Mary Corey

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HIST 140A
20th-Century U.S. History, 1900 to 1928 See Full Profile

Overall 3.9 Easiness 3.2 Workload 3.1 Clarity 3.8 Helpfulness 4.0

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Despite what you may have heard, she is not an easy grader; but she is an excellent professor and never boring.

(Dec. 30, 2008)
HIST 140C
20th-Century U.S. History since 1960 See Full Profile

Overall 3.2 Easiness 2.9 Workload 2.6 Clarity 2.8 Helpfulness 3.3

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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.

(Summer Quarter 2018)
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HIST 142B
Intellectual History of U.S. Full Profile > 3.0 Overall 3.5 Easiness 3.0 Workload 2.0 Clarity 2.5 Helpfulness
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HIST 142B
Intellectual History of U.S. See Full Profile

Overall 3.0 Easiness 3.5 Workload 3.0 Clarity 2.0 Helpfulness 2.5

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HIST 142B
Intellectual History of the U.S. See Full Profile

Overall 3.8 Easiness 3.2 Workload 3.0 Clarity 3.7 Helpfulness 4.1

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Professor Corey is very, very nice and accommodating. I wish I was able to take this class in person to get the full experience of her teaching, but it was still a very enjoyable class. Take advantage of her office hours regardless if you need help learning the material or not. The breakdown of this class and I believe all others that she teaches is a midterm (take-home) essay in which you pick 2 essay prompts to write on and the final is similar. There is a lot of readings, but it isn't necessary to read everything assigned per week. Lectures are also very entertaining!

(Winter Quarter 2021)
HIST 142D
American Popular Culture See Full Profile

Overall 2.8 Easiness 3.0 Workload 3.4 Clarity 2.4 Helpfulness 2.0

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Honestly, I sat in class and thought "what the heck is going on"?!
Yes, she is funny and outspoken and I think that is why people rate her well and say she is amazing but they are looking at a class for all the wrong reasons in my opinion. This is my second time taking her and while I got a good grade, I really dislike her class. Again, people seem to LOVE her just because she is funny to them but this is not a history class. Of the both times I took her, I can honestly say I did not learn a single thing. Lectures are her random rants on the subject and notes were just writing down all the random opinions she threw out and you better include a similar POV as her in your papers otherwise you're wrong so that was the only reason I took " notes",
I only read one book all the way and attended lecture, and got an A. I never went to office hours with my TA and she stresses you do so but that is up to you. I think she emphasizes important things in her class like the reading and lectures even though they are all pointless.
There is no learning or deep thinking in this class -- its learning HER "DEEP" THOUGHTS.
I am a person of color and never experienced any form of racism from her so that confused me.
Class is definitely more interesting than some mundane old professor just spewing facts at you but I really wanted to learn things of actual significance because she never went into enough detail it was just "blah blah Kendrick Lamar blah blah"
And people just love her and laugh the entire class and you sit there thinking, "what am I paying money for?!"

Waste of time, I don't care how straightforward or "easy" the class is, I hate her style of teaching and hate that class after class, sheep-like students eat out of her palm as if she has anything useful she is giving us.

(Spring Quarter 2016)
HIST 154
History of California Full Profile > 3.9 Overall 2.1 Easiness 2.3 Workload 3.6 Clarity 3.3 Helpfulness
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HIST 154
History of California See Full Profile

Overall 3.9 Easiness 2.1 Workload 2.3 Clarity 3.6 Helpfulness 3.3

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HIST M155
History of Los Angeles See Full Profile

Overall 3.4 Easiness 2.4 Workload 2.6 Clarity 3.6 Helpfulness 3.1

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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.

(Oct. 19, 2006)
HIST 191D
Undergraduate Variable Topics Research Seminars: History -- U.S. See Full Profile

Overall 3.7 Easiness 2.7 Workload 2.3 Clarity 3.4 Helpfulness 3.7

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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!!

(Jan. 8, 2009)
HIST C191D
Topics in History: U.S.: Ideology of Black Liberation, 1948 to 1975 See Full Profile

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HIST C191D
Topics in History: U.S. Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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Topics in History: U.S. See Full Profile

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