GEOG 5

People and the Earth's Ecosystems

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Kyle Cavanaugh Full Profile > 3.5 Overall 3.5 Easiness 4.5 Workload 4.0 Clarity 3.0 Helpfulness
This class was one of the easiest classes I have taken, but you definitely still had to invest the time to study for the midterm, final group project, a... (Spring Quarter 2017)
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Overall 3.5 Easiness 3.5 Workload 4.5 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 3.0

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This class was one of the easiest classes I have taken, but you definitely still had to invest the time to study for the midterm, final group project, and final. He always posted the slides even though attendance was not technically mandatory. Professor Cavanaugh was always happy to help and listened to the students' inputs. The most workload you had was the discussion sections, which were mandatory, where you had to do assignments in every class and you had to write a short one paragraph summary for given articles every week. Again, all very doable and easy if you actually do it. The book was definitely useful during discussions and especially during the final group project.
That being said, I am currently selling the mandatory textbook Professor Cavanaugh used throughout the quarter, "Visualizing Environmental Science" the 4th edition. Selling it very cheap! Contact me at (818)235-3426.

Spring Quarter 2017
Of Ford Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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Geoffrey Fricker Full Profile > 4.6 Overall 4.3 Easiness 3.7 Workload 4.7 Clarity 4.3 Helpfulness
The class is good only for those who are native and able to memorize those tree names by haearing the name. But for those who dont know how to spell ma... (Winter Quarter 2017)
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Overall 4.6 Easiness 4.3 Workload 3.7 Clarity 4.7 Helpfulness 4.3

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The class is good only for those who are native and able to memorize those tree names by haearing the name. But for those who dont know how to spell many terms you gonna struggle with this class. The material is not that interesting for me as well.

Winter Quarter 2017
Thomas Gillespie Full Profile > 4.8 Overall 4.3 Easiness 4.5 Workload 4.6 Clarity 4.8 Helpfulness
If you have to or want to take Geo 5... take it with GILLESPIE! He is by far one of the most engaging and entertaining teachers I have ever had. I laugh... (Fall Quarter 2016)
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Overall 4.8 Easiness 4.3 Workload 4.5 Clarity 4.6 Helpfulness 4.8

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If you have to or want to take Geo 5... take it with GILLESPIE! He is by far one of the most engaging and entertaining teachers I have ever had. I laughed out loud almost on a daily basis in his lectures from his crazy stories in South America or his impersonation of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Other than that he presents content in a very simple way, going through his notes by hand on the white board. Overall and EASY and Fun class to take.

Fall Quarter 2016
Jennifer Goldstein Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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T Hammond Full Profile > 4.0 Overall 3.0 Easiness 4.0 Workload 4.0 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness
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Overall 4.0 Easiness 3.0 Workload 4.0 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 4.0

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Lilia Illes Full Profile > 3.0 Overall 2.5 Easiness 2.8 Workload 3.3 Clarity 2.7 Helpfulness
Not an easy A. The midterm and final will surprise you with specific material that you don't remember learning about. That being said, she's an alright ... (Nov. 13, 2013)
Lilia Illes See Full Profile

Overall 3.0 Easiness 2.5 Workload 2.8 Clarity 3.3 Helpfulness 2.7

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Not an easy A. The midterm and final will surprise you with specific material that you don't remember learning about. That being said, she's an alright professor. Lectures were mildly interesting and she seems pretty nice/funny.

Nov. 13, 2013
George Leddy Full Profile > 5.0 Overall 1.5 Easiness 1.8 Workload 4.8 Clarity 4.5 Helpfulness
Prof Leddy has been, by far, one of the most interesting professors I've had at UCLA. He knows his stuff. He always presents (or has you read) ALL sides... (Oct. 4, 2001)
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Overall 5.0 Easiness 1.5 Workload 1.8 Clarity 4.8 Helpfulness 4.5

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Prof Leddy has been, by far, one of the most interesting professors I've had at UCLA. He knows his stuff. He always presents (or has you read) ALL sides of an argument despite what his opinion may actually be (you can probably pick out his opinion by the witty remarks he makes here and there that usually only make 2 or 3 people laugh, me being one of them!). Prof Leddy is also really good about not shooting down students' opinions so fast. He values what every student had to say, no matter how brainless a comment is made. Tests are pretty straight forward, with some questions being semi-tricky at worst.

PS- For the person who was complaining about Prof Leddy not posting notes on time... GET OVER IT!!! And for portraying him as a 'liar'? That is definitely not fair.

Oct. 4, 2001
Travis Longcore Full Profile > 3.4 Overall 2.6 Easiness 2.8 Workload 3.8 Clarity 3.6 Helpfulness
I actually liked this class and thought it was one of the easiest class I've taken here at UCLA. It's true that the workload may be painful sometimes, ... (April 10, 2002)
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Overall 3.4 Easiness 2.6 Workload 2.8 Clarity 3.8 Helpfulness 3.6

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I actually liked this class and thought it was one of the easiest class I've taken here at UCLA. It's true that the workload may be painful sometimes, but all the work can be comparable to a high school environmental class-- work that are assigned just to give you points to help out your grade or something. I thought the class was well organized and loved the fact that I was able to print out the lecture notes whenever I missed class. I think any who went to lectures (or glanced at the lecture notes) and went to labs had an easy time getting an A in the class. Sure it geography is a boring subject, but this class was actually pretty interesting. We had no finals- just two multiple-choice midterms that you dont even need to score A's in but can still get an A overall in the class.

April 10, 2002
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