All Ratings and Reviews for Colin Quigley
Pointless. If you are not a WAC major, do not take this class! Honestly, I found myself fighting through the boredom to complete the weekly assignments for this course.
This class is guaranteed to put you to sleep. The readings are extremely densely worded, so they can be a pain to go through. It's really not that difficult though. I didn't work too too hard and i got an A. How well you get the course really depends on your TA. Unfortunately, because this class was so boring it made me want to drop out of WAC.
Lectures were basically half Quigley lecturing and half videos/guest speakers. The lecture half of it is complicated by the fact that Quigley seems very disorganized and the notes he writes on the board are barely comprehensible at times, if he bothers to write anything at all. The textbook for the class was pretty straightforward, but we spent more time criticizing it than studying it. The bulk of the learning you'll do in this class is from the TAs who are great and really engage you in the material. The papers were pretty easy and the final was a breeze. Easy A+.
I though the class was very easy but it was disorganized. There were kind of a lot of assignments but you can do them ahead of time. You need to go and observe a specific topic then at the end compile all the data its pretty easy. Make sure that you put some effort into the final easy because thats pretty much the main assignment he grades the others are just check off. He did take attendance but we didnt have to sign in some days he forgot.
This was literally the easiest class that I have ever taken. I can't believe that people actually spend their life researching and learning about this stuff, because it really is common sense. Quigley's lectures were extremely disorganized, but it didn't really matter because taking notes was not really necessary. I got an A+ in the class and this is what I did: I went to every lecture and discussion because you have to sign in for points, but I rarely payed attention because my friend and I would always do the daily bruin crossword puzzles during class. I never read the book, except for maybe 5 pages in order to write some stuff in a couple of the papers. This class was 100 points and there was extra credit. We had to write 3 papers about folklore in our life, which were really like journals, and nearly everyone got an A on them, and if you didn't you were allowed to fix up your mistakes for a better grade!! Our midterm exam was canceled and instead we had to just write another paper--again it was graded easily. The final was in class and was ridiculously eay--my TA, Christine, went over practically every question in discussion through a jeapordy game, so that when I was taking the test, I finished it in about 20 minutes. So, take this class with Quigley if you want the easiest A+ ever, but beware that the material is very monotonous and boring!
Quigley is a really good guy, and when it comes to folklore he really knows his stuff. He can be strange sometimes, but he is really into what he is teaching. The TA's for this class were really good too, they really care about every student getting a good grade. As for the class, Intro to American Folkore is is one of the easiest classes I have ever taken. The A+ I received is my only one so far at UCLA. It gets boring at times, but whatever, it requires little to no work and its practically a guaranteed A.
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