Most Helpful Review
Professor Pearlstone is very intelligent and her subject matter - Native American arts - are interesting. However, she's one of those professors that makes you wonder why they're an educator... she was visibly annoyed with students' slightest noises in class and isn't what you'd call a "people person."
She grades harshly and isn't very willing to discuss her grading after the fact. I earned an A- on our term paper (which accounted for 40% of the final grade), a B+ on the midterm (30%), and a B- on the final (30%) and received an overall grade of a B in the class.
Her grading notes are vague and without percentages. I emailed her multiple times without response before finally getting in touch with her via a counselor to discuss my grade which she called a B at 87% despite never putting point totals on our assignments.
Bottom Line: interesting subject matter, especially for non-western upper div requirements, but avoid her antics and stingy grading if possible.