Conservation Biology

Caitlin Brown

Conservation Biology

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department

Caitlin Brown

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Clarity of professor 5.0
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  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Is Podcasted
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again
  • Has Group Projects

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Winter 2019
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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Spring 2020
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Submitted June 26, 2020
Grade Received: A

To preface, I took this class online so it might have been a lot easier than it usually is. Professor Brown is one of my favorite Professors I've had at UCLA and I highly recommend taking a class with her any chance that you can. Her lectures were dense but super interesting and she loves what she does so it is super fun listening to her.
Recommendations: For her tests she takes exactly what she puts on her slides or says in class. She gives you learning objectives at the beginning of each lecture that are reflected on the midterm and that is all you need to study. If you take good notes during class you can fill out the learning objectives with little no effort whatsoever and then you're all set for the tests. She has three tests all weighted equally: midterm 1, midterm 2, midterm 3 (which is the the final). The first midterm was medium difficulty, the second midterm was supposed to be harder but I did better than I did on the first, and the last midterm/final is the easiest test which is supposed to boost your grade.

PS the TAs are great for this class and are super helpful answering study questions.

Quarter Taken: Spring 2020
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Submitted June 21, 2020
Grade Received: A

I took this class online. Dr. Brown lectured live on Zoom and recorded for those who could not attend. This is a great class and I would recommend taking it. The tests were straightforward, easy, and fair. Lots of definition-type questions. Our tests were open for 2 hours and designed to take about an hour and 15 minutes. Dr. Brown posted study materials and the tests were almost word-for-word from the slides. The discussion required a group presentation. There is no busy work; the only real assignments are to read a scientific paper each week for discussion. No weekly quizzes or anything like that. Overall, this was a low-effort class with an entertaining professor.

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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Is Podcasted
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again
  • Has Group Projects
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