Jennifer Rashidi
Department of Anthropology
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4.1
Overall Rating
Based on 7 Users
Easiness 2.1 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.6 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.9 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.1 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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  • Uses Slides
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Needs Textbook
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Would Take Again

GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS

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

27.3%
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15.2%
12.7%
10.1%
7.6%
5.1%
2.5%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: N/A
March 29, 2022

Hello! I am selling the book for Paleopathology. text me at 8183196901.

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Quarter: Summer 2021
Grade: P
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Sept. 30, 2021

I took this in Summer C 2021. I got a Pass but based on the grades I got I would've received an A-. Dr. Rashidi is amazing and this class is super interesting. However, it is a lot of work especially if you're not well versed in biology. Also she isn't the best at responding to emails, and often took a while to upload lectures. But her teaching style was very clear and you got all the information you need from lectures. There was a final research project that wasn't tough (I got 40/40), and the exams were open book open note (except for the practical portion which was in class with cameras on and closed note/book) so it wasn't difficult to do well. Highly recommend her and this class!

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A
April 6, 2020

If you don't mind lectures slides that haven't been updated since 2003, then this class is for you. Professor Rashidi doesn't allow electronics in her class so all notes must be taken pen / paper - what makes this class a little annoying is that the professor talks at about 500 words / minute. On the flip side, there isn't much that is covered in class for each topic so their is only so much that can be on the exam. This quarter she decided to post a study guide, and to her surprise it was the best tests grades she's ever had as a class... mmm. There is a research paper that one must write, it expands on a topic covered in class. To be honest, this class wasn't as difficult as she made it out to seem, her study guide states that one must commit to a solid of 8 hours of studying / week to do well in her class but much less is needed, maybe a solid 2 hours / week.

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: A
Feb. 21, 2020

I loved this class so much, and a year and a half later I still remember so much from it and it stands out as one of my favorites. Professor Rashidi is definitely a tough professor and this is definitely a college-level course. There is a ton of memorization involved and you really have to pay attention and be engaged with the lectures and review the slides. However, the content is so interesting and Professor Rashidi also helps make it interesting. I had no trouble coming up with a paper topic and I had so much fun writing it (I know that sounds so lame but honestly I usually hate writing papers but this one was so enjoyable).

tl;dr: it’s a difficult course and you have to put in the work and study and come to class, the material is so interesting and rewarding to study that it’s still been one of my favorite classes at UCLA.

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Quarter: Summer 2019
Grade: A-
Oct. 16, 2019

Getting an A on the first try is doable, but you have to put in the work!

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Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: A+
June 3, 2019

I think it’s a great class, and Dr. Rashidi is incredibly knowledgeable. She’s very engaging, but don’t expect her to handhold you throughout the course. The slides are not always clear, and she’s a fast talker. But if you supplement lecture notes with the book, you’ll be fine. Electronics are not allowed in her class, which I think is great.
She doesn’t always come across as the most organized. At the end of the quarter we had to hand in a 8-10 page research paper- you have to come up with your own topic and it must be related to class.

I definitely enjoyed her class, and would recommend her- unless you don’t like to put in the work.

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: C+
April 3, 2019

The first time I took this class I failed, and not because I didn't try but because there was just so much information that I could not remember it all. Her midterm is composed of multiple choice questions, definition fill-ins, and about 3-5 short essay questions and one big essay questions. The final is cumulative but it weighs mostly on the latter half of the course. The material she teaches is wonderful and engaging. But it is the way she teaches that makes this course so hard. She uses powerpoints which are helpful for visuals, but what she says takes precedence over the powerpoints. Meaning, not all the information you need will be on those powerpoints so attending lecture is crucial for passing this class. Also, she is a very fast talker and goes through all the material quickly. She does not bruin cast her lectures and she allows no recordings nor laptops in class and this makes it quite difficult to get down all the concepts and major factors when she speaks 1000 words a minute.
She requires a book that is quite costly, but honestly, I never read it and it wasn't needed for testing, so don't spend your money. You are required to know anatomical terminology and will be asked to conduct a research paper which is not hard if you chose a topic discussed in class.
As a professor, she is very responsive, and she does try her best to give you pointers on how to succeed in her class. She also gives extra credit which is a bonus. If you take this class, consider building up a study group within the class, take GOOD notes, attend all lectures, and read the dumb article that she posts.

