History of Asian Americans

Jean-Paul Deguzman

History of Asian Americans

Asian American Studies department

Jean-Paul Deguzman

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Overall 4.6
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Easiness of class 3.7
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Workload 3.0
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Clarity of professor 4.8
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  • Uses Slides
  • Needs Textbook
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Often Funny
  • Participation Matters
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Would Take Again
  • Useful Textbooks

Grades

Summer 2019
93.8%
78.1%
62.5%
46.9%
31.3%
15.6%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2016
47.0%
39.2%
31.3%
23.5%
15.7%
7.8%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2016
30.2%
25.1%
20.1%
15.1%
10.1%
5.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Summer 2018 Submitted Sept. 14, 2018 Grade Received: A

Dr. Deguzman is a very knowledgeable and engaging lecturer. Unique from the other Asian Am 10 classes, J.P. allows his students to experience the history of the lived experiences of Asian Americans instead of assigning exams that determine the students' understanding of the material.
There are five writing assignments and a capstone project. The writing assignments are fairly easy to complete. The capstone project is a pop-up museum that is put together by groups of students that address a broad array of topics from immigration to Japanese internment to Asian American traditions and culture.
There are weekly readings assigned; however, I only found them useful to read and refer back to when writing the final reflection paper.
I was planning on majoring in Asian American Studies and after taking this class, it reaffirmed my decision.

Quarter Taken: Summer 2018 Submitted Sept. 14, 2018 Grade Received: A

Dr. Deguzman is a very knowledgeable and engaging lecturer. Unique from the other Asian Am 10 classes, J.P. allows his students to experience the history of the lived experiences of Asian Americans instead of assigning exams that determine the students' understanding of the material.
There are five writing assignments and a capstone project. The writing assignments are fairly easy to complete. The capstone project is a pop-up museum that is put together by groups of students that address a broad array of topics from immigration to Japanese internment to Asian American traditions and culture.
There are weekly readings assigned; however, I only found them useful to read and refer back to when writing the final reflection paper.
I was planning on majoring in Asian American Studies and after taking this class, it reaffirmed my decision.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2016 Submitted Dec. 26, 2016 Grade Received: A

Professor Deguzman is extremely knowledgeable, engaging, and funny in his lectures. I would definitely recommend this class to anyone who needs to fulfill their GE's. I cared about this class the most out of all my classes this quarter, and the TA's were very knowledgeable and understanding as well.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2016 Submitted Dec. 23, 2016 Grade Received: A+

As a freshman in my first quarter, this was the first class I ever took. It definitely set the mood for a really amazing first quarter with him. He is genuinely a good professor that is passionate about the subjects he speaks about. He is engaging, funny, and made waking up for an 8 am worth it! I think I was very lucky in making the decision to take this class. I really hope UCLA keeps him around for a long time because this class made the difficult transition of going into college a lot easier. It was also very interesting and eyeopening, and the things he talks about really influences your views on Asian American history for the better. I couldn't have imagined my first quarter in college without him or this class.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2016 Submitted Dec. 23, 2016 Grade Received: B+

Dr. Deguzman makes this class very interesting and I attended every lecture besides one that I overslept on ( this class was an 8am). The midterms and final were straight forward and fair since he provides a study guide and nothing is a surprise. You have an oral history paper for this class and it is graded by your TA. I had Christina as my TA and she was very knowledgeable about the topic but her grading was rather tough. I was never able to get full credit on any reflections and my overall grade suffered from not having a good grade for my oral history paper. Make sure you spend a lot of time on your paper and reflections and show up to discussion for participation credit.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2016 Submitted Dec. 20, 2016 Grade Received: A+

This class was my favorite class this quarter despite being an 8 am (which is really saying something). Dr. DeGuzman is an amazing lecturer and really tries to make the information understandable to the class. The class broke down into 1/3 participation, which is based on participation in discussion (and your TA will have a specific guideline as to how they run the discussion and give points), 1/3 final exam, and the midterm and final paper together make up the last 1/3 of the grade. The paper was an 8 page interview based paper that really wasn't too hard if you went to TA office hours and talked about what they wanted to see (I got a perfect score). The midterm and final were the same: there was a list of 10 terms and 3-4 essays we had to study. 3 of these terms were on the exam and you had to define 2, and 3 of the essays were on the test, and you also answer 2 (1 for the midterm). The terms and essays were repeated word for word from the study guide, so it is super straightforward. The work for the class was primarily reading (maybe 100-ish pages a week?), but the reading was super engaging and not too sense so it really wasn't that bad. My TA, Christina Ayson, was AWESOME and really tried to make herself available to us to work on our papers, and discussion was always super interesting with her. As long as you do all the work and talk to your TA regularly, you shouldn't have any trouble getting an A (especially with all the extra credit offered in the class).

Quarter Taken: Fall 2016 Submitted Nov. 29, 2016 Grade Received: N/A

Professor deGuzman is great! His lectures are easy to follow and he tries really hard to be approachable. His slides tie the readings together really clearly and as long as you go to class and do the readings, it's easy because he makes all the concepts really simple and lets you know exactly what material you have to study for the tests. That being said, it is a lot of reading, and I took this class at 8 am, so I'm suffering now for not getting out of bed for lecture a few times. Don't let yourself fall behind because this class is hard to catch up in. So, if you'll faithfully go to every class and do every reading, definitely take this class because it's super interesting/easy and he makes it all the more so. But if you're not going to consistently stay on top of it, you're going to struggle.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2016 Submitted Oct. 27, 2016 Grade Received: I

If you don't mind reading tons and tons of documents. You gotta take this class.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2016 Submitted Sept. 26, 2016 Grade Received: A

Professor deGuzman was great! The class wasn't too hard, and the sections were actually worthwhile. Overall, an easy, interesting GE.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2016 Submitted April 7, 2016 Grade Received: A-

I love Dr. deGuzman! Take him! He's a wonderful professor! He always has a sense of humor and I honestly wanted to drop this class in the first place, after reading the syllabus with a number of readings we have to do before each lecture, but they are very interesting! You only need to buy two textbooks, but they aren't too expensive. The grading is based on section, midterm, research project and final. You have to participate in section and facilitate! He gives you a study guide, so you won't have to worry about cramming in everything from the textbook. He will specifically tell you what will be on the midterm! They are I.D. terms and are written in short essay formats! The grading is very fair. I had Kenny as my TA and he definitely prepared our class for the final, since we got a lower average for the midterm. The midterm had a B average, which wasn't too bad. I wished I could take Dr. deGuzman again! He is awesome sauce!

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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Needs Textbook
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Often Funny
  • Participation Matters
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Would Take Again
  • Useful Textbooks
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