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One of my favorite professors at UCLA, his material is engaging and intersting. I have taken 2 classes with him CCAS143 and CCAS 178. In both classes the work was very manageable, straightforward and easy. Each week it was probably less than an hours worth of work. The work was to read an article and write a 200-300 word reflection. No tests, just essays that were really like self-reflections. I attended class maybe 5 times max out of 20 and passed with an A. Though I really feel like I learned something valuable. If you do all the work and attend section, you will pass. No need to study outside of the work given. I would definitely take another class with him again. He seems to really care for his students and takes into account our capabilities as students.
His course was asynchronous, which I found to be accessible considering the situation we were finding ourselves in. Class consisted of weekly discussion posts and a very easy 3 question final. Would definitely take another course with him.
Professor Romero lectures from the heart - he tells a lot of personal stories that maybe aren't exactly note-taking worthy as you won't be tested on them, but they are incredibly interesting to hear and all tie together to the main ideas and fluid themes of the class really well. He really cares about what he teaches as this is his life's work, but he is very humble and kind, very helpful with students, and completely open to changing the structure of the course to fit student needs. Sometimes the readings are difficult to obtain and take a little bit of internet digging, but they relate really well to the class and are often helpful for expanding the concepts he lectures about. Not a difficult class at all, with weekly reflection and readings, one quiz for the entire quarter (which he gives a study guide for), and two papers (one as the midterm and one as the final). The pace is really calm and the professor along with the TAs are really involved in communication so they're ready to help if you ever need it. 11/10 would take again!
This class was super easy. I didn't really pay attention in lecture and only read one book out of the two required. Just read one book and you'll be fine and take notes on the slides because he doesn't post them on ccle. If you need any of the books from the class (Critical Race Theory or The Latino Threat) message me, I'm selling them for cheaper than the UCLA store **********
I got an A in this class. The workload is much lighter than 10A with Alba, so that's a plus. This professor is super engaging and passionate about his teaching. There were only 2 papers. One in class as a final and a take-home final. If you're looking to buy "Latino Threat," I can sell it for a cheaper price, and I also have pdf versions of some required readings for free. Text me if interested in buying the book or in need of another **********
Really pointless class.
The lecture is completely useless so you can not to go lecture at all.
I didn't learn anything from the class. The professor keeps on trying to appeal to students' emotion on how Mexicans went through struggle, but personally not being Mexican, couldn't really agree or anything. Throughout the quarter, most I have learned is how strong of a victim mentality the professor has.
Grading is whatever. Midterm is easy, and the final is a paper that depends 100% on TA, not the professor.
Overall, would recommend if you are Hispanic/Mexican but not really for other race
This was one of the best classes I've taken at UCLA. Professor Romero helped us breakdown the cases involved in the history of affirmative action. We had great conversations in his class. I find him to be fair and pastoral, even if you don't agree with him. Read the cases, go to class and go to discussions and you'll be just fine. Grading is based off a weekly discussion post, midterm and Final. He did offer extra credit throughout the course, so take advantage.
Honestly Great professor. I've taken 2 classes with him. Class is extremely manageable and interesting. Would take again.
One of the most useless and incompetent professors I have ever taken in UCLA, Professor Romero spent almost 2 hours of class time looking at his notes and powerpoint as a way of lecturing about Chicano/Chicana issues. For a guy who lectures about his research, he just seemed like he did not know anything about it! Yes, I found the material to be interesting but having him as the professor for the class just did not match. I appreciated how easy the assignments (expert reading 10%, 5 page paper 30%, 6-8 page paper 60%) were, but I can't believe that in the end he made a mistake in my grade. It has taken me 2-3 weeks to get my grade to change and at least 5 unanswered emails before he actually did something about it. My grade had reflected that, I did not turn in one of the assignments. But low and behold he lost one of my assignments. Now I understand making mistakes, but the slow process just makes me skeptical that he even cared to change it in the first place.
Advice: If you are looking to take an easy A class, this is the class for you. Don't attend lecture, turn in your assignments on time and hope for the best that he does not make a mistake on grading you.