Robert C Romero
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Robert C Romero

Assistant Professor

rcromero@chavez.ucla.edu

3102062813

Rating

Not Effective
4.53
Very Effective
Very Hard
6.40
Very Easy
Not Concerned
5.47
Very Concerned
Not Available
5.27
Very Available
Not Good Overall
5.00
Very Good Overall

Grade history

Variable Topics Research Seminars: Chicana and Chicano Studies

Chicana and Chicano Studies: 191 - Spring 2010

A+
7.5%
A
49.1%
A-
22.6%
B+
13.2%
B
3.8%
B-
1.9%
C+
0.0%
C
0.0%
C-
0.0%
D+
1.9%
D
0.0%
D-
0.0%
F
0.0%

Pass: 0 ~ No Pass: 0 ~ Satisfactory: 0 ~ Unsatisfactory: 0 ~ Incomplete: 0

Mestizaje: History of Diverse Racial/Cultural Roots of Mexico

Chicana and Chicano Studies: 143 - Spring 2010

A+
2.1%
A
43.8%
A-
14.6%
B+
25.0%
B
8.3%
B-
4.2%
C+
2.1%
C
0.0%
C-
0.0%
D+
0.0%
D
0.0%
D-
0.0%
F
0.0%

Pass: 0 ~ No Pass: 0 ~ Satisfactory: 0 ~ Unsatisfactory: 0 ~ Incomplete: 0

Affirmative Action: History and Politics

Chicana and Chicano Studies: 150 - Winter 2010

A+
4.3%
A
25.7%
A-
30.0%
B+
15.7%
B
10.0%
B-
8.6%
C+
4.3%
C
0.0%
C-
1.4%
D+
0.0%
D
0.0%
D-
0.0%
F
0.0%

Pass: 0 ~ No Pass: 0 ~ Satisfactory: 0 ~ Unsatisfactory: 0 ~ Incomplete: 0

Latinas/Latinos and Law: Comparative and Historical Perspectives

Chicana and Chicano Studies: 178 - Fall 2009

A+
4.2%
A
12.5%
A-
29.2%
B+
12.5%
B
22.9%
B-
8.3%
C+
0.0%
C
4.2%
C-
4.2%
D+
2.1%
D
0.0%
D-
0.0%
F
0.0%

Pass: 0 ~ No Pass: 0 ~ Satisfactory: 0 ~ Unsatisfactory: 0 ~ Incomplete: 1

Barrio Service Learning

Chicana and Chicano Studies: 100SL - Fall 2006

A+
12.5%
A
75.0%
A-
12.5%
B+
0.0%
B
0.0%
B-
0.0%
C+
0.0%
C
0.0%
C-
0.0%
D+
0.0%
D
0.0%
D-
0.0%
F
0.0%

Pass: 0 ~ No Pass: 0 ~ Satisfactory: 0 ~ Unsatisfactory: 0 ~ Incomplete: 0

Evaluations

Posted 07/20/2013
Course(s) taken: Chicana and Chicano Studies: 151

I wish I could have been there to see the look on his face when George Zimmerman walked away not guilty. This guy is the most obnoxious professor at UCLA. I can't believe he actually works here..he should go use his JD to work for FEMA or be a public defender or something cuz hes just flat out annoying as fuck. Hated his class, thank god I graduated I'm never going back!

Posted 06/11/2013
Course(s) taken: Chicana and Chicano Studies: 10A

ABOUT THE PROFESSOR:
He's very passionate about everything he says. He actually pauses and thinks twice before he says anything to make sure he gets the point across well. Very accessible and extremely friendly, especially if you need someone to talk to regarding any hardships you might be facing

HIS TESTS:
They're a breeze. Gives you the topics beforehand, or it's a take home essay. The TA grades it, so be sure to pay attention to what the TA wants to be discussed in the paper.

THE CLASS:
I'm a South Campus Major and this is by far the most rewarding class I've had at UCLA. You learn a lot about yourself as well as the people around you that are regularly facing hardships. It's honestly a feel good easy A class and DEFINITELY TAKE IT!

Posted 04/20/2013
Course(s) taken: Chicana and Chicano Studies: 10A

What everyone says is annoying.

This is an easy class, but you learn so much about chicanos, consciousness, your self, your history.

I loved this class.
And he is SO SWEET! :)
Take him, not for the easy A, but for a great experience

Posted 03/31/2013
Course(s) taken: Chicana and Chicano Studies: 151

took the affirmative action course 150, winter 2013.

Romero is quite the advocate. Sometimes i felt (along with several of my friends who took this course with me) that he pushes his liberal agenda on students. Several instances where he makes you feel bad for being middle class. I remember one lecture during the quarter he was talking about the 11 million illegal latinos there are in america and how they should ALL be given citizenship. I dont know about all that.

Overall his class was really boring. You read court cases off a powerpoint and take two tricky quizzes that ull prob end up getting B's on. The take home final is 60%, and we still havnt recieved our grade for the class (its been 11 days already..)

