HIST 1B

Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa A.D. 843 to Circa 1715

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Muriel Mcclendon Full Profile > 4.0 Overall 3.0 Easiness 3.1 Workload 4.2 Clarity 4.3 Helpfulness
Lecture: Professor Mcclendon is an enthusiastic professor who really loves history. With that being said, during the Winter 2018 quarter, the class did... (Winter Quarter 2018)
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Lecture:
Professor Mcclendon is an enthusiastic professor who really loves history. With that being said, during the Winter 2018 quarter, the class did not have a midterm or final. Many people stopped going to lecture and only showed up to turn in their papers. She said that she probably would not do this again in the future, but I highly encourage you to attend lecture regardless. She uses lecture slides as an outline while she expands on it greatly with her immense amount of knowledge and passion for the topics. I thoroughly enjoyed her speaking and felt that it was one of the most engaging GEs that I have had thus far.
Grades:
While midterms and finals were not given during this term, we still needed to work for our grade. You will need to write 6 one-page, single-spaced papers based on prompts that are released about one week before. Each week, there will be readings posted on CCLE and the papers typically ask that you draw on evidence from the readings to support your paper. The papers were spread out over the 10-week course. The papers due at the end of the quarter are worth more than the ones due at the beginning. While my TA graded very easily and made it possible to get 100% on almost all of the papers, I heard that some TAs are more picky, especially about grammar errors. There are two in-class workshops which are mandatory, so you will have to turn in a written, ungraded assignment at the end of that lecture. One of them was about how to read primary sources, and the other one was about how to write a history essay. The assignments were to fill out a worksheet on how to read primary sources, and to take notes on how to write a history essay. There is one online quiz that you have to take after going to the special collections exhibit at UCLA. All you need to do is sign in and check out the exhibit. I highly recommend that you take thorough notes on what you see because the quiz that you take afterwards is detail-based. Overall, it was easy for me to get an A in this class, though that might have just been because of the TA that I had.
Grade Breakdown:
Participation in Discussion Section: 30%
Papers 1 and 2: 10%
Papers 3 and 4: 20%
Papers 5 and 6: 30%
In-Class Workshops and Online Quiz: 10%

Winter Quarter 2018
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S Mokhberi Full Profile > 3.4 Overall 4.0 Easiness 3.4 Workload 4.2 Clarity 4.6 Helpfulness
I took History 1B, taught by Dr. Mokhberi during 2011 Summer Session A, and I have to say it was not a bad class. Dr. Mokhberi may not be as good as Pro... (Aug. 10, 2011)
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I took History 1B, taught by Dr. Mokhberi during 2011 Summer Session A, and I have to say it was not a bad class. Dr. Mokhberi may not be as good as Professor Getty (History 22) is in lecturing, but she definitely follows the textbook in lecturing. Her lectures can be entertaining if you like the time period as she incorporates pictures and movie scenes. Dr. Mokhberi is a quite reliable professor if one needs to ask her questions. She is one of the few professors that allows questions during lectures. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would give this class a 6.75.

Aug. 10, 2011
Kathryn Norberg Full Profile > 3.3 Overall 2.4 Easiness 2.6 Workload 3.9 Clarity 4.1 Helpfulness
So, so, so easy. Take her. I don't think she's terribly interesting, but that's because history is just really not my thing. She seems like a pretty... (Jan. 11, 2013)
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So, so, so easy.

Take her. I don't think she's terribly interesting, but that's because history is just really not my thing.

She seems like a pretty cool person, but I never actually went to office hours. And I have to say...I usually fell asleep in her class.

She likes to show movies, which is always a nice break from lecture (one time we watched a part of Monty Python!)

Jan. 11, 2013
C Raia Full Profile > 3.9 Overall 2.9 Easiness 2.7 Workload 3.4 Clarity 2.4 Helpfulness
Raia thinks that the rooms she lectures in are haunted by figures of the occult. When I took History of Science and Religion, I thought she was joking, ... (Nov. 27, 2008)
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Raia thinks that the rooms she lectures in are haunted by figures of the occult. When I took History of Science and Religion, I thought she was joking, but after Western Civ I realized that she does in fact believe her microphone and PowerPoint presentations are possessed. This should be some indication that this professor is rambling, nonsensical, and completely useless at teaching anything related to her topic.

Nov. 27, 2008
Teofilo Ruiz Full Profile > 4.9 Overall 2.7 Easiness 2.6 Workload 4.7 Clarity 4.9 Helpfulness
Teo Ruiz is one of the treasures of the History Department. After all, not only will you find his portrait in Covel, but he also received the National H... (Summer Quarter 2016)
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Teo Ruiz is one of the treasures of the History Department. After all, not only will you find his portrait in Covel, but he also received the National Humanities Medal from President Obama in 2012. Despite all this, he's extremely down to earth, friendly (he prefers that everyone call him Teo), funny and a downright great lecturer.

I had him as my professor both for summer travel study in Paris and online. He's very focused on helping you understand what life was like in the Middle Ages so that you can better empathize with the people you are reading about. His extensive knowledge of the period results in many interesting side stories that relate to the material that may not be on the final but are interesting to hear regardless. His exams and essays are very fair and you will do well if you do the readings, which are manageable, and pay attention to his lectures. But beyond just earning grades, taking a class with Teo is all about interacting with one of the best historians out there and learning as much as you can from him.

I recommend this class to literally anyone at UCLA just for the experience, and it helps that it is not tough and the grading is fair. His classes are certainly a highlight of my UCLA career.

Summer Quarter 2016
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