American Popular Culture

Mary Corey

American Popular Culture

History department

Mary Corey

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Ratings

Bad
Overall 2.8
Good
Hard
Easiness of class 3.0
Easy
Heavy
Workload 3.4
Light
Not Clear
Clarity of professor 2.4
Clear
Not Helpful
Helpfulness of professor 2.0
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Tags

  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Needs Textbook
  • Often Funny

Grades

Spring 2020
61.0%
50.9%
40.7%
30.5%
20.3%
10.2%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
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C
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D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2017
42.8%
35.6%
28.5%
21.4%
14.3%
7.1%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2016
34.5%
28.7%
23.0%
17.2%
11.5%
5.7%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Summer 2015
38.6%
32.2%
25.8%
19.3%
12.9%
6.4%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Summer 2014
54.7%
45.6%
36.5%
27.4%
18.2%
9.1%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2014
34.2%
28.5%
22.8%
17.1%
11.4%
5.7%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Summer 2013
31.8%
26.5%
21.2%
15.9%
10.6%
5.3%
0.0%
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A
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B
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C+
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C-
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D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Fall 2017 Submitted Jan. 9, 2018 Grade Received: B+

I'm definitely going to avoiding Corey's classes from now on. The lectures are disorganized, just a series of pictures as slides and she jumps back and forth through them. The midterm and final are take home essays, but they're a mess and she changes aspects of them and gets angry when she has to clarify something even though most of her changes are incoherent. If you go to her office hours to ask her about something from lecture, she gets mad and says that she already talked about it and that you should know it. Not a fan.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2017 Submitted Dec. 13, 2017 Grade Received: B

Probably one of the worst professors I have had to endure. She lectures the entire class which feels more like she's just spewing random facts/ her own opinion on you. The slides she does use are all just pictures and so unorganized and not really helpful in any way. Don't be fooled by the fact there are no formal weekly discussions. You will be required to meet with your TA 3 times as well as a review and writing session. This is factored into your grade so it's mandatory you do. The mid term and final are essay responses to prompts that aren't very coherent. If you decided to take class, take very very detailed notes they will be helpful for the essay responses.

Quarter Taken: Spring 2016 Submitted Oct. 13, 2016 Grade Received: A

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.

Quarter Taken: Spring 2016 Submitted July 30, 2016 Grade Received: A

GO TO LECTURE. The class is almost entirely lecture-driven and Dr. Corey is an extremely engaging lecturer. Corey is unabashedly liberal and critical of contemporary society, so If you are uncomfortable discussing social issues and racial relations or consider yourself a sensitive conservative do not take this class.

For the midterm, professor Corey mails out 6 prompts of which you choose 2 to answer in 2-3 double-spaced pages each. The final follows the same layout but with 9 prompts to choose from as well as a music assignment and a film assignment. Elle was a great TA and was very prompt in her email replies.

Overall, I would consider this an easy class that requires no great effort to do well in. I barely did half of the assigned reading and never attended office hours but got an A in the class because I attended almost every lecture and took highly detailed notes. TAKE THIS CLASS.

Quarter Taken: Spring 2016 Submitted June 20, 2016 Grade Received: N/A

So she's notorious for being borderline racist. Her beliefs are questionable but she's definitely intelligent and gives passionate lectures which feel more like acquiring beautifully scripted trivia than actual knowledge. The key is to answer the questions to the midterm and final which are both take home as directly and clearly as possible. Aka...basically regurgitate the info she has lectured to you. The part I hated most were her little TAs. They felt more like minions.

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Tags

  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Needs Textbook
  • Often Funny
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