professor
Mia Mochizuki

Jan 2003

she was ok. likes participation a lot. try to just talk in her class, although bs doesn't work. the reading's very heavy but as long as you pick up the main point and talk about it in class, it should be ok. she'll be really impressed too. she's one of those really enthusiastic profs. she'll have you do sketches of sculptures and paintings in the met and take pictures of buildings. so it's a very time consuming class. but on the other hand, she's very encouraging and is not condescending.

Jan 2003

Interesting teacher. Could be good in a few years after she gets some experience. Seems to know something about art and might have some interesting perspectives, but definitely had difficulty teaching art hum. In my view, the core is to teach you about how that discipline relates to the "real world" and your own life. She seemed to view it as an intro to art history and kept talking about how she hoped we all kept taking art history. She would also get frustratingly bogged down in basic details - there was one class period where she spent over an hour trying to get us to describe paintings in extremely basic terms (this is a horizontal line. this is a circle.) which in retrospect was probably useful in some way but extremely painful at the time. Personally, she was very aloof and hard to talk to and seemed to put on this "professor" shell. But I did learn something about art. Could have been worse.