Introduction to Theater

David Gorshein

Introduction to Theater

Theater department

David Gorshein

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Overall 4.6
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Easiness of class 4.1
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Workload 3.7
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Clarity of professor 4.1
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Helpfulness of professor 4.4
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Tags

  • Engaging Lectures
  • Would Take Again
  • Often Funny
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Participation Matters
  • Needs Textbook
  • Is Podcasted
  • Appropriately Priced Materials

Grades

Spring 2017
27.8%
23.2%
18.6%
13.9%
9.3%
4.6%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Summer 2016
29.7%
24.7%
19.8%
14.8%
9.9%
4.9%
0.0%
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A
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Summer 2015
27.3%
22.8%
18.2%
13.7%
9.1%
4.6%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2014
49.1%
40.9%
32.7%
24.5%
16.4%
8.2%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Summer 2014
38.1%
31.8%
25.4%
19.1%
12.7%
6.4%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2013
37.7%
31.4%
25.1%
18.8%
12.6%
6.3%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Summer 2013
38.1%
31.7%
25.4%
19.0%
12.7%
6.3%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
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D-
F

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

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Summer 2019 Submitted Aug. 7, 2019 Grade Received: A+

EXTREMELY easy class. Like, this is the way to go for a GE

Quarter Taken: Summer 2019 Submitted Aug. 23, 2019 Grade Received: N/A

Do the readings for the quizes, which makes up a good portion of your grade. Reading is not so heavy even for summer. I enjoyed most of the play script and readings. The prof is very passionate about what the materials, and he cares about the students. Overall easy and fun course to take. Text me at 858-371-4307 for course reader.

Quarter Taken: Summer 2019 Submitted Aug. 5, 2019 Grade Received: P

If you're taking this class in Summer Session C, 2019 and need a rental course reader for 140 days, text 415 623 0130

Quarter Taken: Summer 2019 Submitted July 31, 2019 Grade Received: P

If you're taking this class in Summer Session C, 2019 and need a rental course reader for 140 days, text (559) 643-9316

Quarter Taken: Spring 2019 Submitted June 17, 2019 Grade Received: N/A

I agree with everyone saying this class is easy, but not as easy as I think it used to be. Definitely still would recommend Theater 10 as an easy GE, but make sure to do the readings because they are tested on in the quizzes. If you do the readings, you will get an A.

Quarter Taken: Summer 2018 Submitted Dec. 29, 2018 Grade Received: A

This class was a JOKE. Would highly recommend if you're looking for an easy A, tests were very basic and were based on a few of the readings. I just read the sparknotes of a few of the plays and that was sufficient. Good GE to take if you have a busy workload.

Quarter Taken: Summer 2018 Submitted Aug. 12, 2018 Grade Received: A+

What is not required of this class:
1. The lecture videos- not tested on, not required for any of the weekly assignments
2. 80% the readings- wait till he comes out with the study guide and just do those readings. The final is all from them and the questions are super easy. Some discussion board posts will require you to reference a reading and the papers will ask for that too, but its super easy readings that you could literally just find one quote to use that is perfect.
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I only watched 10 minutes of the first lecture, that's it. You literally don't need to watch the lectures at all. The final exam is multiple choice or true or false, it took me all of 4 minutes to finish, I probably could've gotten a 90% even without the class. The questions are that easy (what is an actor?, true/false a play has this character in it). There's weekly discussion board posts that, in my case were graded super leniently, I would put like 2-3 really basic sentences down and get full credit (possibly graded on completion). All in all, this class is super easy and super low workload. The plays are cool and some of the readings are genuinely interesting. Don't worry about the super long historical and factual readings, you won't be tested on them. We tested on 3 plays (all very easy reads), vocab, and like 2 articles.

Quarter Taken: Summer 2017 Submitted Sept. 21, 2017 Grade Received: A+

I'm a PhySci major, so this class was definitely out of my comfort zone. I ended up really enjoying a lot of it. The plays we watched and read were very entertaining. It was mostly modern. There is quite a bit of reading, and we posted on a discussion board twice a week. We also had two 3-4 page essays and the final exam was only 40 question, multiple choice and T/F. It took me all of nine minutes to finish. The discussion posts and the essays were graded by the TA. My TA was very lenient on grading. Overall, I enjoyed the class and would recommend it if you're looking to satisfy a GE. I definitely have a new appreciation for theater.
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Quarter Taken: Summer 2017 Submitted Sept. 13, 2017 Grade Received: N/A

it was okay i guess. but i hated the lectures tho. the professor is so...idk abstract? his lectures are so disorganized and it's really hard to find all the important points in his lectures

Quarter Taken: Summer 2017 Submitted Aug. 10, 2017 Grade Received: A

I took this class as a GE. The only thing I can say it changed in my understanding was: (1) a lot of people work to put on a play, (2) facts, from all ranges of theater are stuck in my head, ready to decay away. Professor Gorshein was very helpful via email; my TA, not so much. This is a reasonable class to take online over the summer, and I would recommend it if you want more time during the regular quarters.

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Tags

  • Engaging Lectures
  • Would Take Again
  • Often Funny
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Participation Matters
  • Needs Textbook
  • Is Podcasted
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
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