Introduction to Linguistics

Carson T Schutze

Introduction to Linguistics

Linguistics department

Carson T Schutze

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Overall 3.6
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Easiness of class 2.9
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Workload 2.7
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Clarity of professor 3.4
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Helpfulness of professor 3.7
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  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Would Take Again
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Tough Tests

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Grades

Winter 2017
21.5%
17.9%
14.4%
10.8%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2016
13.6%
11.3%
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Spring 2015
17.9%
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Winter 2014
15.5%
12.9%
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7.7%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2013
16.7%
13.9%
11.1%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2009
18.5%
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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Winter 2019 Submitted June 26, 2019 Grade Received: B-

Lectures are confusing, long, and boring. The midterm and final were the worst. The final contained unrecognizable material. The TAs were very helpful but overall I would not recommend this class.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2019 Submitted June 16, 2019 Grade Received: A

I found Professor Schutze to be a rather slow and boring lecturer. His slides are great, so if you find him to be too boring you could probably get by with the slides he emails everyone before class.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2019 Submitted June 6, 2019 Grade Received: A+

I found Professor Schutze to be a really boring and confusing lecturer, but the class wasn't that hard. The homeworks can be long, so it's really helpful to find someone to check your answers with. There's 3% extra credit for studies.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2019 Submitted June 1, 2019 Grade Received: A

Overall the lectures aren’t the most engaging, but Schutze is very clear in his lectures/slides and answers all questions very detailed. He posts the slides which are very helpful when studying and the weekly homework assignments are definitely doable if you take advantage of any of the TAs’ office hours.

Quarter Taken: Spring 2018 Submitted April 1, 2019 Grade Received: A

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Quarter Taken: Winter 2019 Submitted March 31, 2019 Grade Received: A

I have to say I was a bit nervous for this class just because I heard about how time-consuming ling20 (for any professor) can be. However, the class' pace and the homework was all very fair and straightforward.

I do think Schutze is a phenomenal lecturer. He presents the information clearly and concisely. The only issue I had was that I wish he touched more on the conceptional information in the class (since the final in particular is concept-heavy).

Discussions do help when you're confused. I just wished that my TA did a quick review before we dove into practice so that one could tell if we actually did understand the lecture or not. Overall, I did like this class and I feel fortunate to have taken it with Schutze and the TA I had.

Advice: try to do (or at least start) the homework before your discussion. It's a good gage to see if you understand that week's lesson or not. Be sure you study the concepts, the final ask you a lot of whys. Do the extra credit! It's easy and if you're lucky like me, one might be solely online.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2019 Submitted March 27, 2019 Grade Received: A+

TL;DR - I really enjoyed this class and highly recommend it to those who are interested in linguistics or want to major in it or something related (like one of the ling & ______ dual majors). If you aren't interested, you'll probably find this class tedious and boring.

Prof. Schutze is extremely thorough (sometimes a little unnecessarily so) in his explanations of course material and answers to students' questions, as well as corrections to the textbook content and study guide answers. He also sticks to the syllabus schedule very closely. The TAs are also very organized and welcoming of questions.

I found that whatever was confusing to me during lecture was always cleared up for me in discussion section through asking questions and doing practice exercise, so it's extremely valuable and worthwhile to go to discussion every week, ESPECIALLY because it helps a lot on the homework too (which is worth nearly half your grade).

Make sure you do your homework thoroughly and ask classmates/friends for help (or even if you're sure of your answers, just double-check with them so you can maximize your points)! Do the psych pool EC experiments early on in the quarter (I finished all of mine by Week 5)!

Quarter Taken: Spring 2018 Submitted July 9, 2018 Grade Received: A+

you have to like linguistics to like this class. if you do, you will. if you dont, you probably wont, because theres no slacking off and getting a decent grade. TAs and professor schutze made it easy to get help so you can manage if you just care. the downside to this professor is his lectures are not very engaging, but at least all the information is in the slides and lectures are always podcasted. usually only about 1/3 of the class would show up. it was kinda sad.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2018 Submitted June 25, 2018 Grade Received: A

The class is not extremely difficult per se, but it is definitely time consuming to say the least! The homework can be slightly tedious (and really time consuming) and the class is graded on a curve in which only the top 75% can earn a B- or above.

If you plan on taking this class, make sure to take the homework seriously! His exams are notably similar to the homework.

The lectures are not the most engaging thing ever, but the great thing about this class is that generally you don't even have to come to lecture because his powerpoint slides are exceedingly thorough for the most part. In addition, his lectures are BruinCasted, if that helps.

To anyone who is taking this class, make sure to really understand the subtle details given in the powerpoint slides! You might not expect it, but something as seemingly minuscule as "Canadian raising" or really bland syntactical theory can be brought up during exams!

Quarter Taken: Spring 2018 Submitted June 20, 2018 Grade Received: A-

The homeworks were unnecessarily long and so were the exams. Tedious and repetitive, but straightforward.

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  • Is Podcasted
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Would Take Again
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Tough Tests

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