Raul Hinojosa-ojeda

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CHICANO 10B
Introduction to Chicana/Chicano Studies: Social Structure and Contemporary Conditions Full Profile > 2.7 Overall 2.0 Easiness 1.7 Workload 2.3 Clarity 2.8 Helpfulness
Took him for chicano 10b and he basically focused on 2 things - an angry rebuttal to some weird professor at Harvard named Professor Huntington, and glo... (Dec. 17, 2008)
CHICANO 10B
Introduction to Chicana/Chicano Studies: Social Structure and Contemporary Conditions See Full Profile

Overall 2.7 Easiness 2.0 Workload 1.7 Clarity 2.3 Helpfulness 2.8

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Took him for chicano 10b and he basically focused on 2 things - an angry rebuttal to some weird professor at Harvard named Professor Huntington, and global economies. He's a really nice guy, but I think he probably has A.D.D. He's easily distracted by other thoughts and will go off on tangents, totally losing focus on what he's supposed to be teaching. I think most of his slides are from his other work outside of UCLA, but he uses them anyway and pretends they were meant for the class. Long boring lectures - again, not the least bit focused. Our last test contained LOTS of stuff that were never emphasized in class - even his T.A.'s knew it. If you take this class, pray that your T.A. knows he's nuts and will sympathize with you when they grade. The good side - most of the assigned papers are opinion-based so its hard to give you a bad grade since there's no wrong or right answer. The only one that you actually COULD fail was that last test I already mentioned. Again, he's a cool guy - probably just needs some medication to stay focused. He's very passionate about global economies and very angry about Professor Huntington at Harvard.

(Dec. 17, 2008)
CHICANO 89
Honors Seminars Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness No reviews have been written yet.
CHICANO 89
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CHICANO 101
Theoretical Concepts in Chicana and Chicano Studies Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness No reviews have been written yet.
CHICANO 101
Theoretical Concepts in Chicana and Chicano Studies See Full Profile

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CHICANO M119
Chicano/Latino Community Formation: Critical Perspectives and Oral Histories Full Profile > 2.5 Overall 1.5 Easiness 2.2 Workload 2.5 Clarity 3.5 Helpfulness No reviews have been written yet.
CHICANO M119
Chicano/Latino Community Formation: Critical Perspectives and Oral Histories See Full Profile

Overall 2.5 Easiness 1.5 Workload 2.2 Clarity 2.5 Helpfulness 3.5

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CHICANO M122
Planning Issues in Latina/Latino Communities Full Profile > 3.0 Overall 1.6 Easiness 2.0 Workload 2.4 Clarity 3.2 Helpfulness
Raul is such an interesting person. Yes, he talks a lot. Yes, his lectures go way off topic. He is actually very nice and approachable if you make an ef... (June 1, 2009)
CHICANO M122
Planning Issues in Latina/Latino Communities See Full Profile

Overall 3.0 Easiness 1.6 Workload 2.0 Clarity 2.4 Helpfulness 3.2

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Raul is such an interesting person. Yes, he talks a lot. Yes, his lectures go way off topic. He is actually very nice and approachable if you make an effort to speak with him one on one. He is a very busy guy but still tries to make time for his students. He also does invite students to BBQs at his house in Venice...Don't know any other professor that does that.

(June 1, 2009)
CHICANO 125
U.S./Mexico Relations Full Profile > 2.4 Overall 2.1 Easiness 1.8 Workload 2.6 Clarity 3.0 Helpfulness
Sadly, this was the worst class I have taken at UCLA. Professor Hinojosa is very nice, obviously brilliant, and quite approachable and I got an A in th... (Dec. 30, 2008)
CHICANO 125
U.S./Mexico Relations See Full Profile

Overall 2.4 Easiness 2.1 Workload 1.8 Clarity 2.6 Helpfulness 3.0

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Sadly, this was the worst class I have taken at UCLA. Professor Hinojosa is very nice, obviously brilliant, and quite approachable and I got an A in the class... but it was still terrible. As a previous poster noted, he uses slides that were evidently prepared for other purposes and I'm pretty sure that we only saw two powerpoint presentations the entire quarter. The class was also supposed to be held for two hours on Tuesday and Thursday but for some reason he decided to hold it for three hours only on Tuesday, causing about half the class to miss an hour of lecture every week because of conflicts with other classes (but to be honest, they didn't miss a thing). The class is extremely disorganized, our "midterm" was due the last day of class, and there was basically no direction for the final paper which was 30 pages long and due almost a week after the quarter ended which was nice in a sense but also postponed the freedom of break for an extra week. I did well in the class so I guess maybe it's easy to do well, but I did go to class every week and I spent forever on the final paper, so I wouldn't exactly call it an easy A. I wouldn't recommend this class to anyone, even though Professor Hinojosa is a great guy.

(Dec. 30, 2008)
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CHICANO M125
U.S./Mexico Relations Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness No reviews have been written yet.
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U.S./Mexico Relations See Full Profile

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LBR&WS M125
U.S./Mexico Relations Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness No reviews have been written yet.
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CHICANO 176
Globalization and Transnationalism: Local Historical Dynamics and Praxis Full Profile > 5.0 Overall 5.0 Easiness 1.0 Workload 2.0 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness
My only regret is that I didn't take him for another class in the Spring. His lectures sometimes are a little unorganized but interesting. You have to a... (Winter Quarter 2016)
CHICANO 176
Globalization and Transnationalism: Local Historical Dynamics and Praxis See Full Profile

Overall 5.0 Easiness 5.0 Workload 1.0 Clarity 2.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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My only regret is that I didn't take him for another class in the Spring. His lectures sometimes are a little unorganized but interesting. You have to argue against him in order to fully appreciate his classes. You should also engage the readings before class and replicate it in his discussions. His lectures are very small. There aren't a lot of students and most of them are very quiet. Try working with him on some projects. His name carries a lot of weight in media, academia, and at UCLA in general. He's a very approachable man. He likes being on TV a lot.

(Winter Quarter 2016)
CHICANO 189
Advanced Honors Seminars Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness No reviews have been written yet.
CHICANO 189
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