Christopher J Evans
Department of Neuroscience
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2.5
Overall Rating
Based on 9 User s
Easiness 2.0 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 2.5 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.1 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 2.5 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Tough Tests
  • Participation Matters
  • Would Take Again

GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS

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

30.6%
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15.3%
10.2%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

22.7%
18.9%
15.2%
11.4%
7.6%
3.8%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter: Winter 2016
Grade: A
July 25, 2016

I just graduated from UCLA with a major in neuroscience, and I can confidently say that this class was the best class I took as a neuroscience major. Dr. Evans is wonderfully engaging and presented the material in such a way that was both informative and fun. It is clear how much he values teaching and how much he cares about his students. At the end of the course each student presented on a particular drug that hadn't yet been discussed, which was a different but effective way of learning and presenting the material. I left the class having learned so much about not only the mechanisms and long-term effects of different drug classes, but also inspired to explore this field as a potential career interest. I would highly encourage any neuroscience major to take this course. You will not be disappointed!

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Quarter: Winter 2015
Grade: A
June 24, 2016

This class was taught in conjunction with Dr. London, and in my opinion, both professors did a wonderful job on teaching me about how different classes of drugs are metabolized by the brain and also what the long-term effects of these drugs are. I like that this class not only taught us the science behind how drugs have specific cell targets (think g-protein coupled receptors) but also we delved a bit into the social consequences of drugs and the different programs in place to stop drug abuse. I found the subject so engaging that I ended up taking an honors seminar taught by one of our guest lecturers, Dr. Christine Grella. Dr. Evans is an engaging lecturer who welcomes comments and questions at any time, and never made me feel like any question was too simple or "stupid." I found the exams to be fairly graded, and if any of us had issues with a particular question, we would go through the exam as a class and discuss the questions that tripped us up. Often times, Dr. Evans and the TA's would throw out questions that over half the class got wrong. Overall, I think Dr. Evans is a wonderful professor and mentor, and I would love to take another class of his. I highly recommend this class as one of your Neuroscience upper divs, I have taken knowledge from this class and relied upon it long after graduating UCLA!

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Quarter: Winter 2016
Grade: A+
June 24, 2016

Neuroscience C177 is a fantastic class and Dr. Evans is a great teacher. I recently graduated from UCLA as a neuroscience major, and I can confidently say that this class was the most interesting and applicable neuroscience class I took and overall one of the best classes I've taken at UCLA. The tests are fair, there is very little to no required reading, and if you do your work you will do well. Each student gives a presentation on a drug of their choice, and I learned a lot from doing my own research and from listening to everyone else. Walking out of the final for the class, you have learned how every major drug works and the legality behind it, which is pretty cool. Dr. Evans is an expert on the subject, and his lectures are informative and engaging. I am by no means a morning person, but I enjoyed waking up and going to this class. He intersperses humor into his material to make it fun, is very open to helping students (he always responded to my emails promptly), and is a genuinely nice person who cares about his students' learning. I'm not sure why he has any low reviews; I could not recommend this class higher, and I have recommended it to all the neuroscience majors I know.

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June 23, 2014

Great professor, great class, but the grading is entirely arbitrary and makes no sense...

And if you try and email him or the ta's expect to get no reply.

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Quarter: Winter 2016
Grade: A
July 25, 2016

I just graduated from UCLA with a major in neuroscience, and I can confidently say that this class was the best class I took as a neuroscience major. Dr. Evans is wonderfully engaging and presented the material in such a way that was both informative and fun. It is clear how much he values teaching and how much he cares about his students. At the end of the course each student presented on a particular drug that hadn't yet been discussed, which was a different but effective way of learning and presenting the material. I left the class having learned so much about not only the mechanisms and long-term effects of different drug classes, but also inspired to explore this field as a potential career interest. I would highly encourage any neuroscience major to take this course. You will not be disappointed!

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Quarter: Winter 2015
Grade: A
June 24, 2016

This class was taught in conjunction with Dr. London, and in my opinion, both professors did a wonderful job on teaching me about how different classes of drugs are metabolized by the brain and also what the long-term effects of these drugs are. I like that this class not only taught us the science behind how drugs have specific cell targets (think g-protein coupled receptors) but also we delved a bit into the social consequences of drugs and the different programs in place to stop drug abuse. I found the subject so engaging that I ended up taking an honors seminar taught by one of our guest lecturers, Dr. Christine Grella. Dr. Evans is an engaging lecturer who welcomes comments and questions at any time, and never made me feel like any question was too simple or "stupid." I found the exams to be fairly graded, and if any of us had issues with a particular question, we would go through the exam as a class and discuss the questions that tripped us up. Often times, Dr. Evans and the TA's would throw out questions that over half the class got wrong. Overall, I think Dr. Evans is a wonderful professor and mentor, and I would love to take another class of his. I highly recommend this class as one of your Neuroscience upper divs, I have taken knowledge from this class and relied upon it long after graduating UCLA!

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Quarter: Winter 2016
Grade: A+
June 24, 2016

Neuroscience C177 is a fantastic class and Dr. Evans is a great teacher. I recently graduated from UCLA as a neuroscience major, and I can confidently say that this class was the most interesting and applicable neuroscience class I took and overall one of the best classes I've taken at UCLA. The tests are fair, there is very little to no required reading, and if you do your work you will do well. Each student gives a presentation on a drug of their choice, and I learned a lot from doing my own research and from listening to everyone else. Walking out of the final for the class, you have learned how every major drug works and the legality behind it, which is pretty cool. Dr. Evans is an expert on the subject, and his lectures are informative and engaging. I am by no means a morning person, but I enjoyed waking up and going to this class. He intersperses humor into his material to make it fun, is very open to helping students (he always responded to my emails promptly), and is a genuinely nice person who cares about his students' learning. I'm not sure why he has any low reviews; I could not recommend this class higher, and I have recommended it to all the neuroscience majors I know.

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Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
June 23, 2014

Great professor, great class, but the grading is entirely arbitrary and makes no sense...

And if you try and email him or the ta's expect to get no reply.

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2.5
Overall Rating
Based on 9 Users
Easiness 2.0 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 2.5 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.1 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 2.5 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
    (1)
  • Tolerates Tardiness
    (1)
  • Engaging Lectures
    (2)
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
    (1)
  • Often Funny
    (1)
  • Tough Tests
    (1)
  • Participation Matters
    (1)
  • Would Take Again
    (1)
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