Jemima Pierre
Department of African American Studies
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4.7
Overall Rating
Based on 20 User s
Easiness 4.5 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.5 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 4.0 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.3 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS

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Quarter: Summer 2022
Grade: N/A
July 26, 2022

DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS IF YOUR TA IS NATALINA MONTEIRO!!!
I read all of the reviews and thought this class would be an easy A in the summer with relatively interesting content but I was utterly fucked over by my TA. In the async format, the grading is split into 30% discussion board posts, 35% midterm, 35% final. The midterm is a take-home exam composed of short responses and two essays based on content from Weeks 1-3. It's a lot of writing and kinda time-consuming but mostly follows the content from the lectures. The final (I didn't take it because I dropped) is a similar format of being a take-home exam with essay questions on Weeks 4-6. Every week, you have to watch lectures, films, and do readings and write two discussion board posts and two replies. There are three "lessons" each week, each with its own set of readings and/or films as well as 1-2 30-60 min lecture videos. The discussion board questions align very closely to the lecture topics and aren't too difficult. This class would have been easy and stress-free but my TA graded unnecessarily harshly, giving out 2/3s and 2.5/3s on the discussion posts because she didn't think you "proved you read the material" even if you had. The only directions for the posts were that they had to be more than 5 sentences but her expectations were upwards of 400-500 words per post with time stamps and citations, even when the directions did not specify that. The 2s and 2.5s added up and made it basically impossible for me to get an A in the course before my midterm was even graded, which is why I dropped. She didn't grade anything until the end of Week 5 out of 6 so I couldn't even drop for a refund. She also never responded to my email asking about why she took off random points for my discussion posts. The class content is actually really interesting so it's a shame I had to drop because of a shitty TA :/ I'm sure the class is an easy A and well worth your time if you get another TA though

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A+
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Jan. 4, 2021

This class is the easiest of Ws. You learn quite a lot of important concepts as well; I would even suggest that this class be mandatory for students here, since it is so crucial to understanding American social struggles, and everyone can take away something important from this course. Highly recommend this course for anyone who wants an easy GE, while also wanting to learn a bit too. 10/10

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Quarter: Summer 2020
Grade: A
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Aug. 11, 2020

This class is so great! You learn about very important issues and Dr. Pierre is a great lecturer. The books we read for this class are very interesting, and the readings and lectures are too. Dr. Pierre brings in amazing guest lecturers and I really like that. You can tell she's very smart and passionate and that's great to be around (it was an online class, but I still like her energy).

There are not that many assignments week-to-week, but I say the midterm and final exam are time consuming.

I had Joelle Julien as my T.A. and she was great too!

Overall, great class, great professor, and I would take it again.

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Quarter: Summer 2020
Grade: A
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Aug. 11, 2020

Amazing class, if you need to knock off a GE this is a go-to. The class is at your pace and all assignments are easy as long as you pay attention to the lectures. You will have a blast while educating yourself on important issues!!

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: A+
Oct. 11, 2019

i really enjoyed this class and professor! appreciated that she offered it online because it worked super well with my schedule but I still feel like i got a ton out of it!! learned a lot more than anticipated.

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Quarter: Summer 2018
Grade: A+
June 19, 2019

Prof Pierre gives amazing lectures and her TA was pretty decent. The only A+ I've gotten at UCLA

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Quarter: Summer 2022
Grade: A
Aug. 18, 2022

Quick Summary if you do not want to read the following: not an easy class, but you can learn a lot indeed.

Looking at the past gradings of this class, one might assume that this is an easy class and want to take it to fulfill the GE requirement. Please do not assume that if you are taking it in summer. The workload was enormous. Basically, every week you have video lectures, some documentaries, lots of readings, and there are two novels to be finished along with the progress of this class. Weekly assignments are the discussion posts. You would easily procrastinate because you are not necessarily pushed to do all the reading and watch all the documentaries, but then here comes the midterm and final. I wrote 10 pages for the midterm and 20 pages for the final.

