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I really enjoyed the guest speakers and learning from guest speakers, however, the class was centered around the LA River and executing a communication plan at the end of the quarter. While Jon emphasized not to stress because he would take into account feasibility, I along with many of my classmates freaked out. There are bi-weekly pop up quizzes that are for the most part fair - just do the readings and rely on your short-term memory. There was also a book report, which I found stressful. Lastly, the final group project which really stressed me out. If I were to take this class I would hope the professor did not focus solely on the LA River.
I loved this class! I learned a lot more about how to communicate effectively, and I really liked that a large part of this class was self directed group work with people with the same interests. Jon is very nice and obviously so so so passionate about his work. He plays a music video pertaining to the environment before every class, and he let's you have a regrade on the paper that is the most heavily graded.
I definitely found that there was a lot of reading for quizzes. Take it if you have a lighter courseload or if you like to write, you should take this class. No idea why this class is rated so low, definitely one of my favorite classes at UCLA!
One of my favorite classes at UCLA. Very light courseload but material is very engaging and tests are very lenient and open-ended, applying and defining concepts in your own words as opposed to rigid, standardized test.