Kyeyoung Park

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ANTHRO 124Q
Evolutionary Psychology See Full Profile

Overall 1.5 Easiness 2.2 Workload 2.2 Clarity 1.2 Helpfulness 2.5

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I took her Korean American experience class, which is not difficult. One midterm, paper, and take home final are easy. But to be honest, I think she is probably one of the worst Asian Am professors I've had. I thought that some of these reviews might be biased, but after taking her class I have to say some of the concerns are definitely spot on. Firstly, professor park makes very uncomfortable(if even borderline racist) remarks when comparing Koreans to other races. The worst is when she laughs after those remarks. I'm not sure if its a nervous laughter or uncontrollable, but seriously she needs to stop doing that. She alienates so many of her non-Asian students through her remarks and I saw almost half of them drop after the first week. Makes me really worried that she says she's going to be teaching a course on racism next quarter.
Her lectures are meandering and most students can't even follow her reasoning. She ALWAYS goes past the lecture time, which is pretty inconsiderate of her since most students have other classes to attend.
Also, she puts such a huge emphasis on the LA riot and Korean-latino relations because of her research and makes us do a bunch of unnecessary and irrelevant research on it too. She also provides so many readings that she will never discuss in class. She makes you read the manuscript for her book, which for the most part is convoluted and nobody cares about. Basically, a waste of my time taking this class.

(March 19, 2014)
ASIA AM 132A
Korean American Experience See Full Profile

Overall 1.6 Easiness 1.3 Workload 1.6 Clarity 1.6 Helpfulness 1.6

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I am a senior Asian American studies double major with Psych. I have taken many classes in both fields and I LOVE Asian Am. However, this is the single worst class I have ever taken at UCLA. It is not hard or complicated, but the professor (Park) is absolutely awful. Not only does she not care about her students, and not encourage class discussion, her assignment to interview a "latino customer" person and a "korean store owner" is absolutely ridiculous and frankly was insulting because of the racial slurs and stereotypes it actually ENCOURAGED. Her lectures are biased and she displays hints of racism if not surface level biases that she attempts to brainwash the class with.

This class was insulting because she is racially insensitive and she frequently blurts out biased opinions in her pointed remarks. She has said stupid things like "second generation koreans do not study as much because they are more american," or "what does it mean for koreans if they all become ministers" (while laughing because she thinks they should "become lawyers and doctors instead").

Do not take this class or any other class with this professor, she does not represent anything related to Asian American studies because it is an amazing major.

(March 8, 2013)
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ANTHRO M144P
Constructing Race See Full Profile

Overall 2.4 Easiness 2.3 Workload 2.6 Clarity 2.0 Helpfulness 3.0

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Prof Park is a great professor. The time that I took this class was during the protests, and she and her TAs were accommodated students by cancelling the final. Her exams were essay format with page maximums and a lot of questions to answer. Get familiar with the material before exams are due in order to write short, yet very specific, responses.

(Spring Quarter 2020)
ANTHRO 146
Urban Anthropology See Full Profile

Overall 1.4 Easiness 2.2 Workload 2.4 Clarity 1.0 Helpfulness 2.4

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prof park is extremely intelligent, but often misunderstood. if you have a knack for understanding accents, there shouldn't be much of a problem taking one of her classes. i would still say to make sure you get a good TA that can emphasis her points and the material. Also, prof park showed concern for students to do well and is a very nice person in general.

(June 28, 2004)
AFRO-AM M159P
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AFRO-AM M159P
Constructing Race See Full Profile

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AF AMER M159P
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Constructing Race See Full Profile

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ASIA AM M169
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ASIA AM M169
Constructing Race See Full Profile

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ASIA AM 175B
Topics in Transnationalism and Diasporas: Theorizing Diaspora See Full Profile

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ASIA AM 200B
Critical Issues in Asian American Communities See Full Profile

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ANTHRO 210
Analytical Methods in Archaeological Studies See Full Profile

Overall 1.3 Easiness 2.3 Workload 2.3 Clarity 1.2 Helpfulness 2.3

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This is the single worst class I have ever taken at UCLA. It is not hard or complicated, but this professor does not care about her students, and does not encourage class discussion, her assignment to interview a "latino customer" person and a "korean store owner" is absolutely ridiculous and frankly was insulting because of the racial slurs and stereotypes it actually ENCOURAGED. Her lectures are biased and she displays hints of racism if not surface level biases that she attempts to brainwash the class with.

This class was insulting because she is racially insensitive and she frequently blurts out biased opinions in her pointed remarks. She has said stupid things like "second generation koreans do not study as much because they are more american," or "what does it mean for koreans if they all become ministers" (while laughing because she thinks they should "become lawyers and doctors instead").

Do not take this class or any other class with this professor, she does not represent anything related to Asian American studies because it is an amazing major.

NOTE: i did NOT take an anthro class with her but i took an ASIAN AM class with her. for some reason I cannot change that on the course selection.

(March 13, 2013)
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