History of Russia from Origins to Rise of Muscovy
Fall 2022 - This class with Professor Lenhoff was the worst that I have taken at UCLA. Lectures are dull as she reads off a piece of paper and as much as she voices that she wants to help her students, her actions do not match her words. It is either her way or the highway which is an absolute struggle, especially in a history class, with many alternate perspectives that could be correct, however, if she does not agree, it will not be counted as correct. She does have an absolute love for Russia, to a fault, where she has solidified her point of view so dramatically that she expects the answers in exams to match her opinions. Her grading, similarly to her teaching, is very harsh, with little room for error, and she has no interest in helping her students to pass her class. I appreciate this class purely because it helped me in terms of perseverance because it was solely me helping myself in this class, with no assistance from the Professor.