History of Capitalism in American Economy
Fall 2016 - I LOVE THIS PROFESSOR! he is wonderful. he is so knowledgable and he makes econ so much easier to understand. He uses articles to relate to what he's teaching which really helped me learn the concepts. I will say that it is a lot more math than you would expect for a course titled history of capitalism, but he does the math in class to help you understand the point of what he's teaching, and the best part is that he doesn't make you do nonsense algebra, you just take derivatives to understand what you're learning. He is one of the only econ professors at UCLA that understands how much students struggle in this major and he really focuses on concepts and not just daunting, annoying math or algebra. One midterm 25%, homework assignments in lab is 25% and the lab isn't time consuming at all, one final that's 50%, and if you do better on the final he'll usually put more weight on that.
Spring 2020 - Highly recommend this class. Chris is an excellent professor who is genuinely passionate about teaching. All his assignments were very reasonable and clear, and he's really helpful during office horus too. This is an essay-based rather than exams-based class which is a nice change from the Econ prereqs. I wish he taught more electives, I would take every Econ class with Chris if I could!