Contemporary Asian American Communities

Victor Bascara

Contemporary Asian American Communities

Asian American Studies department

Victor Bascara

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Spring 2014
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Spring 2013
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Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Oct. 6, 2014 Grade Received: N/A

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Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Sept. 22, 2014 Grade Received: N/A

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Amerasia journal: Los Angeles since 1992: Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Uprisings" for $6.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 17, 2011 Grade Received: N/A

Professor Bascara seems to be a very nice man but I had a difficult time relating his lectures to the materials that were covered. There are abundant readings (which was expected since the class was a 5 units course) and the professor expected us to understand the main points for each readings(many of them were pretty lengthy readings that took a lot of time). We had one additional book to read for the final.
Overall, the class was not extremely hard though was not worth of all time consumed reading the course articles. The lecture was unclear and unrelated that I almost felt like I was self-studying the matter. The words professor used were unnecessarily difficult and sophisticated, which made the lecture even more confusing and unclear.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 19, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Bascara seems like he cares and puts in the effort as a professor. However, his lectures are all over the place, and it's very hard to extract much meaning out of it. Like the previous evaluation said, he takes attendance so somehow make sure you sign in.

His Midterm and Final are easy - students could just study the night before, using a study guide compiled by one of the TA's. There is a lot of reading, but you don't have to read anything since the study guide is comprehensive enough. Unless you plan on doing all the reading, take this class for the grade - not the information.

*Not all TA's compile the study guide, so you might have to suggest this idea.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 17, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

Professor Bascara is not a bad professor, and I believe that he genuinely cares about his students, it's just that he is SO INCREDIBLY BORING! His lectures are usually straight from readings, and he has a way of making nearly 85% of his students fall asleep. It was rare when I could actually stay awake for an entire lecture. His monotonous voice combined with his overly-complicated and highly unnecessary vocabulary made for a very dull and repetitive lecture. Also, about three or four weeks into class, he randomly decided to start checking attendance by having us sign in during lecture, so be sure to attend all classes which I'm sure count toward participation. Also, a portion of your grade is based on attendance to your discussion section, so be sure to make all of those meetings. Overall, your grade is broken up evenly into four parts, each work 25% of your grade, so everything counts. You have one midterm, a final, a group research paper and presentation, and discussion journals that are collected every week in discussion. The discussion journals are no big deal, as they are only a minimum of four sentences, usually talking about the progress that your group has made on the research papers that are due ninth and tenth week of class. The midterm and final consist of mostly IDs and one or two short essay questions. For the midterm, there were 15 IDs (25 for the final), where you had to identify the name of the work and its author based on a quotation from the text that he gives you. He provides a list of the authors during the test, and most of the quotations have some semblance of the title in them, so overall, these are pretty easy. There is also one short essay question for the midterm (2 for the final), and these are also pretty basic, each worth 15 pts. One of my friends skimmed over all of the readings the night before and got an A-, so it's not difficult at all to get top marks in this class. Before the midterm and final, our TA had us each take notes on some of the readings, which she then emailed out to our section. This really helped me prepare for both tests because it gave me a basic idea of the readings without me having to spend hours reading some of the material (a lot of this stuff is really long and dreary reading). However, I don't know if other sections did the same thing...if not, maybe you could suggest it. Basically just do the readings (or don't do them, really doesn't matter as long as you look over them the night before), attend lecture, and attend section, and you'll do fine.

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