All Ratings and Reviews for Robert Chao Romero
His course was asynchronous, which I found to be accessible considering the situation we were finding ourselves in. Class consisted of weekly discussion posts and a very easy 3 question final. Would definitely take another course with him.
Romero's dope af. definitely take this class if you need an easy upper div. Easy A
hes a great guy with a great personality. hes fairly young and does not try to know everything. he will straight out tell you he does not know the answer the questions you ask. he is a hard grader. his lectures are boring, but you can tell he really does try to make it interesting and funny. he gives off a very friendly attitude.
One of the most useless and incompetent professors I have ever taken in UCLA, Professor Romero spent almost 2 hours of class time looking at his notes and powerpoint as a way of lecturing about Chicano/Chicana issues. For a guy who lectures about his research, he just seemed like he did not know anything about it! Yes, I found the material to be interesting but having him as the professor for the class just did not match. I appreciated how easy the assignments (expert reading 10%, 5 page paper 30%, 6-8 page paper 60%) were, but I can't believe that in the end he made a mistake in my grade. It has taken me 2-3 weeks to get my grade to change and at least 5 unanswered emails before he actually did something about it. My grade had reflected that, I did not turn in one of the assignments. But low and behold he lost one of my assignments. Now I understand making mistakes, but the slow process just makes me skeptical that he even cared to change it in the first place.
Advice: If you are looking to take an easy A class, this is the class for you. Don't attend lecture, turn in your assignments on time and hope for the best that he does not make a mistake on grading you.
An very easy and straightforward class. He would read his lecture off the slide but then he would add some of his personal stories or stories he heard from news into lecture. papers were not that bad as long as u let ur ta proofread ur paper. definitely an easy A
Easiest classes at UCLA. Do not take if you expect to learn anything, but only if you need an easy GPA booster.
Took both 10A and 101 with him. In all honesty, he is a very nice guy and cares a lot about his students, however he is a very poor professor. He spends close to 30-40 minutes on a slide and goes off on tangents about how his life and experiences relates to the material. Would not be a bad thing if he kept it brief but when youre trying to learn it can be annoying. Grading honestly depends on your TA. It can be really easy to get an A or really tough.
Some advice: Do NOT take Angelica Becerra as your TA for any Chicana/o Studies class if you want an A or want to truly learn something. She spends the entire discussion time trying to agitate the class, brag about her knowledge, or make students feel stupid for thinking a certain way. She also tries to be helpful but comes off condescending. Pick your TAs wisely.
I enjoyed this class so much! Professor is a great guy and is always down for his students' success. Its also a great introduction to Chican@ studies. Take this class!
class is an easy A. please dont buy the books, depending on your TA, they can be super unnecessary...i never opened mine since evrything you needed was given in the in class powerpoints. this is the only thing i disliked about this class, i paid so much for so many books i never opened. other than that, class was super easy, lectures were a bit long somethimes, but i liked professor Romero, hes a pretty chill professor, easy class.
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