ASTR 3

Nature of Universe

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Katsushi Arisaka See Full Profile

Overall 4.5 Easiness 2.5 Workload 2.5 Clarity 4.2 Helpfulness 4.8

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Arisaka is VERY knowledgeable and has a true love for astronomy that carries over into the classroo. His midterms and finals are easy as long as you know the homework. TAKE HIM IF YOU WANT TO LEARN SOMETHING ABOUT ASTRO AND GET AN EASY "A"

Dec. 12, 2002
W Brandner Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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David Cline Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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Santina Consiglio See Full Profile

Overall 3.5 Easiness 3.5 Workload 4.0 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 3.5

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Overall pretty good. Not really tough to get an A. Take it for an easy GE but not if you are very interested in the subject... She tries to make it engaging but its not really a lot of fun.

Fall Quarter 2019
Ferdinand Coroniti See Full Profile

Overall 3.3 Easiness 1.9 Workload 1.8 Clarity 3.2 Helpfulness 3.6

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One HELL of a class. The exams are tough, and will cover literally cover every single minute detail. Professor's powerpoint are very hard to follow and incomprehensible. The lab portion, which is worth 10% of the entire grade, is weighed so low compared to the exams, considering that we spend 2hours each week on the labs. If you really want to take this class and learn a thing or two about the subject, I recommend that you take it with a different professor. If this review did not prevent you from enrolling in the class nonetheless, may the luck be with you.
The TAs are super nice and helpful in the labs though.

Fall Quarter 2016
Scott Evans Full Profile > 3.4 Overall 2.2 Easiness 1.8 Workload 2.8 Clarity 3.8 Helpfulness
THIS IS THE WORSE PROF. AT UCLA DO NOT TAKE HIM! (July 3, 2002)
Scott Evans See Full Profile

Overall 3.4 Easiness 2.2 Workload 1.8 Clarity 2.8 Helpfulness 3.8

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THIS IS THE WORSE PROF. AT UCLA DO NOT TAKE HIM!

July 3, 2002
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Michael Fitzgerald See Full Profile

Overall 2.5 Easiness 2.5 Workload 2.7 Clarity 3.1 Helpfulness 3.1

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This class is textbook heavy and you must do the readings to complete the weekly homework due on Sunday nights. Not an easy GE. Can't say lectures were engaging. Tests are really difficult but multiple choice. Labs are a bit difficult if you are not a science person -- make sure you pick good lab partners. You usually get out of labs early.

Winter Quarter 2019
S Furlanetto See Full Profile

Overall 2.8 Easiness 2.4 Workload 2.6 Clarity 3.4 Helpfulness 3.2

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Funny guy who teaches a super interesting class. Don't need the textbook because all the information you need is on the slides which are posted online. My grade ended up being decided by the labs which were graded very strictly. Two midterms are pretty easy so it wasnt hard to get good grades on them, but the final is extremely challenging. Although it was a difficult class, professor Furlaneto is enjoyable and the material is very intriguing.

Winter Quarter 2018
Andrea Ghez See Full Profile

Overall 3.5 Easiness 1.7 Workload 1.2 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 4.0

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Okay, Prof. Ghez has got some good and bad points, but it's up to you decide which outweighs the other.

For one, she's really passionate and you can tell from the very first lecture that she really loves what she does. She's pretty good at explaining the harder concepts in astronomy and she's concerned about student learning, since she'll try to clarify any confusion.

However, she is NOT an easy instructor! For an intro to astronomy course, this class was way too difficult and had too much work (labs, weekly homeworks, 2 midterms, a cumulative final). In addition, the tests are hard since they involve mastery of the concepts as well as specific-detailed questions. On top of that, there is a lot of material to cover for one quarter, so one might feel really overwhelmed especially when finals come around.

I think if she could just slow the workload, everything would be all cool. You learn a lot, but she's definitely gonna work ya!

Dec. 11, 2002
Brad Hansen Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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