Variable Topics in Religion
Fall 2016 - Gillespie is a great professor. Honestly, I did not find the material super interesting. Had this been a normal professor I probably would have spent more than half of each lecture zoned out, however, his lecturing style is super engaging. He is super passionate about what he is teaching and this is what makes the class fun. If you are willing to work you will get at least an A- , but the material is dense. He is super helpful and will always be willing to work with you if you put in the effort. Overall, I thought he was a great professor. If I had of been more interested in the material it probably would have been one of my favorite classes taken at UCLA so far.
Winter 2017 - Review for M E St M50B!!!!! Donald is such a nice person! He is very clear about his background and his expectations, and you can tell he really loved what he was teaching! The lectures themselves are easy to listen to and at times are a bit boring. He uses slides that contain all the info you need and posts them on CCLE, so if you miss a class, its no big deal! The midterm and final were really easy (As on both) and he posted a study guide for each but the paper was a little more difficult. We had to write a 7-8 page research paper and for someone who isn't particularly amazing at writing, that proved to be the most challenging part of the class. The key is to start early! Overall, I would highly recommend, especially if you find this stuff interesting!!