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This class was super interesting! Very organized, extremely manageable, and engaging discussion prompts. 10/10 recommend. The TAs are fair graders and the class consists of 12 modules, discussion posts, and 2 essays.
WORST PROFESSORS EVER IN UCLA or IN THE WORLD.
SHE IS EXTREMELY RUDE. SHE Doesn't care anything about student's wellness.
SHE DOESN'T CARE ABOUT UNFAIR GRADING.
IM SURE SHE IS A RACIST
SHE SHOULD BE FIRED FROM UCLA
Lots of readings and busy work (weekly journals + 4 experiments) and 2 essays. The essays were not bad at all, though you definitely need to show you've been doing the readings. Luckily, you don't need to do EVERY reading -- and terri knows this, but she just wants you to grasp the main ideas from every piece. She doesn't look for anything out of the ordinary or ask for crazy amounts of detail. But, you MUST be a good writer if you want to succeed in this course (and most of her other courses). Lecture is good, as she goes over a lot of the important ideas and concepts. Experiments were EXCELLENT; though they seemed dumb at first, they really did help our understanding of our selves and our relation to the things we learned in class. All in all, take a class with Anderson; you may have to work a bit, but it's definitely worth it. SHE REALLY CARES ABOUT EVERY STUDENT, SERIOUSLY!!
Professor Anderson is one of those few teachers who really go out of their ways to connect with students. In fact, she wants to know more about students than just their names; she actually reads everything that students admit (even though TAs grade them ultimately), and she gives feedback too.
She wants to provoke and expand student's minds. She gives a lot of reading, and she doesn't necessarily expect you to read EVERYTHING, but she expects you to get a general grasp of the idea of the readings. I think the purpose is to get us to continually educate ourselves, and I can't criticize her for that at all. She's one of the most amazing professors I've had. I'm not sure how she teaches her other classes, though. I know she teaches a lot of different classes. I took self-and-society, and this class is really more about you and your thoughts on society, and using readings to confirm your thoughts. Ultimately, her class is really chill. She's quite an engaging lecturer. She's not stuck on facts, and she often stirs dialogue in the classroom. She makes the class do lots of "experiments," which are meant to broaden your mind. They can be really interesting, actually, as silly as they may sound.
To sound more concrete, the class expectations are:
-Weekly journals (Basically, 1 page of your thoughts. Cite a reading, and you get full credit. Pretty easy)
-4 experiments. They're really easy. They're meant to make you do things you normally wouldn't do, such as take a different route to school each day. And then you write an essay about it. There are ultimately 5 essays due in the class, ranging from 2-8 pages. The only thing with essays is that your TA matters, and that necessarily applies to all classes. The last essay was due 10th week, which is cool so you won't stress about anything in this class for final's week.