Elementary Latin

Samuel Beckelhymer

Elementary Latin

Latin department

Samuel Beckelhymer

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Ratings

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Overall 4.0
Good
Hard
Easiness of class 3.3
Easy
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Workload 3.2
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Clarity of professor 4.0
Clear
Not Helpful
Helpfulness of professor 4.2
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Tags

  • Needs Textbook
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Participation Matters
  • Would Take Again
  • Issues PTEs
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Gives Extra Credit

Grades

Winter 2020
30.0%
25.0%
20.0%
15.0%
10.0%
5.0%
0.0%
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A
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B
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F

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

Fall 2019
41.0%
34.2%
27.4%
20.5%
13.7%
6.8%
0.0%
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A
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B+
B
B-
C+
C
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D+
D
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F

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

Fall 2018
44.3%
36.9%
29.5%
22.1%
14.8%
7.4%
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 2017
41.7%
34.7%
27.8%
20.8%
13.9%
6.9%
0.0%
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A
A-
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B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Fall 2018 Submitted June 19, 2019 Grade Received: A

I took Latin 1,2,3 with Professor Beckelhymer and he is the best Professor I have ever had. He cares so much about his students and that they are enjoying his class and learning the material. He hosts office hours everyday I think? But is also willing to schedule meetings whenever a student needs. He is also fluent in ?7? other languages and is so knowledgeable about Latin and Classics in general. I think he's even the head of the Classics/Latin department so he's super dedicated to his teachings and really wants everyone to succeed in his classes. Highly highly highly recommend Latin as your foreign language requirement (especially if you don't like speaking new languages because all of Latin 1,2,3 is written or read) and Sam is the best professor to take it with for sure.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2018 Submitted May 3, 2019 Grade Received: A

This is for the whole Latin 1, 2, and 3 series. Professor Beckelhymer was amazing. He is super helpful and is engaging when the material allows for it. He is very passionate about the material which can be difficult in a class like this but his emotions rub off on the students as he gets excited about certain topics. I highly recommend taking the Latin series with Professor Beckelhymer.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2020 Submitted March 30, 2020 Grade Received: P

For my section, this class was "online" aka taught by a TA (Hoose). The structure of the class is "flipped," meaning you are to learn topics on your own time, and class time is meant for reinforcement. The TA lead lecture, and overall I have mixed feelings for this class. I took it for fun (hence P/NP), It IS important that you look at the syllabus since quizzes/topics expectations are listed. The TA Hoose is knowledgable and accepts questions, and is communicative with her class. The structure of the class itself is very focused (there was about only 10 students in the class by week 6), so you should expect to actively participate and answer questions if called on. I was a bit discouraged since I lost my footing in this class around week 4 (I was taking other major requirements), and could feel lost/discouraged in class. There was a lot of awkward silences when asked for responses, Im guessing out of the fear of being wrong in front of people/ simply not knowing the answer.

But, (I guess to resolve the said problem), towards the end of the quarter, the TA encouraged collaboration between peers before being called on, which helped with my confidence in the class and material.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2020 Submitted Feb. 6, 2020 Grade Received: I

Look. Do not take this class if it is online. You do not get any of the benefits of Becklehymer's teaching. It will solely be on the TA and you. The TA currently is a hard grader and does not hold up any accountability with the class grades. If you can take it without this TA. Anahita. Then go for it.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2018 Submitted Oct. 4, 2019 Grade Received: A

I'm currently in Latin 3, and selling an extra Latin dictionary (the Cassell's Latin Dictionary), brand new. Contact 4244207383 if interested. I recommend having a dictionary with you but it is NOT required by the class. And I love Latin classes here! they are the most interesting classes I ever took

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Tags

  • Needs Textbook
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Participation Matters
  • Would Take Again
  • Issues PTEs
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Gives Extra Credit
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