Thomas J Harrison
Department of Italian
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4.5
Overall Rating
Based on 64 User s
Easiness 3.6 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.4 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.4 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.5 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Often Funny
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Participation Matters
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Would Take Again
  • Uses Slides
  • Needs Textbook
  • Useful Textbooks

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

26.5%
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17.6%
13.2%
8.8%
4.4%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

29.1%
24.3%
19.4%
14.6%
9.7%
4.9%
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24.5%
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21.4%
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25.2%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: A
Sept. 18, 2018

Hi guys! I'm still selling books for this class:

The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
Italian Film in the Light of Neorealism by Millicent Marcus

You can message me at +323-803-3826 (serious inquiries only please). This was my first class at UCLA and it still is one of the best classes I have taken so far. Very interesting material and cool professor, plus it's easy to get a good grade if you just stay on top of the homework :) I would highly encourage students to take this and to go to his office hours and the TA's!

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Quarter: Fall 2017
Grade: A
Sept. 13, 2018

Selling the course reader. Email me at hrashidi198@gmail.com if you're interested. Really fun and engaging class. There are quizzes which are based on the assigned readings from the course reader so it's definitely necessary.

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Quarter: Fall 2017
Grade: A
July 30, 2018

Selling course reader-- important content is highlighted and some notes are in the margins. The course reader is MANDATORY for this class. Please text me at (562) 335-6949 if interested.

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Quarter: Fall 2017
Grade: A
Jan. 19, 2018

Professor Harrison is a very engaging lecturer. He very obviously enjoys teaching this class and chooses movies that are interesting and provocative. Although this is a class in the Italian department, it is very film analysis heavy. Much of the material is based on learning film terms, directors' perspectives, camera movements, etc. The class wasn't too much work, it only involved three short ~500 word essays, one midterm and a final. The essays weren't graded too harshly, and the tests were multiple choice. Overall I enjoyed the class and gained a new level of respect and admiration for Italian films.

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Quarter: Fall 2017
Grade: A-
Dec. 27, 2017

I enrolled in this class after hearing how it was an "easy A" GE, and I honestly really enjoyed the class! Some of the movies were better than others, but Professor Harrison was always a funny and engaging lecturer, and quite helpful during his office hours. Each discussion section, we were given a three-question multiple choice quiz that was extremely easy, and encouraged to participate in the class discussion. The midterm was also all multiple choice and very easy as long as you listened to Professor Harrison's lectures, did the readings, and rewatched the movies on your own time. The three essays were not that difficult to write, and were graded fairly. The only problem I had with this class was the difficulty of the final exam. Unlike the midterm, which was very focused on the movies (plot, characters, themes, etc.), the final was heavily based on the readings (Reich, Freud, Boccaccio, etc.), which was not only unexpected but also more difficult to understand and study for. In the end, I received an A- in the class, which was quite frustrating considering I received A's on the midterm, all three of my papers, and all the discussion section quizzes. I was only able to get a B- on the final, which in turn caused my overall grade of an A-. Nevertheless, I recommend this class because of Professor Harrison and quality of most of the movies.

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Quarter: Fall 2017
Grade: A
Dec. 23, 2017

Selling Civilization and Its Discontents, The Decameron, and the Italian 46 Reader. Text me at 424 542 4244.

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Quarter: Fall 2017
Grade: N/A
Oct. 22, 2017

I just started UCLA this fall and I am so grateful that this is one of the classes I took. Harrison is so funny and intelligent. Every now and again he goes off on a tangent but its always hilarious to hear him try and figure out what he was trying to say originally. All of the TA's are super sweet, chill and helpful. The reading is really interesting and so are the movies we watch. The essay prompts are also really thought-provoking and fun to write about. Cannot recommend enough.

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Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: B+
July 10, 2017

selling the course reader for this class : breannasiaarroyo@gmail.com

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Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: A+
July 10, 2017

Hands down best class I took at UCLA. Take this class, there's no final and the readings/movies are dope. I rewatched Li and the Poet a couple times later.

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Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: A
April 13, 2017

Take this class it will seriously be the easiest GE while still being the sickest GE you will ever take. Harrison is amazing, really funny, and just an all around cultured man. I got by without really reading any of the assigned books. Skimmed some and definitely did not read a page of the Decameron. only have to write 3 short papers and take a 5 min quiz at the beg of each disc so workload is super chill. freaking take this class!! the movies were sick the lectures were interesting and not only are you engaging with art but also the current and past political climate. i literally haven't taken a better class since!!!

