No grades are available.
Pretty much just consisted of papers, super easy midterm and final. He gives study guide and does an entire review before each teach. You just have to pay attention to the review and skim the slide and you'll be fine
Professor Javi is definitely one of my favorites at UCLA. At times, he reminds me of a little kid, and that’s probably why I really liked the class. Attendance is taken by signing into a piece of paper he passes around, and each TA takes attendance in their sections. The lectures are long and packed with a lot of information, and that makes them tiring, but at the same time, they were also interesting. The class itself is pretty easy, since the midterm and final questions are given about a week in advance, so all you have to do is study those questions and memorize them. The weekly readings can get long and boring in the middle of the quarter, but the 500 word essays themselves aren’t too hard to answer.
Short Papers and Class Participation (40%)- About 500 word paper about every week (8 in total) about the readings. Answer questions based on the readings basically. Not hard at all.
Midterm Exam (25%) and Final Exam (35%)- These exams are literally as easy they come. A week before the each exam he puts out a study guide with every possible question that might be on the exam. This means all you have to do is complete the study guide and study those questions. Out of those questions only some of them come up of course. Really easy.
The class is really easy but Professor Loira is really boring in my opinion. Attendance is mandatory. He passes around a sheet of paper for you to write your name down to take attendance. You're allowed to miss 3 lectures and one discussion. He uses powerpoints which are posted on CCLE before class. Overall the class really isn't bad it was just having to wait around for the attendance sheet to make its rounds.
Honestly Prof. Patino Loira is one of my favorite professors I have ever met. He is so kind towards his students and wants to make sure everyone gets a fair chance. He is so patient and tries his best to make his lectures engaging. Lecture was two hour blocks twice a week which was only hard sometimes because it was late in the day and I was already tired. He usually tries to pick pretty interesting readings and his exams are VERY fair (he pretty much gives you a list of questions he will ask on the midterm or final). I would 100% take his class again.
Did this review contain...
Thank you for the report!
We'll look into this shortly.