History of Portuguese and Spanish: Phonology


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I took Spanish M118A with Prof. Quicoli this past summer and it was the easiest A+ I've ever earned at UCLA. The course covers mainly the phonological changes from Latin to Spanish, with some material on Portuguese, but is taught entirely in English. Quicoli speaks very slowly so you'll never miss anything in lecture, though he does tend to get confused when asked clarifying questions in class - I'd recommend just going to office hours if you don't understand something because otherwise he's liable to take 15 minutes of lecture time to simply figure out what you're asking let alone answer. The handouts really aren't the best and he doesn't seem to have changed them at all over the years, also the course reader had a lot of extra material that was never assigned or even that relevant to the homework (try to buy it from someone who's taken the class already, I suspect he never updates the reader either). Luckily, you can ace the course by merely going to class and reading the Lathrop text - the grading breakdown included homeworks, "in-class assignments" (which consisted of one multiple choice question on one day of class), a take-home midterm, and in-class final. Quicoli grades very fairly but don't expect much feedback on your work. If you have absolutely no interest in the material the class will likely seem boring and you won't feel that you learned much, but I find myself using what I learned in his class now that I'm taking a Portuguese language course. Overall, Quicoli is an extremely nice person though probably not the best at communicating his knowledge in class.
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