Fall 2023 - I LOVE Dr. Carptenter! He is the best professor I have had at UCLA and I have taken another course after this one, taught by him, just because I enjoyed this class so much. There are no other grades besides the speeches you give in class and he prefaces that everyone will do well as long as they put in effort, as he is aware that people have trouble with public speaking. He is super engaging and you can tell he truly cares about his students and loves what he does. I will 100% take any other course he teaches!
Fall 2023 - Dr. Carpenter is the best teacher I've ever had. I took this course after loving his Comm 1 class. He has seriously impacted by education and public speaking/ self-confidence skills. He truly cares about his students and is extremely kind. I would take any class taught by him and I'm sad not to have him this quarter. This class is a great way to make friends within the Comm major also as group discussions occur every class. There is only one project the entire quarter besides daily participation which is 1 group speech, which is extremely easy. I got an A in the class and I would recommend taking it if you have a difficult schedule due to other classes.