Fall 2021 - Take this course. Insanely easy, I took notes and they were not even needed. But don’t interpret that as an insult — this course is fascinating and will make you double take much of US History. My TA, Nidia, was fantastic at engaging us and giving us a break from the heyday of UCLA life. Do not miss out on this wonderful class.
Spring 2023 - I took CCAS2O with Dr.Alma during the spring and it has honestly been my favorite class so far (1st year). As a Central American student, this class gave so much insight on knowledge that is not widely known by the common individual and that is definitely not taught in the typical American-history textbook. Truly it was such a good experience, engaging and really interesting. The midterm was an open-note quiz, and consisted of material during the lecture. So if you take notes, you will get a really good score and it was only like 10 questions. For the final you had the option to write an essay or create an infographic, I chose an infographic and it was honestly fun. Overall, the course was really easy imo and it was very engaging and interesting material. Dr.Alma is very kind, literally such a sweet person and you receive that vibe even just by listening in on lectures, even more when engaging or talking with her. 10/10