Oral Tradition

Joseph F Nagy

Oral Tradition

English department

Joseph F Nagy

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How to Read the Bible: A Guide to Scripture, Then and Now
James L. Kugel
ISBN: 9780743235877
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The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha: New Revised Standard Version
ISBN: 9780195289602
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Understanding The Bible
Stephen Harris
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Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Feb. 16, 2011 Grade Received: N/A

Professor Nagy is among the best professors here at UCLA. I can't speak for the people who think that he's rude, mean or whatever, I can only speak from experience; from that, then, I will tell you that Professor Nagy is a sweet and genuine professor who cares for his students' education. If you've a general thirst for knowledge, for learning, then talk to him and he'll facilitate your growth.

I took Professor Nagy's GE Cluster course on mythology freshman year. It was a wonderful experience. If at all possible, fight for a spot in Katherine McLoone's discussion section. Words cannot express the wonderful and instructive nature of Ms. McLoone. It's a class I'd take again in a heartbeat.

We're here to learn, not to skim. Learn and live ~

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted April 1, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

I am a Comm Studies major but took English 111F with Nagy just for fun, and really had a good time. I learned so much about a niche subject - Celtic Folklore - in a relatively easy and fun environment. The research paper was on a topic of our choice, and the midterm and final both were take-home essay exams. Nagy is easy-going and passionate about his subject matter, and very available for class talk or future plans.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Feb. 14, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

This man is genuinely rude, petulant and self-absorbed to an incredible degree. This class is all about him, which he makes clear from the outset and repeats at frequent intervals. I have twice seen this man go into petulant rants in class, and speak very badly of students who were not present (people who were late, missed a class, etc.).

This man does not just crow about his own accomplishments, he puts down others. Do not go into this class expecting to do anything but regurgitate Nagy's ideas back to him. Do not disagree with ANY idea he puts forth, do not attempt original thinking, et cetera.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Oct. 29, 2008 Grade Received: N/A

Nagy is perhaps the best professor that I have had at UCLA. I took the class English 111F with a friend on a whim (literally ran into her on the way to the first meeting and decided to check it out). We went to his first office hours and he seemed genuinely interested in getting to know us. Throughout the quarter he was incredibly helpful, like people have said, he allows re-writes and is open to your ides. Class is a MUST, but I had an emergency and had to miss a few classes and he had no problem meeting with me outside. If you're willing to put in some work, it's a great class.

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How to Read the Bible: A Guide to Scripture, Then and Now
James L. Kugel
ISBN: 9780743235877
View on Amazon

The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha: New Revised Standard Version
ISBN: 9780195289602
View on Amazon

Understanding The Bible
Stephen Harris
ISBN: 9780073407449
View on Amazon
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