Contemporary World History, 1760 to the Present

J. A. Getty

Contemporary World History, 1760 to the Present

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J. A. Getty

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Heart of Darkness (Dover Thrift Editions)
Joseph Conrad
ISBN: 9780486264646
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Houseboy
Ferdinand Oyono
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The Sea of Regret: Two Turn-of-the-Century Chinese Romantic Novels
Wu Jianren
ISBN: 9780824817091
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Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 23, 2004 Grade Received: N/A

It is such an easy class. All you need to have is some basic history knowledge, pay attention in class, then you dont need to study for midterm (at least). Professor Getty's way of presentatoin is amazing as well, it always wake people up by its weird noise, which is hilarious...

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 22, 2004 Grade Received: N/A

His lectures dumbed down history, as far as I'm concerned. His adorable down-home accent and well-prepared powerpoint presentations made lecture enjoyable. The midterm and final were very easy. Highly recommended GE.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 24, 2004 Grade Received: N/A

This is probably the easiest history class you can take at UCLA. There is no way in the world that you should not get an A if you print out and look over his lecture notes. His lectures are real clear, he does them all on powerpoint, however his point of view on issues really comes through and he is incredibly biased. Its like listening to a person's opinion on events instead of learning about the actual history.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 13, 2007 Grade Received: N/A

Getty has a great voice and is a good lecturer. There's a midterm (in class essay), a take home essay, and a take home final. Discussion sections are mandatory and a big factor in your grade. My T.A. was somewhat condescending and I dreaded going to discussion. Make sure you get a good T.A. because they grade everything.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Feb. 20, 2006 Grade Received: N/A

Getty is a great lecturer and a nice guy. I'm not a history person and I was NEVER bored. He can be a little opinionated, but I definitely learned historical facts as opposed to his points of view. Midterm was multiple choice with a crossword puzzle. Go to discussion and participate, do the easy quizzes/writeups. I got a C on the midterm (crossword puzzle screwed me up), but got like 95 on both participation and the final (which is TAKE HOME!!), ended up with an A-. Even if I would have gotten a B or B+, I still learned a lot with a great lecturer, and this was definitely an enjoyable class. If you take history, take classes with Getty!

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted May 29, 2014 Grade Received: N/A

sorry, I forgot to put my contact in the previous evaluation for selling course reader. [email protected]

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 9, 2012 Grade Received: N/A

This was the easiest class I've taken. Professor Getty is a great, engaging lecturer that fills his powerpoints with sound effects and videos to keep you awake. His midterm seriously took me like 20 minutes to finish and I got a 96. There was a midterm essay and for the final we have a take-home essay, but those really depend on your TA. He was a great professor. I would love to take a class he taught again. Definitely recommended for those of you trying to find an easy, interesting GE.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Jan. 9, 2013 Grade Received: N/A

professor Getty was great. i really enjoyed is class. his lectures are pretty interesting and the sound effects are even better! this was the easiest class i have ever taken. i definitely recommend this class.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 14, 2011 Grade Received: N/A

I really loved Professor Getty. He has a passion for what he is lecturing which makes the material interesting. However, he has a narrator's voice which can put you to sleep. He doesn't put his slides up but he podcasts his lectures. The class consists of a midterm (multiple choice and 1 short answer), a weekly quiz in discussion, a 5-7 page term paper, and a 7-9 page take home final. It's kind of a lot of work but not too difficult. I'm sure there are easier GE's out there, but I would still recommend taking a class with Professor Getty.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 25, 2004 Grade Received: N/A

I have never liked a class in UCLA the way I enjoy History 22 with Professor Getty. He is an unbelievably awesome history lecturer and he never fails to challenge his students to think further into various controversial issues in the modern history. The workload for this class is very reasonable - one midterm, one final, one essay and participation. The tests are not hard at all and are very fair to students who go to lectures. Getty is teaching for the sake of teaching and not trying to trick students. I love this class dearly and recommend all to take a class with Professor Getty.

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Textbooks

Heart of Darkness (Dover Thrift Editions)
Joseph Conrad
ISBN: 9780486264646
View on Amazon

Houseboy
Ferdinand Oyono
ISBN: 9781577669883
View on Amazon

The Sea of Regret: Two Turn-of-the-Century Chinese Romantic Novels
Wu Jianren
ISBN: 9780824817091
View on Amazon
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