Harold Clark Barrett
Department of Anthropology
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3.9
Overall Rating
Based on 17 Users
Easiness 3.4 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.0 / 5 How clear the class is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.6 / 5 How much workload the class is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.2 / 5 How helpful the class is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS
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35.4%
28.3%
21.2%
14.1%
7.1%
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26.3%
22.0%
17.6%
13.2%
8.8%
4.4%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

22.4%
18.6%
14.9%
11.2%
7.5%
3.7%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
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C
C-
D+
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

22.9%
19.1%
15.3%
11.5%
7.6%
3.8%
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A
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C
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

20.8%
17.3%
13.9%
10.4%
6.9%
3.5%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

19.1%
15.9%
12.8%
9.6%
6.4%
3.2%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

21.6%
18.0%
14.4%
10.8%
7.2%
3.6%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

17.5%
14.6%
11.6%
8.7%
5.8%
2.9%
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A
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: A-
Jan. 30, 2017

The class isn't so bad, you just need to make sure you understand and listen to the lectures. I would listen to all the lectures on podcast and pause and go and he went through it. It's a lot of material, not necessarily hard though. I never read the book, but really knew my lectures well and did well in the class. The entire class is based on your midterm and final. Just study hard and you should be fine. I have all my notebook with all the lectures notes and my study guides. They should be efficient to do well in the class.

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Quarter: Winter 2024
Grade: A-
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June 12, 2024

Professor Barrett is very kind, and his lectures are packed with interesting information! He does tend to ramble a bit and sometimes can be hard to understand, especially since he often uses a lot of metaphors and vague terms to describe concepts in evolutionary psychology. I would say the course topics were still cool to learn about, however, and the workload was manageable. It consists of weekly reading reflections (200 words max and generally graded on completion since they're to check that you're doing the readings), three online quizzes on Canvas, and a final paper.

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Quarter: Winter 2024
Grade: A
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March 21, 2024

Records lecture! The only assignements were 200 word reflections per week. No final, only a 4 page double spaced term paper. Overall 5/5!

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Quarter: Winter 2024
Grade: A
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March 19, 2024

This class was really enjoyable, as someone that is interested in evolutionary biology. I took it for upper div credit, but the topic was really fun to learn about and I learned things outside of what I had learned in the LS7 series and other science classes. Each week is one or a few chapters in the professors book, which he shares to the students for free. The three quizzes got harder each time for me, but they aren't worth too much to worry about. The final writing was fairly easy since you can pick whatever topic as long as it's related to the class. I would definitely recommend this class if you like evolution, psychology, or behavior!

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Quarter: Winter 2024
Grade: B
March 12, 2024

Professor Barrett is a very knowledgeable instructor and he has a lot of interesting ideas. However, the way that he poses most of this information is extremely hard to follow as he tends to go on tangents about the information, oftentimes giving us too much information or going too broadly. He also appears to have changed his grading schemes and I'm not sure if it was for the better. His new style is to have 3, 20-question quizzes that equal 30% of your grade. These were quite difficult to get a good grade on due to his choice of wording. There was little mercy in the grading of these quizzes either and he rarely elaborated afterwards about why the answer was right or wrong.

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Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: A
Jan. 19, 2023

Dr. Barrett provides a lot of great insights to the field of evolutionary psychology, integrating concepts from evolutionary developmental biology and anthropology to create a truly interdisciplinary course. The grading is fair and the exams are doable. However, he does tend to ramble a lot, and sometimes the readings felt redundant because he would end up covering the material in class. You should be fine if you have a good background in evolutionary biology, tbh.

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Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: A
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Jan. 12, 2023

Awesome professor and class. He wrote the textbook and most ideas are his own, so pay attention in lecture and take thorough notes and you should be fine. I never really read the textbook, just skimmed when necessary. He provides the textbook and study guides for quizzes (which are extremely lengthy but overall helpful). There are short, weekly reflections, 3 quizzes (taken on canvas outside of class), and a 4 page final paper on a topic of your choosing that relates to the class. The material got tricky at times but I definitely recommend Professor Barrett!

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Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: B+
March 29, 2019

This class is a piece of cake if you study a certain way.
Evolutionary Psych is usually known as "common sense", but the way he tests makes sure you know HIS examples of what certain definitions are.
The class is 45% midterm, 55% final-- no homework. The average on the first midterm was a 33/45 I think-- he curved this to a B. The answer choices are hard-- A, B, C, then D would be A&B, E would be B&C.
The exams more so test you on the examples he gives in class-- so I would recommend going to lecture and writing down the specific examples he notes. For reference, I got the average on the first exam, then a 93% raw score (not curved) on the final and still ended up with a B+. Kind of odd grading system, but what can you do.

