Gabriel H Rossman
Department of Sociology
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4.0
Overall Rating
Based on 24 Users
Easiness 2.5 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.1 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.6 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.8 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Is Podcasted
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Would Take Again
  • Engaging Lectures

GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS

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13.1%
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6.6%
4.4%
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17.4%
14.5%
11.6%
8.7%
5.8%
2.9%
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20.6%
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13.7%
10.3%
6.9%
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35.1%
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23.4%
17.6%
11.7%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

43.4%
36.2%
28.9%
21.7%
14.5%
7.2%
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47.4%
39.5%
31.6%
23.7%
15.8%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

29.6%
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.

44.7%
37.3%
29.8%
22.4%
14.9%
7.5%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

26.6%
22.2%
17.7%
13.3%
8.9%
4.4%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

35.0%
29.1%
23.3%
17.5%
11.7%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

54.9%
45.8%
36.6%
27.5%
18.3%
9.2%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

50.0%
41.7%
33.3%
25.0%
16.7%
8.3%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

36.3%
30.2%
24.2%
18.1%
12.1%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

54.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Dec. 31, 2014

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Professor Rossman is excellent. He truly knows his material, and then some. If you really want to know about the Entertainment Business or work in the Entertainment Business later, this class is a must. Try to memorize everything he says for your future job, because he's on the money. Even if you don't like your grade when you're done in here, you will be way ahead of the professional competition later, knowing this information.
Like the previous posts said, the exams were lecture-based and the quizzes were reading material-based. I happened to have a TA (David) who was NOT a nit-picky grader (refreshing), so scoring was fair.
Go to Rossman's office hours to discus any of the material or relevant current events. Hardly anyone took advantage if his office hours, so you can have him all to yourself.

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Feb. 19, 2013

Took Prof. Rossman this previous fall quarter and he was my favorite course for that term. If you do the readings, you will do well on the pop quizzes. If you attend lecture (or at least listen closely to the podcasts) and take good notes, you will do well on the midterm and final as well.

He was an amazing professor and attending his lectures were worth it because he made the content quite entertaining and easy to follow. I learned so much from taking his Mass Communications course and would recommend friends to take him in the Fall or Spring. I not only ended up getting an A in his class but also grew to love the functions of the creative industry and the art culture.

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June 18, 2009

I took mass comm with Rossman my first quarter at ucla. It was a very interesting experience, both positive and negative.

Positives: The class subject is really interesting/entertaining. He posts the lectures online so you don't really have to attend class, but he likes to make sure that you are there EVERY day to listen to his boring lectures so he WILL take attendance of a 300-student course.

Negative: this class is very TA-dependent. If your TA sucks, you are so screwed--I am not even joking. A lot of students had the sucky TA, so we all went to complain about our grade to Rossman, and he would not budge when we asked to re-evaluate our grade. He would just say "whatever the TA says is right," yeah, whatever. The TAs do all the grading and its rather funny that you write whatever the TA says, yet you may find yourself noticing discrepancies between what was said in lecture and discussion. So when the essay comes around, what do you write? Not cool.

Thanks to this class i got my first B+ (not a good thing), since i got a B- on the midterm, but i miraculously pulled a 98% on the final;yet, it was still not enough to overcome the hurdle of the 80% thanks to my sucky TA. Overall, take this class at your own risk. I consider myself a hard worker who cares about the grade and I had problems with this class.

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Nov. 19, 2008

Rossman is dope. He is a huge dork but a really cool guy. He made me laugh out loud at least once a class period. His research is in this subject so he really knows it. Take the honors section if you can, the readings assigned for the honors section are a huge benefit in the class assignments. The first few weeks, i didn't understand how the class pertained to sociology at all, and towards the middle of the class, he starts bending it and he shows you the clearest ways to understanding institutionalization, fads, trends, and many other sociological pillars that when explained theoretically are seemingly gibberish to us undergrads. I would highly recommend taking Rossman. Easy B, you gotta work for an A

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Nov. 10, 2008

Prof Rossman is not bad but he talks way to fast. By 40 min in I felt like I was going to die from extreme bordom / gave up trying to even write down what he said. This class really depends on the T.A. I had a pretty horrible one so he was no help at all.

