - participation for the 1st half of the course was in consequence not really that necessary to attend for notes. The final however is not at the test bank, so make sure to attend lecture then or find notes elsewhere. The papers are typically an easy grade if effort is shown, and they're not BS. The textbook is really useless for the class since you can't cite it for papers and the info on tests are from lectures anyways. The course reader is useful for the 1st paper if you need some sources since you can cite it.
Harrison's favorite line to use is "short story long" which is essentially how he conducts lecture. He includes a lot of unnecessary background info (such as dates and hometowns) on a lot of the musical figures. Study the midterms in the test bank and study the quizlets and GoogleDocs for the final and you'll get an A. Discussions are mandatory but completely useless depending on which TA you get. Two 4-5 page papers, just need good organization and some semblance of understanding of the content. Check books out from the library early so you aren't fighting with other students for sources. Selling the course reader, brand new condition, no markings in the text. **********
It was an easy class, but the final can catch some people off guard since there isn't a final exam in the test bank, so study the google drive final exam.
I'm also selling the Ethno 50A textbook + course reader + midterm from the test bank for $30. If interested, please message me: **********!!
This class is SUPER easy. The discussions are mandatory, so show up, and the TAs and the information are actually pretty cool. The lecture itself is super boring though, the professor is great but the lecture style was not my favorite. I barely went to lecture and did not buy the materials and did just fine. I dont know if the material is helpful, but you can survive without it. Just be sure to GO TO THE TEST BANK for the midterm and study hard for the final. The final is just memorization of a bunch of terms, so go on quizlet and work your magic. The essays are okay-- just make sure to actually do them. The songs are good! The first set was a little harder for me, just be sure to identify something at the beginning of the song and youll be golden. (for the song part of the exams) Overall, I really didn't like this class that much but it was so easy that I appreciated it as a fourth class. Take this if you want an easy A!
The class is an easy GE, and you got to know some interesting stories about jazz musicians and bands. I really like the class since it introduced me into a new world, and through this I got some appreciation for jazz. Selling the course reader for $18. Please contact me at **********.