All Ratings and Reviews for Andrea Moudarres


Overall 4.7
Easiness of class 4.1
Workload 3.7
Not Clear
Clarity of professor 4.5
Not Helpful
Helpfulness of professor 4.6
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ITALIAN 42A, taken Spring 2017 Submitted March 18, 2018 Grade Received: A

Easy and fun GE to take. Light readings that don't demand much time. Class has three quizzes for a total of 30%. There are also two essays for a total of 30%. Discussions count for 10%. Final counts for 30%. Exams are quite easy, and essays are graded leniently.

Fun lectures with entertaining professor, but not mandatory attendance. Good choice if you want an easy GE for an easy A.

ITALIAN 42A, taken Winter 2020 Submitted June 4, 2020 Grade Received: N/A

I actually thought this class was pretty boring, the material and reading was suuuuper dry and there was kind of a lot of work for a lower div GE

ITALIAN 42A, taken Winter 2019 Submitted April 14, 2020 Grade Received: A+

I loved this class so much and the professor! I thought the class was extremely interesting. What I really appreciated about this class was that the lectures were always about the readings, so if the readings weren't clear, it was no problem because Professor Moudarres would guide us through them in lecture. The TAs were also awesome! My TA Kelly made sections very enjoyable. The quizzes were super easy and the 2 short papers were graded VERY easily. I'd take this class and professor again in a heartbeat!

ITALIAN 42A, taken Winter 2020 Submitted March 26, 2020 Grade Received: A-

Contrary to many other students, I did not enjoy this class as much as I thought I would. Although a few of the readings were rather funny, others were dull (in my opinion). I attended every lecture and did my best to remain attentive, but around halfway through the class I would find myself distracted. There were many names to remember that were critical for the quizzes. Professor Moudarres is a very nice guy who genuinely tried to keep everything engaging, but for whatever reason, it was not enough for me unfortunately. Magdalena was my TA and she is amazing! She always reinforced concepts in interactive ways and made us laugh. I highly recommend her to anyone taking the class.

ITALIAN 42A, taken Fall 2020 Submitted March 25, 2020 Grade Received: A

Professor Moudarres is great! This class is engaging and he is a wonderful lecturer. If you come to class and take good notes, you really don't have to do the readings. That being said, if you only do the readings and don't come to class, you can still do really well. Discussion section is mandatory, but it's really helpful (especially if you don't do the readings). There are a lot of readings and sometimes they're a little boring, but a quick skim can guarantee you a high B on a quiz. There are there quizzes and two papers. You don't need to go ham on the papers; the prompts are clear and the TAs are easy graders.
This class is DEFINITELY worth it. Each class day comprised of us basically gossiping about old Catholic popes. If you have the option to take this class, first pass it! It's popular.
The materials are required (you need them for the essay) but there are PDFs floating around the internet. If you play your cards right, this class should cost you nothing. If Magdalena is still a TA, I recommend her! She's so sweet and works really hard to make discussion section engaging.

ITALIAN 42A, taken Winter 2018 Submitted Jan. 6, 2020 Grade Received: A+

Definitely worth the hard work and readings because the TAs do reward you for giving as much detail as possible on the exams. Selling the hard copy course reader and On the Donation of Constantine for the class! Text me at 3235191933 if interested.

ITALIAN 42A, taken Spring 2019 Submitted Oct. 12, 2019 Grade Received: A

Class is relatively an easy GE. As long as you do the readings and listen along the lectures (which are actually pretty interesting), you really don't have to prepare much for the midterm or final. Assignments are also pretty straightforward, so I would not worry too much about the essays. I definitely would recommend anyone to take this GE. I am also selling the all the course readings (including course reader, "Portable Machiavelli," "On the Donation of Constantine") for $65. Email me at if interested.

ITALIAN 42A, taken Spring 2019 Submitted Sept. 29, 2019 Grade Received: A+

Such a fun and easy GE to take! Probably one of my favorite classes ever taken at UCLA!! Highly recommend if you're looking for an interesting and easy A GE.

Selling the course reader (PDF format) plus the two hard copy books required for this class. Text me at 818.458.9145 or email me at for pricing!!

ITALIAN 42A, taken Spring 2019 Submitted June 28, 2019 Grade Received: A-

One of the easiest classes I ever took. The only reason why I got an A- was because I missed too many mandatory discussion sections. If you get the right TA, you will get the entire midterm and final in powerpoint format as review material.

ITALIAN 42A, taken Spring 2019 Submitted June 27, 2019 Grade Received: A+

This professor is awesome. Definitely a class to take. As easy as everyone says it is. I didn't read one bit and got an A+. Just show up to class and write down what professor says. Quizlet before the midterm and final. Reword what he says in lecture for your essays. Boom, done easy. Very engaging lecturer, highly recommend if you want a chill easy class. As long as you show up, you'll be fine - it can be a little hard if you don't show up.

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