Archaeology of South Asia

Monica L Smith

Archaeology of South Asia

Anthropology department

Monica L Smith

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Ratings

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Overall 3.6
Good
Hard
Easiness of class 1.8
Easy
Heavy
Workload 1.5
Light
Not Clear
Clarity of professor 3.8
Clear
Not Helpful
Helpfulness of professor 3.5
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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Would Take Again

Grades

Spring 2015
23.7%
19.8%
15.8%
11.9%
7.9%
4.0%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
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D+
D
D-
F

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

Spring 2010
20.8%
17.4%
13.9%
10.4%
6.9%
3.5%
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.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Spring 2019 Submitted June 28, 2019 Grade Received: A

This is my second class with Professor Smith and I love her classes. This class was more entertaining than her other classes because she is very passionate about this region of the world. There are no tests but there is a project and three essays for both midterm and the final where you have 3 and 7 days respectively. The essays are very difficult but she gives extra credit up to 7.5 percent. I recommend this class to people who can do the readings and attend classes regularly.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Feb. 21, 2011 Grade Received: N/A

I have taken three courses with Professor Smith now (Anthro 8, 116, and 119P) and I completely adore her. She is one of the most excellent and interesting professors in Anthro that won't blow your brain up with readings that, frankly, have no clout in the class except for the professor finding them "interesting". She is a real life archaeologist in South Asia and often uses her own work as an example for the class. My advice for students thinking about enrolling in any class Professor Smith offers is GO FOR IT!!! She is exciting, funny and gave me the rare will *trust me I usually do not have time to * to go to her office hours. Okay, well enough of oozing my love for her all over Bruinwalk---class breakdown

Anthro 8: I took this bad boy a while ago, it is not hard to get an A in this class from what I can remember...just know the sites presented...and attend lecture
Anthro 116/119P: Smith is so knowledgeable on these two topics. Once again, if you attend lecture and DO THE READINGS these should not be bad at all. In addition, make sure you do know details to add to written statements such as essays...they really help to boost the paper overall

Good Luck!

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted July 31, 2010 Grade Received: N/A

South Asian archaeology is her area of specialty and it definitely shows through in this class. Her lectures are full of interesting facts about ancient India. Pay attention to everything, because most of the material for the tests come from her lectures, though you'll find a few questions that can only be found in the text. Her tests are tough, but not impossible and consist of multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions that force you to really show your knowledge. She's more than happy to help her students with any questions, even adjusting her office hours to work with various students schedules before the test. Overall she's a great speaker, enthusiastic about the class, and always willing to expand on ideas in class.

Not an easy A, but you'll find the class interesting and fun!

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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Would Take Again
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