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GE CLST 20B
Interracial Dynamics in American Culture and Society 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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Interracial Dynamics in American Culture and Society See Full Profile

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HIST 99
Student Research Program Full Profile > 4.3 Overall 2.6 Easiness 2.3 Workload 3.4 Clarity 4.4 Helpfulness
Dr.Brown is a pretty nice guy. The seminar class consisted of weekly assignments (1page long), a presentation, and finally the BIG paper. The cool part ... (April 2, 2003)
HIST 99
Student Research Program See Full Profile

Overall 4.3 Easiness 2.6 Workload 2.3 Clarity 3.4 Helpfulness 4.4

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Dr.Brown is a pretty nice guy. The seminar class consisted of weekly assignments (1page long), a presentation, and finally the BIG paper. The cool part was that the research paper for the 99 class was not that big of a deal. All the reasearch was the material that we read throughout the quarter and that material was not in a CR but online so you could just print it out (He didn't want us to spend our $ on course readers).
Overall, he's a pretty understanding person. RECOMMENDED? Definitely. He's really nice and not a bad grader at all! If your looking to take him for the upper division seminars he said that he'll be alittle tougher on you. So Good Luck!

(April 2, 2003)
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HIST M150D
Recent African American Urban History: Funk Music and Politics of Black Popular Culture Full Profile > 4.3 Overall 2.7 Easiness 2.6 Workload 4.3 Clarity 4.6 Helpfulness
A very fun & informative class! Professor Brown is one of the best lecturers on campus. He makes so many insightful points about a broad spectrum of A... (April 7, 2014)
HIST M150D
Recent African American Urban History: Funk Music and Politics of Black Popular Culture See Full Profile

Overall 4.3 Easiness 2.7 Workload 2.6 Clarity 4.3 Helpfulness 4.6

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A very fun & informative class! Professor Brown is one of the best lecturers on campus. He makes so many insightful points about a broad spectrum of American life that surrounded the music, which really brings a deeper level of analysis than most music history classes have.

Like the review below said, there's 2 Midterm tests & a final paper. For the midterm ID's, make sure you write down as much information as you remember, regardless of what the recommended page length is, and you'll get a great grade. The final paper is easy to write because it's on a music topic that YOU choose. Make a strong thesis argument, then use lyrical analysis and/or sound analysis to back it up.

(April 7, 2014)
AFRO-AM M150D
Recent African American Urban History: Funk Music and Politics of Black Popular Culture Full Profile > 5.0 Overall 2.5 Easiness 2.5 Workload 3.5 Clarity 4.2 Helpfulness No reviews have been written yet.
AFRO-AM M150D
Recent African American Urban History: Funk Music and Politics of Black Popular Culture See Full Profile

Overall 5.0 Easiness 2.5 Workload 2.5 Clarity 3.5 Helpfulness 4.2

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HIST M151C
Understanding Whiteness in American History and Culture Full Profile > 3.2 Overall 2.8 Easiness 2.8 Workload 4.0 Clarity 4.2 Helpfulness
I had Intro to Afro-Am History with Professor Brown and truly did enjoy myself. He has a very engaging teaching style that will keep you interested in e... (April 4, 2011)
HIST M151C
Understanding Whiteness in American History and Culture See Full Profile

Overall 3.2 Easiness 2.8 Workload 2.8 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 4.2

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I had Intro to Afro-Am History with Professor Brown and truly did enjoy myself. He has a very engaging teaching style that will keep you interested in every lecture. Fortunately or unfortunately (depending on who your TA is), the grading is left solely up to the TA. As long as you go to a few of his or her office hours to truly understand the concepts and what they want you to write on the exams, you'll be fine.

Doing the readings are not absolutely mandatory to pass the class, but they are very interesting and probably the only way to ensure an A (unless you're already well versed in Afro-American history). Overall this was a good class and not hard, but not too easy.

(April 4, 2011)
HIST 197
Individual Studies in History Full Profile > 3.8 Overall 2.8 Easiness 2.5 Workload 4.0 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness
Dr. Brown is absolutely brilliant. He's very nice and he's very concerned about student learning. I took a seminar with him about Black History and it w... (July 7, 2004)
HIST 197
Individual Studies in History See Full Profile

Overall 3.8 Easiness 2.8 Workload 2.5 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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Dr. Brown is absolutely brilliant. He's very nice and he's very concerned about student learning. I took a seminar with him about Black History and it was so fascinating that the discussions were never dry. We watched videos and read a few books, and wrote a couple papers.

The reading materials for his class are very well selected. They are engaging to read, and even more fun to discuss.

Of course, the real concern is whether he's an "easy" professor and the answer is YES! Not only are his classes easy, but you ACTUALLY learn a LOT! I would recommend his classes to anyone, even if (like me) you have absolutely NO background in black history.

(July 7, 2004)
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