Deepak Rajagopal
Department of Environment
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1.8
Overall Rating
Based on 5 User s
Easiness 2.2 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 2.0 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.2 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 2.4 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
  • Tough Tests
  • Participation Matters
  • Has Group Projects

GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS

38.7%
32.3%
25.8%
19.4%
12.9%
6.5%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

26.3%
21.9%
17.5%
13.2%
8.8%
4.4%
0.0%
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A
A-
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

27.3%
22.7%
18.2%
13.6%
9.1%
4.5%
0.0%
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A
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

43.5%
36.2%
29.0%
21.7%
14.5%
7.2%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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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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Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: N/A
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
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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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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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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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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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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1.8
Overall Rating
Based on 5 Users
Easiness 2.2 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 2.0 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.2 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 2.4 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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