Romero in my opinion is racist towards white people. I really hated going to class because of this, i really did not enjoy hearing his racist agenda. UCLA shouldnt have professors that make you feel this way.

Posted 03/21/2013
Course(s) taken: Chicana and Chicano Studies: 10A

Okay, so I also took Chicano 10A with Romero and with Pepe (the TA, the previous reviewer also had). I found it incredibly easy and fun, although you do have to work to keep up with the readings and exert effort. I don't really write reviews here but the previous review lambasted Pepe in a manner in which I can't stand to just stay quiet. I was in Pepe's 1A section which was the honors discussion, as well as the honors seminar with both Romero and Pepe helping us for our honors research. I am Asian so whatever the guy's saying about how Pepe doesn't like non-Hispanics is phooey. Here's my experience.

I did all of the stuff on time: homework, extra credit, readings, and never once did I miss class, section, or an honors seminar. I went to Pepe to talk about my midterm, take-home final, and honors research paper to edit my work. He was friendly and helpful, especially in terms of editing. I got a 29/30 for my family history paper, a 59/60 on my final, and an A on my research paper. I didn't really do anything spectacular or great on those - I just followed what he said to the letter and got the job done. For the in-class midterm, I got a 57/60. The great thing about this is I remember how Pepe specifically told us to incorporate the readings even though it was an in-class midterm. In section, we even talked about all the readings we did so that we could remember them. As for Participation, I got a 22/20 since I did the extra credit stuff the prof. assigned. I got an A+ largely in part because of Pepe's help and grading.

Overall, if you do the work and if you come in to class thinking that an A is certainly attainable by exerting effort, you'll enjoy the class and get the grade you want. Its definitely an easy G.E. - an easy A even. BUT if you come into class expecting to miss section, do 70% of the homework, and basically think that you'll get a high grade without all the work, then you're screwed. I took this class for a GE, and I'll take it with Pepe again. Don't believe the guy below me.

Posted 03/02/2013
Course(s) taken: Chicana and Chicano Studies: 10A

Professor seems nice but he doesn't care about your grade at all and he doesn't reply to your email that well; TA grades your work. So you have to meet good TA.

Tip: don't take Jose Aguilar(Pepe)'s section. He grades more harsh, he gives out more homeworks, and he kind of discrimate you if you are not hispanic or white. If you don't trust me, read my case in below.

I joined the class late, so I was little behind. I went to him several times about my grade, and all he said was I'm doing "fine". But on week 8, I found out I've been missing my weekly postings; he never mentioned in class or in times when I came to him. I talked to him and he said he shares responsibility and gave me a week to make up a quarter's worth of homeworks. I had 3 finals in that week, but I submitted 7 out of 10 homeworks. After a quarter, I got 25% for participation, including homeworks. It didn't make sense because I attended all section except first 2 weeks(professor approved and excused me) and submitted 70% of homeworks. I emailed both professor and TA, but the TA said I turned in homework late, didn't participate in section, and was few minutes late in 2-3 sections. He said he gave me 25% doing me a favor. I told him he never told me that I missed homeworks, he rarely gave me chance to talk compared to other hispanic and white students, I was late only because of my previous class. There were guys who were late almost all sections and many other students didn't participate at all in section. I mentioned those guys and questioned his grading standard; he refused to provide explanation about it because according to him, it's against ucla policy. I emailed him and professor 4 times to discuss and arranged appointment; he ignored my words and repeated his saying. He didn't come to meet while I had to wait 20 minutes and leave. I told him that he's been ignoring my words and repeated his saying, and he got raged and emailed me to never contact him ever again.

Posted 01/07/2013
Course(s) taken: Chicana and Chicano Studies: 10A

Okay class.
selling some of his books for 10A
email me at: amanda.mrls@yahoo.com

Posted 12/19/2012
Course(s) taken: Chicana and Chicano Studies: 169

Chicano 10A

An very easy and straightforward class. He would read his lecture off the slide but then he would add some of his personal stories or stories he heard from news into lecture. papers were not that bad as long as u let ur ta proofread ur paper. definitely an easy A

Posted 12/12/2012
Course(s) taken: Chicana and Chicano Studies: 10A

Interesting material, but boring lectures. Seemed like the TAs graded rather hard. Also, the class is heavily-writing based.

Posted 12/06/2012
Course(s) taken: Chicana and Chicano Studies: 10A

Lowest caliber class that I have taken at UCLA. Typical ethnic studies "us vs. them" mentality. All about how the government and white people hate other races and how they are excluded from the pond. If you are white, you are "the other" and you obviously have no difficulty in life. In addition to all th biased material, Romero was late EVERY SINGLE lecture. He would use at least 30 minutes each lecture period to give a presentation on something related to the Chicano Studies major. Since the lectures were so bad, I didn't really care except for the principle of the issue. I can't believe that I paid money for this class. I regretted taking this class every day of this quarter.

