Professor

Deepak Rajagopal

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2.3
Overall Ratings
Based on 6 Users
Easiness 2.5 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Workload 3.2 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Clarity 2.3 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Helpfulness 2.8 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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May 25, 2022
Quarter: Spring 2022
Grade: B

I despised this class, I would highly advise to avoid taking it with Professor Rajagopal. The content could have been interesting and useful, especially if you are considering going into environmental consulting or related fields. However, the lectures were all over the place. The Professor was flat-out bad at explaining the content and often lost his track of thought. The homeworks were hard and graded harshly, so it sucked not learning anything in the class lectures. I ended up having to go to as many TA office hours as I could to understand the homework. Professor Rajagopal was not approachable or accommodating, and he criticized me several times in lecture which was super uncomfortable. I would not recommend this class.

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Feb. 8, 2016
Quarter: Fall 2015
Grade: A

Professor Rajagopal provided a very good class in which the primary goal was to learn. Course material was broad but in depth enough to provide a solid understanding of topics covered.

Ther homeworks were well timed, and there was an essay at the end which could replace two homeworks. If you did this and all homeworks you could in effect drop your two lowest scores.

Exams were based around the homeworks and readings, and were very fair.

He was also very good about helping students who emailed him and setting up alternate hours to meet. Overall a very good class.

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Oct. 29, 2018
Quarter: Winter 2017
Grade: B+

One of the worst classes I have taken at UCLA. This is for my minor so if you are looking for an engaging environmental class, avoid at all costs. This class requires meticulous detail and tracing lifecycles back to coal production. The homework assignments are frustrating and take hours.

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ENVIRON C159
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
June 18, 2021
Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: N/A

He means well, but ultimately the lectures felt very disorganized. However, the topic of life cycle assessment itself is, as it seems, a difficult and hand-wavy topic to teach. It's very approximate and requires a lot of different averages and assumptions that don't necessarily reflect real life. A lot of accounting, basically. Professor Rajagopal is really helpful on the homework in office hours, but lecture concepts during lecture were really confusing. He also would change his mind about logistical things like the midterm and final, which was frustrating (like scheduling a final when there was none on the registrar, or changing the allotted time we could take our midterm from 8AM-11:59PM to 8AM-10:15AM).

The class was structured well, with five homeworks at the beginning of the quarter that took about 2-3 hours (or less) each (one per week), and then a group project that the latter half of the quarter focused on. I was blessed with a good group, so this was pretty smooth, but the topic itself wasn't very interesting.

Overall, I wouldn't take this class again.

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ENVIRON C159
Quarter: Spring 2022
Grade: B
May 25, 2022

I despised this class, I would highly advise to avoid taking it with Professor Rajagopal. The content could have been interesting and useful, especially if you are considering going into environmental consulting or related fields. However, the lectures were all over the place. The Professor was flat-out bad at explaining the content and often lost his track of thought. The homeworks were hard and graded harshly, so it sucked not learning anything in the class lectures. I ended up having to go to as many TA office hours as I could to understand the homework. Professor Rajagopal was not approachable or accommodating, and he criticized me several times in lecture which was super uncomfortable. I would not recommend this class.

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ENVIRON 157
Quarter: Fall 2015
Grade: A
Feb. 8, 2016

Professor Rajagopal provided a very good class in which the primary goal was to learn. Course material was broad but in depth enough to provide a solid understanding of topics covered.

Ther homeworks were well timed, and there was an essay at the end which could replace two homeworks. If you did this and all homeworks you could in effect drop your two lowest scores.

Exams were based around the homeworks and readings, and were very fair.

He was also very good about helping students who emailed him and setting up alternate hours to meet. Overall a very good class.

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ENVIRON C159
Quarter: Winter 2017
Grade: B+
Oct. 29, 2018

One of the worst classes I have taken at UCLA. This is for my minor so if you are looking for an engaging environmental class, avoid at all costs. This class requires meticulous detail and tracing lifecycles back to coal production. The homework assignments are frustrating and take hours.

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ENVIRON C159
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: N/A
June 18, 2021

He means well, but ultimately the lectures felt very disorganized. However, the topic of life cycle assessment itself is, as it seems, a difficult and hand-wavy topic to teach. It's very approximate and requires a lot of different averages and assumptions that don't necessarily reflect real life. A lot of accounting, basically. Professor Rajagopal is really helpful on the homework in office hours, but lecture concepts during lecture were really confusing. He also would change his mind about logistical things like the midterm and final, which was frustrating (like scheduling a final when there was none on the registrar, or changing the allotted time we could take our midterm from 8AM-11:59PM to 8AM-10:15AM).

The class was structured well, with five homeworks at the beginning of the quarter that took about 2-3 hours (or less) each (one per week), and then a group project that the latter half of the quarter focused on. I was blessed with a good group, so this was pretty smooth, but the topic itself wasn't very interesting.

Overall, I wouldn't take this class again.

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