Lucy Burns

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WL ARTS 2B
Lower Division Seminar: Writing-Based Research See Full Profile

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ASIA AM 30
Asian American Literature and Culture See Full Profile

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What a sorry excuse for a professor.

She has an English degree but doesn't even speak and write proper English. She is very disorganized, and her lectures consisted mainly of her trying to get around technical difficulties to play some slideshows that looked like they were put together by a 4th grader.

There is quite a bit of assigned reading, and the readings aren't even interesting like the readings in AA20. It's mostly pretentious, overly wordy, ramblings of people who get off on denouncing the U.S. as a White capitalist regime hell-bent on enslaving Asian Americans. One of these readings was written by the professor herself.

That being said, if you manage to slog through the readings, some of them do have substance underneath all the pretentious crap cluttering every sentence. There was even one short story that was actually entertaining.

If possible, take Professor Bascara. He is well spoken, well organized, and intelligent, and can make a bs class like this somewhat bearable. Professor Burns, on the other hand, does not speak proper English, is disorganized, and is, well.. you know. I guess that's the difference between an education from Columbia and one from UMass.

Overall, the class is pretty easy as long as you do the readings because there are pop quizzes. There are two papers and one big project which are all just bs-fests.

2/10 would not take again.

(April 15, 2014)
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ASIA AM 121
Exploring Asian American Theater See Full Profile

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I wish I never enrolled in this class. She makes her classroom a very uncomfortable environment. If you ask her a question, nine times out of ten she will answer with a nasty response that will make you feel stupid for even asking. I have had nothing but kind, inspirational, and caring professors at UCLA. I do not know why she is allowed to teach here. Maybe the Asian American Studies department does not audit her classes as strictly as they should. The quality of her instruction and overall demeanor as a person is completely unacceptable. I hope she does not continue to teach, she is terrible. I will make sure to write a letter to the Asian American Studies department to let them know about her.

(May 10, 2013)
ASIA AM 123
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ASIA AM 123
Cultures of/against Empire See Full Profile

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ASIA AM 133
Pilipino American Experience See Full Profile

Overall 2.7 Easiness 3.3 Workload 3.0 Clarity 2.2 Helpfulness 2.3

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I've had my share of horrible professors at UCLA but she is by far one of the most disorganized and disrespectful professor/educator I have ever had. Half of the class was student presentations, movies, and guest speakers. On the days she does give lectures, she spends one hour on a topic that should of taken no less than 10 minutes. On top of that, she assigns on average 100 pages of reading per week on topics she briefly mentions in class. To make sure you do the reading, she gives unannounced pop quizzes that are worth 20% of your grade. She gives no rubric and very vague instructions on her assignments so you have no idea how your papers was graded. Overall, avoid this professor. Avoid her like the plague. It will be relatively easy to get a B and very hard to get an A unless she likes you. However, the frustration you will get from her teaching methods and lack of respect she gives to her students is not worth the B. I wouldn't take a class with her again even if it was a guaranteed A and Emma Watson was enrolled in the class.

(Winter Quarter 2016)
ASIA AM 174A
Special Courses in Comparative Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality See Full Profile

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ASIA AM 175A
Topics in Comparative Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality See Full Profile

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ASIA AM 191B
Topics in Asian American Themes See Full Profile

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