Introduction to Information Studies

Ramesh Srinivasan

Introduction to Information Studies

Information Studies department

Ramesh Srinivasan

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Easiness of class 3.5
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  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Participation Matters
  • Would Take Again

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Grades

Winter 2017
44.1%
36.8%
29.4%
22.1%
14.7%
7.4%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2017
60.9%
50.7%
40.6%
30.4%
20.3%
10.1%
0.0%
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A
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2016
30.8%
25.6%
20.5%
15.4%
10.3%
5.1%
0.0%
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A
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2016
35.7%
29.8%
23.8%
17.9%
11.9%
6.0%
0.0%
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D
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2015
26.3%
21.9%
17.5%
13.2%
8.8%
4.4%
0.0%
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A
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2015
20.0%
16.7%
13.3%
10.0%
6.7%
3.3%
0.0%
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A
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B
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2014
28.6%
23.8%
19.0%
14.3%
9.5%
4.8%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2013
23.1%
19.2%
15.4%
11.5%
7.7%
3.8%
0.0%
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A
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B
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D
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F

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

Spring 2010
36.4%
30.3%
24.2%
18.2%
12.1%
6.1%
0.0%
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A
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B
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F

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

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Winter 2018 Submitted April 4, 2018 Grade Received: B+

I really enjoyed this class. Srinivasan was very informative and passionate about what he was teaching. There were 2 short papers which you could complete at any point throughout the quarter and the final encompassed the major themes of the class in the form of three short in class responses. Would definitely recommend!

Quarter Taken: Fall 2016 Submitted Dec. 7, 2016 Grade Received: N/A

Professor Srinivasan is an excellent professor. His class was engaging and required thinking on a high level. He is very passionate about the topics we discuss and so lectures are interestig. He also runs the class in a way that allows students to learn from one another through participation. Reading might get a little excessive, but most of them are really interesting. It is also easy to get an A, just do the readings and participate. He is a very lenient grader and really cares about his students doing well. So he will do everything he can to give you a better grade!! Barely any assignments, just weekly readings, a blogpost and tweet.. Two short essays during the entire quarter and a final exam.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Feb. 3, 2015 Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Srinivasan is a fantastic instructor and definitely makes every attempt he can to engage with his students - The students below who are upset with rudeness have not really had the opportunity to engage with someone in a way where opinions are clearly and openly voiced. That creates the intimidation and insecurity they feel. Ramesh does give good grades however - but that's not beacuse of sucking up - it's probably some of our fellow bruins continuing to be insecure and not knowing how to learn in ways where they can grow.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Nov. 15, 2014 Grade Received: N/A

I agree with the reviewer above. I took Informational Studies 20, and felt that the professor was a little full of himself. I had a low grade because I would criticize his viewpoint on our weekly homework assignments and in class. I received an A-, but it was completely because I pretended to agree with him and support his viewpoint wholeheartedly on the final exam's essays. He is rude, and dismissive towards his students, but if you pretend you agree with him and let him believe you completely agree with everything he says, you can do well.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 25, 2010 Grade Received: N/A

I agree with the reviewer below 100%. I needed a social analysis GE last quarter, and this was the only one that fit in with my schedule. I have never met a "professor" who is so in love with himself. The 2 hour lecture/discussion was basically 110 minutes of the Ramesh show and then 10 minutes of two people sucking up by repeating his words. He seems to think that having a BS in industrial engineering makes him super special... it doesn't. I felt so much second hand embarrassment for him and the class he was trying so hard to impress. Please, if you are going to talk about information theory, don't get SNR wrong and don't call it a "transitor". It is a transistor, and a MOSFET is a type of transistor. He is very young, but so are many other professors at UCLA, and I've never met such a pompous ass.

He expected way too much for a GE. There was so much reading, and honestly a lot of it was dense pointless shit. This is a lower division class, and almost everyone here is taking it because they NEED to. There was more work to this class than any of the 4 other classes I was taking that quarter (including several upper division EE). Every part of this class was to make him feel better about himself. In the first class, the waitlist was full, and there were even more people in the classroom asking to be placed in (~35 maybe?). By fourth week, enrollment was 11/20.

This guy is too full of himself; he doesn't even have tenure yet, and I just feel that he is very immature, like he needs to remind his students every meeting that he is superior to us in every aspect. If you are okay with this, have no other classes, and want to practice brownnosing, then I suppose I can recommend Ramesh. I'm really sorry I ever met this guy.

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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Participation Matters
  • Would Take Again

Textbooks

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