Kimberly Ball
Department of Scandinavian
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3.3
Overall Rating
Based on 3 User s
Easiness 2.0 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.3 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.3 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.3 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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  • Uses Slides
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Tough Tests
  • Participation Matters

GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS

38.2%
31.9%
25.5%
19.1%
12.7%
6.4%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

35.3%
29.4%
23.5%
17.6%
11.8%
5.9%
0.0%
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A
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B+
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

40.0%
33.3%
26.7%
20.0%
13.3%
6.7%
0.0%
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A
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B+
B
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

31.3%
26.0%
20.8%
15.6%
10.4%
5.2%
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A
A-
B+
B
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C
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: B
March 31, 2020

Do not take this class if you’re expecting an easy A upper division. The class is straight scale with points on participation and exams. 2 exams, 1 take home essay. Professor Ball is very biased on her exam scores, especially for essay questions and the take home final. Maybe suck up to her a little in class because otherwise she will not give you a good grade. Your whole grade is basically based on your tests so if you mess up or she doesn’t like you, you’re fucked. It’s crazy how seriously she takes a class ON VIKINGS IN MOVIES. She needs to take the stick out of her ass. The movies were enjoyable and easy to learn, but no fucking point if she grades her class thinking this a fucking english literature class. This is supposed to be a GPA booster class, sis, it ain’t that serious.

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: N/A
Nov. 24, 2018

This class is enjoyable and most of the movies are actually fun to watch. One of them is How to Train a Dragon, since it is a movie with Vikings. Grading is based on participation, in-class quizzes, 2 exams and a final paper. Highly recommend this class!

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
April 13, 2022

Do not take this class if you want an easy upper division, but if you are interested in the Vikings you will get a lot of their history intertwined with the films. Expect to spend a decent amount of time outside of class- 2 movies a week which are sometimes 2 hours long each, and some articles. The movies were hit or miss. Some of the movies were really hard to get through, and you still need a pretty comprehensive analysis for the exam. I thought the exams were pretty detailed and difficult for a film analysis class. You need to take notes on all the slides, movie plots, articles etc. The essays are manageable if you watch the movies but the fill in the blanks are really really hard. I wish I had more good things to say because she is a nice professor but I have nightmares about the exams.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: B
March 31, 2020

Do not take this class if you’re expecting an easy A upper division. The class is straight scale with points on participation and exams. 2 exams, 1 take home essay. Professor Ball is very biased on her exam scores, especially for essay questions and the take home final. Maybe suck up to her a little in class because otherwise she will not give you a good grade. Your whole grade is basically based on your tests so if you mess up or she doesn’t like you, you’re fucked. It’s crazy how seriously she takes a class ON VIKINGS IN MOVIES. She needs to take the stick out of her ass. The movies were enjoyable and easy to learn, but no fucking point if she grades her class thinking this a fucking english literature class. This is supposed to be a GPA booster class, sis, it ain’t that serious.

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: N/A
Nov. 24, 2018

This class is enjoyable and most of the movies are actually fun to watch. One of them is How to Train a Dragon, since it is a movie with Vikings. Grading is based on participation, in-class quizzes, 2 exams and a final paper. Highly recommend this class!

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A
April 13, 2022

Do not take this class if you want an easy upper division, but if you are interested in the Vikings you will get a lot of their history intertwined with the films. Expect to spend a decent amount of time outside of class- 2 movies a week which are sometimes 2 hours long each, and some articles. The movies were hit or miss. Some of the movies were really hard to get through, and you still need a pretty comprehensive analysis for the exam. I thought the exams were pretty detailed and difficult for a film analysis class. You need to take notes on all the slides, movie plots, articles etc. The essays are manageable if you watch the movies but the fill in the blanks are really really hard. I wish I had more good things to say because she is a nice professor but I have nightmares about the exams.

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3.3
Overall Rating
Based on 3 Users
Easiness 2.0 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.3 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.3 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.3 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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