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Took both 10A and 101 with him. In all honesty, he is a very nice guy and cares a lot about his students, however he is a very poor professor. He spends close to 30-40 minutes on a slide and goes off on tangents about how his life and experiences relates to the material. Would not be a bad thing if he kept it brief but when youre trying to learn it can be annoying. Grading honestly depends on your TA. It can be really easy to get an A or really tough.
Some advice: Do NOT take Angelica Becerra as your TA for any Chicana/o Studies class if you want an A or want to truly learn something. She spends the entire discussion time trying to agitate the class, brag about her knowledge, or make students feel stupid for thinking a certain way. She also tries to be helpful but comes off condescending. Pick your TAs wisely.
I enjoyed this class so much! Professor is a great guy and is always down for his students' success. Its also a great introduction to [email protected] studies. Take this class!
class is an easy A. please dont buy the books, depending on your TA, they can be super unnecessary...i never opened mine since evrything you needed was given in the in class powerpoints. this is the only thing i disliked about this class, i paid so much for so many books i never opened. other than that, class was super easy, lectures were a bit long somethimes, but i liked professor Romero, hes a pretty chill professor, easy class.
Interesting material, but boring lectures. Seemed like the TAs graded rather hard. Also, the class is heavily-writing based.
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
selling some of his books for 10A
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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