Summer 2018 - You can tell Mary Corey wishes she was black as she walks around in her Rihanna Puma's using the N word every other sentence. Well that was in her class from Spring quarter. In this class she complained about the sensitive students who couldn't handle history (black people are getting called the N word and being shot almost everyday. This isn't just history, this is the present struggle of many Americans, and there are consequences to using words like this.) and then managed to refer to everything as "retarded," and complain about "trigger warnings" saying she does not believe in them for her classes despite the fact that two veterans with PTSD once ended up hospitalized from a book she forced them to read. Apart from that, her lectures make little sense and it really makes me wonder what this schools standards are. Pathetic. Mary Corey you've aged too badly to ever be black. Just accept it. You're the whitest person I've met in my life. If you need a history course take Teo Ruiz before he retires- he is a brilliant professor who fought for his education. Or take Nile Green whose passion is contagious and expertise shines through in his lectures. Or take Geoffrey Robinson whose lectures are more engrossing than any action movie I've ever watched and will make you want to join the peace corps tomorrow. Well maybe she's here to even things out a little bit because there's still some brilliant minds in this department.
Winter 2021 - Please disregard any positive reviews about this Professor. If you want to save your grades, do not take this class. Just don’t do it. I don’t know how her grade distribution looks good when in reality you will be crying due to stress. If you want to ask her a question, get ready to be called a moron or yelled at. I honestly think Corey has mental issues. Not only are her lectures unbelievably grim to watch, but they do not help you answer the prompts on the midterm/final. Because it is so unclear as to what tf is actually going on, even if you write a perfect essay, her readers or even Corey herself will nitpick the living day-lights out of your paper. So, if I could save even one person from taking this class, don’t do it. Just don’t.
Prof. Corey is a wonderful lecturer. Her lectures are more like stories told by a campfire. You're absolutely captivated. I took Corey this past summer. There was no midterm due to time constraints so for the final (which was take home) she had us write up two five page papers (double-spaced)!! This is a no-stress class people. Didn't do much reading. Just take a look at the questions for the final and read what you need to read to answer those specific questions.
She was awesome!! Great lecturer and very helpful. I don't believe those allegations are true. I just took her class last quarter and I'm Mexican. I think I can spot a racist. Anyways she was during lecture and during office hours. She's always available for you if you need to talk about anything course related. She's great for UCLA and I wish more professors were like her!! I'd give her a 10 out of 10!!