Nevertheless, this is a very very insightful class if you really pay attention to all the details mentioned. The recordings included not only Dr. Pierre's lectures, but also interviews with scholars, and lectures given by scholars in the specific fields. You acquire not only historical facts, but also different perspectives and approaches to understand and analyze the "black experience" (not only in the United States, but actually across the world).

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Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: NR
Jan. 6, 2023

The content taught in this class is absolutely amazing. The workload is also easy to handle as you just have to watch lectures and post in two discussions a week. There is just the final and midterm which both consist of multiple easy writing prompts. Altogether this class is great. The problem comes with the professor NEVER responding to emails and never being very clear with the specifics of how she wants her papers. Also the TAs graded absolutely nothing the entire quarter so you never know how to improve because they continue to give more and more assignments without grading. Honestly it's a good class just annoying how you never know what your actual current grade is.

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Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A+
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Dec. 28, 2021

This was the perfect class all-around. You have to submit a discussion post every week and the grading is very fair with that. The exams follow really closely with the class materials. We were given about a week to do them so you could split them up which made it stress-free. Lectures are pretty short and are very well-done. The class teaches you very important lessons about African American history and the challenges they face in society today. My TA, Mauri, was very fair with grading and had a lot of passion for the subject. So, I highly recommend her.

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Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A
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Dec. 18, 2021

This is a great class that teaches valuable material! The grading consists of a midterm, final, discussion posts, and a one page mini essay. The mini essay is great as the prof gives you 3 opportunities throughout the quarter to submit the mini essay, so if you have a lighter week 3 you can get the assignment out of the way early, or you can wait til week 9 to submit. While tedious, the readings are interesting and informative. There are 2 discussion posts you have to answer every week with a brief 4-5 sentence response. Then you must respond to 2 discussion posts in 3-4 sentences, so not a huge time investment. The midterm and the final are short answer and essay based, but if you did the discussion posts you’ll be set. The lectures are filmed and edited by the UCLA film dept, so lectures seem more like mini documentaries. And they are SHORT. Most were under 30 minutes. If you are good at managing time then this asynchronous class is for you. Sucks to not have more communication with the prof and TA tho. Wish it hadn’t taken til week 10 to get my midterm back from week 5

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Quarter: Summer 2022
Grade: N/A
July 26, 2022

DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS IF YOUR TA IS NATALINA MONTEIRO!!!
I read all of the reviews and thought this class would be an easy A in the summer with relatively interesting content but I was utterly fucked over by my TA. In the async format, the grading is split into 30% discussion board posts, 35% midterm, 35% final. The midterm is a take-home exam composed of short responses and two essays based on content from Weeks 1-3. It's a lot of writing and kinda time-consuming but mostly follows the content from the lectures. The final (I didn't take it because I dropped) is a similar format of being a take-home exam with essay questions on Weeks 4-6. Every week, you have to watch lectures, films, and do readings and write two discussion board posts and two replies. There are three "lessons" each week, each with its own set of readings and/or films as well as 1-2 30-60 min lecture videos. The discussion board questions align very closely to the lecture topics and aren't too difficult. This class would have been easy and stress-free but my TA graded unnecessarily harshly, giving out 2/3s and 2.5/3s on the discussion posts because she didn't think you "proved you read the material" even if you had. The only directions for the posts were that they had to be more than 5 sentences but her expectations were upwards of 400-500 words per post with time stamps and citations, even when the directions did not specify that. The 2s and 2.5s added up and made it basically impossible for me to get an A in the course before my midterm was even graded, which is why I dropped. She didn't grade anything until the end of Week 5 out of 6 so I couldn't even drop for a refund. She also never responded to my email asking about why she took off random points for my discussion posts. The class content is actually really interesting so it's a shame I had to drop because of a shitty TA :/ I'm sure the class is an easy A and well worth your time if you get another TA though

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A+
Jan. 4, 2021

This class is the easiest of Ws. You learn quite a lot of important concepts as well; I would even suggest that this class be mandatory for students here, since it is so crucial to understanding American social struggles, and everyone can take away something important from this course. Highly recommend this course for anyone who wants an easy GE, while also wanting to learn a bit too. 10/10

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Quarter: Summer 2020
Grade: A
Aug. 11, 2020

This class is so great! You learn about very important issues and Dr. Pierre is a great lecturer. The books we read for this class are very interesting, and the readings and lectures are too. Dr. Pierre brings in amazing guest lecturers and I really like that. You can tell she's very smart and passionate and that's great to be around (it was an online class, but I still like her energy).

