All Ratings and Reviews for King-Kok Cheung
I can see why some people like this professor, but I did not enjoy the class I took with her. Professor Cheung set down guidelines for the classwork, but she failed to enforce them. While I'm all for a professor that's laid back and nice, I couldn't help dislike the prof because she seemed to be unfair in her grading system. I know of many students in my class that followed her exact guidelines for writing the final paper, but they ended up getting either mediocre or bad grades in the class. Other students, who I know cheated on at least one of the quizzes, failed to write about anything even remotely relevant to the class. Yet these same students received high marks in the class simply because the professor seemed to like them. I believe that this class appears to be a college course, but it really is comparable to a grade school class where teachers' pets are awarded the best grades. All in all, take this professor only if you like gambling with your grade.
Professor Cheung is very nice and is a good teacher. I took her Interaccial Romance class and enjoyed every reading. Her laid back teaching style is highly recommended for you are able to learn a lot without being stressed every class. Her grading is moderate and she had two quizzes and one paper. I highly recommend Professor Cheung. For all those who read this, I urge you to give your input on teachers you have taken so you may help your fellow students. thanks.
Professor Cheung is such an approachable and open-minded person. I loved her class because she values students' opinions as well as creative and original thought. Her class has two ID quizzes, which are fair and simple as long as you go to class and study your notes. There is no final and she asks that you write a paper, due at the end of the quarter.
I wish that she lectured a little more though because class discussions were focused 90% of the time on student presentations.
Overall, I highly recommend taking this professor and this course. You will learn so much and will begin to think more critically of both your personal life and the world around you. The books are excellent. Prof. Cheung is overall a very kind, fair, and intelligent professor.
This professor sucked!!!!!!!!! She had no concern for the students' learning, and she seemed to be very easy. But then when it came down to grading, she was so picky and anal that it didn't coincide with how she said she would grade. I highly recommend that you don't take her because you'll just end up getting a bad grade unless you suck up to her so much that your face is all the way up her butt!!!!!!!
Professor Cheung is a wonderful professor who really cares about her students and has a lot of passion toward her subject. The readings are fun and easy. You learn a lot...but just because the readings are easy does not mean her exams are. Her exams are NOT written but are identification, so memorization is KEY. ALso, one of the reasons some students probably don't do as well is because they do NOT participate enough! Prof.Cheung tries to engage people to speak up...and even if you don't understand something, or you found one little tidbit interesting...or even something unrelated...just speak up! It is important to show her you DID do the readings and that you comprehend. Keep this in mind and you should have no problems doing well in this class because she really is a very nice person and her lectures are very insightful. Take her class and enjoy!
I love this professor! She is so passionate about the material and she makes the class stimulating. One suggestion: Read and participate. Otherwise class is boring since it's formatted around discussion. This has been one of my favorite classes at UCLA
Yes the discussion in Prof Cheung's class was usually interesting because it was centered around sexuality, interracial relationships and racial discrimination. These are all topics that have the potential the produce interesting discussions especially when people start attacking each other because of their views. The discussion hovers above the actual text assigned for about 15 mintues. The rest of the class if filled with personal stories of racism, which were usually a result of a white person. I found it difficult to contribute with breaking a sweat. In addition you get marked down it you don't talk in class, even if you attend class every day! I wasn't particularly impressed. I would steer clear if you don't feel comfortable talking about your personal life.
i liked most of the reading we did in class and it really helped me open my mind to the way society sees things, especially in terms of race. her two exams are easy if u do the reading (which is not always short reading) and the paper topics are relevent to the reading. she is a nice professor and willing to work with you in terms of improvement. I, too, wish that the class was not so much focused on sudent presentations and more focused on her lectures, but it was still a good experience.
Gee, I don't really understand the opinion of the person who did the review before me! Professor Cheung wasn't that hard at all -- and no, I didn't stick my face half - way up her butt. I thought she was a very fair grader. She's pretty easy going and interested in all student opinion. Plus, the reading selections are interesting. There were a lot of oral presentations in class, and frankly, I would have prefered more input from the professor, rather than her choosing the topics based on subject matter the students had discussed, but all in all, I'd have to say that Professor Cheung's class was one of the easiest I've ever had! There are two quizzes, but if you've done the reading and attend class, they're a breeze. She's also pretty relaxed when it comes to the paper (she gives you plenty of warning about the topic, etc). Class discussions were interesting. I recommend her if you're an independent worker, but if you need someone to constantly hold your hand, you might be in trouble.
Just remember, she's not an easy grader as she seems. Go to office hours and get inputs in your essays.
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