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Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: N/A
March 18, 2019

Interesting class. If you have taken the LS series then some of the material will seem repetitive. your grade is based on an in class midterm and final. both are reasonable as long as you study.

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: N/A
Jan. 10, 2019

I decided not to take this class but I have already bought the course reader. Brand new! Sold for $60 at the library and I am willing to sell it for $45. Email me at ************* if interested.

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: A-
Jan. 30, 2017

The class isn't so bad, you just need to make sure you understand and listen to the lectures. I would listen to all the lectures on podcast and pause and go and he went through it. It's a lot of material, not necessarily hard though. I never read the book, but really knew my lectures well and did well in the class. The entire class is based on your midterm and final. Just study hard and you should be fine. I have all my notebook with all the lectures notes and my study guides. They should be efficient to do well in the class.

Contact: *************

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Quarter: Winter 2024
Grade: A-
June 12, 2024

Professor Barrett is very kind, and his lectures are packed with interesting information! He does tend to ramble a bit and sometimes can be hard to understand, especially since he often uses a lot of metaphors and vague terms to describe concepts in evolutionary psychology. I would say the course topics were still cool to learn about, however, and the workload was manageable. It consists of weekly reading reflections (200 words max and generally graded on completion since they're to check that you're doing the readings), three online quizzes on Canvas, and a final paper.

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Quarter: Winter 2024
Grade: A
March 21, 2024

Records lecture! The only assignements were 200 word reflections per week. No final, only a 4 page double spaced term paper. Overall 5/5!

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Quarter: Winter 2024
Grade: A
March 19, 2024

This class was really enjoyable, as someone that is interested in evolutionary biology. I took it for upper div credit, but the topic was really fun to learn about and I learned things outside of what I had learned in the LS7 series and other science classes. Each week is one or a few chapters in the professors book, which he shares to the students for free. The three quizzes got harder each time for me, but they aren't worth too much to worry about. The final writing was fairly easy since you can pick whatever topic as long as it's related to the class. I would definitely recommend this class if you like evolution, psychology, or behavior!

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Quarter: Winter 2024
Grade: B
March 12, 2024

Professor Barrett is a very knowledgeable instructor and he has a lot of interesting ideas. However, the way that he poses most of this information is extremely hard to follow as he tends to go on tangents about the information, oftentimes giving us too much information or going too broadly. He also appears to have changed his grading schemes and I'm not sure if it was for the better. His new style is to have 3, 20-question quizzes that equal 30% of your grade. These were quite difficult to get a good grade on due to his choice of wording. There was little mercy in the grading of these quizzes either and he rarely elaborated afterwards about why the answer was right or wrong.

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Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: A
Jan. 19, 2023

Dr. Barrett provides a lot of great insights to the field of evolutionary psychology, integrating concepts from evolutionary developmental biology and anthropology to create a truly interdisciplinary course. The grading is fair and the exams are doable. However, he does tend to ramble a lot, and sometimes the readings felt redundant because he would end up covering the material in class. You should be fine if you have a good background in evolutionary biology, tbh.

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Verified Reviewer This user is a verified UCLA student/alum.
Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: A
Jan. 12, 2023

Awesome professor and class. He wrote the textbook and most ideas are his own, so pay attention in lecture and take thorough notes and you should be fine. I never really read the textbook, just skimmed when necessary. He provides the textbook and study guides for quizzes (which are extremely lengthy but overall helpful). There are short, weekly reflections, 3 quizzes (taken on canvas outside of class), and a 4 page final paper on a topic of your choosing that relates to the class. The material got tricky at times but I definitely recommend Professor Barrett!

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Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: B+
March 29, 2019

This class is a piece of cake if you study a certain way.
Evolutionary Psych is usually known as "common sense", but the way he tests makes sure you know HIS examples of what certain definitions are.
The class is 45% midterm, 55% final-- no homework. The average on the first midterm was a 33/45 I think-- he curved this to a B. The answer choices are hard-- A, B, C, then D would be A&B, E would be B&C.
The exams more so test you on the examples he gives in class-- so I would recommend going to lecture and writing down the specific examples he notes. For reference, I got the average on the first exam, then a 93% raw score (not curved) on the final and still ended up with a B+. Kind of odd grading system, but what can you do.

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Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: N/A
March 18, 2019

Interesting class. If you have taken the LS series then some of the material will seem repetitive. your grade is based on an in class midterm and final. both are reasonable as long as you study.

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: N/A
Jan. 10, 2019

I decided not to take this class but I have already bought the course reader. Brand new! Sold for $60 at the library and I am willing to sell it for $45. Email me at ************* if interested.

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3.9
Overall Rating
Based on 17 Users
Easiness 3.4 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.0 / 5 How clear the class is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.6 / 5 How much workload the class is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.2 / 5 How helpful the class is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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    (7)
  • Would Take Again
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