There are not that many assignments week-to-week, but I say the midterm and final exam are time consuming.

I had Joelle Julien as my T.A. and she was great too!

Overall, great class, great professor, and I would take it again.

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Quarter: Summer 2020
Grade: A
Aug. 11, 2020

Amazing class, if you need to knock off a GE this is a go-to. The class is at your pace and all assignments are easy as long as you pay attention to the lectures. You will have a blast while educating yourself on important issues!!

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: A+
Oct. 11, 2019

i really enjoyed this class and professor! appreciated that she offered it online because it worked super well with my schedule but I still feel like i got a ton out of it!! learned a lot more than anticipated.

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Quarter: Summer 2018
Grade: A+
June 19, 2019

Prof Pierre gives amazing lectures and her TA was pretty decent. The only A+ I've gotten at UCLA

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Quarter: Summer 2022
Grade: A
Aug. 18, 2022

Quick Summary if you do not want to read the following: not an easy class, but you can learn a lot indeed.

Looking at the past gradings of this class, one might assume that this is an easy class and want to take it to fulfill the GE requirement. Please do not assume that if you are taking it in summer. The workload was enormous. Basically, every week you have video lectures, some documentaries, lots of readings, and there are two novels to be finished along with the progress of this class. Weekly assignments are the discussion posts. You would easily procrastinate because you are not necessarily pushed to do all the reading and watch all the documentaries, but then here comes the midterm and final. I wrote 10 pages for the midterm and 20 pages for the final.

Nevertheless, this is a very very insightful class if you really pay attention to all the details mentioned. The recordings included not only Dr. Pierre's lectures, but also interviews with scholars, and lectures given by scholars in the specific fields. You acquire not only historical facts, but also different perspectives and approaches to understand and analyze the "black experience" (not only in the United States, but actually across the world).

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Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: NR
Jan. 6, 2023

The content taught in this class is absolutely amazing. The workload is also easy to handle as you just have to watch lectures and post in two discussions a week. There is just the final and midterm which both consist of multiple easy writing prompts. Altogether this class is great. The problem comes with the professor NEVER responding to emails and never being very clear with the specifics of how she wants her papers. Also the TAs graded absolutely nothing the entire quarter so you never know how to improve because they continue to give more and more assignments without grading. Honestly it's a good class just annoying how you never know what your actual current grade is.

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Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A+
Dec. 28, 2021

This was the perfect class all-around. You have to submit a discussion post every week and the grading is very fair with that. The exams follow really closely with the class materials. We were given about a week to do them so you could split them up which made it stress-free. Lectures are pretty short and are very well-done. The class teaches you very important lessons about African American history and the challenges they face in society today. My TA, Mauri, was very fair with grading and had a lot of passion for the subject. So, I highly recommend her.

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A
Dec. 18, 2021

This is a great class that teaches valuable material! The grading consists of a midterm, final, discussion posts, and a one page mini essay. The mini essay is great as the prof gives you 3 opportunities throughout the quarter to submit the mini essay, so if you have a lighter week 3 you can get the assignment out of the way early, or you can wait til week 9 to submit. While tedious, the readings are interesting and informative. There are 2 discussion posts you have to answer every week with a brief 4-5 sentence response. Then you must respond to 2 discussion posts in 3-4 sentences, so not a huge time investment. The midterm and the final are short answer and essay based, but if you did the discussion posts you’ll be set. The lectures are filmed and edited by the UCLA film dept, so lectures seem more like mini documentaries. And they are SHORT. Most were under 30 minutes. If you are good at managing time then this asynchronous class is for you. Sucks to not have more communication with the prof and TA tho. Wish it hadn’t taken til week 10 to get my midterm back from week 5

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4.7
Overall Rating
Based on 20 Users
Easiness 4.5 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.5 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 4.0 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.3 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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