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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Overall 4.2
Easiness of class 2.9
Workload 2.5
Not Clear
Clarity of professor 4.5
Not Helpful
Helpfulness of professor 3.6


  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again


Fall 2009

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Quarter Taken: Spring 2015 Submitted March 17, 2016 Grade Received: B+

Selling Art History 56A Course Reader and Course Reader Materials Book

Course Reader (Art of India and Southeast Asia) Solutions -$5
(From UCLA store)

Course Reader Materials (The Art of India and Southeast Asia)-$30
(From the Course Reader Materials Store from outside Campus)

Darsan- Seeing the Divine Image in India-$5

Text: 818-326-9420

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Aug. 7, 2015 Grade Received: N/A

Easiest and most interesting GE ive taken! I know it seems kind of random, but his lectures are actually very interesting. Your grade really depends on your TA because that is who is grading and writing your essay prompts, but even with a hard TA the class is still pretty easy and straight forward. I highly recommend buying his lecture notes, and you can get away with missing class because he basically just quotes his lecture notes. Its easier to remember and more interesting by going to class, however, and you get to see the pictures and the cool music he plays before class! Discussion is mandatory and there are quizzes on the readings(VERY easy, like 3rd grade level). Only two essays, one 6th week and one final paper. Also, you get to go to LACMA for free!

Selling the course reader, lecture notes, and the mandatory book you have to read all for $50. The course reader is absurdly expensive in store and mine is in great condition!

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted July 14, 2015 Grade Received: N/A

Selling Indian Art History 56A course reader! In perfect condition! Willing to negotiate price. (714) 813-3106

Quarter Taken: N/A 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.

Quarter Taken: N/A 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!

Quarter Taken: N/A 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.

Quarter Taken: N/A 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.

Quarter Taken: N/A 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.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 8, 2011 Grade Received: N/A

Take this class !!!!!!

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

Brown is an awesome professor! He is completely interesting to listen to and for those that do not like Art History all that much, I suggest to you this class. It is user friendly and filled with beautiful art to boot. Every time I went to class it was a bit like a story time (not to belittle Brown at all)--he presented the art but then he would also surround the art and give it meaning through a presentation of the social background...history...I guess that is why it is art history...

Anyhow, take this class, go to lecture, you. will. be. fine.

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  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again

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