Professor Ciavolella is one of the best professors at UCLA. He's really nice and he shows a lot of interest in the material (which is actually really interesting). I took Comparative Literature 1B with him Winter 2010, and it was seriously one of the best choices I've made class-wise. It was a really easy A: one 50-minute midterm, one 5-page paper, and the final. And going to lecture everyday and asking one question (there were 50 people in the class) paid off: I accidentally overslept the 8AM final and showed up at 9:45AM. Because he knew my face and knew I wasn't a slacker, Professor Ciavolella said he would give me extra time for his final should I need it! He's a really nice guy, the class is interesting, and it's seriously a great way to boost your GPA. If you can take a class with him, DO IT!!!