Introduction to Marine Science

Paul H Barber

Introduction to Marine Science

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department

Paul H Barber

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Overall 3.1
Good
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Easiness of class 2.3
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Workload 2.4
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Clarity of professor 2.9
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Helpfulness of professor 3.8
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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Is Podcasted
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Issues PTEs
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Often Funny
  • Tough Tests
  • Participation Matters

Grades

Fall 2017
33.5%
27.9%
22.3%
16.7%
11.2%
5.6%
0.0%
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A
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B
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D
D-
F

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

Fall 2016
22.7%
19.0%
15.2%
11.4%
7.6%
3.8%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

Fall 2015
17.6%
14.7%
11.7%
8.8%
5.9%
2.9%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

Fall 2013
18.6%
15.5%
12.4%
9.3%
6.2%
3.1%
0.0%
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A
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B
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C
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D+
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F

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

Fall 2012
19.7%
16.4%
13.1%
9.8%
6.6%
3.3%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

Winter 2010
18.6%
15.5%
12.4%
9.3%
6.2%
3.1%
0.0%
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A
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B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
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F

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

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Fall 2017 Submitted Jan. 9, 2018 Grade Received: A+

I took this class Fall 17, and it was one of my favorite! The lectures are engaging and the TAs are really helpful. One of the main tip for passing this class would be to skim over the book, and do the practice problems. Also, before each exams, make sure to re-watch the bruincast again, it honestly helps so much!

Quarter Taken: Fall 2017 Submitted Jan. 3, 2018 Grade Received: A-

This class was tough, don't let my A- fool you. I honestly thought I was getting a B- or C+; when I saw my grade, I was shocked.

The exams are tough! I got a 52% on the first exam (which a lot of people did terrible on), an 85% on the second exam, and an 80% on my final exam. Since so many people bombed the first exam, he let us drop the first exam and replace it with the average of our second exam and our final if we wanted to.

He does offer two extra credit opportunities and the discussion assignments were pretty easy (depending on your TA). Also there were always two weekly quizzes that were okay in difficulty.

A lot of work, pretty boring material if you aren't into the ocean that much. Coursework wasn't what I expected it to be, I thought it would focus more on organisms/biology but it was more on the earth and the chemistry of water.

Glad I got an A-, but wouldn't take the class again.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2015 Submitted Oct. 3, 2016 Grade Received: N/A

**Textbook in the post below has been sold, please do not email [email protected]***

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Jan. 4, 2016 Grade Received: N/A

His lectures were pretty interesting but my friends would fall asleep almost every lecture if that tells you everything. He mostly reads off the slides but sometimes his explanations are important so I would recommend going to lecture or at least watching the bruincast. Actually, towards the end I realized watching the bruincast for him was better than lecture since he talks really fast over important topics sometimes.

The tests were free response and followed the format of past exams I had.

The average on the first midterm was 71. Second midterm was 80. Final was 76. Keep in mind this is not a curved class. Other than these tests there are online quizzes based off assigned pdf readigns that aren't too bad.

I managed to get an A- by studying the lecture slides and using the book to look up any concepts I didn't know or understand from him since he doesn't always explain well.

***I am selling the textbook Marine Biology by Jefferey S. Levinton fourth edition. I will also give notes and past exam keys with the book (condition: New)
Email me at [email protected] if interested.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Jan. 2, 2016 Grade Received: N/A

He was great as a professor but was difficult. I got average scores all around and i barely got a B- in the class. It was a straight scale. You DO NOT need to have the textbook. It was enough to study off the slides and what he was saying in class.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 22, 2015 Grade Received: N/A

Prof Barber is a good professor, but his grading scheme could use some work. If the class were curved, it would be more fair because the average scores on the exams change drastically. I found the material interesting and enjoyed the class but didn't do as well as I wanted to. Still did better than 75 percent of the class but that wasn't enough even for an A-. Would recommend taking 109.. The material itself is not difficult, but you need to score really high on everything to get an A. Even if only 5 people get above 90 on a midterm, only those 5 people get As on that exam. Beware of the straight scale....

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 5, 2013 Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Barber is what a professor should be. He is interested in getting students to learn about the things, not memorize them. In my three years here, I have yet to find a better professor. I wish there was more like him. I really feel like I have genuinely learned things because of his approach of repeating the fundamental concepts that recur through everything taught in the class. He is a phenomenal professor and he makes it easy to be interested in the class and learn.

The tests are free response and aren't looking for anything memorized. You genuinely need to know how the marine concepts work backwards and forwards to do well in the class. So if you actually want to learn, take this class.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 17, 2012 Grade Received: N/A

Selling EEB109 Textbook (Marine Biology by Jefferey Levinton, 3rd Edition)
Condition: Like New-no writing, no highlighting, no bent pages
If interested email me: [email protected]

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Feb. 25, 2012 Grade Received: N/A

This professor is looking for key words in his answers. Try making a list of some of the key things happening. This class sucks because even if you understand the key concept and can explain it, without those key words, you will lose point. He doesn't give you the list of key words either so don't expect that, otherwise it would be way too easy.

I believe the first midterm average was 50%.

Abril is a great TA for the class.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Jan. 7, 2012 Grade Received: N/A

Great professor.lectures are very interesting and never boring.he shows many interesting videos and honestly it felt like he was telling a story each lecture that was interconnected with each other.He was also very cool and helpful when you spoke to him.Go to his office hours let him get to know you.Submit regrades for tests to get some point because honestly the TAs sucked and their grading was not good since they are looking for key words but if you go over your test with Dr barber and submit regrades then you can get some points back that you lost.you are only allowed to do a regrade for 2 questions but if you go to his office hour,he will go over your whole test and you can kinda get a feel of what question you can get points on.the average for the first test was very low and i feel like it was because it was graded horribly by the TAs .You don't need the book !Take very good notes and watch the lecture on bruincast. Professor barber is not looking for key words he is looking to see if you got the whole concept !the sample tests were not really helpful because they were not like the test and the discussions are mandatory but they are really pointless.I got an A in this class but studied hard and watched all the lecture over again online and completed my notes!!

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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Is Podcasted
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Issues PTEs
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Often Funny
  • Tough Tests
  • Participation Matters
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