Ancient Art

Art History department

S Kennedy-Quigley

Ancient Art

Art History department

S Kennedy-Quigley

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Overall 3.9
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Easiness of class 3.7
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Workload 4.0
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Clarity of professor 4.4
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Helpfulness of professor 4.4
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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Often Funny
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Would Take Again

Grades

Fall 2016
27.6%
23.0%
18.4%
13.8%
9.2%
4.6%
0.0%
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A
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B+
B
B-
C+
C
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D
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2015
24.9%
20.7%
16.6%
12.4%
8.3%
4.1%
0.0%
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A
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C
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Fall 2016 Submitted June 27, 2017 Grade Received: A+

Engaging and funny teacher: while there is a lot to memorize and remember, Professor Kennedy-Quigley clearly cares about her subject matter. If you do not like ancient history though, perhaps not the best class for you.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2016 Submitted June 18, 2017 Grade Received: A-

By far one of the best lecturers I've had at UCLA. Professor KQ is so passionate about art, that as a south major campus I couldnt help but find myself interested in the pieces she was discussing. In terms of work there is one paper, a midterm, and a final. The paper was graded easy, however the midterm and final can be a little overwhelming. My best advice would be to make a quizlet of the artwork and their basic ids as this is easy points on the essays. As for the actual essay portion I would recommend to WRITE A LOT. KQ goes in depth during lecture and merely reciting even half of that will get you a decent grade on the midterm. In short, take good notes during lecture , memorize ids, and study hard for the tests in order to succeed.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2016 Submitted Jan. 31, 2017 Grade Received: A+

This class was really fun, I took it as a GE with no history in ancient art but still found it really interesting. The textbook isn't necessary, but it helped me alot. It explained the background and history of all the pieces which was really good since I was really unfamiliar. I am selling the textbook at half the price since it was super expensive. Email me @ [email protected] if you're interested.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2016 Submitted Dec. 21, 2016 Grade Received: A+

Professor QK is hilarious. Her lectures are extremely engaging and as someone else mentioned, she does do interpretive dancing! This is by far one of the best classes I have taken at UCLA (I am a senior and I am a south campus major). There is 1 midterm, 1 research paper, and 1 final but the final is just a second midterm because it is not cumulative. To get an A, just write down EVERYTHING she says in lecture (or type ... I typed because she a lot). Do this, and you will start to see themes and pick up on easy patterns. She gives a slide review for each test of about 40 slides that she can test from. There are 3 essays on each test: 2 essays where you are given a slide that has an artifact and you ID it then write as much as you can on it in 10 mins, the 3rd essay is a compare and contrast essay between two slides (you have to ID both) and you have 15 mins for that. Slide IDs consist of the name of the artifact or building, the architect (if there is one), the location, and the date. It may seem daunting to memorize that many, but it really is not. Start memorizing little by little about 5 days before the test and you will nail it. I made flash cards for the information. If you are able to know everything about a slide that Professor QK said in lecture and you write that down on your test, you will get an A. The research paper is aimed to help you grade and just expose you to more art (you are required to go to LACMA or the Getty or the Getty Village). The paper is maximum 5 pages long and it is really easy to write 5 pages on any of the art pieces she gives you the choice to choose from. Discussion is mandatory, but that is where you go over the overarching themes and patterns to hammer home the ideas presented in lecture. The only HW in the class was reading summaries due in discussion every week but the summaries were only 2-3 sentences. The textbook is not needed. Go to class, take good notes, and don't buy the textbook. Take this class if you can!

Quarter Taken: Fall 2016 Submitted Dec. 20, 2016 Grade Received: B

I took this class thinking it was going to be an easy A but it wasn't. I was deceived by the large percentage of people getting A's. I suppose they all memorized the information they were supposed to. I'm a south campus major, so I was more worried about learning math and chemistry than memorizing the dates, cities, names, and artists of 50 ancient sculptures. It's unfortunate that this is how you are graded, because otherwise I would have enjoyed the class. Professor KQ is nice and funny. But if you are hoping for an easy GE that allows you to focus on your more important classes, look elsewhere.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2016 Submitted Dec. 16, 2016 Grade Received: C-

This class was tough. Although lectures were interesting, you were expected to memorize virtually everything she says about 50 different pieces of art, just to be tested on 4 of them. Don't take if you're looking for an easy GE. Also don't buy the textbook, you don't need it.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2016 Submitted Nov. 22, 2016 Grade Received: N/A

Professor K.Q. is very chill and knows her stuff! She cracks jokes and does interpretive dance every now and then which makes the class more fun and relatable. She explains the material clear enough, you make not need the textbook because her lectures are basically the textbook, just more detailed . Do take notes during lecture because her slides are just pictures with IDs. I really enjoyed the class overall, BUT there was one thing that annoyed me. She assigns weekly readings that are VERY BORING and LONG, it was always a pain to read them. Though you don't have to read every one she assigns, knowing what was said in the readings helps a lot during discussion and prepares you for the essays on the midterm, final, and museum paper. All in all, I would definitely recommend this GE to anyone, it's interesting and fun, but can be a occasionally bothersome.

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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Often Funny
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Would Take Again
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