Issues in Human Physiology: Diet and Exercise

Physiological Science department

Joseph Esdin

Issues in Human Physiology: Diet and Exercise

Physiological Science department

Joseph Esdin

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Overall 4.1
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Easiness of class 3.6
Easy
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Workload 3.4
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Clarity of professor 4.0
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Helpfulness of professor 3.9
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Tags

  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Uses Slides
  • Needs Textbook
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Would Take Again
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Often Funny

Grades

Fall 2016
44.7%
37.3%
29.8%
22.4%
14.9%
7.5%
0.0%
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A
A-
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B
B-
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D
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F

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

Winter 2016
52.6%
43.8%
35.1%
26.3%
17.5%
8.8%
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.

Spring 2016
50.1%
41.8%
33.4%
25.1%
16.7%
8.4%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
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D
D-
F

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

Summer 2016
52.2%
43.5%
34.8%
26.1%
17.4%
8.7%
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 2015
43.7%
36.4%
29.1%
21.8%
14.6%
7.3%
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 2015
35.2%
29.3%
23.4%
17.6%
11.7%
5.9%
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.

Spring 2015
43.2%
36.0%
28.8%
21.6%
14.4%
7.2%
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.

Summer 2015
51.1%
42.6%
34.0%
25.5%
17.0%
8.5%
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 2014
50.1%
41.8%
33.4%
25.1%
16.7%
8.4%
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 2014
28.9%
24.1%
19.3%
14.5%
9.6%
4.8%
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.

Spring 2014
43.1%
35.9%
28.7%
21.5%
14.4%
7.2%
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.

Summer 2014
31.6%
26.3%
21.1%
15.8%
10.5%
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 2013
25.9%
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
19.0%
15.8%
12.7%
9.5%
6.3%
3.2%
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
18.6%
15.5%
12.4%
9.3%
6.2%
3.1%
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.

Summer 2013
44.0%
36.7%
29.3%
22.0%
14.7%
7.3%
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 2012
17.3%
14.5%
11.6%
8.7%
5.8%
2.9%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
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B
B-
C+
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F

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

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Fall 2017 Submitted Dec. 9, 2017 Grade Received: N/A

Selling coarse reader for 40$
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Quarter Taken: Fall 2016 Submitted Oct. 16, 2017 Grade Received: A

Take this class and you will not regret it! Professor Esdin keeps lectures incredibly engaging and interesting even at 9am. Discussions only meet once every two weeks. Midterm and final are definitely doable if you keep up with course reader. Great class and you get to learn about something that can improve your health and lifestyle!

Quarter Taken: Fall 2016 Submitted Oct. 16, 2017 Grade Received: B+

Class material was not too difficult, mostly memorization. Lecture lacked clarity but course reader was clear.

Quarter Taken: Spring 2017 Submitted June 29, 2017 Grade Received: A+

Grading Scheme:
40 points - 2 Lecture quizzes
30 points - 3 Laboratory quizzes
25 points - Attendance and participation in laboratory
30 points - Attendance in lecture
100 points - Lifestyle assessment report
100 points - Workbook assignments
6 points - Course evaluation
150 points - Midterm
150 points - Final

Professor Esdin:
Professor Esdin is a really great professor. He genuinely cares about the subject and his students, especially with this class. I've taken him before for LS 2, and I've enjoyed both classes with him. He's very knowledgeable. For this class, he went very slowly since this counts as a science GE. Being a 3rd year, my science background is pretty on lock, so the class felt even slower for me. However, this can be very helpful for non-science majors. You need to buy a course reader, workbook, and iProfile for this class at the course reader store in Westwood. It was altogether VERY expensive, like way over $100. But they're all pretty necessary so I can't find a way to get around that. Most of the information from this class will be in the course reader, with some additional information from lecture.

TA Asif Razee:
There was only 1 TA for this class, and he is a pretty chill guy. He talks very authoritatively, which was a bit intimidating at first for me. But the labs that we do in this class are "fun" in the sense that it's not any serious work. Labs are mandatory, but they're only every other week.

2 Lecture Quizzes Grade: 40/40
These were on CCLE 2 random times in the quarter. They were both like less than 10 questions. He gives you a specific chapter of the workbook to focus on for the quiz and I think he gives you 10 minutes to complete it. It's really easy, just search for the keywords in the questions in the workbook while taking the quiz. No prior reading really necessary.

3 Laboratory Quizzes Grade: 30/30
These aren't really "quizzes" either because it's open note. For each lab, your TA will send you something to read and he'll give more details in lab. You'll basically use that information to answer the questions.

Attendance and Participation in Laboratory Grade: 25/25
Like I said, attendance is mandatory, and you just need to do all the activities in lab to get full marks.

