Spring 2023 - I love Janna as a Professor and a person. As someone who wants a career in education, this class was engaging and just overall enjoyable. This class is only offered in spring, so if you're looking for an easy class to finish off your senior year, this class is not it, because there is a considerable amount of work alongside fieldwork. This includes a reading group presentation, two essays, your fieldwork essay/curriculum, and your final essay (8-10 pages). The fieldwork I decided to participate in was going to a school and creating a curriculum of activities for the student's after-school program. While I liked the students and the work I did, it was heavily unorganized, and it was clear that I was doing more work compared to the other fieldwork options. The other fieldwork options were simply a 2-page essay or one Zoom/after-school session, I had to attend my after-school sessions multiple times throughout different weeks with my own time and gas money to get there, despite this, this didn't result in extra points. I ended up with an A- in this class because while Janna grades pretty fairly, in the final I felt it was unjustly graded harshly. Not only was the final very unclear and overall confusing, but despite putting in my best effort it was graded horribly putting me from an A+ to B+ I was only saved because of participation points. I also felt Janna was biased against group papers, which is what I did, and talking with other groups they were also graded the same low score. I understood Janna preferred it to be done individually, however, with all the work she required alongside me dealing with other classes, my group certainly felt we can make an effective paper together. This also included other parts leading up to the final paper that was done as a group which is confusing why the final isn't done as a group originally. So overall, while I like Janna and the course content, the final was like getting hit by a bus suddenly, with nothing you can do. I would probably recommend this class if you are a junior preferably.
WAC 103: Prof had an odd requirement of doing community service. She made it difficult because she forbade students from doing it with a UCLA organization. This requirement favored the students with access to cars. Bus riders know that everywhere in LA takes an hour. Professor was totally clueless of her own social class bias. Class time was wasted. She made students get into groups and come up to the front of the class and paraphrase the reading. I don't need anyone to spoon feed the reading to me. Frankly, for a student who has to support her family, requiring her to work for no pay is like slavery. Whenever she does not force students to come up and paraphrase the reading, she'll just deliver a boring, useless monologue.