I.e. last day of class, Romero said that if you don't support the Dream Act and the "rights" of illegal immigrants, you are "immoral"

Posted 12/02/2012
Course(s) taken: Chicana and Chicano Studies: 10A

HE IS GREAT! DO NOT BASE YOUR DECISION TO TAKE THIS COURSE ON WHAT OTHERS SAY.
HE MAKES MATERIAL EASY TO UNDERSTAND AND IS VERY UNDERSTANDING.
EASY CLASS.
TAAAAKE IT!

Posted 01/09/2012
Course(s) taken: Chicana and Chicano Studies: 178

Quite easy class. The topics discussed are very interesting, yet he makes them boring and a burden to read about them. The class has a combination of court cases and a book. Only two quizzes and a take-home essay as a final. Just take excellent notes and go to class because he does not upload any lecture notes.

Posted 11/03/2011
Course(s) taken: Chicana and Chicano Studies: 131

Easiest classes at UCLA. Do not take if you expect to learn anything, but only if you need an easy GPA booster.

Posted 04/21/2011
Course(s) taken: Chicana and Chicano Studies: 10A

I took this class because I thought it would be an easy GE and an interesting introduction to Chicano culture and history. It was definitely easy, but I learned absolutely nothing. He would read lectures directly off of the powerpoints, which looked like they had been copy pasted from the internet, and hardly ever answered questions well. There was quite a bit of reading, not one bit of which was tested on the midterm or the final. The midterm covered only weeks 1 and 2, so going to lecture after that was a complete waste of time. Half of the classes were just watching videos from the 1980s, which was easy but not very educational. In the end this class was an easy A but a complete waste of time. I hardly learned anything and felt like the professor didn't know the material well enough to lecture on it.

Posted 03/27/2011
Course(s) taken: Chicana and Chicano Studies: 10A

Lectures are retarded. Don't bother going to lectures at all. The TA controls 100% of your grade so make sure to get a good TA. All you have to do is readings and maybe watch a few videos the professor shows in class on your own. I had Mares and she was an excellent TA, but supposedly the harshest grader of all the CS10a TAs.

The grade breakdown is 10% participation, 10% quiz 1, 10% quiz 2, 20% midterm, and 50% take home paper final. Each quizzes are 20 MC administered in sections and are different in each discussion section because the TAs make them. Quiz 1 was tough, but the second quiz Mares let us make about 80% of the questions. Like most north campus classes, attendance in discussions are mandatory. If you are looking for easy TA avoid Mares. I took this class for a sure A and ended up getting an A-. Otherwise take this class as a GPA booster or just to learn about Chicano culture and history. But you won't be learning anything from the professor.

Posted 06/29/2010
Course(s) taken: Chicana and Chicano Studies: 143

One of the most useless and incompetent professors I have ever taken in UCLA, Professor Romero spent almost 2 hours of class time looking at his notes and powerpoint as a way of lecturing about Chicano/Chicana issues. For a guy who lectures about his research, he just seemed like he did not know anything about it! Yes, I found the material to be interesting but having him as the professor for the class just did not match. I appreciated how easy the assignments (expert reading 10%, 5 page paper 30%, 6-8 page paper 60%) were, but I can't believe that in the end he made a mistake in my grade. It has taken me 2-3 weeks to get my grade to change and at least 5 unanswered emails before he actually did something about it. My grade had reflected that, I did not turn in one of the assignments. But low and behold he lost one of my assignments. Now I understand making mistakes, but the slow process just makes me skeptical that he even cared to change it in the first place.

Advice: If you are looking to take an easy A class, this is the class for you. Don't attend lecture, turn in your assignments on time and hope for the best that he does not make a mistake on grading you.

Posted 06/12/2008
Course(s) taken: cs 10a, cs 143

hes a great guy with a great personality. hes fairly young and does not try to know everything. he will straight out tell you he does not know the answer the questions you ask. he is a hard grader. his lectures are boring, but you can tell he really does try to make it interesting and funny. he gives off a very friendly attitude.

Posted 03/18/2008
Course(s) taken: None

Not a very knowledgeable professor. Often doesnt know the answers to questions and asks if anyone else might know. He really needs to get some pointers from other professors on campus, or at least copy their assignments and tests because he cant design an exam to save his life. TOTALLY forgetful and inconsistent. Usually late to class. He seems like a nice person in his lectures, but is very standoffish and distant in person. Only take him if there is a TA in the class, otherwise you'll have a hard time getting any straight answers from him.

Posted 03/02/2008
Course(s) taken: CS 10a

Actually the worst professor I have had at UCLA. Did not know a thing about the subject and literally read off of his long winded power points everyday. Any questions asked in class to further the subject or clarify the material, he would respond with "I'm not sure" and promise to look it up. He literally never had an actual answer to the questions. I would not at all recommend taking this professor

Posted 06/27/2007
Course(s) taken: None

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