Saloni Mathur

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ART HIS 25
Museum Studies See Full Profile

Overall 5.0 Easiness 4.0 Workload 3.0 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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This class taught me so much about the not only the art world, but the effects of museums on infrastructure, communities, and culture. I loved this class so much and Prof Mathur is the perfect person to teach it.

(Winter Quarter 2020)
ART HIS 31
Art of India and Southeast Asia Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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ART HIS 31
Art of India and Southeast Asia See Full Profile

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ART HIS C103A
Museum Studies See Full Profile

Overall 4.4 Easiness 2.2 Workload 2.4 Clarity 4.8 Helpfulness 4.2

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Class topic is extremely interesting and rather abstract. I am not an art history major so this class was more difficult than I had anticipated. If you're not an art history major like me, beware taking the course. The midterm really screwed me over, I've yet to receive final grade though, unsure of what the outcome will be.

Mathur is a great professor though, probably one of my favorites. Just bad luck I guess :|

(Dec. 7, 2011)
ART HIS C103B
Museum Studies See Full Profile

Overall 4.4 Easiness 2.7 Workload 2.4 Clarity 4.4 Helpfulness 4.7

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Museum Studies

Professor Mathur is very nice and she is concerned about her students. Her tests were not difficult if you do all your readings and paid attention in class. There is only one midterm in class and a final paper (which was not hard to write). The material is definitely interesting; I never knew museums play such an important role in society today. One mistake I did was not understanding the midterm test questions very well, so my advice to you is to read the questions carefully before you answer them. Overall, good professor and interesting class.

(April 12, 2010)
ART HIS C103D
Issues in Materials Preservation See Full Profile

Overall 4.7 Easiness 2.8 Workload 2.7 Clarity 4.3 Helpfulness 4.8

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I took her Museum Studies class last year, and though it was not at all what I expected -- no hands-on experience -- I did find it interesting, if a little heavy on anti-museum bias. Prof. Mathur is insanely bright and engaging.

(March 24, 2009)
ART HIS 132
Selected Topics in Contemporary Art See Full Profile

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ART HIS 154D
Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art See Full Profile

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ART HIS C160
Art and Empire See Full Profile

Overall 4.8 Easiness 4.2 Workload 3.6 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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I am not an art history major and I wanted to take this class as an upper div elective. Week one she assigned a difficult reading that was hard to understand. It was very discouraging and I was ready to drop the class, but I stayed and I’m glad I did. The readings were manageable and the hardest reading was from week one. She even said herself that it was hard to digest, but she and the TA’s did a good job at explaining it. I found this class very interesting and the workload was not much. I was always able to do the short essays the day before and got A’s on all of them. We only had one test and it wasn’t very difficult. Her pop quiz’s are extremely easy. I would take her again.

(Winter Quarter 2019)
ART HIS C170A
Museum Studies See Full Profile

Overall 3.0 Easiness 2.0 Workload 2.0 Clarity 2.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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Professor Mathur is one of the best professors I've had at UCLA in that she is incredibly thoughtful, intelligent, and always eager to promote discussion. That being said, had this been the only class I'd taken with her, I probably wouldn't have the same opinion. I think the real limit to this course was the dense, boring textbook ($80) we had to buy and which she used to structure her whole class. I felt like we were going over and over the same museums/themes for ten weeks because she was just trying to give us our money's worth for the text. And though she rarely went over the readings, the midterm itself was structured around your knowledge of all the authors and essays up to the test. She mentioned possible guest speakers and field trips, but our only trip to the Hammer was for a panel on museum careers and not necessarily related to the class. Overall, while Mathur herself is a great lecturer, I would wait around for one of her classes or seminars on Southeast Asian art.

(Winter Quarter 2016)
ART HIS C180B
Modernism and Mankind Full Profile > 4.5 Overall 2.0 Easiness 2.5 Workload 4.2 Clarity 4.5 Helpfulness
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ART HIS C180B
Modernism and Mankind See Full Profile

Overall 4.5 Easiness 2.0 Workload 2.5 Clarity 4.2 Helpfulness 4.5

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