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: N/A
March 29, 2022

Hello! I am selling the book for Paleopathology. text me at 8183196901.

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Summer 2021
Grade: P
Sept. 30, 2021

I took this in Summer C 2021. I got a Pass but based on the grades I got I would've received an A-. Dr. Rashidi is amazing and this class is super interesting. However, it is a lot of work especially if you're not well versed in biology. Also she isn't the best at responding to emails, and often took a while to upload lectures. But her teaching style was very clear and you got all the information you need from lectures. There was a final research project that wasn't tough (I got 40/40), and the exams were open book open note (except for the practical portion which was in class with cameras on and closed note/book) so it wasn't difficult to do well. Highly recommend her and this class!

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A
April 6, 2020

If you don't mind lectures slides that haven't been updated since 2003, then this class is for you. Professor Rashidi doesn't allow electronics in her class so all notes must be taken pen / paper - what makes this class a little annoying is that the professor talks at about 500 words / minute. On the flip side, there isn't much that is covered in class for each topic so their is only so much that can be on the exam. This quarter she decided to post a study guide, and to her surprise it was the best tests grades she's ever had as a class... mmm. There is a research paper that one must write, it expands on a topic covered in class. To be honest, this class wasn't as difficult as she made it out to seem, her study guide states that one must commit to a solid of 8 hours of studying / week to do well in her class but much less is needed, maybe a solid 2 hours / week.

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: A
Feb. 21, 2020

I loved this class so much, and a year and a half later I still remember so much from it and it stands out as one of my favorites. Professor Rashidi is definitely a tough professor and this is definitely a college-level course. There is a ton of memorization involved and you really have to pay attention and be engaged with the lectures and review the slides. However, the content is so interesting and Professor Rashidi also helps make it interesting. I had no trouble coming up with a paper topic and I had so much fun writing it (I know that sounds so lame but honestly I usually hate writing papers but this one was so enjoyable).

tl;dr: it’s a difficult course and you have to put in the work and study and come to class, the material is so interesting and rewarding to study that it’s still been one of my favorite classes at UCLA.

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Quarter: Summer 2019
Grade: A-
Oct. 16, 2019

Getting an A on the first try is doable, but you have to put in the work!

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Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: A+
June 3, 2019

I think it’s a great class, and Dr. Rashidi is incredibly knowledgeable. She’s very engaging, but don’t expect her to handhold you throughout the course. The slides are not always clear, and she’s a fast talker. But if you supplement lecture notes with the book, you’ll be fine. Electronics are not allowed in her class, which I think is great.
She doesn’t always come across as the most organized. At the end of the quarter we had to hand in a 8-10 page research paper- you have to come up with your own topic and it must be related to class.

I definitely enjoyed her class, and would recommend her- unless you don’t like to put in the work.

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: C+
April 3, 2019

The first time I took this class I failed, and not because I didn't try but because there was just so much information that I could not remember it all. Her midterm is composed of multiple choice questions, definition fill-ins, and about 3-5 short essay questions and one big essay questions. The final is cumulative but it weighs mostly on the latter half of the course. The material she teaches is wonderful and engaging. But it is the way she teaches that makes this course so hard. She uses powerpoints which are helpful for visuals, but what she says takes precedence over the powerpoints. Meaning, not all the information you need will be on those powerpoints so attending lecture is crucial for passing this class. Also, she is a very fast talker and goes through all the material quickly. She does not bruin cast her lectures and she allows no recordings nor laptops in class and this makes it quite difficult to get down all the concepts and major factors when she speaks 1000 words a minute.
She requires a book that is quite costly, but honestly, I never read it and it wasn't needed for testing, so don't spend your money. You are required to know anatomical terminology and will be asked to conduct a research paper which is not hard if you chose a topic discussed in class.
As a professor, she is very responsive, and she does try her best to give you pointers on how to succeed in her class. She also gives extra credit which is a bonus. If you take this class, consider building up a study group within the class, take GOOD notes, attend all lectures, and read the dumb article that she posts.

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4.1
Overall Rating
Based on 7 Users
Easiness 2.1 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.6 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.9 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.1 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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