Ellingtonia

Kenneth Burrell

Ellingtonia

Ethnomusicology department

Kenneth Burrell

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Overall 4.2
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Easiness of class 4.1
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Workload 4.1
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Clarity of professor 4.0
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Helpfulness of professor 4.7
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Tags

  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Would Take Again
  • Issues PTEs

Grades

Winter 2016
47.5%
39.5%
31.6%
23.7%
15.8%
7.9%
0.0%
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A
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F

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

Winter 2015
54.4%
45.3%
36.3%
27.2%
18.1%
9.1%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
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C
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D+
D
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F

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

Winter 2014
51.6%
43.0%
34.4%
25.8%
17.2%
8.6%
0.0%
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A
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B
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D
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F

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

Winter 2013
74.6%
62.2%
49.7%
37.3%
24.9%
12.4%
0.0%
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A
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D
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F

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

Winter 2010
60.0%
50.0%
40.0%
30.0%
20.0%
10.0%
0.0%
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A
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D
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F

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

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Winter 2014 Submitted June 22, 2016 Grade Received: A+

A jazz legend, enough said.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2016 Submitted March 18, 2016 Grade Received: A+

Easy A, take him.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Jan. 6, 2016 Grade Received: N/A

This is a notoriously easy class. That being said expect to meet some of the most questionable people of ucla. Professor Burrell is a really cool guy and I met most of the ethnomusicology and jazz majors and they are awesome! But a lot of people in this class were super disrespectful to Professor Burrell and makes you question how these people even got into ucla....wow....ANYWAY....I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS CLASS.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 11, 2015 Grade Received: N/A

Easy GE only 3 assignments, if you don't want to read the books just show up to lecture, jot a few notes and you got your essay there. Final exam is take home 7 questions with an 8th optional about how this class has helped you. pretty cool that you get to take a class with a jazz legend Kenny Burrell. JAZZ

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted July 5, 2012 Grade Received: N/A

Mr. Burrell is a good and fair teacher, but not necessarily one I'd recommend. While he loves his subject, Duke Ellington, the scope of the class is too narrow to spend 10 weeks on. After a while it gets repetitive.

He is not a fast speaker, but his lecture style is good enough and he incorporates both music and video into his teaching. Being a musician, he is not really up to the level of lecturing UCLA students are accustomed to. He is however, very nice and understanding and does everything he can to make the class enjoyable and informative.

While I enjoyed the class at times, most of the time I found myself losing concentration as he went over the same topics again and again.

As far as grading, this class is very easy. I took very few notes and did no readings until I wrote the two required papers and I got an A in the class.

Pros: Initially interesting subject, taught by a Jazz legend, Very easy A, no notes required, no readings required, Very nice teacher

Cons: Repetitive, Slow Speaker, Too narrow of a subject

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 23, 2012 Grade Received: N/A

I took this class for Ellingtonia...Easy A!!! And the material is really interesting, I enjoyed the class. I have both the Duke Ellington books and can sell them for $30 for both!! contact me at a_keilo@yahoo.com

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 14, 2010 Grade Received: N/A

Took this class Winter 2010. 3 Assignments. No exams. All take home papers.

Midterm Paper 4-6 pages
Term Paper 6-8 Pages
Final Paper 6-8 Pages (Answer the 7 questions he gives you)

That's it. The class meets once a week for 10 weeks. Don't have to show up during the final's week. He's really flexible about when to turn in the assignments too.

As far as the class goes, very interesting material the first few weeks. The class is set up that the first 1.5 hours is lecture/discussion, break 10 minutes, then a video for 1.5 hours. As far as I understand, you will get an A for just doing the 3 assignments. Attendance is mandatory though as he has a sign-in sheet.

Prof Burrell is an amazing person. But I can agree with the comments regarding the class setup. It's seems a little mismatched with people from a music background and those without. We don't go into music theory, but talk mostly about the man himself.... Which is nice for the first few weeks, but then gets a bit repetitive. Overall, easy class. I enjoyed it.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 24, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

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Tags

  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Would Take Again
  • Issues PTEs
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