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Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: A
Sept. 18, 2018

Hi guys! I'm still selling books for this class:

The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
Italian Film in the Light of Neorealism by Millicent Marcus

You can message me at +323-803-3826 (serious inquiries only please). This was my first class at UCLA and it still is one of the best classes I have taken so far. Very interesting material and cool professor, plus it's easy to get a good grade if you just stay on top of the homework :) I would highly encourage students to take this and to go to his office hours and the TA's!

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0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Fall 2017
Grade: A
Sept. 13, 2018

Selling the course reader. Email me at hrashidi198@gmail.com if you're interested. Really fun and engaging class. There are quizzes which are based on the assigned readings from the course reader so it's definitely necessary.

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0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Fall 2017
Grade: A
July 30, 2018

Selling course reader-- important content is highlighted and some notes are in the margins. The course reader is MANDATORY for this class. Please text me at (562) 335-6949 if interested.

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0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Fall 2017
Grade: A
Jan. 19, 2018

Professor Harrison is a very engaging lecturer. He very obviously enjoys teaching this class and chooses movies that are interesting and provocative. Although this is a class in the Italian department, it is very film analysis heavy. Much of the material is based on learning film terms, directors' perspectives, camera movements, etc. The class wasn't too much work, it only involved three short ~500 word essays, one midterm and a final. The essays weren't graded too harshly, and the tests were multiple choice. Overall I enjoyed the class and gained a new level of respect and admiration for Italian films.

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Fall 2017
Grade: A-
Dec. 27, 2017

I enrolled in this class after hearing how it was an "easy A" GE, and I honestly really enjoyed the class! Some of the movies were better than others, but Professor Harrison was always a funny and engaging lecturer, and quite helpful during his office hours. Each discussion section, we were given a three-question multiple choice quiz that was extremely easy, and encouraged to participate in the class discussion. The midterm was also all multiple choice and very easy as long as you listened to Professor Harrison's lectures, did the readings, and rewatched the movies on your own time. The three essays were not that difficult to write, and were graded fairly. The only problem I had with this class was the difficulty of the final exam. Unlike the midterm, which was very focused on the movies (plot, characters, themes, etc.), the final was heavily based on the readings (Reich, Freud, Boccaccio, etc.), which was not only unexpected but also more difficult to understand and study for. In the end, I received an A- in the class, which was quite frustrating considering I received A's on the midterm, all three of my papers, and all the discussion section quizzes. I was only able to get a B- on the final, which in turn caused my overall grade of an A-. Nevertheless, I recommend this class because of Professor Harrison and quality of most of the movies.

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Quarter: Fall 2017
Grade: A
Dec. 23, 2017

Selling Civilization and Its Discontents, The Decameron, and the Italian 46 Reader. Text me at 424 542 4244.

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Quarter: Fall 2017
Grade: N/A
Oct. 22, 2017

I just started UCLA this fall and I am so grateful that this is one of the classes I took. Harrison is so funny and intelligent. Every now and again he goes off on a tangent but its always hilarious to hear him try and figure out what he was trying to say originally. All of the TA's are super sweet, chill and helpful. The reading is really interesting and so are the movies we watch. The essay prompts are also really thought-provoking and fun to write about. Cannot recommend enough.

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Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: B+
July 10, 2017

selling the course reader for this class : breannasiaarroyo@gmail.com

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Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: A+
July 10, 2017

Hands down best class I took at UCLA. Take this class, there's no final and the readings/movies are dope. I rewatched Li and the Poet a couple times later.

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0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: A
April 13, 2017

Take this class it will seriously be the easiest GE while still being the sickest GE you will ever take. Harrison is amazing, really funny, and just an all around cultured man. I got by without really reading any of the assigned books. Skimmed some and definitely did not read a page of the Decameron. only have to write 3 short papers and take a 5 min quiz at the beg of each disc so workload is super chill. freaking take this class!! the movies were sick the lectures were interesting and not only are you engaging with art but also the current and past political climate. i literally haven't taken a better class since!!!

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2 of 6
4.5
Overall Rating
Based on 64 Users
Easiness 3.6 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.4 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.4 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.5 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Often Funny
    (12)
  • Tolerates Tardiness
    (10)
  • Engaging Lectures
    (10)
  • Participation Matters
    (10)
  • Gives Extra Credit
    (10)
  • Would Take Again
    (9)
  • Uses Slides
    (9)
  • Needs Textbook
    (9)
  • Useful Textbooks
    (8)
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