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okay professor vivian was amazing. he is one of the few history prof in UCLA where his class was just so great. AMAZING lecturer, he is funny and he makes things so easy to understand. I really loved this class and really suggest others to take it too. only thing is that he has one midterm, one paper and one final. the mideterm and final were in person and the paper was like a 5 page paper. This was just the only thing I have to say against him in that there was not much you could do for your grade. There is no discussion so your grade is heavily dependent on your exams. Other than that tho, he was just so interesting and i learnt a lot from his class so if you are thinking about his class- i say take it
Anthony Vivian is actually one of the best professors I've ever had at UCLA. He's an amazing, engaging lecturer. Even if you like Greece and Rome before taking one of his classes, you'll come out of it better read and more passionate than ever before. Seriously, he has inspired me and so many of my friends, and is on one of the reasons I decided to apply to grad school in History. Take his classes! They are a normal amount of work, nothing crazy, but all the reading is super interesting and if you do them and go to class and pay attention youll get an A... the best kind of class!