All Ratings and Reviews for Robert L. Brown


Overall 4.5
Easiness of class 3.2
Workload 3.0
Not Clear
Clarity of professor 4.5
Not Helpful
Helpfulness of professor 3.9
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Course not listed Submitted April 2, 2007 Grade Received: N/A

he is an excellent lecturer. I never took an art history course, and i ended up loving this class. Just go to lecture and listen to him and go to discussion. Grading is just midterm, essay, final, and discussion, and your grade totally depends on if your TA likes what you wrote or not.

ART HIS 56A Submitted March 30, 2015 Grade Received: N/A

Easy GE class! Straightforward!

Got an A! Need coursereader to write paper though!

Selling coursereader: text 818 919 0379 if interested!

ART HIS 114F Submitted April 5, 2015 Grade Received: N/A

Had him for 114F. All we need to do was to write 6 3-page papers. Ended up with an A.

Selling coursereader for $40. Message if interested. 310-210-0580.

ART HIS 56A Submitted Dec. 18, 2008 Grade Received: N/A

I have yet to come across a professor as nice and fair as Professor Brown in my entire time at UCLA. While the course reader was dense, expensive, and rather useless, he makes it extremely easy to get an A in the class with his lecture notes (especially useful when you tend to not go to class). They're 25 dollars and you can pick them up in Ackerman. He takes the time to meet with his students and make their lives easier. He even listened to my entire section's complaints about the harsh grading of the TA (who he spoke to and again made our lives easier). On the whole, this class is a dream come true. You read the professor's notes (think spark notes), you get the essay questions for the midterm and final in advance, and the lectures are not totally boring (Professor Brown is a funny one).

ART HIS 56A Submitted Nov. 18, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

This is the BEST and last GE class that I have ever taken at UCLA. Professor Brown is so interesting and when he lectures it is pretty easy to follow. All you have to do is go and pay attention to lectures. I would also suggest buying his lecture notes and reading the material because it all ties in with the material in lecture, discussion and midterm/final. His midterms are very reasonable since he doesn't try to trick you unlike a lot of professors. Also we didn't have to memorize a lot of slides and the midterm and final are essays. I feel like I actually learned and remember a lot of information that I probably won't forget. I HIGHLY recommend this class.

ART HIS 56A Submitted June 15, 2015 Grade Received: N/A

Easy GE.
Professor Brown was very interesting and funny, and I really enjoyed the class.
I'm selling the course reader for anyone taking the class Fall 2015. It's in perfect condition! It was around $60 at the store, but I'll sell it for $30 :)
email me at if interested.

ART HIS 56A Submitted Jan. 7, 2013 Grade Received: N/A

An easy GE overall.
Grading Distribution: Midterm 20%+Paper 20%+Final 40%+ Discussion 20% (attendance10%+participation10%).
Midterm and final are both 3 essays. 2 on the slides and 1 big question. Key sites for slides and study questions are given a week or two before the exams for review.
LACMA Ticket are required to hand in with the paper as proof of visit.
Course reader is really expensive! It's somewhat useful for the paper and the discussion, but can be ignored. I got an A- without it.
Selling the book DARSAN for $10. Brand new despite very few pencil underlines. Please text (310)745-4257 if interested.

ART HIS 56A Submitted Jan. 3, 2013 Grade Received: N/A

Selling course reader for this course. Super cheap and I also have the supplemental reading DARSAN as well. If interested, text at (559) 577-7505.

ART HIS 56A Submitted June 24, 2012 Grade Received: N/A

Course: Art History 56A

As an Art History major, this class felt watered-down and vague. It's exceptionally hospitable to non-Art History majors and people without prior experience, but seems to fall flat if you were expecting an in-depth examination of Asian Art. There's very little traditional stylistic analysis and very few monuments--which makes the class easy, but not necessarily informative. Professor Brown's lectures could get a little dry, but thankfully doing the readings and attending section is enough to earn you an "A" in the course.

ART HIS 56A Submitted June 8, 2011 Grade Received: N/A

Take this class !!!!!!

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