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I took another class with Barret and took this one because I liked him. He is very straightforward and his tests are multiple multiple choice, and have no tricks. this class was just a midterm and a final, and the reading pretty closely mimicked what happened in class. Definitely liked this class, but it was a pretty close review of anthro 1/7
Professor Barrett is a great professor and is very knowledgeable on the topic of Evolutionary Psychology. I really liked him and thought that he was very engaging and made the content very interesting and relatable to our own lives. Despite liking him as a person, I disliked the class due to the syllabus. The midterm was worth 45% of your grade and the final was 55%. Therefore, there were no written assignments, no extra credit, nothing. Usually, in classes that I take where the grade is solely based on exams, I do pretty well in (A), but the way that Prof. Barrett asks his questions is very tricky and requires a lot of practice in order to master taking exams in this format. All of his questions offer option choices A, B, C, and then D would be answer choices A and B, and E would be answer choices B and C. FOR EVERY SINGLE QUESTION. It gets very confusing and it is easy to second guess yourself and you feel like your being tested on a mind game rather than content. He did curve the midterm which was nice and then ended up curving the class overall, I should have had a C+ but went to a B (which I'm extremely grateful for), but I feel like the content was way too simple and I had mastered it very well. Therefore, I felt like I deserved at least an A-. Additionally, in the beginning of the quarter he stated that he curves to the majority of the students get B's, so if you want an A, beware of this. Good luck!
ANTHROPOLOGY 124Q- Evolutionary Psychology
Hey guys, I didn't end up taking this course but I do have the course reader for Professor Barrett's Anthro 124Q- Evolutionary Psychology course reader (which you need to purchase for the class)
It's brand new and I am selling it for $45 (originally $60)
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Selling textbook: Evolutionary Psychology Third Edition by Lance Workman and Will Reader
Used copy with minimal amount of wear and no highlighting. Selling it for $30 email me or text me @ firstname.lastname@example.org 5623403435
For 124B, Evolutionary Psychology: great lecturer, posted his slides and was very organized. He does pause occasionally, but it's because he's trying to best phrase something. It didn't interfere with lecture, but after two years I assume he's gotten better with experience.
He also had podcast, so I got to end the day early and learn at my own pace. His study guides are really just a list of concepts he;s covered, and his tests are applying them to problems- not once did he straight ask a definition. But I felt like that made my A's more legit :)
The readings are easy, interesting and not too much. At most we read 2 chapters of a small book that at most amounted to 50 pages.
For the people that said he's attractive.. he's very charismatic, very approachable, but only good looking when he's on stage. I might have been disappointed because he was a loooot shorter than I thought he'd be :(
All in all though, I really felt like I learned something valuable. I have used the information in discussions, which really excited me. I think that's the best thing you can ask of a class! :D
I thoroughly enjoyed this class with Clark. It is true that he made possibly dry subjects more interesting because of his passion for the subject and the relevance to the class. I'll admit that I also hoped for an A but I did not read all the material and ended up with a B. He's a great anthropology professor, however in regards to the lower division GE's that are geared toward non-anthropologists, you guys might not appreciate him to the fullest also because you do not like the subject in the first place. I also love Clark because he is way cute ;-) hehe
As an anthro major I am really glad I took this course. The material is fascinating and I am incoporating the material into almost all of my other courses. Prof. Barrett does a great job of streamlining the information for his lectures. The downside is his tests are a little on the tough side. I got my first B from him, the only one I have received at UCLA. Although I wanted my A, I just couldn't do it. Even so, I enjoyed it immensely and would reccomend it highly.
The subject matter for anthro 124 is interesting to begin with, so it's kinda hard not to like the class, but Dr. Barrett is such a good professor that he could have made the most boring course in the world my favorite one. He's fun to listen to, extremely intelligent and knowledgable, and organizes his ideas in a logical and INTERESTING way. His tests are a little on the challenging side, but they are very well made and are a really fair assessment of your knowledge. Do the readings, listen in lecture, and ask questions when you have them, and you'll do fine. The readings he picked were generally very interesting, although a few were a little dry; don't let that turn you away though. Overall, this was one of my favorite courses at UCLA, and I have Dr. Barrett to thank for that. All you lucky first years who get to take him for anthro 7, you're in for a treat! And the girls seem to think he's cute too, so ladies, don't miss out!
Professor Barrett is a very good instructor and the subject material was interesting. The exams were fair and his lecture style was very organized and concise. However, I found his disarmingly good looks to be quite a distraction. Here's looking at you, Harold ;)
Professor Barrett is one of the best teachers I've had at UCLA. He is passionate about the material and you can tell he wants you to learn as much as you can. His lectures are concise, organized, and tie in very nicely with the readings. I loved the way he structured the readings, combining readings on theoretical concepts with interesting and enlightening ethnographies. I highly recommend him.