Holocaust: History and Memory

Sarah Abrevaya Stein

Holocaust: History and Memory

History department

Sarah Abrevaya Stein

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Easiness of class 3.9
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  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again

Grades

Winter 2017
35.8%
29.8%
23.9%
17.9%
11.9%
6.0%
0.0%
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A
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B
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C
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F

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

Winter 2015
37.8%
31.5%
25.2%
18.9%
12.6%
6.3%
0.0%
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A
A-
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 2013
31.0%
25.9%
20.7%
15.5%
10.3%
5.2%
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.

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Reviews

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

This class should be a grad requirement. AMAZING lectures by Prof Stein. My TA, Lily, was awesome as well

Quarter Taken: Winter 2020 Submitted March 30, 2020 Grade Received: A-

This class is as the review below describes. HOWEVER: grade is highly dependent on your TA. My TA was terrible about citations and often took a long time to answer my questions, once it took her three weeks to get back to me. Hope you get lucky.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2020 Submitted March 29, 2020 Grade Received: A

This was an incredibly easy yet interesting class, despite being online. Professor Stein posted all of the lecture videos at the start of the quarter and they were all around 20-30 minutes long. Our grade was made up of 25% participation in discussion, 15% Paper 1, 20% Paper 2, 20% Midterm, and 20% Final exam. It is really simple to get all of the participation points as all you had to do was respond to 2 questions on the discussion board each week, and as long as you put in some effort you get all points for that week. The papers were also fairly easy and my TA was willing to check over the thesis and introduction to make sure you were on the right track. The midterm was basically a guaranteed 100%. There was a list of activities like going to a museum/lecture/Holocaust survivor speaking and then you would write a response on what you heard/saw (40 points each). There were also articles that you could read and respond to (20 points each). All you had to do was amass 100 points and as long as you completed the assignment, you get a 100. The final exam consisted of 5 different essay prompts and you had to pick 2 and write a 650 word response for each. They were rather simple as well. All in all, this class is a pretty easy A. You have to put some work in, but the class is engaging, so it isn't really a problem.

Quarter Taken: Summer 2019 Submitted Feb. 9, 2020 Grade Received: C

NO NO NO! Personally not an easy class for me. It was super interesting though. It might depend on your TA but I got horrible grades on the papers and I’m an English major/put in hours of effort into them.

Quarter Taken: Summer 2019 Submitted Sept. 25, 2019 Grade Received: A

I took this class online during session A of 2019, which I think was the first time it was offered in this format. That being said, it was still the most straightforward, unstressful class that managed to keep me engaged and on pace (which can become problematic when it's online). Prof. Stein had set up the class, which was based on CCLE, with weekly lectures, resources, and assignments (including 3 essays, which was ever 2 weeks with the 6 weeks of summer sessions) that were clearly outlined with specific due dates and expectations, so that all you had to do was manage your time well to accommodate its requirements. If you viewed everything, read everything, and did weekly response discussions with your assigned TA based on the material, you're very much in for an easy A. -- However, by 'easy A,' I refer to the class's structure that enables you as the student to do well. I don't want to make it sound like you should just blow it off and not think deeply while you're in it, because it also covers critical thinking and patterns that are relevant to our current political climate.

That being said, I'd also like to acknowledge how this class addresses the topic of the Holocaust. It is very much a deep, heavyhearted moment in humanity, but Prof. Stein upholds it with a level of respect, objectivity, and detail that makes it not as 'depressing' or 'boring' as what can be connoted by a tragic event in history. . You're very much set up with context and objectives that arm to be able to perceive, break down, and understand what you will learn to be a culmination of several factors and not just one big thing.

Per all the bruinwalk reviews, I do have the textbooks for the class, which were novels: Maus I and II, Ordinary Men, and The Holocaust: a Concise History.
Please contact me if you're interested: (925)-698-1552 ((text))
(These were what's required for the summer online version, which may be different than the irl-quarter version).

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted April 4, 2017 Grade Received: B+

Very Good class. I enjoyed it very much. Selling all books except Maus for 30 bucks together. Contact if interested acastorena740@gmail.com

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted March 10, 2017 Grade Received: I

I LOVED THIS CLASS. Honestly everyone should have to take this class at UCLA. Gives you a whole new perspective and will forever change the way you look at the world. Professor Stein is amazing. She teaches the class so respectfully and cares so much about the subject. She makes it as easy for you as possible to do well, she posts lecture slides online and you are even allowed a cheat sheet on the midterm AND final. You learn extremely valuable material and the readings are really good. 10/10 would recommend

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted March 7, 2017 Grade Received: N/A

Professor Stein is an amazing, engaging lecturer and she is really passionate about the matterial she teaches. This reflects in her lectures as she gives amazing insight into the Holocaust in a way that keeps students engaged!

The midterm and final are structured very simply and it does not take too much effort to get a decent grade. There are also two papers in which you can choose between two prompts and answer accordingly.

There are weekly readings that may be a bit much at times but definitely not difficult to handle and very engaging.

This has been my favorite class and I would gladly take it with Professor Stein again.

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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again
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