Life: Concepts and Issues

Life Sciences department

Jay Phelan

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Life: Concepts and Issues

Life Sciences department

Jay Phelan

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Ratings

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Overall 4.5
Good
Hard
Easiness of class 3.2
Easy
Heavy
Workload 3.2
Light
Not Clear
Clarity of professor 4.5
Clear
Not Helpful
Helpfulness of professor 4.6
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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Is Podcasted
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Participation Matters
  • Has Group Projects
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Tough Tests

Grades

Winter 2016
26.4%
22.0%
17.6%
13.2%
8.8%
4.4%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2016
27.1%
22.6%
18.1%
13.5%
9.0%
4.5%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2015
26.7%
22.2%
17.8%
13.3%
8.9%
4.4%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2015
27.8%
23.2%
18.5%
13.9%
9.3%
4.6%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2015
27.6%
23.0%
18.4%
13.8%
9.2%
4.6%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2014
26.1%
21.7%
17.4%
13.0%
8.7%
4.3%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2014
26.7%
22.2%
17.8%
13.3%
8.9%
4.4%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2014
26.5%
22.1%
17.7%
13.3%
8.8%
4.4%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2013
25.7%
21.5%
17.2%
12.9%
8.6%
4.3%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2013
26.7%
22.3%
17.8%
13.4%
8.9%
4.5%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2013
22.8%
19.0%
15.2%
11.4%
7.6%
3.8%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2012
29.4%
24.5%
19.6%
14.7%
9.8%
4.9%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2009
31.9%
26.6%
21.2%
15.9%
10.6%
5.3%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2006
33.7%
28.0%
22.4%
16.8%
11.2%
5.6%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted April 11, 2017 Grade Received: P

Selling Mean Genes PDF and the Quizzes for $5 each. Text 925-639-3327 for more info.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted April 7, 2017 Grade Received: N/A

Selling What Is Life? A Guide To Biology, with Physiology, 3rd edition & Mean Genes for $45. Also selling a pretty great in-depth midterm and final study guide. Text me at (323) 318-0921.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted April 6, 2017 Grade Received: A+

Selling What is Life textbook (3rd edition & with physiology) for $30!!! Text me if interested (562)682-0293

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted April 3, 2017 Grade Received: A

So the class is actually pretty hard. I am ashamed to say I am a south campus major and I was having trouble with this course. However, he is so nice and generous. I got a 78% on the midterm and a 68% on the final and was able to pull an A. The TAs are unnecessarily picky which makes the class suffer. I got a 33/40 on the debate when I wrecked the other side with straight facts. Furthermore, I got a 27/30 for participation when I was the only person participating. Yeah so I was pretty salty with TA,

Selling all problem set answers in PDF form for only $5, past exams( around 10) for $5, and the textbook (3rd edition) for $70. Please text me at1 (818) 961-7017 if interested.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted April 3, 2017 Grade Received: B+

His class is a class where you learn a lot of different things ranging from reciprocal altruism to how caffeine affects the chemicals in your brain to the scientific method. His quizzes are easily doable, his tests are not -- STUDY. Also, do not make the mistake I made on the midterm -- do NOT write on the back (it will not be graded, cost me an A). Last but not least, go to class...some of the material he talks about in class that is not in the textbooks is in his exams.

I am selling the What is Life w Physiology 3rd ed Loose Leaf, midterm and review session notes, class notes and problem sets/handouts for $55. Email me at [email protected]

Quarter Taken: Fall 2016 Submitted April 2, 2017 Grade Received: B

Took this class my first quarter at UCLA and it was my favorite class. The content is super interesting. Phelan is great, he actually made the lectures enjoyable. My TA was a tough grader but I ended up with a B. Just go to all the lectures, read, and you should be fine!
Selling my mean genes book, email me if interested! [email protected]

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted March 31, 2017 Grade Received: N/A

This class is honestly the most amazing class you will take as an elective or a pre-req. He is so insightful and really cares about his class. There are problem sets every week that he uses as easy points on a quiz for you to help boost your grade. There is one midterm and one final and basically, even though this class is great and interesting, still take the midterms and final seriously, there is a lot of material. If you're looking to BUY THE TEXTBOOKS, I am selling What is Life and Mean Genes . 818-370-2470. Text me!

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted March 22, 2017 Grade Received: A

I LOVE PROFESSOR PHELAN. I created a bruinwalk account just to leave a dank review for him. He is an amazing professor, and by far the best professor I've ever encountered so far in UCLA. I truly admire his passion and love for science. His lectures aren't dull at all, but rather engaging and fun. The discussions aren't bad either; weekly quizzes and a mini debate. The topics for the debates are very controversial, but interesting overall. Honestly, the exams can be tough, but he uses curve so it's shouldn't be that bad. Overall, the class itself was so worth it and I would definitely take another class with Phelan!

Quarter Taken: Fall 2016 Submitted March 1, 2017 Grade Received: A

The workload was light. We only had one debate (pair work) and a mini quiz every week. The quizzes were VERY short (took about 5-10 minutes at most) and the questions were taken from the handouts. The exams were a bit challenging, but if you study the past papers you should be fine. Also, Prof. Phelan had a review session before both midterm and final, and it was quite helpful. I read the textbook and I thought the exams weren't that bad, but I know people who didn't read the textbook at all and they still got an A. Overall his class was really engaging. It was fun and not much work. Definitely take this class if you can:)

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted Feb. 23, 2017 Grade Received: A

This might be the best class I have ever taken. The content is extremely interesting and Phelan is phenomenal. As long as you go to class and pay attention, it really is not a difficult class.

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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Is Podcasted
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Participation Matters
  • Has Group Projects
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Tough Tests
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