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C&EE ST 19
Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars Full Profile > 4.8 Overall 2.6 Easiness 3.0 Workload 4.6 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness
I took CEESTD 91 with Professor Galateanu during winter quarter. She is an amazing! Not only does...
C&EE ST 19
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Overall 4.8 Easiness 2.6 Workload 3.0 Clarity 4.6 Helpfulness 5.0

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I took CEESTD 91 with Professor Galateanu during winter quarter. She is an amazing! Not only does she teach the material very well, but she incorporates her own stories throughout the course which made the course more interesting. She was always very concerned about whether or not the class was understanding the material and she was always available outside of office hours. I was not at all interested in Eastern Europe when I enrolled in the class but Professor Galateanu made me want to know more. The readings for the class were very straight forward and easy to understand. She is one of the best professors I have ever had! Take her class!!!!

SLAVC 90
Introduction to Slavic Civilization Full Profile > 4.7 Overall 2.4 Easiness 2.4 Workload 4.6 Clarity 4.6 Helpfulness
Took CEESTD 91 with Prof. Galateanu Winter '14. She's truly an incredible professor and she has...
SLAVC 90
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Overall 4.7 Easiness 2.4 Workload 2.4 Clarity 4.6 Helpfulness 4.6

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Took CEESTD 91 with Prof. Galateanu Winter '14.
She's truly an incredible professor and she has some awesome information to teach you...BUT.
If you're not inclined towards history in general or if readings aren't really your thing, think twice about this class. There are a lot of reviews here saying this is an easy GEā€”this is really only true if you're a little more north campus than south. If you find the topic interesting you'll have a great time in this class, but if not, be prepared for a very, very rough quarter.

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ROMANIA 90
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ROMANIA 90
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C&EE ST 91
Culture and Society in Central and Eastern Europe Full Profile > 4.1 Overall 3.1 Easiness 2.9 Workload 4.1 Clarity 4.4 Helpfulness
Professor Galateanu really brought this class to life with her personal stories about living in...
C&EE ST 91
Culture and Society in Central and Eastern Europe See Full Profile

Overall 4.1 Easiness 3.1 Workload 2.9 Clarity 4.1 Helpfulness 4.4

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Professor Galateanu really brought this class to life with her personal stories about living in Communist Romania. This class had a good balance of lecture, class discussion, group presentations, and slide shows. I thought the movies that we watched for class were a good complement to the reading...but what drew me most to the class was Galateanu's genuine interest in the subject matter - as well as her students. She always welcomes questions and encourages students to email her/ see her after class for help. If this weren't my last quarter at UCLA, I would take more of her classes!

SLAVC 99
Student Research Program Full Profile > 4.6 Overall 2.1 Easiness 2.4 Workload 4.6 Clarity 4.6 Helpfulness
I took CEE STD 91 as a GE. This class is awesome. I cannot stand taking history classes, but...
SLAVC 99
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Overall 4.6 Easiness 2.1 Workload 2.4 Clarity 4.6 Helpfulness 4.6

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I took CEE STD 91 as a GE. This class is awesome. I cannot stand taking history classes, but professor Galateanu is so passionate and knowledgeable, that the class is almost enjoyable for me to attend. That's a big deal. She is so focused on making sure you learn because the the class size is small. I definitely recommend taking it if you are tired of large lectures paired with discussions. As a bonus, the class is very doable. Take her. She's a lovely woman.

ROMANIA 101A
Elementary Romanian Full Profile > 4.7 Overall 3.9 Easiness 4.2 Workload 4.6 Clarity 4.7 Helpfulness
I took Romanian 101A-C with Prof. Galateanu, and she is undoubtedly among the best professors at...
Fall Quarter 2015
ROMANIA 101A
Elementary Romanian See Full Profile

Overall 4.7 Easiness 3.9 Workload 4.2 Clarity 4.6 Helpfulness 4.7

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I took Romanian 101A-C with Prof. Galateanu, and she is undoubtedly among the best professors at UCLA. She is incredibly intelligent, is passionate about and dedicated to teaching Romanian, and her enthusiasm for imparting knowledge is readily apparent and rubs off onto the rest of the class. She always encourages students to seek her help with any material that they find difficult or challenging, and is a genuinely kind person.

She structures the lessons and textbook (which she herself wrote) toward native English speakers which makes Romanian, in my opinion, the best option for fulfilling your foreign language requirement at UCLA. Her book explains the grammatical concepts needed to grasp Romanian grammar, which is incredibly help (since, in my experience, English grammar isn't taught in the US anymore). The workload, tests, etc. are all reasonable by UCLA standards as long as you are willing to put in a real effort. One thing that I particularly loved about the class is that Prof. Galateanu incorporates a lot of material about different aspects of Romanian culture into every lesson. In addition to learning the language we learned about Romanian history, customs, etc. throughout the course. I cannot recommend this course enough, taking it will be one of the best decisions you make at UCLA.

