Adam Moore
Department of International and Area Studies
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4.6
Overall Rating
Based on 11 User s
Easiness 4.2 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.5 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.5 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.9 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Is Podcasted
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Participation Matters

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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
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Dec. 21, 2020

Overall, this class wasn't very difficult. Our weekly homework was a 400-500 word paragraph responding to a question the professor asks about the lecture material at the beginning of the week. We have until Saturday of that week to respond, which was a very reasonable deadline. Our midterm and final were actually oral exams with your TA and they were open note, so if you prepare well, it's pretty easy to do well on those. The lectures themselves are engaging and professor Moore does a good job of condensing some pretty dense reading into something much more easily understandable. Overall, it's a very interesting class and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a fairly easy GE.

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: N/A
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April 3, 2022

This class was super interesting and I felt that I learned a lot. Would definitely recommend for an easier GE. However, there are A LOT of covered readings that you need to understand to do well in the course. The midterm and final just consist of 8 oral questions that are open notes. So if you spend time planning and watching lectures it's super easy to score high. There is also a 750-word paper where you have to pitch what you think should be added to the course. Definitely take this class!

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A
June 5, 2020

Professor Moore is great and I found this class to be really interesting. The curriculum is really broad and so we cover a ton of content in 10 weeks, and the topics change pretty dramatically week to week. There were required readings for each lecture as well as a weekly response paper to one of two prompts. The first half of the course focused on geography/economy/politics, while the second half of the course focused on culture. I personally found the content to be really interesting and felt like I learned a lot. Lectures are clear and interesting, and I found Professor Moore to be a good lecturer. Discussion sections were once a week and felt like a waste of time; they consisted of student presentations that essentially summarized the week's reading. There was a midterm and a final, both consisting of 5 true/false questions (mostly straightforward but sometimes a bit tricky) and then short essay questions based on our readings. There are some really specific theories covered in the course that I was worried about having to memorize, but exams were always really fair and the essay topics covered really big picture themes. Overall, interesting class with good exposure to different issues and theories in international development studies.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A
June 5, 2020

Professor Moore is great and I found this class to be really interesting. The curriculum is really broad and so we cover a ton of content in 10 weeks, and the topics change pretty dramatically week to week. There were required readings for each lecture as well as a weekly response paper to one of two prompts. The first half of the course focused on geography/economy/politics, while the second half of the course focused on culture. I personally found the content to be really interesting and felt like I learned a lot. Lectures are clear and interesting, and I found Professor Moore to be a good lecturer. Discussion sections were once a week and felt like a waste of time; they consisted of student presentations that essentially summarized the week's reading. There was a midterm and a final, both consisting of 5 true/false questions (mostly straightforward but sometimes a bit tricky) and then short essay questions based on our readings. There are some really specific theories covered in the course that I was worried about having to memorize, but exams were always really fair and the essay topics covered really big picture themes. Overall, interesting class with good exposure to different issues and theories in international development studies.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A
Dec. 28, 2019

I think this is a really great class. I am a psychobio major (pre-med) but I have always taken interest in international studies classes. For those who take this class to really get something out of it, it is an amazing class. I will admit the class was a decent amount of reading and memorization, but the tests are easy enough.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A
Dec. 20, 2019

This was a pretty easy class overall. I took this class as a prerequisite for my global health minor and it was minimal work. Just weekly response papers due and mandatory attendance for section but you are allowed to miss one. The midterm and final is pretty easy, the same format and all you have to do is memorize the slides. Moore is a pretty engaging lecturer but I didn't attend class after the midterm and was completely fine. The topics were really engaging though so I would completely recommend this class as an easy GE or as a prerequisite.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A
Dec. 3, 2019

I took this course as a lower division for my minor. I didn't expect to be as interested in it as I was and to be honest, I was excited that it was Bruincasted. However, once I came to class for the first week I knew that I would be attending every lecture I could in person. Moore is an engaging professor and its pretty funny. The material isn't particularly difficult so I don't think that attendance is mandatory but I went just because he was funny and interesting.

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: A
March 12, 2019

Adam is a great professor, he posts all his slides on the course website and bruincasts his lectures. You don't have to show up for class since he does that, but in basically summarizes exactly what the readings are so its extremely beneficial to go to class. He makes the material very easy to understand and I found the lectures very enjoyable and interesting. There is a paper due at the end of every week, but they are very easy and straightforward. It helped that my TA was also really good to and gave us additional slides on what we needed to know. Overall, it was a great class, I learned a lot and enjoyed doing it.

