All Ratings and Reviews for Mary Corey


Overall 3.5
Easiness of class 2.9
Workload 2.7
Not Clear
Clarity of professor 3.3
Not Helpful
Helpfulness of professor 3.4
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HIST 140C, taken Summer 2018 Submitted Sept. 29, 2018 Grade Received: A-

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.

HIST 140C, taken Winter 2019 Submitted March 26, 2019 Grade Received: P

I really enjoyed Mary's class. She is an old school type of professor and does not use slides. Instead she uses pure lecture to get the material across. She's been around UCLA since the 60s and has a lot of interesting tidbits about her time here as it relates to U.S. History, e.g. her meeting Malcolm X at Ackerman in the early 60s. She is also hilarious. She does not care about trigger warnings and it is the first thing she says at the beginning of her class. The class was pretty straight forward. There was one take home midterm and one final. They were composed of three mini-essays: 8 pages (minimum) total for both the midterm and final. Listen, if you are offended by her language the problem lies with you. This is college, get over it. I love the fact that she doesn't tailor the lecture to the soft-snowflake crowd. And I say this as someone who's liberal, which she is as well but acknowledges other points of view, too.

The books are all available on reserve at the library. You are also expected to show up to office hours twice and one midterm and one final review session: that makes up your participation grade. The TAs are pretty helpful in that they give you a rubric on how to write a good paper.

HIST 140C, taken Fall 2019 Submitted Dec. 23, 2019 Grade Received: A-

Do not recommend taking this class. You cannot have a professor with a class of over 200 people with no TA's and get upset when students want them to hold more office hours. She is very funny, blunt, and comical during her lectures. She would use at least 10 minutes at the beginning of each lecture to figure out how to use a microphone. Class is very simple, she knows the history of the time period and does not use any slides with the information she gives. The class is 50% midterm paper and 50% final paper. The questions are literally formed to echo chamber what she believes. What if you do not necessarily agree with her views? Well, your grade might suffer. She is getting old and even though she still enjoys being a professor that knows a lot about US History, its either time to get people (TA's) to help her or its time to throw in the towel.

HIST 140C, taken Spring 2017 Submitted July 1, 2017 Grade Received: A-

Mary Corey is the Liberal Colleen Donaghy from 30 Rock

Course not listed Submitted Dec. 22, 2005 Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Corey is an entertaining lecturer. She does have a liberal bias, if that bothers you then dont take her. Her class is fairly easy, take home midterm and final. I would recommend her.

Course not listed Submitted Aug. 22, 2002 Grade Received: N/A

I looked forward to Professor Corey's classes even though I am not the biggest fan of US history. She brought history to life with funny anecdotes and relating it to present-day realities. Her assignments were relatively easy, and her readings were interesting. I recommend taking her during the summer when you can truly enjoy how chill her classes are.

Course not listed Submitted Aug. 14, 2002 Grade Received: N/A

Professor Corey's lectures are enthusiastic, highly interesting, and sometimes quite moving. Her 148C class is particularly fascinating because she lectures passionately about her involvement in the 1960s civil rights movement and the hippie culture. She also shows great documentaries and films, which break up the monotony of lectures. The assigned readings are also excellent. Her exams are challenging but fair, and she offers a variety of questions so you can choose topics that are of particular interest to you. I highly recommend her to any student, regardless of their major.

Course not listed Submitted Dec. 31, 2004 Grade Received: N/A

Corey is the best history professor, period. She brings the material to life and throws in lots of interesting personal experiences and perspectives. Simply a wonderful professor and person.

Course not listed Submitted March 16, 2001 Grade Received: N/A

I would take all of my upper div. history class with Prof. Corey if she taught more of them. She is incredibly funny and going to class is always entertaining. Everyone should take her History of California class. She's the best!

Course not listed Submitted March 7, 2001 Grade Received: N/A

This professor is not only down to earth and funny, but she is also extremely fascinated by her own material and inspires her students with her powerful explanations of moments in time. I wish that I could take several classes with her because she is fantastic. If you want a funny, blunt, straightforward, lovable type of professor at UCLA, take Professor Corey. You will not be disappointed.

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