Keith Camacho

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ASIA AM 10
History of Asian Americans See Full Profile

Overall 3.2 Easiness 3.0 Workload 2.8 Clarity 3.4 Helpfulness 3.1

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The negative reviews scared me, but a majority are almost 10 years old, and the class has really improved! Professor Camacho structured the class so there were recorded lectures with information needed for the midterm and final, and live sessions with guest speakers about the readings or other stuff related to being Asian American. Lectures were recorded and uploaded on CCLE for a week, but I wish they would have stayed up longer. The content was very interesting and the lectures were really informative. There were also a bunch of Asian American Studies department events that you could earn extra credit for going to (I think like 5-10 points for each event, and there were around 3).

The midterm and final both consisted of a short answer question (approximately half a page) and a longer essay (a page and a half). I was worried about how to answer them, but Professor Camacho provided examples and also gave a study guide.

My TA was Carina and she was super nice and helpful. Discussion was mandatory, but she was understanding if anyone needed to miss or attend a different discussion time. She didn't quiz on the readings, but did have us write a reaction essay for each of them. We also had to write 4 "journals" about anything we wanted that were due by the end of the quarter, and did a short presentation on something related to Asian American history. Carina was very lenient with grading/due dates and everything was graded based on completion/effort.

Overall, a very stress-free class with interesting course material. The AAS department is super approachable and willing to help, so I'd definitely recommend this class.

(Spring Quarter 2021)
ASIA AM 10W
History of Asian Americans See Full Profile

Overall 5.0 Easiness 3.0 Workload 3.0 Clarity 3.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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I took this class W19, saw it had no reviews and I have to do Keith justice. He's an amazing professor. SO engaging. He took time every single lecture to go around and have people share how their week was going, make any announcements, etc. It was such a supportive academic environment and I really enjoyed going to class and discussion.

From what I can recall:
Participation (in discussion, don't remember how much it was worth)
3 essays (2/3pg, 5/6 pg, and final 12 pg research paper)
Each paper is graded 20% draft and 80% final (although draft is graded on P/NP basis)
Final (multiple choice + essays)

I had Paul Mendoza as my TA. A true king. He was so real, down to earth, and inspired me to become a better writer. I feel like I learned a lot from this class, not only about Asian American history, but about intersectionality and how a lot of these issues are presenting themselves in our lives today. It was a refreshing course, filled with honesty and built-in support. I look forward to taking a class with him again!

(Winter Quarter 2019)
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ASIA AM 19
Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars See Full Profile

Overall 5.0 Easiness 5.0 Workload 4.0 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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I took the fiat lux called indigenous art, service, & justice. I don't think the seminar subjects stay the same, but if Camacho is teaching a fiat lux and you're considering it, TAKE IT!! He's so funny and chill and just so welcoming and makes you feel comfortable, which is saying something because I took the class online. The workload for my class involved biweekly readings + one page reflections, a group presentation, and an (pretty informal) essay at the end of the quarter. It was definitely more work than my previous fiat lux but it was so worth it, the conversations I had in this class never missed and the guest speakers were phenomenal. If you have a chance to take a class with Camacho 10/10 recommend.

(Spring Quarter 2021)
ASIA AM 19
Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars: Pilipinx: Activism for New Generation See Full Profile

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ASIA AM 121
Exploring Asian American Theater See Full Profile

Overall 2.3 Easiness 1.2 Workload 1.5 Clarity 2.2 Helpfulness 2.2

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I'm sorry I can't remember the course number-it was in 2010 when I had Keith's class. However, I couldn't believe these reviews so I had to write on of my own. Keith was absolutely one of the most interesting professors I had at UCLA. He is very passionate about the subjects he teaches and maybve the two students who posted here could care less about the subject. I had two classes with Keith-both of which were so interesting and fun. Everyone in the class was encouraged to speak up, ask questions, and really think about what it means to be a Pacific Islander. He is very passionate about the subject of empire and colonialism in the pacific and doesn't mince words about how he feels. His lectures are very fact filled and you have to be paying attention-there is no goofing off or sleeping in his lectures or you will suffer on the exams. His was always available at office hours for help and I was bummed out when he left for a year of research because I wanted to continue taking his classes. He is back now-but I have graduated already. Maybe these two students are used to just basically showing up to a class and sleeping through the lecture-but you can't do that in Keiths classes-I would tell anyone interested in AAS or PI studies that his class is a must take!

(March 4, 2012)
ASIA AM 122A
Indigeneity, Empire, and Resistance in Pacific Islands See Full Profile

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ASIA AM 122B
Gender and Film in Pacific See Full Profile

Overall 3.0 Easiness 1.6 Workload 2.1 Clarity 2.9 Helpfulness 3.0

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Keith is, hands down, one of the best professors I have taken at UCLA! At the beginning of class, we take the time to talk about any announcements, birthdays, events happening, how people are doing before going into the actual work for the day. Personally, I loved the collaborative nature of the class. From the beginning, we split off into groups of three and we have to do attend class, turn in reaction papers, and submit the final together! The group work makes the entire class so much more easier. Furthermore, half the class is spent watching a film and then the second half is to talk about the discussion questions we posed in our reaction paper. With meeting once a week and Keith having to cancel a class to go to a conference, we only met eight times. I highly recommend this class for people who want to get to know more about Pacific Islander studies through a cinema!

(Winter Quarter 2019)
ASIA AM 140SL
Power to People: Asian American and Pacific Islander Community-Based Learning See Full Profile

Overall 5.0 Easiness 3.0 Workload 3.0 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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Keith is the best professor ever! I went on his guam summer travel study and he is the funniest person I ever met. He feels more like an uncle than a professor and he does a lot to cultivate relationships with his students. All of his lectures are so interesting and engaging and he likes to draw on his own personal experiences. I wish I could take every single class with him!!!! He is AMAZING!!

(Summer Quarter 2019)
ASIA AM 177
Social Movements in Guam and Pacific See Full Profile

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ASIA AM 185
Capstone Community-Based Research See Full Profile

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