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Jan. 4, 2016

SELLING THE TEXT FOR M176
text me (310) 666-6279

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Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
Dec. 31, 2014

(AKA COMM ST M147)
Professor Rossman is excellent. He truly knows his material, and then some. If you really want to know about the Entertainment Business or work in the Entertainment Business later, this class is a must. Try to memorize everything he says for your future job, because he's on the money. Even if you don't like your grade when you're done in here, you will be way ahead of the professional competition later, knowing this information.
Like the previous posts said, the exams were lecture-based and the quizzes were reading material-based. I happened to have a TA (David) who was NOT a nit-picky grader (refreshing), so scoring was fair.
Go to Rossman's office hours to discus any of the material or relevant current events. Hardly anyone took advantage if his office hours, so you can have him all to yourself.

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Feb. 19, 2013

Took Prof. Rossman this previous fall quarter and he was my favorite course for that term. If you do the readings, you will do well on the pop quizzes. If you attend lecture (or at least listen closely to the podcasts) and take good notes, you will do well on the midterm and final as well.

He was an amazing professor and attending his lectures were worth it because he made the content quite entertaining and easy to follow. I learned so much from taking his Mass Communications course and would recommend friends to take him in the Fall or Spring. I not only ended up getting an A in his class but also grew to love the functions of the creative industry and the art culture.

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June 18, 2009

I took mass comm with Rossman my first quarter at ucla. It was a very interesting experience, both positive and negative.

Positives: The class subject is really interesting/entertaining. He posts the lectures online so you don't really have to attend class, but he likes to make sure that you are there EVERY day to listen to his boring lectures so he WILL take attendance of a 300-student course.

Negative: this class is very TA-dependent. If your TA sucks, you are so screwed--I am not even joking. A lot of students had the sucky TA, so we all went to complain about our grade to Rossman, and he would not budge when we asked to re-evaluate our grade. He would just say "whatever the TA says is right," yeah, whatever. The TAs do all the grading and its rather funny that you write whatever the TA says, yet you may find yourself noticing discrepancies between what was said in lecture and discussion. So when the essay comes around, what do you write? Not cool.

Thanks to this class i got my first B+ (not a good thing), since i got a B- on the midterm, but i miraculously pulled a 98% on the final;yet, it was still not enough to overcome the hurdle of the 80% thanks to my sucky TA. Overall, take this class at your own risk. I consider myself a hard worker who cares about the grade and I had problems with this class.

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Nov. 19, 2008

Rossman is dope. He is a huge dork but a really cool guy. He made me laugh out loud at least once a class period. His research is in this subject so he really knows it. Take the honors section if you can, the readings assigned for the honors section are a huge benefit in the class assignments. The first few weeks, i didn't understand how the class pertained to sociology at all, and towards the middle of the class, he starts bending it and he shows you the clearest ways to understanding institutionalization, fads, trends, and many other sociological pillars that when explained theoretically are seemingly gibberish to us undergrads. I would highly recommend taking Rossman. Easy B, you gotta work for an A

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Nov. 10, 2008

Prof Rossman is not bad but he talks way to fast. By 40 min in I felt like I was going to die from extreme bordom / gave up trying to even write down what he said. This class really depends on the T.A. I had a pretty horrible one so he was no help at all.

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4.0
Overall Rating
Based on 24 Users
Easiness 2.5 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.1 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.6 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.8 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Is Podcasted
    (7)
  • Tolerates Tardiness
    (5)
  • Needs Textbook
    (5)
  • Useful Textbooks
    (4)
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
    (5)
  • Would Take Again
    (6)
  • Engaging Lectures
    (5)
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