Race and Ethnicity in American Life

Keith Robinson

Race and Ethnicity in American Life

Sociology department

Keith Robinson

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Overall 3.6
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Easiness of class 3.0
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Workload 3.4
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Clarity of professor 2.8
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Helpfulness of professor 4.0
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  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Often Funny
  • Issues PTEs
  • Participation Matters

Grades

Fall 2018
18.4%
15.3%
12.2%
9.2%
6.1%
3.1%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2017
18.4%
15.3%
12.2%
9.2%
6.1%
3.1%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2016
40.7%
33.9%
27.1%
20.4%
13.6%
6.8%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Fall 2018 Submitted Jan. 12, 2019 Grade Received: A-

I enjoyed this class because the material was super interesting, but the assignments weren't my favorite. We began with the idea of race itself, its social construction, and what it exactly it has come to mean and all of the implications associated with it. We then moved into things like housing segregation, gentrification, affirmative action etc. Grades consisted of weekly reading memos, a midterm paper, and a final paper. The weekly reading memos were the only easy thing. It was a 1-page single spaced summary about one reading of your choice from that given week. You also had to point out something that you found interesting. My TA, Jahneille Cunningham, was kind and approachable. She also understood that some of the readings could be dense and wordy so she helped breakdown whatever the author was talking about in a way that us as students could better understand. The midterm and final paper prompts were definitely challenging because Robinson set them up in a way that made it hard for us to figure out how to approach them. There were 3 different questions (basically prompts) and you had to answer all 3 of them within the page limit of 6-8 pages. The questions were confusing and I found myself struggling to make connections between the authors in order to answer them. I really didn't like the way they were set up.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2018 Submitted May 7, 2018 Grade Received: A-

You won't learn much but you will have to analyze very confusing readings every week which you have to write memos about, the TAs graded the memos very harshly and it hurt my grade. The midterm and finals are 6-8 page essays which are not that tough and I found they were graded more easily than the memos. All readings are posted online and free which is nice! Lecture honestly is not necessary to do well (I never went) but TAs take role in discussion.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2018 Submitted April 2, 2018 Grade Received: B-

The class was eh. Didn't really learn much in this class. The midterm was not good and a lot of people complained that the prompt was confusing. There is no extra credit and both TAs were harsh, unforgiving graders. I thought this class would be interesting, but i prefer you take it with another professor.

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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Often Funny
  • Issues PTEs
  • Participation Matters
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