Stephen Frank

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HIST 1C
Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa 1715 to the Present Full Profile > 2.6 Overall 2.1 Easiness 1.6 Workload 2.6 Clarity 1.4 Helpfulness
Prof. Frank was the first prof. that I had at UCLA. His lectures were slow, boring, pre-written,...
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Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa 1715 to the Present See Full Profile

Overall 2.6 Easiness 2.1 Workload 1.6 Clarity 2.6 Helpfulness 1.4

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Prof. Frank was the first prof. that I had at UCLA. His lectures were slow, boring, pre-written, and included dry jokes with no correlation to the course. Certain people in the class would not be quiet in the front row, disrupting all of our learning and the prof. would not do anything about it. Perhaps he is better teaching upper division courses... but I do not recommend taking any of his lower division courses. I could not stay awake for a single lecture. If all the history professors are like this at UCLA, I may seriously consider switching majors.

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Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars Full Profile > 2.0 Overall 2.0 Easiness 1.4 Workload 2.8 Clarity 1.4 Helpfulness
I had him for a fiat lux about the Romanov's, and he is by far the worst professor I have ever had....
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Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars See Full Profile

Overall 2.0 Easiness 2.0 Workload 1.4 Clarity 2.8 Helpfulness 1.4

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I had him for a fiat lux about the Romanov's, and he is by far the worst professor I have ever had. I would do anything to avoid ever having him again. I am a very conscientious student; I don't rate a professor badly just because he demands a lot of his students. Frank literally insulted us, and when we weren't jumping to answer his belligerent questions he yelled at us for not doing the reading (which was 50 pgs for a fiat lux) and kicked us all out (although we actually had done all the reading). I dropped the class after the 4th week, and everyone I know who stayed in regrets it, as he is failing almost everyone in the class and still insults them, while the readings are now 100 pgs a week. For a fiat lux. Rude, demanding while assuming the worst of all his students, and not even teaching anything in our fiat lux, I urge everyone who sees his name on a class listing to RUN AWAY. seriously.

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HIST 121D
History of Modern Europe: Bourgeois Century, 1815 to 1914 Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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History of Modern Europe: Bourgeois Century, 1815 to 1914 See Full Profile

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History of Low Countries Full Profile > 2.2 Overall 2.5 Easiness 2.0 Workload 2.0 Clarity 1.5 Helpfulness
why, as an econ major, i chose to take this class i don't know, what i do know is that this class...
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History of Low Countries See Full Profile

Overall 2.2 Easiness 2.5 Workload 2.0 Clarity 2.0 Helpfulness 1.5

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why, as an econ major, i chose to take this class i don't know, what i do know is that this class was the bane of my existence. As a lecturer, he is not horrible, but his lectures were. The material is undeniably boring, consisting mainly of agricultural, social and industrial revolution. The material is rather dry, and he makes no effort to inspire interest. The readings are excessive, and you're tested solely on whether you have completed and are able to memorize all of them. His sense of humor does not actually result in humor, but annoyance as he desperately and persistantly tries to make lame jokes. His idea of funny is interupting the lecture to point out a girl in the class who had a bandage on her chin, asking "What's on your face?" The material covered is boring, he is a harsh grader and does little when students seek him for help. Avoid him.

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History of Russia: Imperial Russia from Peter the Great to Nicholas II Full Profile > 2.4 Overall 1.8 Easiness 1.8 Workload 2.4 Clarity 1.6 Helpfulness
This professor was really a nightmare. His lecture is incredibly dry minus the jokes he...
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History of Russia: Imperial Russia from Peter the Great to Nicholas II See Full Profile

Overall 2.4 Easiness 1.8 Workload 1.8 Clarity 2.4 Helpfulness 1.6

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This professor was really a nightmare. His lecture is incredibly dry minus the jokes he occasionally drops in. Takes roll every class, and gives a take home essay for the final along an in class midterm. The Midterm was a 10 ID question format out of about 100 terms, all of the 10 he chose were not on his study guide, and fairly obscure. Very hard grader on the final paper, all in all don't take this class.

HIST 127D
History of Russia: Culture and Society in Imperial Russia Full Profile > 2.2 Overall 2.5 Easiness 2.2 Workload 2.7 Clarity 1.3 Helpfulness
If you want to pull your hair out and cry for a quarter, take his class. He's the worst professor...
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History of Russia: Culture and Society in Imperial Russia See Full Profile

Overall 2.2 Easiness 2.5 Workload 2.2 Clarity 2.7 Helpfulness 1.3

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If you want to pull your hair out and cry for a quarter, take his class. He's the worst professor in the world! The workload is enormous! You're reading about 200 pages a week. His lectures can be interesting, but your hand will hurt by the end of class trying to keep up with him. He has office hours, but he won't reaturn emails even when he says he will. He seems approachable, even nice in person, but he doesn't care about his students. I think he's super jaded and although he knows a lot about Russia, he really needs to get out of teaching.

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Undergraduate Variable Topics Research Seminars: History -- Europe Full Profile > 2.2 Overall 1.5 Easiness 1.5 Workload 2.5 Clarity 1.8 Helpfulness
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Undergraduate Variable Topics Research Seminars: History -- Europe See Full Profile

Overall 2.2 Easiness 1.5 Workload 1.5 Clarity 2.5 Helpfulness 1.8

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