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: B+
Dec. 20, 2018

tl;dr: difficulty depends on TA, fun teacher

My TA, Nathan, grades easily: he grades the papers generously and he said if you speak up once per section you are ok (I think he said you get full credit because some people in my class don’t like talking but I don’t remember).

Section participation and weekly response papers (30%): discussion seminar, attendance is required and you have to do your own section except if you go to MOGDA’s (maybe) student affairs office.

500 words, get two days to do each essay, assigned on Thursday at the end of lecture, due Saturday at 5 pm (every TA has the same deadline)

There are seven weeks of response papers and section discussions and he throws out the lowest score.

There is one midterm and a final, which are mostly several essay questions with a few true-false questions.
The final is not cumulative

Attend an International Institute event
international.ucla.edu/institute/events, check regularly, schedule 3-4 weeks ahead
Write a short paper (around 750 words)
REACH OUT TO THE ORGANIZERS FOR RSVP, IF SMALL EVENT GETS OVERWHELMED

Book, Collier’s “The Bottom Billion”, is cheap, easy to find online for free probably, other readings are posted

This class is divided into two parts. The first section covers political and economic issues central to international studies such as democratization and economic development. The second half of the course focuses on social and cultural issues with a global significance such as transnational migration and climate change.
The teacher said you don’t have to go to lecture: the lectures are recorded and the slides are posted a bit before lecture. He says people who go to lectures do better but idk.
There is a different topic every day.
The teacher is cool and really expressive. I like how he teaches with examples because this class has relatively little to memorize, at least in theory. The class gets involved in the lecture, even though many people take the class for a GE.

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: A
Dec. 19, 2018

Literally the easiest class you will ever take. You don't have to go to lecture, the slides are posted and it's bruincasted. There are weekly response papers due every week which are 3-4 pages and due at Saturday 5 pm (they're assigned 48 hours in advance basically) that are kind of annoying but pretty easy to do. The actual content isn't hard, there's just a lot. In addition to the weekly papers there's a midterm and a final, both of which were 5 T/F and 3 essay questions which you just had to know the content by heart for; not much analysis required. There's also a paper due on any event sponsored by the international institute.

He's a good professor just kind of dry. What made this class worth it for me was my TA, Cameron Brandt, she was the coolest and super helpful, try and take her if you can.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
Dec. 21, 2020

Overall, this class wasn't very difficult. Our weekly homework was a 400-500 word paragraph responding to a question the professor asks about the lecture material at the beginning of the week. We have until Saturday of that week to respond, which was a very reasonable deadline. Our midterm and final were actually oral exams with your TA and they were open note, so if you prepare well, it's pretty easy to do well on those. The lectures themselves are engaging and professor Moore does a good job of condensing some pretty dense reading into something much more easily understandable. Overall, it's a very interesting class and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a fairly easy GE.

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: N/A
April 3, 2022

This class was super interesting and I felt that I learned a lot. Would definitely recommend for an easier GE. However, there are A LOT of covered readings that you need to understand to do well in the course. The midterm and final just consist of 8 oral questions that are open notes. So if you spend time planning and watching lectures it's super easy to score high. There is also a 750-word paper where you have to pitch what you think should be added to the course. Definitely take this class!

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A
June 5, 2020

Professor Moore is great and I found this class to be really interesting. The curriculum is really broad and so we cover a ton of content in 10 weeks, and the topics change pretty dramatically week to week. There were required readings for each lecture as well as a weekly response paper to one of two prompts. The first half of the course focused on geography/economy/politics, while the second half of the course focused on culture. I personally found the content to be really interesting and felt like I learned a lot. Lectures are clear and interesting, and I found Professor Moore to be a good lecturer. Discussion sections were once a week and felt like a waste of time; they consisted of student presentations that essentially summarized the week's reading. There was a midterm and a final, both consisting of 5 true/false questions (mostly straightforward but sometimes a bit tricky) and then short essay questions based on our readings. There are some really specific theories covered in the course that I was worried about having to memorize, but exams were always really fair and the essay topics covered really big picture themes. Overall, interesting class with good exposure to different issues and theories in international development studies.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A
June 5, 2020

Professor Moore is great and I found this class to be really interesting. The curriculum is really broad and so we cover a ton of content in 10 weeks, and the topics change pretty dramatically week to week. There were required readings for each lecture as well as a weekly response paper to one of two prompts. The first half of the course focused on geography/economy/politics, while the second half of the course focused on culture. I personally found the content to be really interesting and felt like I learned a lot. Lectures are clear and interesting, and I found Professor Moore to be a good lecturer. Discussion sections were once a week and felt like a waste of time; they consisted of student presentations that essentially summarized the week's reading. There was a midterm and a final, both consisting of 5 true/false questions (mostly straightforward but sometimes a bit tricky) and then short essay questions based on our readings. There are some really specific theories covered in the course that I was worried about having to memorize, but exams were always really fair and the essay topics covered really big picture themes. Overall, interesting class with good exposure to different issues and theories in international development studies.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A
Dec. 28, 2019

