Kathlyn Cooney

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Women and Power in Ancient World Full Profile > 3.6 Overall 2.9 Easiness 2.4 Workload 3.8 Clarity 3.6 Helpfulness
This class has good reviews, but Professor Cooney probably writes them herself. This is genuinely the worst class I've ever taken in my entire life. I a... (Winter Quarter 2017)
AN N EA 15
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Overall 3.6 Easiness 2.9 Workload 2.4 Clarity 3.8 Helpfulness 3.6

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This class has good reviews, but Professor Cooney probably writes them herself. This is genuinely the worst class I've ever taken in my entire life. I am a south campus major and this class caused me more stress than my other classes.
My TA, @Dani Candelora, was absolutely horrible. She accused me of academic dishonesty and was very impolite and rude to her students. That being said, the grade you get depends entirely on your TA.
Cooney is very pretentious and only talks about her own experiences, not what we need to know for the midterm and final. Pretty much half the class is pointless because very few of the lectures pertain to what she actually tests you on.
There were a lot of students who tried to kiss up to Cooney and talk about their own views on feminism, which none of the other students actually care about.
The lectures are incredibly boring and truly pointless to attend. The final paper is ridiculous because no one teaches you how to do it, it's extremely long, and the process of choosing a topic is difficult. The topic she suggests are too specific and obscure, and the TAs claim most topics are too broad.
She doesn't know much about India, China, and Persia but still tried to lecture about it. It looked extremely unprofessional.
No matter what any of the other reviews say, I promise you will regret taking this class. It is absolutely horrible.

(Winter Quarter 2017)
AN N EA 19
Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars Full Profile > 4.8 Overall 3.0 Easiness 2.0 Workload 4.5 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness
Ane 15 Sell all books(brand new) for $40. Text 310-993-0750. (March 2, 2015)
AN N EA 19
Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars See Full Profile

Overall 4.8 Easiness 3.0 Workload 2.0 Clarity 4.5 Helpfulness 5.0

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Ane 15

Sell all books(brand new) for $40. Text 310-993-0750.

(March 2, 2015)
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AN N EA 99
Student Research Program Full Profile > 4.4 Overall 2.2 Easiness 2.6 Workload 4.4 Clarity 4.4 Helpfulness
Actual class taken: Ancient Near East 15 Amazing professor! She made the class really fun and engaging. The workload is very light, and your grade is m... (March 19, 2014)
AN N EA 99
Student Research Program See Full Profile

Overall 4.4 Easiness 2.2 Workload 2.6 Clarity 4.4 Helpfulness 4.4

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Actual class taken: Ancient Near East 15

Amazing professor! She made the class really fun and engaging. The workload is very light, and your grade is made up of a midterm, final, and 10 page paper. Professor Cooney makes boring material lively, and I know I am leaving this class with valuable information in my brain!

(March 19, 2014)
AN N EA CM101A
Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt, Predynastic Period to New Kingdom Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness No reviews have been written yet.
AN N EA CM101A
Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt, Predynastic Period to New Kingdom See Full Profile

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ART HIS M101A
Egyptian Art and Archaeology Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness No reviews have been written yet.
ART HIS M101A
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ART HIS M101B
Egyptian Art and Archaeology of Middle and New Kingdoms Full Profile > 3.2 Overall 2.2 Easiness 2.8 Workload 3.2 Clarity 3.5 Helpfulness
Professor Cooney is by far my most favorite professor EVER! She is very entertaining and makes each class a joy to look forward to. She really does not ... (Nov. 7, 2012)
ART HIS M101B
Egyptian Art and Archaeology of Middle and New Kingdoms See Full Profile

Overall 3.2 Easiness 2.2 Workload 2.8 Clarity 3.2 Helpfulness 3.5

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Professor Cooney is by far my most favorite professor EVER! She is very entertaining and makes each class a joy to look forward to. She really does not have much of a structure to her class it is very flexible and fluid. She is hilarious and simplifies the information for everyone so that it is easy to remember.
There is only one midterm and final. Her tests are not necessarily hard, but it is a challenge because there is not enough time to write down everything. If you attend lecture you are golden because everything is comprehensible. I did study a lot for her tests but her encouragement helps in pushing oneself to do their best. She is helpful and easy to approach and will answer ANY questions you have. I highly recommend her, even if the class is not in your major just take it for the fun of it!

(Nov. 7, 2012)
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AN N EA CM101B
Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt, New Kingdom to Greco-Roman Period Full Profile > 5.0 Overall 2.7 Easiness 2.7 Workload 4.6 Clarity 4.7 Helpfulness
Professor Cooney is an EXCELLENT professor. Her lectures are interesting and enjoyable. She really cares for her students. One of the very best class... (March 29, 2012)
AN N EA CM101B
Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt, New Kingdom to Greco-Roman Period See Full Profile

Overall 5.0 Easiness 2.7 Workload 2.7 Clarity 4.6 Helpfulness 4.7

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Professor Cooney is an EXCELLENT professor. Her lectures are interesting and enjoyable. She really cares for her students. One of the very best classes I have taken at UCLA and I highly recommend her courses.

(March 29, 2012)
HIST M103A
Ancient Egyptian Civilization Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness No reviews have been written yet.
HIST M103A
Ancient Egyptian Civilization See Full Profile

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AN N EA M103A
Ancient Egyptian Civilization Full Profile > 4.5 Overall 2.2 Easiness 2.8 Workload 4.2 Clarity 4.2 Helpfulness
Professor Cooney was an excellent professor. She is a great lecturer, and also has a very cool, down to earth vibe about her. She does not take herself ... (Dec. 17, 2011)
AN N EA M103A
Ancient Egyptian Civilization See Full Profile

Overall 4.5 Easiness 2.2 Workload 2.8 Clarity 4.2 Helpfulness 4.2

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Professor Cooney was an excellent professor. She is a great lecturer, and also has a very cool, down to earth vibe about her. She does not take herself too seriously and was constantly cracking jokes about Egypt and especially its themes of sexuality. As for difficulty, I can't comment on her grading expectations since all of that was handled by her TA's (who were awesome and incredibly helpful). Her class format was not easy, however. Grades consisted partialy of a midterm and final, both essay format in which two prompts would be selected for in-class responses. The midterm pool of potential essays was 6 which was subsequently narrowed to 5, and the final pool was 4 narrowed to 3. The list of prompts came out 2 weeks in advance which was generous. The process of researching and memorizing up to 5 essays was tedious, but the test day selection process didn't appear to be entirely random, and I would suggest putting more time into the prompts which cover the most significant points of the course material. On top of these exams we also had a 12 page research paper which could be on virtualy any topic regarding the Middle and Old Kingdom of Egypt. Definitely dedicate a sufficient amount of time to this assignment. Many people in the class put it off until the the weekend before its due date (which was Wednesday of finals week), and I'm sure the necessity of finals study combined with the research paper brought them poor grades. A nice boost comes from 10% of your grade being participation and attendance, so definitely show up to compensate for any exam or paper shortcomings. A tip for sucess in this class is to take advantage of the TA's copious office hours. Check in with them frequently, as they will tell you straight up if your paper is up to snuff. I haven't recieved my grade yet, but I am expecting a hard earned A.

(Dec. 17, 2011)
ART HIS M110A
Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt, Predynastic Period to New Kingdom Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness No reviews have been written yet.
ART HIS M110A
Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt, Predynastic Period to New Kingdom See Full Profile

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