Anthony R Friscia
Department of General Education Clusters
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4.5
Overall Rating
Based on 23 Users
Easiness 3.5 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.2 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.3 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.4 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again
  • Needs Textbook
  • Is Podcasted

GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS

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

34.1%
28.4%
22.7%
17.0%
11.4%
5.7%
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A
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

24.5%
20.4%
16.3%
12.2%
8.2%
4.1%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

21.7%
18.1%
14.5%
10.9%
7.2%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

24.2%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

25.8%
21.5%
17.2%
12.9%
8.6%
4.3%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

26.9%
22.4%
17.9%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

28.8%
24.0%
19.2%
14.4%
9.6%
4.8%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

23.4%
19.5%
15.6%
11.7%
7.8%
3.9%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: A
Oct. 2, 2020

This part of the cluster was less interesting but much easier for me. So basically 70A, the first quarter, is focused on the history of the universe so it has more to do with space and stuff... which is what my interests are. The second quarter focuses on the evolution of life. There's a lot of interesting stuff– reminds me of bio in high school. So it was a lot of stuff that's commonly known but with more detail. So it's easier to follow bc its not all new stuff like the first quarter. So yeah overall this quarter was easier but less intriguing to me. Friscia's nice though- he graded my final paper and met with me to help.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A-
April 1, 2020

This class was definitely easier than 70A but still felt disorganized and a bit chaotic. Lawrence is the hardest teacher out of all of them to follow and its so weird having 4 professors teaching one class. It makes it difficult to follow when they each have their own teaching style. I wasn't particularly fond of this class but I guess it's worth it to be done with my science GEs

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Quarter: Winter 2016
Grade: A-
Nov. 3, 2017

Dr. Friscia, Dr. McKeegan, and Dr. Ellingson are the main lecturers during the second quarter of the cluster. I really enjoyed ALL of them, especially Dr. Ellingson. They definitely try to keep the course engaging and interesting despite covering some heavier topics. While they can occasionally move through slides a bit quickly, they do podcast the lectures (and the exam review sessions) and post the slides, so if you missed anything, you can check the course website.

This class is geared toward non-STEM majors, so the material does not go too in depth, and the tests are pretty straightforward with few conceptual questions. There is one midterm and one final as well as weekly quizzes that are submitted online before lecture. The median on the midterm was 86%. They do keep track of attendance via iClickers, but they are pretty lenient. You can get a good participation grade as long as you attend a majority of the lectures.

In terms of the sections, I did find them to be a bit dry. However, they are pretty easy and my TA (Teni Adewumi) was super nice and very lenient. There is one paper that you have to do, but it's pretty easy, and you are guided through the process throughout the semester. Truthfully, the grading of your paper depends on your assigned grader - some graders are more harsh than others.

Overall, this is a pretty easy (but engaging!) GE cluster with professors who are really knowledgable and put a great amount of effort into making the cluster enjoyable.

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Quarter: Winter 2015
Grade: A
Sept. 26, 2016

Friscia is a dynamic, interesting lecturer. He's the lead guy of this class and has clearly been running it for a while. He and Ellingson are a great pair, and you can learn a lot from him. Just put in the time and you'll be fine.

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Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: A
Oct. 2, 2020

This part of the cluster was less interesting but much easier for me. So basically 70A, the first quarter, is focused on the history of the universe so it has more to do with space and stuff... which is what my interests are. The second quarter focuses on the evolution of life. There's a lot of interesting stuff– reminds me of bio in high school. So it was a lot of stuff that's commonly known but with more detail. So it's easier to follow bc its not all new stuff like the first quarter. So yeah overall this quarter was easier but less intriguing to me. Friscia's nice though- he graded my final paper and met with me to help.

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0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A-
April 1, 2020

This class was definitely easier than 70A but still felt disorganized and a bit chaotic. Lawrence is the hardest teacher out of all of them to follow and its so weird having 4 professors teaching one class. It makes it difficult to follow when they each have their own teaching style. I wasn't particularly fond of this class but I guess it's worth it to be done with my science GEs

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Winter 2016
Grade: A-
Nov. 3, 2017

Dr. Friscia, Dr. McKeegan, and Dr. Ellingson are the main lecturers during the second quarter of the cluster. I really enjoyed ALL of them, especially Dr. Ellingson. They definitely try to keep the course engaging and interesting despite covering some heavier topics. While they can occasionally move through slides a bit quickly, they do podcast the lectures (and the exam review sessions) and post the slides, so if you missed anything, you can check the course website.

This class is geared toward non-STEM majors, so the material does not go too in depth, and the tests are pretty straightforward with few conceptual questions. There is one midterm and one final as well as weekly quizzes that are submitted online before lecture. The median on the midterm was 86%. They do keep track of attendance via iClickers, but they are pretty lenient. You can get a good participation grade as long as you attend a majority of the lectures.

In terms of the sections, I did find them to be a bit dry. However, they are pretty easy and my TA (Teni Adewumi) was super nice and very lenient. There is one paper that you have to do, but it's pretty easy, and you are guided through the process throughout the semester. Truthfully, the grading of your paper depends on your assigned grader - some graders are more harsh than others.

Overall, this is a pretty easy (but engaging!) GE cluster with professors who are really knowledgable and put a great amount of effort into making the cluster enjoyable.

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Quarter: Winter 2015
Grade: A
Sept. 26, 2016

Friscia is a dynamic, interesting lecturer. He's the lead guy of this class and has clearly been running it for a while. He and Ellingson are a great pair, and you can learn a lot from him. Just put in the time and you'll be fine.

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4.5
Overall Rating
Based on 23 Users
Easiness 3.5 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.2 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.3 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.4 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
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  • Engaging Lectures
    (9)
  • Often Funny
    (9)
  • Would Take Again
    (9)
  • Needs Textbook
    (8)
  • Is Podcasted
    (6)
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