William Worger
Department of History
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4.6
Overall Rating
Based on 55 Users
Easiness 4.3 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.5 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.9 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.3 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Is Podcasted
  • Needs Textbook
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Would Take Again
  • Uses Slides
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Participation Matters
  • Tolerates Tardiness

GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS

65.2%
54.3%
43.5%
32.6%
21.7%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

57.2%
47.7%
38.1%
28.6%
19.1%
9.5%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
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C+
C
C-
D+
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

35.4%
29.5%
23.6%
17.7%
11.8%
5.9%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
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D+
D
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

47.7%
39.8%
31.8%
23.9%
15.9%
8.0%
0.0%
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A
A-
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

40.5%
33.8%
27.0%
20.3%
13.5%
6.8%
0.0%
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A
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B
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D
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

44.7%
37.2%
29.8%
22.3%
14.9%
7.4%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
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D+
D
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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%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
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D+
D
D-
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

43.8%
36.5%
29.2%
21.9%
14.6%
7.3%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
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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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A+
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Dec. 29, 2020

super easy class but also super impactful. as a stem major, I don’t take many history classes but i’m glad i took this one because it really change my view of life. the lectures are recorded and well produced (easy to follow even at 1.25 speed). the quizzes are easy if you’ve watched the lectures and done the readings. there were a couple 1-2 page essays and one 1000 word paper but they’re honestly super easy too and graded very leniently. i enjoyed going to discussion every week to hear others opinions and takeaways from the weeks material and even though participation was mandatory, the ta made sure that everyone got their points by the end of discussion so it’s not one person hogging all the points. 10/10 would recommend this class if you need an easy ge or just wanna learn about african history.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
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Dec. 24, 2020

I never interacted with Professor Worger once during the whole quarter. All the lectures are pre recorded and personally I don't even know if he had office hours and even if he did I would not have gone. You really do not need to watch any of the lectures to pass. Weekly quizzes give you 2 attempts and it tells you which ones you get wrong, so it should be easy to get 100% on those. The best thing about the class is the readings. I did not read any of the books (they are required for the essays, but not necessary to score well). However the readings from the book Professor Worger put together were amazing. They were all super interesting and helped me learn a lot about african history. Also, the TA Lisa Kahn was really sweet and accommodating for us in her section, so if you get her I recommend it. Overall, take this for an easy GE.

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: A
Dec. 18, 2020

Selling textbooks "Africa and the West A Documentary History 2nd Edition Volume 1 & 2 text 213-700-4747

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
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Dec. 18, 2020

Honestly, Worger added nothing to this class. During covid, he prerecorded all lectures, then used them for Spring and Fall quarter. I had no interaction with him at all. My TA Galaan Hayle was very knowledgable, and I enjoyed his discussions very much. He added a lot to the weekly readings. The other TA Lily Hindy was also great at discussing readings, and I've loved her teaching in other classes before. Worger's assignment prompts were terrible! The essays I wrote for him, I'd hate to grade because they were so boring. He thinks piazza posts will "build community" or something, but they were useless. Everything I gained from this class was from the TA's or readings.

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A+
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June 10, 2020

EASY GE. Honestly, this was my primary reason for taking this class. I was looking to boost my GPA and this was one of the most recommended classes. I took 4 classes this quarter amidst the global pandemic and I still found this class to be one of the easiest. Aside from that, this class was sooo incredibly interesting! Worger and his amazing team of TA's were super educated on the topics discussed and ensured time for students to vocalize their thoughts and engage in deeper thinking via discussion sections. I am happy I was able to have had my TA in her last quarter at UCLA. The class has tons of simple assignments that take less than 5 minutes but add "fluff" to your overall grade. The bigger assignments are interesting and not difficult. I would definitely recommend taking this class.

Additionally, regarding Professor Worger's character, you can tell he is an individual who cares about his students and their lives. Given the recent tragic death of George Floyd, Prof. Worger did not hesitate to give his students accommodations as well as voice his opinion on the issues. It's always amazing to see a professor so engaged.

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A+
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June 5, 2020

This class was really easy and also really interesting. The grading distribution is extremely generous (an A- is 85-89, A is 90-94, A+ is 95-100). As long as you do the assignments and participate and show up to discussion you are almost guaranteed an A+ in this class. The assignments were also relatively short and engaging. Every other week we had a small piazza post assignment which would take around 15 to 20 minutes and on the weeks where we didn’t have to post to Piazza we would have to write a longer assignment; however it was still relatively simple. We had one paper for this class, but we were supposed to have two with the final. The professor kindly gave everyone full credit on the final because of the protests and the situation we were all facing.

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: A
Feb. 19, 2020

HIST 10B is an easy online class, would definitely recommend. There are weekly online discussions, and you just need to show the TA that you're familiar with that week's topics. The assignments were very easy and did not take a lot of time to complete. As long as you stay on top of the deadlines and submit your work on time, you will do well in this class. There are transcripts of the online lectures too in case you find yourself short on time and need to run through the lecture quickly.

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Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: A
Jan. 8, 2020

The class is very interesting and refreshing and Professor Worger's teaching is amazing. Selling the required textbooks "Africa and the West A Documentary History 2nd Edition Volume 1 & 2" at a competitive price. Text +1 714 688 6239 if interested.

