History of Asian Americans

Kelly Nicole Fong

History of Asian Americans

Asian American Studies department

Kelly Nicole Fong

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Easiness of class 3.9
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  • Uses Slides
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Would Take Again
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Participation Matters

Grades

Fall 2018
38.8%
32.4%
25.9%
19.4%
12.9%
6.5%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2017
65.0%
54.2%
43.4%
32.5%
21.7%
10.8%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Summer 2016
37.5%
31.3%
25.0%
18.8%
12.5%
6.3%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Summer 2015
50.0%
41.7%
33.3%
25.0%
16.7%
8.3%
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A
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Summer 2014
35.0%
29.2%
23.3%
17.5%
11.7%
5.8%
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: Spring 2020
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Submitted June 6, 2020
Grade Received: A

This is my first time writing a Bruinwalk review and it's because I LOVE PROFESSOR FONG. She is the best professor I've had at UCLA thus far, and I've been here for three years now. She took such care to convert her class to an online format that was organized and well thought out so that students were never confused about their responsibilities or expectations for the course. Though the class was online, she was able to connect with her students and provided a space for us to connect with each other. She has such a mastery of the subject matter she teaches, and explains extremely complex issues with incredible clarity. Beyond that, she did extra work to connect course material to current events that helped me to understand the underlying issues much better than I would have been able to on my own.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2018 Submitted June 28, 2019 Grade Received: A-

I got an A- in this class because I didn't use my office hours to go talk to my TA about my essays. I think that if I did, I would've ended up with an A. This class has a good amount of weekly readings and Professor Fong is a great lecturer, so if you are just on top of your readings and go to class, you will be fine. The midterm and final are both short-answer and long-answer essay tests and are not too difficult.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2020 Submitted Dec. 24, 2020 Grade Received: A

I entered this class with little interest in the topic, because I heard it was an easy class. I genuinely feel interested in the topic now due to Dr Fong's enthusiasm for the topic. Lectures are well structured, and readings complement topics covered in lecture very well. There is adequate preparation for exams, and the requirements for the final paper are clearly laid out.

Grading in this class is also very lenient

Quarter Taken: Spring 2020
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Submitted June 17, 2020
Grade Received: A

This was one of the most engaging classes I've taken at UCLA. Professor Fong is an amazing lecturer. She transitioned very nicely to online and was able to adjust her class with the student's learning being her top priority. I would highly recommend taking this class if you are Asian American because it gives you major insight into your ethnic group's history with the US, something overlooked in normal history classes. There are a lot of readings but they give needed background for lecture.

Quarter Taken: Spring 2020
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Submitted June 2, 2020
Grade Received: N/A

Professor Fong was by far the best, most engaging, and most accommodating professor I've had thus far at UCLA! Despite the transition to online instruction being so sudden, her efforts in making her lectures and slides more accessible to us at home while also involving discussions regarding recent events such as the BLM movement and COVID-19 anti-Asian sentiment. Her lectures were engaging and packed with information, and her class readings were long but very interesting to read as an Asian-American myself. I will definitely look to take more classes taught by her in the future, and I 110% recommend taking Asian Am 10 even if you're not a North campus major.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2019 Submitted Dec. 25, 2019 Grade Received: A-

this was my favorite class this quarter! Professor Fong and all the TAs are very approachable, easy to talk to, and you can tell they're genuinely passionate about what they do. especially if you identify with being Asian American, you learn about your own history, and it's very interesting.

most of the homework was just readings, which are easily manageable. i recommending spreading them out over the week so that you're not reading everything last minute. over the quarter, you're working on a thesis paper that requires you to interview an Asian-American. there are deadlines for drafts and bibliographies, which were all very helpful and helped prevent procrastination for the most part. the midterm and final were all short answers and an essay (the final has 2 essays). these were also very manageable as long as you listen in lecture and discussions and study from your notes.

Professor Fong doesn't post the slides, but she goes over the material at a great pace and gives enough time for students to take notes. she doesn't allow people to use phones or take pictures (you WILL get called out if you do), but she does allow laptops.

the only issue i had with the class was that it was an 8am lecture but it be like that. also, since we're on the quarter system, we don't get to cover all the Asian-American history and groups in as much depth as I had hoped.

nonetheless, 10/10 recommend

Quarter Taken: Fall 2018 Submitted May 9, 2019 Grade Received: A

Dr. Fong gives great lectures. They are organized, informative, and concise. I learned so much about Asian American history. Because she does not post slides, you must take notes. The midterm and final were in-class essays on certain topics we had covered (no surprise here). Though, I did find the grading to not be extremely easy but not extremely difficult either. They were like AP exam formats with short answer prompts and a long essay. I felt so burned out during the final. As for our papers, we did an oral history paper 7-9 pages. That was cool, but I had already done one before so it was not as exciting for me. Definitely go to OH and ask for feedback from Dr. Fong and/or your TA.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2018 Submitted Feb. 2, 2019 Grade Received: A

Professor Fong is amazing and extremely helpful. Her lectures are concise, succinct, clear, and straight to the point. All the information she provides is helpful. The TAs are also very helpful and they will do what they can to promote your success.
Asian American studies as a class is also very informative; I learnt a lot about an unspoken and underrepresented history of a growing minority group in the US, and enjoyed learning about the personal aspects of immigration history.
The workload is not too much; there is quite a bit of reading but the readings are not difficult to understand and for the most part are interesting. Personally the midterm and final exam were not difficult at all; as long as you attend lecture and do your reading, you should be good to go. There is a term paper but it was not difficult and was open-ended. Overall, highly recommend taking this class! It's fun, not too difficult, and will give you a fresh perspective on American history.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2018 Submitted Jan. 2, 2019 Grade Received: A

Dr. Fong is a fantastic lecturer and the slides are organized very well. The topics covered in class are made very meaningful and I genuinely felt like I learned a lot from this class. The midterm and final consists of 2-3 short answer questions chosen from 4-5 possible questions and a long essay; no multiple choice. I felt they were both graded very fairly. She does not bruincast her lectures, which is a shame, but doing the readings and sharing notes will provide more than enough material to sufficiently write about on the midterm and finals. Both Dr. Fong and my TA, Reuben, were very passionate about the topic and showed that they cared that we were actually taking something away from taking the class. They were very friendly and approachable and I encourage you to take advantage of office hours. There are also a couple opportunities for a considerable amount of extra credit up to 2% of your grade. The other major components are the research paper, which I actually really enjoyed doing and discussion. Overall, I felt like the class was worthwhile, not too difficult, and I would definitely take another class with Dr. Fong if I can.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2018 Submitted Dec. 27, 2018 Grade Received: A

AAS 10 was an incredible class, especially with Dr. Fong. She is one of the best lecturers I've ever had and is super helpful and accessible. Her lectures are organized and engaging, and she connected some of her own family history and research into the class. The oral history paper wasn't bad and was actually quite fun to write! If you're looking for an interesting introduction into history or ethnic studies, take this class - you won't regret it.

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  • Uses Slides
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Would Take Again
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Participation Matters
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