All in all, a great GE course. Professor Babior is knowledgable, keeps lectures reasonably interesting, and gives fair tests. Both of the assignments (mini-papers with little extras)were fairly easy (started the night before on both and received high marks on both). The tests were very reasonable, especially if you had read the majority of the assigned reading and payed attention in class. I recommend this class and professor to anyone who needs a semi-interesting GE course that won't kill your GPA.
Professor Babior is by far the best anthro professor I've had!!! Not only is she knowledgable and fair, she cares for her students and is very approachable. Her lectures are interesting, and she explains concepts clearly to prepare you for the exams. There were 3 short papers based on ethnographies and a multiple choice midterm and final. Babior is one of those very few teachers at UCLA that you will want to take more classes with. I did :)
One of the best professors at UCLA. She cares a lot for her students and actually makes an effort to learn peoples' names. How many teachers can you say that about. It really says a lot about her. Her lectuers are very interesting, and well organized. She starts the day with an outline of what she is going to talk about. She has been criticized for being a little dry. This is sometimes true, but relative to other teachers she is not. We did have a good amount of reading, but it was all interesting material. If you are an anthro major this class is essential for future success in the field. Take this with her, and any other class she offers. She is always at office hours and will always make appointments if you want to. She is also EXTREMELY easy to talk with outside of class. It never felt like I was talking with my professor, but it felt like I was talking with a friend.