Elizabeth Upton

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MUS HST 26A
History and Analysis of Music I Full Profile > 4.4 Overall 3.4 Easiness 3.1 Workload 4.6 Clarity 3.9 Helpfulness No reviews have been written yet.
MUS HST 26A
History and Analysis of Music I See Full Profile

Overall 4.4 Easiness 3.4 Workload 3.1 Clarity 4.6 Helpfulness 3.9

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MUS HST 66
Getting Medieval Full Profile > 4.4 Overall 3.6 Easiness 3.8 Workload 4.1 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness
Extremely boring class. Professor Upton's lectures were always on a tangent and never directly related to the class material. This class was more like a... (Winter Quarter 2018)
MUS HST 66
Getting Medieval See Full Profile

Overall 4.4 Easiness 3.6 Workload 3.8 Clarity 4.1 Helpfulness 4.0

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Extremely boring class. Professor Upton's lectures were always on a tangent and never directly related to the class material. This class was more like a history/sociology course rather than a music history class and there was more discussion on issues such as modern notions of medievalism, the KKK, history, etc. than actual music history. Sure, it's an easy class, but if you want to actually learn something and feel like you want to listen to some interesting lectures, I wouldn't recommend it. On the other hand, our TA Kacie was great!

(Winter Quarter 2018)
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MSC HST 68
Beatles Full Profile > 5.0 Overall 5.0 Easiness 4.0 Workload 5.0 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness
Prof. Upton is a treat! She's funny and engaging, super knowledgeable about the source material, and makes you actually want to attend. The required rea... (Winter Quarter 2017)
MSC HST 68
Beatles See Full Profile

Overall 5.0 Easiness 5.0 Workload 4.0 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness 4.0

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Prof. Upton is a treat! She's funny and engaging, super knowledgeable about the source material, and makes you actually want to attend. The required reading isn't super useful, unless you're interested in the Beatles, but you can find everything on https://www.beatlesbible.com/ A bit heavy on music theory so if you don't know about that, it can be a bit confusing but that's what section is for.

(Winter Quarter 2017)
MUS HST 68
The Beatles Full Profile > 4.8 Overall 4.3 Easiness 4.1 Workload 4.8 Clarity 4.4 Helpfulness
For music History 68 Beatles Loved the class!! She was enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the Beatles and their music. Breakdown of the class is one ... (June 21, 2014)
MUS HST 68
The Beatles See Full Profile

Overall 4.8 Easiness 4.3 Workload 4.1 Clarity 4.8 Helpfulness 4.4

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For music History 68 Beatles

Loved the class!! She was enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the Beatles and their music. Breakdown of the class is one midterm, 8 page paper, and final. The midterm and final are pretty easy. They consist of listening to the songs and identifying them, name, band, album and date released and two sentences significant to the song. then there are essay questions that if you go to lecture you are bound to know. the paper is not hard and for a non-music major it was easy to do; basically you pick a Beatle song and analyze it. She will show various examples of how it is done.
There are two texts required but only one really needed for the essay. Gould's Can't Buy Me Love. If you need a copy I have it email me eacintora@hotmail.com
read it for she makes constant references to it and may appear on the midterm and final as "gould said this what do you think about it?" and the pages add up so keep up with the reading. overall recommend the class!!

(June 21, 2014)
MUS HST 125A
Music, History, and Culture to 1500 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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Music, History, and Culture to 1500 See Full Profile

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MSC HST 125A
History of Western Music: Era of Church and Patron Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness No reviews have been written yet.
MSC HST 125A
History of Western Music: Era of Church and Patron See Full Profile

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MUS HST 168
Selected Topics on Beatles Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness No reviews have been written yet.
MUS HST 168
Selected Topics on Beatles See Full Profile

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MUS HST 193C
Music History Journal Club Seminars for Majors Full Profile > 4.2 Overall 3.5 Easiness 3.2 Workload 4.0 Clarity 4.2 Helpfulness No reviews have been written yet.
MUS HST 193C
Music History Journal Club Seminars for Majors See Full Profile

Overall 4.2 Easiness 3.5 Workload 3.2 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 4.2

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MUSCLGY 200A
Introduction to Music Scholarship Full Profile > 3.8 Overall 2.5 Easiness 2.2 Workload 3.8 Clarity 3.0 Helpfulness
Upton comes off as sweet and caring but in reality she is anything but. If you disagree with her she takes it very personally and gets defensive and mea... (Oct. 4, 2014)
MUSCLGY 200A
Introduction to Music Scholarship See Full Profile

Overall 3.8 Easiness 2.5 Workload 2.2 Clarity 3.8 Helpfulness 3.0

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Upton comes off as sweet and caring but in reality she is anything but. If you disagree with her she takes it very personally and gets defensive and mean. I raised my hand during a lecture to ask questions and for clarification and I was met with irritated glare and a response of "Can I just finish this because I'm right." Fantastic, I wasn't doubting that and just wasn't clear on exactly what you are saying.

Here lectures are extremely scattered and even to someone that is a 3.5 student and pays regular attention during lectures, and copious notes, she still did not fully explain her concepts and her midterms, while very fair essay questions, were extremely difficult to answer because she didn't adequately give us the information to fully answer the question the way she asked.

And quite frankly, she's a medievalist but doesn't speak or even know Latin, despite 90% of the her studies being music that is in Latin. In my mind, that's like a scholar of Russian Literature not speaking Russian. Nor does she know how to do the Hand Reading system used by the Boy Choirs of the Renaissance and prior in the monasteries.

How this woman ever got tenure in a major Musicology department is a massive mystery to me and anyones guess.

I wish I could really respect her but ultimately, I really cannot, and really do not think she is worthy or earning of students respect and is extremely unprofessional.I feel more sorry for the other tenure faculty in the department and future students.

(Oct. 4, 2014)
MUSCLGY 250
Seminar: Theoretical Topics Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness No reviews have been written yet.
MUSCLGY 250
Seminar: Theoretical Topics See Full Profile

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