Astrophysics I: Stars and Nebulae

Andrea Ghez

Astrophysics I: Stars and Nebulae

Astronomy department

Andrea Ghez

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Overall 3.9
Good
Hard
Easiness of class 1.8
Easy
Heavy
Workload 1.6
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Not Clear
Clarity of professor 3.8
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Helpfulness of professor 4.5
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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Tough Tests
  • Participation Matters
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Would Take Again
  • Needs Textbook
  • Useful Textbooks

Grades

Winter 2020
21.3%
17.7%
14.2%
10.6%
7.1%
3.5%
0.0%
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A
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F

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

Winter 2019
33.3%
27.8%
22.2%
16.7%
11.1%
5.6%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

Winter 2017
28.6%
23.8%
19.0%
14.3%
9.5%
4.8%
0.0%
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A
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B
B-
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C
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D+
D
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F

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

Winter 2016
16.7%
13.9%
11.1%
8.3%
5.6%
2.8%
0.0%
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A
A-
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B
B-
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C
C-
D+
D
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F

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

Winter 2015
17.2%
14.4%
11.5%
8.6%
5.7%
2.9%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
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C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

Winter 2014
46.4%
38.7%
31.0%
23.2%
15.5%
7.7%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
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D
D-
F

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

Winter 2013
15.4%
12.8%
10.3%
7.7%
5.1%
2.6%
0.0%
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A
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B
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C
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D+
D
D-
F

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

Winter 2010
24.0%
20.0%
16.0%
12.0%
8.0%
4.0%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Winter 2020 Submitted March 29, 2020 Grade Received: A

Professor Ghez was a spectacular teacher. She was a kind, helpful, and understanding professor. She did assign a lot of homework sometimes, and we did have reading quizzes before every lecture, but they were usually pretty fair and doable. She always made sure to remind us that her office hours were open, and she also set up weekly homework sessions so the entire class could help each other with homework

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 14, 2012 Grade Received: N/A

Seems like there's been some time since anyone's left a Prof. Ghez eval. Perhaps she's changed since the last one, because she is an absolutely amazing teacher.

She has the enthusiasm and concern for her students that 90% of the professors here seem to have left back in grad school. She may be ever-so-slightly frazzled at times, but it just plays into the loopy astronomer persona and doesn't detract at all from the lectures (which any observant student can tell she puts a lot of time into creating).

Besides, it's just pretty awesome to be taught by someone as famous as Prof. Ghez in a relatively small class.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 25, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

Absolutely terrible. Professor had little concern for student learning. Lectures were unclear. She pretended like she cared, but she very impatient and unfriendly when approached with questions during office hours. She had an ego, and she let that get in the way of her instruction. What's sad is that I was not the only one in her class who felt this way about her. The Physics and Astronomy department needs to find someone more suitable to teach this class because the number of astrophysics majors is dwindling. Instructors like her only make this problem worse, as they push more and more students away from the major.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted April 7, 2007 Grade Received: N/A

Prof Ghez always told us every lecture to go to her or the TA's office hours if we needed something clarified. Now that is someone who cares about us, and I thank her deeply. The class itself is very interesting and fun, but had its troublesome times. The homework was challenging, and the grader made it worse because you could have the right answer and miss a quarter of a point. Must have been sig figs or something. Prof Ghez, puts alot of energy in her lectures, so I was always amused. I can't recall getting bored once, I'm serious too :). Her tests her very, very fair, except for the fact that we had to round our numbers to one sig fig. A word of advice: Don't rush through the tests, you will pay severely, just like I did...

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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Tough Tests
  • Participation Matters
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Would Take Again
  • Needs Textbook
  • Useful Textbooks
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