All Ratings and Reviews for Hans Barnard
Easy A if you are ever looking for one.
Professor Barnard is an enthusiastic guy and but his lectures got a little boring towards the end of the quarter. He finishes his lecture in about an hour (even though its supposed to be 2 hours). I LOVED the first half of this class; we learned about mapping, and scientific technology that has larger implications rather than simply for "finding things." I HATED the 2nd half of the material (boring and focused more about deplorable topics such as "feminist archaeology" and some crap).
The workload is not too bad (we had to read three articles and a chapter of the textbook per week; but if the material is boring its torture) and the homework is just effort based (as in, you turn in something coherent and you get a 99% no matter what. The quizzes are VERY SPECIFIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! for all that reading you get 12 questions (almost all of them analogous to this question about the Great Gatsby: "What was the color of the car that Tom was driving on his way to..."). You could honestly not do any reading and do just as well as another person who did ALL of the reading (kinda have to get lucky).
THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST GEs YOU COULD TAKE AT UCLA. IT WAS SO AWESOME AND SO EASY. DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND GET YOUR SCIENCE GE OUT OF THE WAY. THIS CLASS AND ARTS&ARC 10 ARE THE EASIEST GEs IN THE GAME. I also learned a lot about archeology in this class. All you need to do is the weekly online quizzes. There's no final or essay either. No midterm or attendance taken. This is an excellent course purely there for the sake of learning and having fun.
love professor barnard! he is funny and his suits are 10/10
I really enjoyed this class and there is seriously no reason to do horribly in class. Professor Barnes is super passionate about his work and a lot of the course material is interesting and was a great introduction into archaeology for me. Grades are based on weekly assignments and quizzes. Assignments are fun and don't really take much time. Quizzes are based on readings and have very specific questions so good luck guessing if you didn't read it. Also, the "final" is basically a final quiz based on all the readings so make sure to study all the past quizzes!
Super sweet funny teacher.. the readings arent interesting, really. but the teacher makes the class fun and understands its a G.E
TAKE THIS CLASS. It is the easiest A I have ever gotten. He does this thing where he prints our your names and calls on you during lecture so that you participate but they are really really easy questions and there is no pressure to answer correctly at all, sometimes they are just questions that ask your opinion. Discussion section is required...I had a TA that made sure you read every week by calling on you randomly during class but the reading is somewhat manageable. You have weekly quizzes online of 12 questions or something like that based on the readings and lecture. If you open his lecture slides and the readings while you are taking the quiz you have an entire hour to answer the questions so you have time to go look them up (I recommend using the "find" function on the readings). For the final, you just have to answer the questions from the weekly quizzes, so I recommend writing down the right answers from your quizzes throughout the quarter. As an added bonus, prof. Barnard is actually pretty funny during lecture.
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