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HISTART 11 (Spring 2013)

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Comment: Sexy professor.

HISTART 11 (Spring 2013)

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95 74 97 94 100

Comment: Awesome lectures and awesome professor! The exams are quite easy. She gives you a study guide. Just study that, go to lecture, take notes... and it'll be a breeze!

HISTART 11 (Summer 2011)

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HISTART 11 (Summer 2011)

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HISTART 11 (Summer 2011)

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91 71 61 72 100

Comment: Grigsby was a very enthusiastic professor. Really enjoyed her lectures you could tell she was passionate about the subject. The midterms were okay just a lot of writing.

HISTART 11 (Spring 2011)

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Comment: The seats in the Hearst Annex are too comfortable they made me want to fall asleep. There is alot of memorization of names and dates the cool part is trying to interpret what you think you see and relating it back to history.

HISTART 11 (Spring 2011)

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HISTART 11 (Spring 2011)

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HISTART 11 (Spring 2011)

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HISTART 11 (Spring 2011)

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Comment: A very passionate professor and lecturer. The lectures were very interesting, fun, and engaging--rarely ever boring.

HISTART 11 (Spring 2011)

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HISTART 11 (Spring 2011)

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Comment: AMAZING CLASS!!!!!!!!! I honestly have recommended it to basically every person I have talked to this semester. Professor Grigsby is HILARIOUS!!!! Class was a hoot. While I occasionally got bored, for the most part it seemed like the 1.5 hours flew by! She deserves props, her class is certainly memorable. As other people have said, she remembers names, will call rude/sleepy people out, and isn't afraid to swear/thrust students' childish embarrassment about erotic images in their faces. I couldn't make her office hours, but I wish I could have. Honestly in coming years I might well try to audit some of her other courses, just for personal knowledge...she's a great great lecturer. I can't emphasize it enough. I ended up taking the class P/NP, because I honestly didn't need it for anything other than breadth. I didn't study enough for the midterm (like 3 or 4 days in advance), got an 86, decided it wasn't worth it to take it for a grade. If you don't care about getting an A-/B+ with average effort, go for it. I went to every class except for one (which I later regretted missing), I wrote down basically everything she said, to study I made flashcards with the notes I took in class. It worked out fine. She tells you exactly what might be on the midterm/final. GSI's were great. Only pain in the ass=Legion of Honor trip, HUGE PAIN, if you don't drive....it was 2 hours on public transpo. She definitely didn't give us enough time to figure out carpools for that one, some of us are busy people....but everything else was great. If you take this class with her, PRAY she doesn't make you go to Legion...or that if she does she gives you ample warming.

HISTART 11 (Spring 2011)

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99 50 50 85 98

Comment: AMAZING PROFESSOR! CALLS ON STUDENTS IN CLASS, REMEMBERS NAMES, TELLS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR MIDTERM/FINAL! ONE OF THE MOST ENGAGING PROFESSORS. THIS IS WHY I CONSIDER CAL AMAZING :)

HISTART 11 (Spring 2011)

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HISTART 11 (Spring 2011)

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Comment: amazing professor to learn the basics of art history from. she is the most ENTHUSIASTIC teacher i have ever had. really explains (acts) the concepts in a way that is hilarious and borderline offensive, haha. however she does pick favorites, and if you're a male in her class watch out. she will pick on you and if you stand out she will scar you for life. not really but something like that .__.

HISTART 11 (Spring 2011)

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HISTART 11 (Spring 2011)

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96 92 53 83 90

Comment: Really good teacher. Loved the subject as well. The only thing is you MUST be open minded when you take this class. Grigbsy is not afraid to swear and say pretty scandalous things such as noting how sexually erotic a religious painting can be.

HISTART 11 (Spring 2011)

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HISTART 11 (Spring 2010)

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100 85 80 85 82

Comment: Best. Class. Ever.

HISTART 11 (Spring 2010)

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HISTART 11 (Spring 2010)

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Comment: Best HISTART professor yet. Grigsby really knows her stuff and all her lectures are full of info/enthusiasm. This is the only class in which I attended all lectures and discussions as a freshman. Exams were fair, but not an easy, breezy A. She makes it so that you really incorporate all the things you learned in class in your exams. Highly recommended history of art class.

HISTART 11 (Spring 2010)

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100 92 80 68 100

Comment: Fun Stuff. Learned a lot. The instructor is very excited about the course stuff sooo I guess she's alright.

HISTART 11 (Spring 2010)

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HISTART 180A (Spring 2013)

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Comment: So passionate and engaging. Her lectures are great, easy to follow and organized. THE best professor I have had. If she knows your name/recognizes your face she'll cold call you. Not an easy class though, most difficult class I have taken at Cal. If you want an A, you are going to have to put in a lot of work. DO EVERY SINGLE READING. and take notes. The exams are almost completely based on them. The readings are very challenging...but very interesting. She is a fantastic professor, but don't take if you want to an easy class to fulfill a req.

HISTART 180A (Spring 2010)

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100 87 69 79 100

Comment: Grigsby is a WONDERFUL teacher. She is brilliant, rambunctious, funny, and incredibly dedicated to her subject. She understands her material so well and is more than happy to talk about it. To any Art History enthusiasts: Take a class with Grigsby!

HISTART 180A (Spring 2010)

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Comment: The most incredible lecturer I have ever had. So dynamic and so knowledgeable - this is her period, she wrote one of the text books. The class is not easy, there is an incredible amount of reading, one midterm, two essays, and final. But all of the work is worth it, I've learned more than ever.

HISTART 180C (Fall 2010)

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85 69 61 50 99

HISTART 180C (Fall 2010)

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Comment: Fun, animated, engaging. Grigsby is truly incredible, I use her as an example of why I love Berkeley. An expert at French art and completely dedicated to public education. Do all of the reading, essays call only on a painting and an author so it will be obvious if you don't. Have to work for your grade but never learned more.