Introduction to Hydrology

Steve A Margulis

Introduction to Hydrology

Civil and Environmental Engineering department

Steve A Margulis

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Easiness of class 2.8
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Clarity of professor 4.8
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Helpfulness of professor 5.0
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  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Is Podcasted
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Tough Tests
  • Participation Matters
  • Would Take Again
  • Has Group Projects

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Fall 2019
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2018
24.3%
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Fall 2016
27.2%
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Fall 2015
23.8%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2014
26.0%
21.7%
17.4%
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4.3%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2013
22.0%
18.3%
14.7%
11.0%
7.3%
3.7%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2012
22.6%
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Fall 2009
18.5%
15.4%
12.3%
9.3%
6.2%
3.1%
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Fall 2006
22.0%
18.3%
14.7%
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3.7%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Fall 2020
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Submitted Jan. 5, 2021
Grade Received: B+

This is the most organized class you will take up to this point here. Margulis designed every asset in this class from textbook to Matlab codes to homework and it's all free to download. Everything is connected together and if you read the textbook, you will understand the concepts, though the last few chapters were more heavy on knowledge and so tougher to get through. Weekly workload is extremely high with a homework assignment and Matlab project which could be overwhelming in the first few weeks until you start to understand what is going on but the work is very useful to learn and apply the concepts from class and visualize what is going on in a watershed.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2020
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Submitted Jan. 2, 2021
Grade Received: A-

Margulis was an amazing professor! This class is one the most organized and well prepared classes I've taken at UCLA thus far. The lectures were clear and informative, the assignments were quite intensive but not impossible, and as long as you studied for exams they were straight-forward and fair.
Despite taking this class during Covid, you could clearly see the effort put into transitioning this class online. I felt as though students were provided with more than enough resources to do well, and couldn't have asked for more. Definitely agree with the previous reviews!

Quarter Taken: Fall 2020
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Submitted Dec. 26, 2020
Grade Received: A

Professor Margulis is incredible! I absolutely loved this class. I would always brag to my friends that I am taking a class on the water cycle, which is true, but it is a lot more than that.
Lectures were really good. Professor Margulis perfectly balanced quantitative and qualitative analysis through going over the math behind hydrological processes and then giving us a conceptual understanding using super helpful graphics and matlab graphs!
There was roughly 1 homework assignment a week that was half math and half conceptual questions. These were more theoretical applications of the material learned in class.
Then we also had matlab projects which is where we were able to actually see hydrological processes working in real life through analyzing watersheds in the sierra nevadas which contributes to our water supply. I really liked how there was this balance between theoretical and applied, quantitative and qualitative . It made the class way more interesting and enhanced our learning.
There were quizzes in discussion every week that made sure that you understood conceptually what was going on. As well, there were two exams, but the concepts were exactly what you would expect. If you understand the material and are able to do the homeworks and projects, then you'll be fine!
As well, Professor Margulis, basically created the class from scratch with his own code base and textbook that he wrote. It is unbelievable the amount of work that he point in to the class and it really shows with how amazing everything is.
Also, if you have any questions he is super helpful in office hours! Highly recommend!

Quarter Taken: Fall 2020
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Submitted Dec. 26, 2020
Grade Received: A

C&EE 150 is one of the best classes in the civil engineering department. Margulis is an exceptional professor who gives crystal-clear lectures and is very helpful and friendly. He even wrote the textbook! The workload's a bit heavy, but you'll learn so much that it's fully worthwhile. You'll probably want to download all of the lecture material for FE prep and future reference because its so concise and easily-understandable. I can't wait to take another class with Margulis.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2019 Submitted Jan. 8, 2020 Grade Received: N/A

Margulis is a phenomenal professor. He built this class (CEE 150) from the ground up, even going so far as to write his own textbook (a PDF he provides to you for free) as well as a MATLAB hydrology model called MOD-WET that you use for each homework. He is a great lecturer and explains the material thoroughly, and is very approachable and happy to answer questions both in and out of class.

The homework incorporates MATLAB and is pretty time consuming. Because it is thorough, though, it gives you opportunities to explore each of the concepts he covers in lecture, plotting hydrologic values over time and space and seeing what factors influence them. Kind of like M20 in the sense that you often plot value and must explain their behavior.

His exams are, again, very well-written, and he doesn't surprise you with anything. As long as you know how to do the homework, you should be go to go.

Overall, very well-developed course from a great prof., can be tedious but you learn a lot. Couldn't ask for anything better!

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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Is Podcasted
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Tough Tests
  • Participation Matters
  • Would Take Again
  • Has Group Projects
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