Andrea Moudarres
Department of Italian
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4.7
Overall Rating
Based on 27 User s
Easiness 4.3 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.6 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.7 / 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

  • Engaging Lectures
  • Often Funny
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Would Take Again
  • Uses Slides
  • Needs Textbook
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Participation Matters

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32.6%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: A-
Sept. 20, 2018

I got an A- but honestly should have got an A if I had worked harder. As long as you spend time on the essays and proofread you should be fine. For reference, I got a 75 on the first one (which was generous for how bad it was) and a 90 on the 2nd one. I was scared for the final but got a high A on it which I kind of don’t believe I actually got that high. The weekly quizzes weren’t too hard and the discussions were usually engaging. Lectures were interesting but I’m lazy so did not go to many of the lectures but it’s great how passionate Moudarres is about the subject.

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: A
June 25, 2018

EASY A. This is not only an easy A, but also a very interesting and enjoyable class. The professor and the TAs are all wonderful: they are so helpful, engaged, and dedicated. TAKE THIS CLASS. Do the work and you will be perfectly fine.
breakdown:
- There is a very easy quiz every week. Do the readings and check for practice on quizlet and you will be absolutely fine. (lowest gets dropped)
- 2 papers. ( 3 pages max) just meet with your TA before to make sure you're on the right track.
- final. 25 multiple choice questions (very similar to the quizzes) and 3 essays that focus on the main course themes.

To get an A, show up to the discussions, read, write decent essays, and then study a little bit for the final. If you go to lecture, you will not have trouble in this class.

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Quarter: Spring 2017
Grade: A
March 26, 2018

Discussion sections mandatory. Went to less than half of lectures and didn’t buy course reader or any of the books; just skimmed his ppt slides and read summaries of some of the “required readings”. The 2 short essays were easy and if you need to quote just go to book store and flip through the course reader or other books to get a few quotes (this really depends on how much you care though). 3 easy quizzes given in discussion throughout the quarter and he gives you the actual questions a few days before; most answers are even on quizlet. He gives general outline/tips for the final, I studied for an hour and did just fine (just review quizzes and be ready to bs essay questions, maybe do some quick online reading for topics that he lists).

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Quarter: Spring 2017
Grade: A+
March 20, 2018

Pretty decently easy GE class. Discussion participation is part of your grade - you get 4 quizzes in lieu of a midterm, 2 papers, and a final.

Readings are so important!! It's so hard to bullshit the quizzes if you haven't 75% of the things you get in the quizzes, but as long as you've read and gone to section you'll do fine.

Material is not hard, mostly a memorization based class.
Selling my Course Reader + all necessary books (The Prince, The Donation of Constantine) + final notes + completed and graded quizzes (got full marks) for $60 OBO!! Almost perfect condition for physical books. Text me 714-495-9757

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Quarter: Spring 2017
Grade: A
March 18, 2018

Italian 42A is an easy and fun GE to take. Readings are light and pretty fun. There are three quizzes that count for 10% each (he gives a study guide of questions beforehand and he chooses questions from that study guide). There are two essays based on the readings/Course reader that count for 15% each. Discussions count for 10%, but you just need to attend. Final counts for 30%, and has questions from the study guides and essay portions.

Lectures are fun because the professor makes it entertaining, but they aren't necessary for an A in the class. Overall, this class is an easy GE that you can get an A in with little work, but also an interesting class to take.

Selling the coursereader if anyone wants to buy, and will give solutions to study guide answers also!

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Quarter: Spring 2017
Grade: A
Dec. 16, 2017

This was a good class overall, and Professor Moudarres was extremely interesting! Lectures were always very engaging, and Moudarres would present the information in a way that was clear and easy to understand. Although the class is easy, I felt that there was a good amount of work that was involved, and that a good amount of reading was assigned. However, just keep up with the work, and there should be no problem with the class.

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Quarter: Spring 2017
Grade: A
Sept. 29, 2017

Selling the Course Reader and all text materials at HALF PRICE!
Yininghu@g.ucla.edu / 4245223141

Professor Moudarres is such a great Professor. He cares about students, and since he knows many students take this class as GE, he makes quizzes super easy. As long as you do the readings/ go to office hours to ask for answers/ go to the lectures/ reviews for the exams even the night before the test, you will be fine.
I got a B in one of my paper and I was pretty worried that I couldn't get an A in this class. After talking with the professor, he agreed to add up some extra credits to the whole class so that I could make up my grades on the last paper. He is really tolerant, nice, and you really do learn stuff in his lectures! hahaha!
Take him!!!!

