Timothy D Taylor
Department of Ethnomusicology
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Easiness 1.7 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 2.0 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 1.3 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 2.7 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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Nov. 2, 2009

Horrible lecturer and not passionate about ethnomusicology at all. He doesnt allow lecture recordings or upload lecture powerpoints for students to review, and when i suggested it to him after class he said that he refused to do that otherwise students might steal his work. Why share your knowledge to students at all if you are paranoid that they might publish your findings? Timothy obvoiusly is not teaching to help students but for ulterior motives. His office hours are practically nonexistant which demonstrates his lack of concern for students. I wouldnt take him again. I received a good grade but I expect UCLA to have passionate educators. Timothy is not one of these.

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April 21, 2007

The professor has an annoying soporific voice, and like the person above said, does not know how to give an engaging or interesting lecture. The course reader required for this class is absolutely unnecessary - neither the midterm nor the final had ANY material from the course reader. He assigns an obscene amount of reading, but does not test any of it. He seems very nervous and defensive all the time, but if you talk to him one-on-one, he's pretty nice. Although he treats the class as a whole as a kindergarten class (he raises his voice and shouts, "No talking!" and makes his TA's stand guard by the side of the aisles), he respects you when you talk to him one-on-one. All in all, the material was interesting, but the professor? Not so much. The class isn't that hard as long as you go to lecture and review the lecture material (a lot of memorization though).

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Horrible lecturer and not passionate about ethnomusicology at all. He doesnt allow lecture recordings or upload lecture powerpoints for students to review, and when i suggested it to him after class he said that he refused to do that otherwise students might steal his work. Why share your knowledge to students at all if you are paranoid that they might publish your findings? Timothy obvoiusly is not teaching to help students but for ulterior motives. His office hours are practically nonexistant which demonstrates his lack of concern for students. I wouldnt take him again. I received a good grade but I expect UCLA to have passionate educators. Timothy is not one of these.

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April 21, 2007

The professor has an annoying soporific voice, and like the person above said, does not know how to give an engaging or interesting lecture. The course reader required for this class is absolutely unnecessary - neither the midterm nor the final had ANY material from the course reader. He assigns an obscene amount of reading, but does not test any of it. He seems very nervous and defensive all the time, but if you talk to him one-on-one, he's pretty nice. Although he treats the class as a whole as a kindergarten class (he raises his voice and shouts, "No talking!" and makes his TA's stand guard by the side of the aisles), he respects you when you talk to him one-on-one. All in all, the material was interesting, but the professor? Not so much. The class isn't that hard as long as you go to lecture and review the lecture material (a lot of memorization though).

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1.8
Overall Rating
Based on 8 Users
Easiness 1.7 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 2.0 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 1.3 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 2.7 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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