Logic, First Course

Steven Levy

Logic, First Course

Philosophy department

Steven Levy

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Overall 4.4
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Easiness of class 3.3
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Workload 3.2
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Clarity of professor 4.3
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Helpfulness of professor 4.6
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  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again
  • Engaging Lectures

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Grades

Fall 2018
35.0%
29.2%
23.3%
17.5%
11.7%
5.8%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2017
34.5%
28.7%
23.0%
17.2%
11.5%
5.7%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2017
33.9%
28.3%
22.6%
17.0%
11.3%
5.7%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2016
32.8%
27.4%
21.9%
16.4%
10.9%
5.5%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2016
33.0%
27.5%
22.0%
16.5%
11.0%
5.5%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2015
34.8%
29.0%
23.2%
17.4%
11.6%
5.8%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2015
29.6%
24.7%
19.7%
14.8%
9.9%
4.9%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2014
39.7%
33.1%
26.5%
19.9%
13.2%
6.6%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2014
34.1%
28.4%
22.7%
17.1%
11.4%
5.7%
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 2013
39.5%
32.9%
26.4%
19.8%
13.2%
6.6%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2013
32.0%
26.7%
21.3%
16.0%
10.7%
5.3%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
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B
B-
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C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

Fall 2012
35.1%
29.2%
23.4%
17.5%
11.7%
5.8%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
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C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

Winter 2010
46.5%
38.7%
31.0%
23.2%
15.5%
7.7%
0.0%
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A
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B+
B
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D-
F

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

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Winter 2018 Submitted June 29, 2019 Grade Received: A

Hands down, best class I've ever taken at UCLA. I loved this class, so I'm biased, but I'll try to give you the most helpful review.
PROS:
- Levy's lectures are very clear and helpful
- Abundant tutors and tutoring sessions, lots of good opportunities to get help
- All the assignments, tests, practice is done on Logic 2010 Software, so class is super organized and well -structured, you always know what to expect.
- Gives practice exams that almost follow exam structure exactly
- Levy is a cute grandpa who genuinely loves teaching
CONS:
- Workload is kind of heavy, HW assignments due twice a week, each can take up to 3-4 hours.
- Symbolic Logic doesn't come easy to some, you might struggle more than others, or be bored
Advice:
- Go to all the lectures, do all the HW, and make sure you understand what you're doing
- In the week leading up to the exam, do all the practice questions in the Logic 2010 Software, might seem like overkill, but it's super doable, and you'll be so much better prepared for the exams
If you absolutely despise math, maybe skip out on this class, symbolic logic is like a spin off of math, and you might not enjoy it.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2018 Submitted May 2, 2019 Grade Received: A

I had no idea what this class was about prior to taking it. Despite it being at 8AM and for a whole hour and a half, I enjoyed every second of it. Not only is professor Levy funny and approachable, but the content is not hard at all. If you enjoy math at all (although I would not compare this course to math as much as other will) you will enjoy this course, and if you don't, it isn't too difficult anyway. 10/10 professor and course.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2018 Submitted April 22, 2019 Grade Received: A

He is a good teacher for an intro level class. He is funny.

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

Very easy As. If you are a familiar with STEM stuff then you are probably gonna get an A because his exams are pretty much like very solving math-like logic problems. As acknowledged by others, his lectures are extremely slow, and if you are good at self studying you can do most stuff by simply reading the textbook. But don't miss his lecture on invalidity because it's the hardest part overall in this course.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2019 Submitted April 2, 2019 Grade Received: A

Funny, engaging professor who makes it abundantly clear that he's more than willing to offer help to those who come to office hours, ask questions, etc.

The 8-10am lectures were brutal, but I went to most of them. I've heard from classmates that skipping lecture and going to office hours to learn the material is way more efficient, and I'd probably agree with them because lectures stopped being helpful after the first few weeks; he does a way better job at explaining sentential logic than predicate logic.

Overall fun and easy class if you put effort into the homework.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2019 Submitted April 1, 2019 Grade Received: A-

This class was honestly a great class and you'll find yourself saying "this class is so fun", whether you like philosophy or not! I came into this class because I had to fulfill a philosophy prereq (for CogSci) that was not really philosophy based, so I took logic. It's really annoying sometimes and the homework gets tedious and long, but if you put in the work you will do well. I would definitely recommend making a friend to help eachother out with homework, because it's a lot at times. I struggled a lot at first, but noticed that prof Levy really cares about improvement, so I ended with an A-.

The breakdown is as follows:
20% HW - 100%
20% Midterm 1 - 74%
20% Midterm 2 - 89 %
40% Final - 92 %

Def recommend!

Quarter Taken: Winter 2019 Submitted March 20, 2019 Grade Received: N/A

I know a lot of people who don't show up in class. Always go to the TA's office hour. They are so helpful. Professor Levy is funny and his lectures very engaging. As long as you do your homework, you'll be fine. Really regret that I missed some class. Just can't always make it at 8 am.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2018 Submitted March 12, 2019 Grade Received: A

This is a symbolic logic class - which is philosophical in some way but if you are expecting a traditional philosophy class with essays, this is not the class. The class is mathematical, but not extraordinarily difficult, it's honestly reasonably easy to solve most of the problems as long as you know notation, and have a reasonable understanding of mathematics or logical studies. Professor Levy is unfortunately not the most engaging lecturer, and it doesn't help that the lecture is at 8am. Overall, simple class, but expect an annoying amount of assignments to do over time.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2018 Submitted Feb. 7, 2019 Grade Received: B

Just to be totally clear about it, this class is SYMBOLIC LOGIC. Some people have signed up for it mistakenly, me included. Anyway, this class is pretty tough, depending on how enthusiastic you are, Levy gives really great lectures, but it is SUPER important that you show up to them. Missing one day can seriously put you back a few pegs. All homework and exams were done online, with a free program called Logic2010. Homework due every other lecture, 2 midterms, and a final. TA sessions were not mandatory for me, but were intended for extra help if needed. Levy is super helpful if you talk to him, he's the sweetest guy ever. I loved the class, just be prepared to show up every day, that's the biggest thing.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2018 Submitted Jan. 21, 2019 Grade Received: A

I love him. He is funny and helpful all the time. The best professor I've ever had at UCLA. The class was not easy but not difficult either.

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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again
  • Engaging Lectures

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