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Quarter: Spring 2017
Grade: A
July 12, 2017

Moudarres is such a sweetheart and is clearly very interested and knowledgeable in Italian history. This class is focused on the relationship between the church and society during the early modern period, which was not what I was expecting from the course description but was still a good class nonetheless. He puts his lectures slides online but to fully understand attending lectures is a must. He also notices students who come to lecture and who do not (I never went to office hours and he recognized me and said hello when I saw him on campus, and my friends in the class experienced the same thing, again what a nice guy!) The readings are long but can be helpful, however they are not entirely necessary. I didn't buy the course reader and only did a few of the readings that I could find online and still ended up with an A in the class. If you attend lecture and discussion and take good notes the readings aren't imperative. The class had 3 quizzes each worth 10%, 2 papers each worth 15%, a final worth 30% and 10% for discussion attendance and participation. He gives thorough study guides for the quizzes which are fairly easy and based mostly on facts, and the papers weren't hard but grading depended on the TA, (mine required quite a bit of effort to give you an A). The final was straight forward and not overly difficult if you understood the overarching concepts if the class. Overall this class was fairly interesting and quite easy, a good choice for a GE.

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Quarter: Spring 2017
Grade: A
July 10, 2017

Moudarres is very nice! Although the reading is quite heavy, you can skip most of them! I only read some interesting topics and still get an A. Take this as an easy GE.
Selling CourseReader in good condition. Text 424-355-1434.

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Quarter: Spring 2017
Grade: A-
June 27, 2017

Moudarres is so nice! His lectures were great too! Make sure to go to lecture because honestly, you can't get by if you don't. The amount of readings he assigned were crazy and I didn't do most of them lol. He gives study guides for all the quizzes (which were VERY easy, factual, multiple choice). If you have friends that help you answer the study guide you'll be fine even if you don't do all the readings. The 2 papers for this class were quite manageable and my TA was such a sweetheart and a fairly easy grader. The final was 25 multiple choice questions and 3 one page essay questions so make sure to know the material he spends a lot of time on! Also, I'm selling the course reader! Text me 424 223 4462

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: A-
Sept. 20, 2018

I got an A- but honestly should have got an A if I had worked harder. As long as you spend time on the essays and proofread you should be fine. For reference, I got a 75 on the first one (which was generous for how bad it was) and a 90 on the 2nd one. I was scared for the final but got a high A on it which I kind of don’t believe I actually got that high. The weekly quizzes weren’t too hard and the discussions were usually engaging. Lectures were interesting but I’m lazy so did not go to many of the lectures but it’s great how passionate Moudarres is about the subject.

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: A
June 25, 2018

EASY A. This is not only an easy A, but also a very interesting and enjoyable class. The professor and the TAs are all wonderful: they are so helpful, engaged, and dedicated. TAKE THIS CLASS. Do the work and you will be perfectly fine.
breakdown:
- There is a very easy quiz every week. Do the readings and check for practice on quizlet and you will be absolutely fine. (lowest gets dropped)
- 2 papers. ( 3 pages max) just meet with your TA before to make sure you're on the right track.
- final. 25 multiple choice questions (very similar to the quizzes) and 3 essays that focus on the main course themes.

To get an A, show up to the discussions, read, write decent essays, and then study a little bit for the final. If you go to lecture, you will not have trouble in this class.

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Quarter: Spring 2017
Grade: A
March 26, 2018

Discussion sections mandatory. Went to less than half of lectures and didn’t buy course reader or any of the books; just skimmed his ppt slides and read summaries of some of the “required readings”. The 2 short essays were easy and if you need to quote just go to book store and flip through the course reader or other books to get a few quotes (this really depends on how much you care though). 3 easy quizzes given in discussion throughout the quarter and he gives you the actual questions a few days before; most answers are even on quizlet. He gives general outline/tips for the final, I studied for an hour and did just fine (just review quizzes and be ready to bs essay questions, maybe do some quick online reading for topics that he lists).

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Quarter: Spring 2017
Grade: A+
March 20, 2018

Pretty decently easy GE class. Discussion participation is part of your grade - you get 4 quizzes in lieu of a midterm, 2 papers, and a final.

Readings are so important!! It's so hard to bullshit the quizzes if you haven't 75% of the things you get in the quizzes, but as long as you've read and gone to section you'll do fine.

