The Novel, 1832 to 1900

English department

Joseph A Dimuro

The Novel, 1832 to 1900

English department

Joseph A Dimuro

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Ratings

Bad
Overall 3.2
Good
Hard
Easiness of class 1.8
Easy
Heavy
Workload 1.5
Light
Not Clear
Clarity of professor 3.3
Clear
Not Helpful
Helpfulness of professor 3.0
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Grades

Fall 2009
20.9%
17.4%
14.0%
10.5%
7.0%
3.5%
0.0%
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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
25.0%
20.8%
16.7%
12.5%
8.3%
4.2%
0.0%
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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: Spring 2017 Submitted June 25, 2017 Grade Received: B

I took him for English 174A American Fiction from 1900-1945. He was a terrible teacher. His lectures were boring and always all over the place. He goes on tangents on trifling details and his expectations aren't clear. I'm almost certain that he didn't actually read our essays because he didn't really give feedback and most of our class got a terrible grade on the first essay. He dipped on his own final and had us take it online which was ridiculously disorganized because he didn't tell us about how long he expected our answers to be. Overall really slow and hard grader with no clear grading criteria. His lectures are monotonous and provide nearly no help in his assignments. Would avoid.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 18, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

Okay so I got a C+ in the class and I'm not wholly surprised I didn't do better than that. This guy is heavily organized (something I've never really seen in an English professor before), which made me kind of nervous because he never the class enough to where it could lighten the burden of the immense reading we had to undertake. Victorian novels are LONG...really...really LONG. I still haven't finished them all, but they are excellent novels and I enjoyed reading them. He's a real nice guy and works hard for his students and has enough to say no doubt about the subjects themselves. I wish I could've been a faster reader (3000+ pages WITHOUT his longer editions) so that I could've ace'd that final. It was all multiple choice and one essay. If you read the novels, it was a sure shot A. Of course I hadn't finished reading them so I got a C+ and nine others got an F. He's intense and I won't take him again, but if my G.P.A. wasn't on the line like it is, I would've taken him again in a heartbeat. To wish and be are the difference here. If you are willing to endorse the pain you can get an enjoyable A.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 5, 2008 Grade Received: N/A

I don't know what the heck happened in the other reviewers' classes that they would give this guy a bad evaluation. He is an incredibly sweet, adorable man, who is interesting, somewhat humorous, helpful and welcoming. I wish I had gone to his office hours earlier in the lecture, we had an amazing time together. He's very laid back, sometimes lets you turn in your papers after the due date without caring or penalizing, his lectures are a perfect mix of abstract and concrete thoughts, and I didn't find his tests and papers that hard or complicated. It was 2 short papers, one long one and two tests. If you have an issue with reading looooooong novels, however, don't take this class. Victorian novels are long - Middlemarch is a good 600+ pages.

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