I imagine that the summer course is fantastic (Romanian 103), but if you see that Romanian 101A-C are being offered during the school year I'd personally recommend taking the full year course as it provides much more time and opportunity to study in depth and retain what you learn. That said if the summer course is your only opportunity to take Romanian then absolutely go for it!

As mentioned in reviews for some of her other classes such as C&EE 91 (which I also had the privilege of taking and loved. I highly recommend it when it is offered in the Spring), you will get a letter grade in accordance with the amount of effort that you put in. Prof. Galateanu is without a doubt one of the most fair professors you will find at UCLA, but unfortunately some students feel that they are entitled to a good grade no matter what and have decided to blame the professor for their grades rather than their own laziness. If you take the course seriously, do the Romanian practice exercises and homework from the course reader, study for the exams, and pay attention/participate in class, yes you will receive a good grade but even more importantly, you will actually learn Romanian AND have fun! If you put in zero effort, the grade you receive will reflect that. Students at UCLA shouldn't have to be told that this is how school (and the rest of the real world) works.

Fall Quarter 2015
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ROMANIA 101B
Elementary Romanian Full Profile > 5.0 Overall 4.0 Easiness 3.0 Workload 5.0 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness
Note: this is my review from 101A, which is just as applicable to 101B. I took Romanian 101A-C...
Winter Quarter 2016
ROMANIA 101B
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Overall 5.0 Easiness 4.0 Workload 3.0 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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Note: this is my review from 101A, which is just as applicable to 101B.

I took Romanian 101A-C with Prof. Galateanu, and she is undoubtedly among the best professors at UCLA. She is incredibly intelligent, is passionate about and dedicated to teaching Romanian, and her enthusiasm for imparting knowledge is readily apparent and rubs off onto the rest of the class. She always encourages students to seek her help with any material that they find difficult or challenging, and is a genuinely kind person.

She structures the lessons and textbook (which she herself wrote) toward native English speakers which makes Romanian, in my opinion, the best option for fulfilling your foreign language requirement at UCLA. Her book explains the grammatical concepts needed to grasp Romanian grammar, which is incredibly help (since, in my experience, English grammar isn't taught in the US anymore). The workload, tests, etc. are all reasonable by UCLA standards as long as you are willing to put in a real effort. One thing that I particularly loved about the class is that Prof. Galateanu incorporates a lot of material about different aspects of Romanian culture into every lesson. In addition to learning the language we learned about Romanian history, customs, etc. throughout the course. I cannot recommend this course enough, taking it will be one of the best decisions you make at UCLA.

I imagine that the summer course is fantastic (Romanian 103), but if you see that Romanian 101A-C are being offered during the school year I'd personally recommend taking the full year course as it provides much more time and opportunity to study in depth and retain what you learn. That said if the summer course is your only opportunity to take Romanian then absolutely go for it!

As mentioned in reviews for some of her other classes such as C&EE 91 (which I also had the privilege of taking and loved. I highly recommend it when it is offered in the Spring), you will get a letter grade in accordance with the amount of effort that you put in. Prof. Galateanu is without a doubt one of the most fair professors you will find at UCLA, but unfortunately some students feel that they are entitled to a good grade no matter what and have decided to blame the professor for their grades rather than their own laziness. If you take the course seriously, do the Romanian practice exercises and homework from the course reader, study for the exams, and pay attention/participate in class, yes you will receive a good grade but even more importantly, you will actually learn Romanian AND have fun! If you put in zero effort, the grade you receive will reflect that. Students at UCLA shouldn't have to be told that this is how school (and the rest of the real world) works.

Winter Quarter 2016
ROMANIA 103
Intensive Elementary Romanian Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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ROMANIA 152
Survey of Romanian Literature Full Profile > 4.7 Overall 2.3 Easiness 2.3 Workload 4.4 Clarity 4.7 Helpfulness
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ROMANIA 152
Survey of Romanian Literature See Full Profile

Overall 4.7 Easiness 2.3 Workload 2.3 Clarity 4.4 Helpfulness 4.7

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HNRS 165
Women and Literature in Southeastern Europe Full Profile > 4.3 Overall 2.6 Easiness 2.1 Workload 4.4 Clarity 4.3 Helpfulness
Honors 165 was a great class! By far one of my top 5 classes at UCLA. Professor Galateanu brought...
HNRS 165
Women and Literature in Southeastern Europe See Full Profile

Overall 4.3 Easiness 2.6 Workload 2.1 Clarity 4.4 Helpfulness 4.3

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Honors 165 was a great class! By far one of my top 5 classes at UCLA. Professor Galateanu brought insight to real life in south-eastern Europe. The added history focus was also refreshing because women's studies lacks "history of women classes" to date. Moreover, the literature we read for class was unique, interesting, and brought me to countries I've never been before and now want to visit. I appreciated this class very much and have wonderful memory of Professor Galateanu. Thus, I hope to cross paths with her again...

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