Attendance in Lecture Grade: 29/30
So in the beginning of every lecture, he passes out sign-in sheets to put your ID and initials. I probably missed like 1/2 the lectures, but for the most part had friends sign me in. I had about 1.5 weeks unaccounted for. Once when I wasn't there, there were so few people there that he had everyone write their name and ID on a slip of paper and hand it to the front, then he randomly called some of them to see if they were actually here. So he's pretty serious about attendance, but you can get past it easily for the most part.

Lifestyle Assessment Report Grade: 100/100
So this assignment was pretty annoying. Using iProfile you had to record ALL of your activity and diet for 1 week, accounting for a full 24 hours each day. Try to do this early on so you don't get stuck doing it right before the deadline. They give you this giant instruction manual for how to format your data tables and calculate values. Basically just follow that and you should be good. You'll also need to go to Wooden/Bfit to do various fitness assessments. Some of these will be collected in lab, but most you need to do on your own. You also need to collect some family history of lifestyle diseases. I recommend you doing all that early too. These data will be due sometime in the middle of the quarter. You have to just print it out and bring it to lab and the TA will quickly check if you made any mistakes to fix later. Then you have to discuss and make recommendations for every piece of data. This took a bit longer than I expected, so just plan accordingly. The work is pretty easy, but it can be much. This is due in Week 10.

Workbook Assignments Grade: 100/100
The workbook covers most of the chapters of the quarter except for the last couple. I recommend working on it as you go through the chapters in lecture to not leave it until the very end of the quarter when it's due. Questions are multiple choice, fill in the blank, T/F, and short answer. As long as it's completed, I don't think they check too much for accuracy.

Course Evaluation Grade: 6/6
Just do it.

Midterm Grade: 143/150
So he told us the midterm would be 50 multiple choice questions, but it ended up being less, so I dunno how he calculated the final grade to be out of 150 points. But anyway, the tests were pretty easy. He asks some very particular questions from the workbook though, so I recommend condensing the workbook into notes and combining it with lecture notes to study from. I only started reading the workbook the night before the exam and studied it from then until the exam at night, and I did well. Just be sure to pay attention to every detail.

Final Grade: 147/150
As with the midterm, REALLY know the workbook. It was 50 multiple choice questions, and I remember one asked about something that was literally mentioned in one sentence in the workbook and nowhere else.

Overall Grade: A+
I felt like this class was very relevant and useful. If you want to learn more about how to live healthier and why, take this class. There is a lot of work in this class, but it's easy if you keep on top of it. The exams can be tricky, but if you literally take note of EVERYTHING in the workbook, you should do well. I highly recommend this class with Esdin.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted June 25, 2017 Grade Received: A-

PHYSCI 5 with Dr. Esdin is an easy science GE for less science inclined students. The class is manageable - lecture 3 times a week, and the lab is only held 4-5 times over the entire quarter, so it's an easy way to get lab credit. The midterm and final are tough but if you know what to expect (extremely detailed questions directly from the course reader) you can do well on them. The course reader is necessary for the midterm and final, and the workbook that comes with it gets turned in towards the end of the quarter. There is one project that is tedious but easy. The class is interesting because you learn about healthy habits in terms of diet and exercise, and how different habits affect your body and health. Dr. Esdin cares about his students and sometimes gives answers to test questions for showing up to class, as well as the points you get for showing up to lecture and signing in. However, sometimes the lectures and slides seem pointless because they are not nearly as detailed as the course reader, and course-reader level detail is necessary for the exams. The midterm and the final are both 50 minutes - there are three groups depending on what lab section you are in. Overall, and interesting and fair class!

Quarter Taken: Spring 2017 Submitted June 23, 2017 Grade Received: A

Let me just say I thought the course reader was very poorly written (no flow, poor English, random facts, lots of fluff). It was a pain to read.

I'm not sure what the word "easy" entails, but this class demands a lot of effort. You will be tested on random and specific details from the course reader. Because each question has five answer choices, which are typically quite similar, you'll probably guess it wrong.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2016 Submitted June 4, 2017 Grade Received: A

I think this class is just a way for Professor Esdin to make money. Like how else would you have 300 kids pay $100 for a textbook that is only useful for this class? But hey, the class is pretty easy overall so I can't complain. However the tests are, if not difficult, definitely not easy and very detailed-oriented. Make sure you're in an easy class. I got an 88% and got curved to an A. My friend in another quarter got a 92% and got a A-. Esdin is okay as a professor. Not my favorite but he isn't bad. The projects and quizzes are not too hard though so they shouldn't be a problem.

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

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Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted April 5, 2017 Grade Received: A

I am selling the Course Reader, Workbook, and iProfile for $50. Text me if interested (559) 827-8249

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

Great class to take! Fairly easy and straight forward. Got an A in the class :)
Selling all the required material for this class which includes the textbook, workbook, and the iprofile. Message me at (626)698-9197

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Tags

  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Uses Slides
  • Needs Textbook
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Would Take Again
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Often Funny
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