Marriage, Family, and Kinship

Nancy E Levine

Marriage, Family, and Kinship

Anthropology department

Nancy E Levine

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Overall 3.2
Good
Hard
Easiness of class 2.5
Easy
Heavy
Workload 2.6
Light
Not Clear
Clarity of professor 3.1
Clear
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Helpfulness of professor 3.1
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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Needs Textbook
  • Is Podcasted
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Tough Tests
  • Issues PTEs
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Would Take Again

Grades

Winter 2020
28.9%
24.1%
19.3%
14.5%
9.6%
4.8%
0.0%
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A
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B
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D-
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2020
20.6%
17.2%
13.8%
10.3%
6.9%
3.4%
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.

Fall 2018
18.2%
15.2%
12.1%
9.1%
6.1%
3.0%
0.0%
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A
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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 2016
24.0%
20.0%
16.0%
12.0%
8.0%
4.0%
0.0%
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A
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D
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F

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

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Fall 2020
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Submitted Dec. 24, 2020
Grade Received: A-

Basically didn't have any assignments besides the midterm, final paper, and final. The midterm and final were short essay/response format but some questions were definitely harder than others, also open book and note. She gives exam preview questions and gives you feedback on what she wants (no extra credit tho); I turned in the wrong response but she was fairly understanding and let me turn it in late. Overall fairly easy class, but the few assignments can make getting a higher grade hard.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2019 Submitted June 12, 2020 Grade Received: A

Avoid this teacher at all cost. They have lost a passion for teaching and are only in the position to reinforce a need of superiority over students who are trying to learn new material. Worst professor I've experienced on the UCLA campus.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2018 Submitted Nov. 27, 2018 Grade Received: A

Professor Levine is generally a good lecturer and she is knowledgable on the topic because she has done research on kinship and marriage throughout her career. Her lectures aren't SUPER interesting but at the same time I never fell asleep so....
She is a pretty easy grader on the "reading response" assignments (4 total, 1 is optional), BUT her TAs are NOT easy graders at all and they are the ones who grade the midterm and final. In my class, people were averaging very high on assignment but the average for the midterm was a 78. She mentioned the possibility of a curve but I have yet to see it.
She is not very tech savvy so the bruincast was often malfunctioning but I came to class so it didn't really affect me. She also couldn't really figure out sound on videos but just help her out tbh.
Despite this, the class was not too bad and I'd take it again.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2015 Submitted Feb. 20, 2016 Grade Received: B+

It is obvious the Professor Levine knows what she is talking about and can be very engaging, but if you take this class be prepared for the workload and difficult tests. The midterm can be like a slap in the face. Recommend this class but only to those who can handle it.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Aug. 15, 2013 Grade Received: N/A

I understand this condescending tone of which previous students speak. She certainly will not use this demeanor in the middle of a large lecture, and she certainly will not brandish this intellectual elitism if you are speaking to her about her travels or her interests, which I am sure she is quite happy to have someone listen to her talk about, but one does get the sense that unless you present yourself as very agreeable to everything she says, she can be rather rude. I have met many professional intellectuals who did not feel the need to be rude during a one-sided conversation that they themselves controlled. Prof. Levine does not like to be inconvenienced with matters that she regards as not worth her time. This of course is not a crime. Nor is being boring in lecture or neurotic in real life a crime. However, I find rudeness in a civilized atmosphere where both parties have already acknowledged there is an imbalance of power (the almighty professor speaking to a lowly student) a bewildering way to communicate. The class was run-of-the-mill in terms of difficulty, so I was able to achieve a good grade with some dedicated reading. I simply am weary when I am in the presence of men or women who do not like to be "opposed."

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 18, 2012 Grade Received: N/A

Her lectures are very straightforward. For the first half of the class she has her lectures on the powerpoint then she just lectures orally. We had to watch at least four movies, pay attention to those as there will be questions on the exams. She is really nice and sweet and gives a lenient curve after the midterm and final.

Class itinerary
Midterm
Paper
Final

The paper isn't difficult to write, the tests will draw upon the readings so be sure to read them! She will skim over them in lecture but it is your job to keep track. The readings aren't difficult or dense. Other than that a decent class!

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 31, 2008 Grade Received: N/A

All in all, a Mickey Mouse course in terms of difficulty. Study guides prep you for the exam but taking notes doesn't hurt. Doing all the course reader readings is not necessary, if you read one or so from each topic, u'll get the idea. To sum up the course: A midterm, a final, and an easy paper. Lectures are indeed quite boring, as is the topic as such, but nonetheless, do take! Your transcript will thank you...

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 22, 2008 Grade Received: N/A

Her tests are extremely difficult. The lectures are extremely boring and redundant yet she does emphasize what is in the reading in her lectures. You must do all the readings in order to be successful in the course. She is a hard grader but has a lenient curve. I wouldn't take this class again.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Aug. 7, 2003 Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher, great class. Her exams are very fair as long as you learn her lectures(which are short and easily understood) and the case studies in the assigned reading. You don't have to do the rest of the reading unless you want to get more out of the class. She taught this course with another prof and her half of the exams was always fair. She cares for her students and it is a relaxed atmostphere in her classroom. The material in the class is easily understood and you will not regret taking it with Levine. I got an A in the class.

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  • Uses Slides
  • Needs Textbook
  • Is Podcasted
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Tough Tests
  • Issues PTEs
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Would Take Again
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