I think this is a really great class. I am a psychobio major (pre-med) but I have always taken interest in international studies classes. For those who take this class to really get something out of it, it is an amazing class. I will admit the class was a decent amount of reading and memorization, but the tests are easy enough.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A
Dec. 20, 2019

This was a pretty easy class overall. I took this class as a prerequisite for my global health minor and it was minimal work. Just weekly response papers due and mandatory attendance for section but you are allowed to miss one. The midterm and final is pretty easy, the same format and all you have to do is memorize the slides. Moore is a pretty engaging lecturer but I didn't attend class after the midterm and was completely fine. The topics were really engaging though so I would completely recommend this class as an easy GE or as a prerequisite.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A
Dec. 3, 2019

I took this course as a lower division for my minor. I didn't expect to be as interested in it as I was and to be honest, I was excited that it was Bruincasted. However, once I came to class for the first week I knew that I would be attending every lecture I could in person. Moore is an engaging professor and its pretty funny. The material isn't particularly difficult so I don't think that attendance is mandatory but I went just because he was funny and interesting.

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: A
March 12, 2019

Adam is a great professor, he posts all his slides on the course website and bruincasts his lectures. You don't have to show up for class since he does that, but in basically summarizes exactly what the readings are so its extremely beneficial to go to class. He makes the material very easy to understand and I found the lectures very enjoyable and interesting. There is a paper due at the end of every week, but they are very easy and straightforward. It helped that my TA was also really good to and gave us additional slides on what we needed to know. Overall, it was a great class, I learned a lot and enjoyed doing it.

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: B+
Dec. 20, 2018

tl;dr: difficulty depends on TA, fun teacher

My TA, Nathan, grades easily: he grades the papers generously and he said if you speak up once per section you are ok (I think he said you get full credit because some people in my class don’t like talking but I don’t remember).

Section participation and weekly response papers (30%): discussion seminar, attendance is required and you have to do your own section except if you go to MOGDA’s (maybe) student affairs office.

500 words, get two days to do each essay, assigned on Thursday at the end of lecture, due Saturday at 5 pm (every TA has the same deadline)

There are seven weeks of response papers and section discussions and he throws out the lowest score.

There is one midterm and a final, which are mostly several essay questions with a few true-false questions.
The final is not cumulative

Attend an International Institute event
international.ucla.edu/institute/events, check regularly, schedule 3-4 weeks ahead
Write a short paper (around 750 words)
REACH OUT TO THE ORGANIZERS FOR RSVP, IF SMALL EVENT GETS OVERWHELMED

Book, Collier’s “The Bottom Billion”, is cheap, easy to find online for free probably, other readings are posted

This class is divided into two parts. The first section covers political and economic issues central to international studies such as democratization and economic development. The second half of the course focuses on social and cultural issues with a global significance such as transnational migration and climate change.
The teacher said you don’t have to go to lecture: the lectures are recorded and the slides are posted a bit before lecture. He says people who go to lectures do better but idk.
There is a different topic every day.
The teacher is cool and really expressive. I like how he teaches with examples because this class has relatively little to memorize, at least in theory. The class gets involved in the lecture, even though many people take the class for a GE.

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: A
Dec. 19, 2018

Literally the easiest class you will ever take. You don't have to go to lecture, the slides are posted and it's bruincasted. There are weekly response papers due every week which are 3-4 pages and due at Saturday 5 pm (they're assigned 48 hours in advance basically) that are kind of annoying but pretty easy to do. The actual content isn't hard, there's just a lot. In addition to the weekly papers there's a midterm and a final, both of which were 5 T/F and 3 essay questions which you just had to know the content by heart for; not much analysis required. There's also a paper due on any event sponsored by the international institute.

He's a good professor just kind of dry. What made this class worth it for me was my TA, Cameron Brandt, she was the coolest and super helpful, try and take her if you can.

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4.6
Overall Rating
Based on 11 User s
Easiness 4.2 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.5 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.5 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.9 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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  • Would Take Again
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  • Tolerates Tardiness
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  • Appropriately Priced Materials
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  • Engaging Lectures
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  • Participation Matters
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