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: A+
Aug. 15, 2019

Selling African and the West Vol. 1&2, Born a Crime, and Dreams in a Time of War (all in good to perfect condition). Contact veryveryfierceguy@gmail.com

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: NR
June 26, 2019

Class is completely dependent on the TA. The class was very interesting, but the TA graded as if this was an upper division major requirement. Completely subjective grading (creativity?) that made the class nearly impossible to get an A. The professor has great reading materials and interesting/eye-opening points made in online lecture. However, discussion was terrible because people did not read and the TA did not foster discussion. Overall, take at your own risk and DO NOT BE AFRAID TO SWITCH OUT OF A BAD TA'S DISCUSSION! I wish I would have switched during week 2 since I knew the TA would be bad, but didn't know how bad until it was too late.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A+
Dec. 29, 2020

super easy class but also super impactful. as a stem major, I don’t take many history classes but i’m glad i took this one because it really change my view of life. the lectures are recorded and well produced (easy to follow even at 1.25 speed). the quizzes are easy if you’ve watched the lectures and done the readings. there were a couple 1-2 page essays and one 1000 word paper but they’re honestly super easy too and graded very leniently. i enjoyed going to discussion every week to hear others opinions and takeaways from the weeks material and even though participation was mandatory, the ta made sure that everyone got their points by the end of discussion so it’s not one person hogging all the points. 10/10 would recommend this class if you need an easy ge or just wanna learn about african history.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
Dec. 24, 2020

I never interacted with Professor Worger once during the whole quarter. All the lectures are pre recorded and personally I don't even know if he had office hours and even if he did I would not have gone. You really do not need to watch any of the lectures to pass. Weekly quizzes give you 2 attempts and it tells you which ones you get wrong, so it should be easy to get 100% on those. The best thing about the class is the readings. I did not read any of the books (they are required for the essays, but not necessary to score well). However the readings from the book Professor Worger put together were amazing. They were all super interesting and helped me learn a lot about african history. Also, the TA Lisa Kahn was really sweet and accommodating for us in her section, so if you get her I recommend it. Overall, take this for an easy GE.

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: A
Dec. 18, 2020

Selling textbooks "Africa and the West A Documentary History 2nd Edition Volume 1 & 2 text 213-700-4747

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
Dec. 18, 2020

Honestly, Worger added nothing to this class. During covid, he prerecorded all lectures, then used them for Spring and Fall quarter. I had no interaction with him at all. My TA Galaan Hayle was very knowledgable, and I enjoyed his discussions very much. He added a lot to the weekly readings. The other TA Lily Hindy was also great at discussing readings, and I've loved her teaching in other classes before. Worger's assignment prompts were terrible! The essays I wrote for him, I'd hate to grade because they were so boring. He thinks piazza posts will "build community" or something, but they were useless. Everything I gained from this class was from the TA's or readings.

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A+
June 10, 2020

EASY GE. Honestly, this was my primary reason for taking this class. I was looking to boost my GPA and this was one of the most recommended classes. I took 4 classes this quarter amidst the global pandemic and I still found this class to be one of the easiest. Aside from that, this class was sooo incredibly interesting! Worger and his amazing team of TA's were super educated on the topics discussed and ensured time for students to vocalize their thoughts and engage in deeper thinking via discussion sections. I am happy I was able to have had my TA in her last quarter at UCLA. The class has tons of simple assignments that take less than 5 minutes but add "fluff" to your overall grade. The bigger assignments are interesting and not difficult. I would definitely recommend taking this class.

Additionally, regarding Professor Worger's character, you can tell he is an individual who cares about his students and their lives. Given the recent tragic death of George Floyd, Prof. Worger did not hesitate to give his students accommodations as well as voice his opinion on the issues. It's always amazing to see a professor so engaged.

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A+
June 5, 2020

This class was really easy and also really interesting. The grading distribution is extremely generous (an A- is 85-89, A is 90-94, A+ is 95-100). As long as you do the assignments and participate and show up to discussion you are almost guaranteed an A+ in this class. The assignments were also relatively short and engaging. Every other week we had a small piazza post assignment which would take around 15 to 20 minutes and on the weeks where we didn’t have to post to Piazza we would have to write a longer assignment; however it was still relatively simple. We had one paper for this class, but we were supposed to have two with the final. The professor kindly gave everyone full credit on the final because of the protests and the situation we were all facing.

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: A
Feb. 19, 2020

HIST 10B is an easy online class, would definitely recommend. There are weekly online discussions, and you just need to show the TA that you're familiar with that week's topics. The assignments were very easy and did not take a lot of time to complete. As long as you stay on top of the deadlines and submit your work on time, you will do well in this class. There are transcripts of the online lectures too in case you find yourself short on time and need to run through the lecture quickly.

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Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: A
Jan. 8, 2020

The class is very interesting and refreshing and Professor Worger's teaching is amazing. Selling the required textbooks "Africa and the West A Documentary History 2nd Edition Volume 1 & 2" at a competitive price. Text +1 714 688 6239 if interested.

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: A+
Aug. 15, 2019

Selling African and the West Vol. 1&2, Born a Crime, and Dreams in a Time of War (all in good to perfect condition). Contact veryveryfierceguy@gmail.com

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: NR
June 26, 2019

Class is completely dependent on the TA. The class was very interesting, but the TA graded as if this was an upper division major requirement. Completely subjective grading (creativity?) that made the class nearly impossible to get an A. The professor has great reading materials and interesting/eye-opening points made in online lecture. However, discussion was terrible because people did not read and the TA did not foster discussion. Overall, take at your own risk and DO NOT BE AFRAID TO SWITCH OUT OF A BAD TA'S DISCUSSION! I wish I would have switched during week 2 since I knew the TA would be bad, but didn't know how bad until it was too late.

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2 of 5
4.6
Overall Rating
Based on 55 Users
Easiness 4.3 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.5 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.9 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.3 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

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  • Engaging Lectures
    (16)
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
    (14)
  • Would Take Again
    (18)
  • Uses Slides
    (10)
  • Useful Textbooks
    (15)
  • Participation Matters
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  • Tolerates Tardiness
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