Major Philosophers of 20th Century
Winter 2022 - loved this class! it was incredibly difficult and made me drop my philosophy major but prof hsu is just so sweet and really great at what he does. i was somehow able to understand wittgenstein’s unintelligibly philosophical investigations because he’s a great lecturer, takes his time with explanations and answers to questions, and is very organized. he is also very patient and understanding, and records his lectures. he does not require participation. it really allows you to learn at your own pace and not feel stressed out while trying to understand an already stressful topic. 11/10 professor, the content was difficult but he made it manageable :)
Winter 2019 - There is a lot of nightly reading for the class but the essays are short, however, there are three of them in addition to the final. You are given plenty of time to do each essay. The questions were a lot to answer but they weren't impossible. The final was in person and a study guide was given in advance. All test questions were on the study guide, but it was unknown how many would have to be known or other specifics. He does his best to answer all questions and is very willing to take questions. Lectures are pretty dry but he does stick to important information. He is an amusing person (he's a little weird) wish that came through in his lectures. Overall he's a nice guy who wants you to succeed, but it's a class at UCLA, it requires a lot of work.