Dario Nardi

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COMPTNG 10A
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HNRS 25
Artificial Intelligence: Machines as People, People as Machines Full Profile > 4.8 Overall 2.2 Easiness 2.5 Workload 4.0 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness
Prof. Dario is absolutely wonderful! He was entertaining and engaging, two things many of faculty here at UCLA are lacking. He is one of the best profes... (March 27, 2004)
HNRS 25
Artificial Intelligence: Machines as People, People as Machines See Full Profile

Overall 4.8 Easiness 2.2 Workload 2.5 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 4.0

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Prof. Dario is absolutely wonderful! He was entertaining and engaging, two things many of faculty here at UCLA are lacking. He is one of the best professors I've had during my college career, and the course I took with him was certainly one of the most interesting. He really seems to care a lot about his students, and is always sympathetic if someone is sick or can't make it in to class. He is easy to relate to and lectures very well. I highly recommend taking a course with him!

(March 27, 2004)
HNRS 68
Systems Thinking: Exploring Order and Chaos in Everyday Life Full Profile > 4.0 Overall 3.0 Easiness 2.4 Workload 3.8 Clarity 3.8 Helpfulness
it was an extremely interesting class. being my last class of the day (after 3 sciences), you would think i would be dead - but, he was quite captivati... (April 20, 2003)
HNRS 68
Systems Thinking: Exploring Order and Chaos in Everyday Life See Full Profile

Overall 4.0 Easiness 3.0 Workload 2.4 Clarity 3.8 Helpfulness 3.8

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it was an extremely interesting class. being my last class of the day (after 3 sciences), you would think i would be dead - but, he was quite captivating and made the entire class interesting. he cares a lot about his students and is easy to pay attention to because of his animated discussions. definitely the best class i've taken at ucla.

(April 20, 2003)
ANTHRO M134
Cultural Construction of Gender and Sexuality: Homosexualities Full Profile > 4.6 Overall 2.4 Easiness 2.6 Workload 3.7 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness
OK-- I did not take Anthropology 134 with Dr. Nardi, but Bruinwalk doesn't have Honors Collegium 25, so I randomly selected whatever course. Honors 25 ... (Feb. 22, 2009)
ANTHRO M134
Cultural Construction of Gender and Sexuality: Homosexualities See Full Profile

Overall 4.6 Easiness 2.4 Workload 2.6 Clarity 3.7 Helpfulness 4.0

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OK-- I did not take Anthropology 134 with Dr. Nardi, but Bruinwalk doesn't have Honors Collegium 25, so I randomly selected whatever course.

Honors 25 is basically a programming class, and that's what your homework is going to be, working with html and javascript. Some are challenging, but mostly they don't end up complicated, because Dr. Nardi helps you with them. Just ask. Btw, he is very nice and is also easy on the eyes.

The thing that I didn't like about his class is the grading. We never knew the grades we got per assignment. His exams are also a little hard to study for. On the midterm I got an A- (it was a computer-based exam that was quite confusing, and the average was pretty low on it). Never knew what I got on the final, although after toiling on the book (the textbook was a little boring), and with Nardi's book (I liked this one, it was an easy read), I'm pretty sure I did very, very well on that final. I ended up with an A- in the class. I wish I got an A, but hey, A- is cool.

(Feb. 22, 2009)
ANTHRO M186
Formal Modeling and Simulations in Social Sciences Full Profile > 5.0 Overall 2.0 Easiness 2.5 Workload 3.5 Clarity 4.2 Helpfulness
If there is ever a professor at UCLA that should be Fired, it would be Dario Nardi. His nArcissistic attitude combined with apathy towards teachinG mak... (June 24, 2005)
ANTHRO M186
Formal Modeling and Simulations in Social Sciences See Full Profile

Overall 5.0 Easiness 2.0 Workload 2.5 Clarity 3.5 Helpfulness 4.2

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If there is ever a professor at UCLA that should be Fired, it would be Dario Nardi. His nArcissistic attitude combined with apathy towards teachinG makes his class terrible. This is the only class that I have taken in my entire 2 years at UCLA in which I can honestly say that I did not learn anything. As Far As knowledGe, Dario has it, but does not Feel that his students will comprehend. So instead of providing lesson plAns and helpful assignments, busy work is provided. The end result is a terrible course to say the least. Theories are water downed, paraphrased, and there is no text book. Dario is much more interested in being seen as "cool" than teaching, maybe he should re-think his proFession and become a middle school teAcher where this attitude fits better. Also, it is interestinG that the students who are normally at the top of classes are at the bottom of Dario\355s. Maybe he is just trying to make the other students feel smarter. The course overall was terribly taught and had no materials that were useful. He is the First teacher at UCLA I hAve ever taken the time to write a neGative review for. I normally only write reviews for good classes and let the bad ones go, however; Dario needed this review. ONLY TAKE ONE OF DARIO\355S CLASSES IF YOU DO NOT CARE ABOUT EDUCATION AND WANT A B.S. GRADE OR LIKE TO SUCK UP FOR GOOD GRADES. My feelings for Dario are here AS YOU CAN SEE.

(June 24, 2005)
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ANTHRO 495
Teaching Anthropology Full Profile > 4.5 Overall 2.3 Easiness 2.5 Workload 3.8 Clarity 4.3 Helpfulness
Had him for HNRS 25. Great class, with one of the most interesting curricula I've had at UCLA. Granted, it was an Honors class, but Nardi did a great ... (Jan. 14, 2010)
ANTHRO 495
Teaching Anthropology See Full Profile

Overall 4.5 Easiness 2.3 Workload 2.5 Clarity 3.8 Helpfulness 4.3

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Had him for HNRS 25. Great class, with one of the most interesting curricula I've had at UCLA. Granted, it was an Honors class, but Nardi did a great job of inspiring class discussion. He also brought in a tremendous amount of additional knowledge and wisdom to the course in his teachings. I highly recommend this class and this professor for anyone who is even remotely interested in the subject.

(Jan. 14, 2010)
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