Presentation of Psychological Materials
I seriously love this guy. He is by far the best professor I have had at UCLA. His profound knowledge in the field of neuroscience coupled with his engaging teaching abilities made this class worth my time, to say the least. I came into the class dreading it, since I am north campus, but left with a great appreciation for the study of the mind and neurological diseases. He may be intimidating at first, but Dr. Levine is honestly one of the nicest professors I have ever met. I honestly loved this class! It's not the easiest G.E. but you definitely learn a lot.
Class taken: Comm 111 Went to all the classes, did all the readings and studied. The first half of the quarter was okay because he actually lectured. The second half, we had 3 guest lectures and watched a lot of videos. For some reason I got a C on the final and an A on the midterm. I ended up with a b+ in this class. I have no idea why! I have a 3.7 GPA so I know I am not stupid, and I gotten all A's or A-'s in the comm classes i have taken. The midterm was easy because it was actually based from a textbook and lecture. I have no idea what happened on the final. It was mainly based off a self-help book that taught you how to deal with conflict. However, the ambiguous questions were asked in a way that even if you did study, you wouldn't have known the answer. It did not test on the material but asked questions that were not related to the main point. Overall it is a fun class to take (its literally like a self-help course) however, the grading style was not fair.
I also had LS 2 with Schein. I have to say that people who complained about this class in any way do not belong at UCLA. They should just drop out instead of contributing to the gross overcrowding here. I can honestly say that LS 2 with Schein is the easiest class I have taken at UCLA. And I have taken some of the easiest courses at UCLA, like Music 15 with Rutenberg, History 3C with Ruiz, and Math 3c with Preda. In comparison, LS 2 with Schein required absolutely no effort. The labs were a joke. And both of the midterms and the final were MULTIPLE CHOICE! You'd have to have a mental retardation to complain about that. Getting 100% on all of the tests was very doable. I got a 94%, 100%, and 97% on the three tests. Overall, I got an A+. And I did this taking 23 units that quarter (Fall 08). As a fifth class, it's the easiest one that I could have taken. By the way, I think it also contributes something to say that I got these results even though I am not one of those crazy premeds.