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I was one of the 20 males in the class of 180
Now if I said this is class, I would probably offend someone.
I am a straight male who grew up in a patriarchal culture before I came to America.
I took the class because I heard it was easy.
In my point of view, this class was unbearable.
Yeah it can be easy, but it's so hard to study when opinions and view points are expected to be accepted as facts.
Your grade will HEAVILY depend of your TA. Your TA will grade your midterm and final and your weekly discussions essays (which are 30% of your grade). My TA (L. Reeve) expected all of us to agree with her viewpoints and if I did not my grade would have suffered.
Other TAs, emailed their classes on what the essay will be on so they can prepare what facts to study before.
Juliet's lecture slides are so useless. The lectures are more like an open discussion.
Use your phone or laptop and she will walk up to you and MAKE YOU pay attention to her viewpoints.
If you're not interested in the subject, it's a gamble because your grade depends on your TA
SO BE CAREFUL OUT THERE ALL YOU CISGENDER STRAIGHT MALES WHO KNOW NOTHING ABOUT GENDER STUDIES.
YOU MIGHT WANNA CONSIDER RUNNING AWAY FROM JULIET
She offered a very intellectually challenging approach to gender studies and lecture was very interesting. Her midterm and final were both essays that if you had done all the reading, were not too bad. However, 40% of your grade is based off of reading tests each week, so you always had to stay on top of reading. Overall, a great course
Professor Williams was a great teacher and this is the perfect class if it's your first quarter at UCLA. This class is a great transition to college. The only assignments are a paper for the midterm and another for the final which are pretty short and you are basically taught how to write them during discussion. I had Sa as my TA and she was amazing. This class is super interesting and definitely doable. I ended up writing my final paper the day it was due, ended up getting a B on the paper, but still got an A- in the class. Williams does not like electronics, especially cell phones and WILL call you out in class about it.
This is a great class to take if you're interested in gender in society. It can get a bit boring and repetitive if you're less interested in the subject.
Professor Williams has a cute, bubbly personality in class. However, her lectures can sometimes be disorganized. You could get the same main points by reading/skimming the course reader, which she sells for about $85. She updates it every quarter, but few articles are added/removed.
I'm selling my fall 2015 course reading. About half the articles contain some highlighting, but the pages and cover are in good condition.
Contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org :)
The class was really enjoyable and challenged how I saw the world. Professor Williams is very insightful and engaging. I enjoyed her lectures greatly. It's not an easy class, but I feel like the hardwork I put into this class paid off in the knowledge I gained from it. I'd suggest this class to everyone because I feel that it covers really important aspects of life.
Workload: There's no midterm or final, just two 1000 word essays due on Turnitin at 3 pm on the due dates. For the first 5-10 minutes of each section meeting, you will be asked to respond to a question related to prior class readings and lectures. Reading is needed in this class, but I thought the reading selections were interesting once I was able to see the main idea.
25% Critical Analysis Paper I
25% Critical Analysis Paper II
40% Reading Responses
10% Section Participation
Course taken: gender studies 10
It was a great class!The professor is super sweet and caring. The class is also really easy. You just have to do the readings each week.
If anyone is interested, I'm selling my course reader for $40. It's originally $88 at the extension store. Email me if interested.