Art of India and Southeast Asia

Robert L. Brown

Art of India and Southeast Asia

Art History department

Robert L. Brown

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Easiness of class 4.5
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Workload 4.8
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Clarity of professor 4.0
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Helpfulness of professor 4.0
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Tags

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

Grades

Spring 2017
40.7%
33.9%
27.1%
20.3%
13.6%
6.8%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2015
40.2%
33.5%
26.8%
20.1%
13.4%
6.7%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2012
43.9%
36.6%
29.2%
21.9%
14.6%
7.3%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Winter 2019 Submitted Sept. 15, 2019 Grade Received: A

I loved this class probably because I genuinely enjoy art history. I could see why he'd be a bit of a dry lecturer if you didn't actually like the subject material. But if you pay attention to his lectures and take good notes, you'll do well on the exams! Speaking of which, I recommend recording his lectures as they're not podcasted, and the midterms are strongly lecture-based. TA sections help. Ultimately, they're the ones that grade your exams, so make sure you go to their office hours for questions. He also gives out a list of essay questions, some of which will be on the exam!

There also was a fun EC assignment where students could go to LACMA and answer a few questions.

Towards the end of the class, Professor Brown fell sick, and wasn't able to come to the lectures anymore. The new lecturer was meh. I don't know if he reads these, but I hope you're doing okay, Professor!!

Quarter Taken: Winter 2019 Submitted May 9, 2019 Grade Received: A

This class was fun! Dr. Brown is an excellent, entertaining professor. He told us stories about each piece. He was also very clear on explaining the importance and context of each site we covered. In addition, he provides us lecture notes which were extremely useful for the midterm and final. Nothing on the midterm and final was surprising. We were given ample preparation with study guides and reinforcement in our discussion sections. The 3-5 page paper we had to write was also very fair, and based on the LACMA art exhibit. I would highly recommend this class if you want an interesting GE that is not too much stress. Unfortunately, Dr. Brown had to leave for a medical emergency in the middle of the quarter, so it was not as good in the end with the various fill-in lecturers.

Quarter Taken: Spring 2017 Submitted March 27, 2019 Grade Received: A+

I ADORED this class! I'm a south campus major who hates writing, but this class was painless. The professor is fairly interesting, but personally I loved this class because I really liked the material. You definitely have an advantage if you are Southeast Asian, just because it's easier to remember names/details.

Midterm/Final: Both were super fair! The professor gives out a study guide, so if you can answer ALL of the questions/define all the terms on the guide in detail, you're golden for the exam. Some questions were word for word from the study guide. It's important to remember what the art is, when/where it's from, because during the test he projects an image of the art from class on the screen.

Attendance is pretty important imo. That's how you see the photos that can be asked. He posts lecture notes towards the end of the quarter if I remember right. Make sure to know everything in it.

Discussion was fine. My TA covered all the key concepts from class. There are quizzes, but they are pretty easy. All you need to do is pay attention during lecture/discussion to do fine.

For the paper, make sure you get your TA to skim through it once before you submit it. Also you get a free ticket to go to the LACMA to see the art you'll write about.

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Tags

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