Introduction to East Asia

Jennifer Jung-kim

Introduction to East Asia

International and Area Studies department

Jennifer Jung-kim

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Ratings

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Overall 3.8
Good
Hard
Easiness of class 2.8
Easy
Heavy
Workload 2.2
Light
Not Clear
Clarity of professor 4.2
Clear
Not Helpful
Helpfulness of professor 3.8
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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Participation Matters
  • Would Take Again
  • Has Group Projects
  • Often Funny
  • Tough Tests

Grades

Winter 2019
32.9%
27.4%
21.9%
16.4%
11.0%
5.5%
0.0%
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A
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2017
37.9%
31.6%
25.3%
19.0%
12.6%
6.3%
0.0%
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A
A-
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B
B-
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C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2016
28.8%
24.0%
19.2%
14.4%
9.6%
4.8%
0.0%
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A
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Summer 2015
33.3%
27.8%
22.2%
16.7%
11.1%
5.6%
0.0%
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A
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2015
33.3%
27.8%
22.2%
16.7%
11.1%
5.6%
0.0%
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A
A-
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B
B-
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D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Summer 2014
38.9%
32.4%
25.9%
19.4%
13.0%
6.5%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2014
36.8%
30.7%
24.6%
18.4%
12.3%
6.1%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Winter 2020 Submitted March 26, 2020 Grade Received: B+

Overall, the course material was informative and the professor seemed fairly passionate about the class, which is good. This class, however, is one of the harder GEs in my opinion.

First of all, the readings she gives out every class is a bit much (around 40-60 pages). Secondly, the midterm and final, which are both based on the readings, are graded unnecessarily harshly. These exams are fairly straightforward: she gives us the prompts one week in advance and we're expected to write short answers to those questions during the allotted exam times.

After getting the midterm scores back, I was disappointed with my overall grade and decided to ask what I needed to work on for the next exam. Basically, she had told me that I needed to write more. Personally, I felt that I had answered the questions well enough and it was unfair for her to grade based on how much I wrote. Additionally, (though I may just be a really slow writer) I was writing nonstop for the entire exam. Even if I did not write in enough detail, she doesn't give us a rubric so it's hard to do well if you don't hit the mark from the get-go.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted April 4, 2017 Grade Received: A-

It was pretty interesting class. You receive your questions for midterm and final one week in advance so that you can prepare them beforehand. However, I found the grading of the exams random. She doesn't give you criteria for exams. But it is not difficult to get over 90% overall so that you can get some form of A if you do the readings and listen to lectures.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2016 Submitted April 13, 2016 Grade Received: A-

It's an interesting class, and I found the readings and topics chosen to be interesting. Jung-Kim is a clear and articulate lecturer, though if you do the readings and take notes from them beforehand, you don't really need to take any notes during lecture, which is good since she goes through her slides at a pretty quick pace.

The midterm and final questions are given about a week before each exam, though the grading standard for them is really high, and to be honest, fairly inconsistent. However, 45% of the grade comes from an easy group project and writing some posts on CCLE for discussion, which more than makes up for your exam grades if you don't get A's on them. Overall, it's probably not the easiest GE, but I'd take again.

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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Participation Matters
  • Would Take Again
  • Has Group Projects
  • Often Funny
  • Tough Tests
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