Andrea Ghez
Department of Astronomy
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4.1
Overall Rating
Based on 17 Users
Easiness 2.0 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.9 / 5 How clear the class is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.0 / 5 How much workload the class is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.5 / 5 How helpful the class is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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21.3%
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14.2%
10.6%
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33.3%
27.8%
22.2%
16.7%
11.1%
5.6%
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28.6%
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16.7%
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17.2%
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46.4%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

15.4%
12.8%
10.3%
7.7%
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2.6%
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24.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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March 14, 2012

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.

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A
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March 31, 2022

Oh I love her.

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: B+
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March 29, 2022

The best way to succeed in this class is to go to her office hours.

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Quarter: Winter 2022
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March 12, 2022

Professor Ghez is likely the most caring professor I have ever had. She is genuinely so concerned about her students' learning and is always very welcoming for anyone to ask and have their doubts clarified. On that note, she is SO intelligent she has a detailed answer for almost any question. She takes the time and effort to try and remember names and even holds open hours/study sessions once a week. I won't lie, there is A LOT of homework (considering that this isn't the only class you're gonna be taking and your other classes are likely also stem and therefore overall there's a ton of homework), and the homework itself is mildly hard and very tedious and time-consuming. Nevertheless, you do learn a lot and get to be taught by a Nobel Prize winner who teaches passionately and always excited about the subject.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A
March 29, 2020

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

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: B
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April 2, 2022

This class was the highlight of my winter quarter. The homework took a fair amount of time commitment - for me at least, it was sometimes hard to understand how the homework questions related to the equations/topics we had been learning in class. But Professor Ghez has weekly homework sessions that made the experience much more enjoyable, and really helped in getting to know and be friends with the other students in the class. In all the lectures, you can truly feel the passion that Ghez has for the subject material (the hour and 15 minute lectures went by very fast, but in a good way!) Questions from the homework are guaranteed to appear on the midterms/final, so understanding those through study sessions and office hours really is the best way to succeed in the class.

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June 25, 2009

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.

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April 7, 2007

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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Quarter: N/A
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March 14, 2012

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.

Helpful?

2 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A
March 31, 2022

Oh I love her.

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: B+
March 29, 2022

The best way to succeed in this class is to go to her office hours.

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: N/A
March 12, 2022

Professor Ghez is likely the most caring professor I have ever had. She is genuinely so concerned about her students' learning and is always very welcoming for anyone to ask and have their doubts clarified. On that note, she is SO intelligent she has a detailed answer for almost any question. She takes the time and effort to try and remember names and even holds open hours/study sessions once a week. I won't lie, there is A LOT of homework (considering that this isn't the only class you're gonna be taking and your other classes are likely also stem and therefore overall there's a ton of homework), and the homework itself is mildly hard and very tedious and time-consuming. Nevertheless, you do learn a lot and get to be taught by a Nobel Prize winner who teaches passionately and always excited about the subject.

Helpful?

1 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A
March 29, 2020

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

Helpful?

1 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: B
April 2, 2022

This class was the highlight of my winter quarter. The homework took a fair amount of time commitment - for me at least, it was sometimes hard to understand how the homework questions related to the equations/topics we had been learning in class. But Professor Ghez has weekly homework sessions that made the experience much more enjoyable, and really helped in getting to know and be friends with the other students in the class. In all the lectures, you can truly feel the passion that Ghez has for the subject material (the hour and 15 minute lectures went by very fast, but in a good way!) Questions from the homework are guaranteed to appear on the midterms/final, so understanding those through study sessions and office hours really is the best way to succeed in the class.

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0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
June 25, 2009

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.

Helpful?

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Grade: N/A
April 7, 2007

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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4.1
Overall Rating
Based on 17 Users
Easiness 2.0 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.9 / 5 How clear the class is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.0 / 5 How much workload the class is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.5 / 5 How helpful the class is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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