All Ratings and Reviews for Georgiana Galateanu
Professor Galateanu is an excellent professor. I've had her for two classes (Culture and Society in East Central Europe and Women and Literature in the Balkans ) and in both I learned so much. The literature was all short stories, which were incredibly written and often very moving. The historical readings for both classes were at times challenging (because you study so many different countries), but Professor Galateanu goes out of her way to give you handouts, outlines, and explanations to make sure you understand everything. Additionally, her personal stories give you insight into the lives of people who lived through Communism--nowhere else can you get such a direct and candid perspective. No professor works harder that Professor Galateanu for her students. I can't wait to study with her again.
I took her fall 06. She truly is a great educator. Very fun, intuitive, and approachable. You learn both from her lectures and her stories.
I have taken advanced Romanian with Prof Galateanu and she is just amazing!! She makes the classes interesting, she is personable, and yet you still learn and have a good time.
She does require you to read and do homework. It is not difficult if you pay attention in class. She prepares you for every test you take and will not give you something that you have not seen before. She may have pop quizes, but for those as long as you did the reading you are fine. But always she has the students interests in mind. I recommend her to anyone to have a teacher that loves teaching and helping students
prof galateanu is the most amazing phenomenal professor ever in the whole wide world. all you have to do is do the reading (which is just the right amount to actually learn something but not to overwhelm you and it's really really good reading) and go to class...seriously that's it...it's such a freaking good class.
Professor Galateanu is a true educator. She genuinely cares about her students learning and she is available to help if you are having difficulty. Her classes are well prepared and she is extremely knowledgeable about the subject matter. Not only that, but she is never boring and I actually looked forward to going to class. Even if you think you might not be interested in Romanian or Eastern Europe, taking a class with her will change that because her enthusiasm is infectious. I have taken 3 of her classes and audited several others, and I can truly say that Prof. Galateanu is a hidden treasure at UCLA. Make sure to take at least one class with Galateanu before you graduate!
class was great. i learned a lot!!
it was hard work, but well worth it. Professor Galateanu took the time for all of us to learn the material so we could all get it and move on to more difficult material and at a faster pace as 6 week course progressed! I would totally recommend Prof. Galateanu, she rocks!
I did not know what to expect, but I am glad i took this class. everyone should have at least one teacher who cares about them learning in their time at ucla!
I strongly recommend her!
Professor Galateanu is an excellent professor, which is something that I consider enormously valuable yet difficult to find at UCLA. She is a very approachable professor who is highly invested in her students\355 education; always making herself available for office hours and additional discussion of the material. In exchange, she is demanding and requires a high level of in-class participation. She encourages group work, useful in learning the complex material. I took two courses with the Professor, Romanian Literature and Eastern European Women, and found myself often referencing the material learned in these classes in other school projects as well as outside the classroom. The Eastern European Women course is great since it covers both literature as well as social science pieces written by or about the women of Eastern Europe. I highly recommend taking Professor Galateanu.
You MUST take a class with Professor Galateanu! Out of my four years at UCLA she was hands down my favorite. She has a great spirit-always smiling and eager to teach and help students. The class had a light hearted feeling, where everyone felt comfortable particpating, and yet I found I retained more information then any of my other courses. Beyond being an outstanding and concerned professor, Galateanu is also very real, and will share her personal and relevant experiences with the class. I never realized what a difference this can make. Additionally, the readings she picks out are interesting and managable-a rare combination. You may not think you are at all interested in Eastern Europe, but you will be after you take Galateanu! Believe me, I ended up doing an independent study with her after the course.
I think you will not go wrong by taking a class with prof. Galateanu. She is very interactive and well prepared. Does not matter if you are not interested in Romanian. It will be a great experience for you. I took 4 classes with her and I wish I have taken more...:)
I took seven courses in the Romanian literature and language with Prof. Galateanu. Prof. Galateanu's command of the subject matter was always excellent, her organization and presentation of the material effective, and her enthusiasm contagious. Her classes were always well prepared, and she made a great use of the class time. Prof. Galateanu has very good interpersonal skills, she is concerned about students' learning, receptive to questions, and extremely generous with her time. I would highly recomment her courses to all interested in the Romanian language and culture.
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