Material is not hard, mostly a memorization based class.
Selling my Course Reader + all necessary books (The Prince, The Donation of Constantine) + final notes + completed and graded quizzes (got full marks) for $60 OBO!! Almost perfect condition for physical books. Text me 714-495-9757

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Quarter: Spring 2017
Grade: A
March 18, 2018

Italian 42A is an easy and fun GE to take. Readings are light and pretty fun. There are three quizzes that count for 10% each (he gives a study guide of questions beforehand and he chooses questions from that study guide). There are two essays based on the readings/Course reader that count for 15% each. Discussions count for 10%, but you just need to attend. Final counts for 30%, and has questions from the study guides and essay portions.

Lectures are fun because the professor makes it entertaining, but they aren't necessary for an A in the class. Overall, this class is an easy GE that you can get an A in with little work, but also an interesting class to take.

Selling the coursereader if anyone wants to buy, and will give solutions to study guide answers also!

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Quarter: Spring 2017
Grade: A
Dec. 16, 2017

This was a good class overall, and Professor Moudarres was extremely interesting! Lectures were always very engaging, and Moudarres would present the information in a way that was clear and easy to understand. Although the class is easy, I felt that there was a good amount of work that was involved, and that a good amount of reading was assigned. However, just keep up with the work, and there should be no problem with the class.

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Quarter: Spring 2017
Grade: A
Sept. 29, 2017

Selling the Course Reader and all text materials at HALF PRICE!
Yininghu@g.ucla.edu / 4245223141

Professor Moudarres is such a great Professor. He cares about students, and since he knows many students take this class as GE, he makes quizzes super easy. As long as you do the readings/ go to office hours to ask for answers/ go to the lectures/ reviews for the exams even the night before the test, you will be fine.
I got a B in one of my paper and I was pretty worried that I couldn't get an A in this class. After talking with the professor, he agreed to add up some extra credits to the whole class so that I could make up my grades on the last paper. He is really tolerant, nice, and you really do learn stuff in his lectures! hahaha!
Take him!!!!

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Quarter: Spring 2017
Grade: A
July 12, 2017

Moudarres is such a sweetheart and is clearly very interested and knowledgeable in Italian history. This class is focused on the relationship between the church and society during the early modern period, which was not what I was expecting from the course description but was still a good class nonetheless. He puts his lectures slides online but to fully understand attending lectures is a must. He also notices students who come to lecture and who do not (I never went to office hours and he recognized me and said hello when I saw him on campus, and my friends in the class experienced the same thing, again what a nice guy!) The readings are long but can be helpful, however they are not entirely necessary. I didn't buy the course reader and only did a few of the readings that I could find online and still ended up with an A in the class. If you attend lecture and discussion and take good notes the readings aren't imperative. The class had 3 quizzes each worth 10%, 2 papers each worth 15%, a final worth 30% and 10% for discussion attendance and participation. He gives thorough study guides for the quizzes which are fairly easy and based mostly on facts, and the papers weren't hard but grading depended on the TA, (mine required quite a bit of effort to give you an A). The final was straight forward and not overly difficult if you understood the overarching concepts if the class. Overall this class was fairly interesting and quite easy, a good choice for a GE.

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Quarter: Spring 2017
Grade: A
July 10, 2017

Moudarres is very nice! Although the reading is quite heavy, you can skip most of them! I only read some interesting topics and still get an A. Take this as an easy GE.
Selling CourseReader in good condition. Text 424-355-1434.

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Quarter: Spring 2017
Grade: A-
June 27, 2017

Moudarres is so nice! His lectures were great too! Make sure to go to lecture because honestly, you can't get by if you don't. The amount of readings he assigned were crazy and I didn't do most of them lol. He gives study guides for all the quizzes (which were VERY easy, factual, multiple choice). If you have friends that help you answer the study guide you'll be fine even if you don't do all the readings. The 2 papers for this class were quite manageable and my TA was such a sweetheart and a fairly easy grader. The final was 25 multiple choice questions and 3 one page essay questions so make sure to know the material he spends a lot of time on! Also, I'm selling the course reader! Text me 424 223 4462

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4.7
Overall Rating
Based on 27 Users
Easiness 4.3 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.6 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.7 / 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

  • Engaging Lectures
    (9)
  • Often Funny
    (12)
  • Tolerates Tardiness
    (11)
  • Snazzy Dresser
    (9)
  • Would Take Again
    (12)
  • Uses Slides
    (10)
  • Needs Textbook
    (9)
  • Useful Textbooks
    (8)
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
    (6)
  • Participation Matters
    (8)
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