Chris Surro

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ECON 1
Principles of Economics Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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ECON 1
Principles of Economics See Full Profile

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ECON 2
Principles of Economics See Full Profile

Overall 4.2 Easiness 3.1 Workload 3.6 Clarity 4.4 Helpfulness 4.5

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Lectures drag on. After the first week, we were getting about 2++ hours of lecture time (including "homework" problems after lectures) on T and R. Look, there isn't any homework in this class, but if you want to know how to take Surro's tests you gotta do them. The midterm was tough. People generally did better in the final. You're gonna see other people saying that Surro grills us on application-type problems, but he did that just to prevent any sort of cheating. Generally, know the math and know how S&D graphs work and shift. — it gets more interesting when you look at LR and SR shifts. Surro says you don't have to read the textbook bc he tests on the stuff in his lecture. I found myself taking more notes from the textbook than his lectures, expect for like one chapter. I feel like either way works.

(Summer Quarter 2020)
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ECON 11
Microeconomic Theory See Full Profile

Overall 3.4 Easiness 2.1 Workload 3.6 Clarity 3.4 Helpfulness 3.6

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the exams were so much more difficult in comparison to the problem sets. he speaks clearly, but his actual teaching can differ in quality. i think it mainly depends on preparedness. this class was super stressful because the exams were unpredictable, and there wasn't a straightforward connection to the problems done in lecture/homework. he is nice and genuinely tries to help students, but this class was just so frustrating.

(Fall Quarter 2019)
ECON 102
Macroeconomic Theory See Full Profile

Overall 4.8 Easiness 3.5 Workload 3.2 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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Chris is an example of what every economics professor should be at UCLA. Not only does he explain everything very thoroughly and clearly, but he also cares so much about his students. He really wants every student to learn the concepts well and his tests are very fair. He did a great job of incorporating how everything we learned connected to the real world and also explained the different economic schools of thought and economists that backed the models we learned which many Econ classes fail to do. He also gives many additional opportunities to cushion your grade if you don’t do well on exams which is pretty rare for an Econ class. You can get bonus points by going to lecture and section, completing quizzes after lecture, etc. There were also 2 problem sets in the class that were decently long but really prepared you for the midterm and final exam. Also, all quizzes and problem sets were only graded for completion. Chris always made sure that he was available to answer any questions students had through a site called CampusWire which really helped me out with last minute questions before exams. He held review sessions before exams as well. All in all, I thought I didn’t like macro but this class made me love it and I really enjoyed taking it. Definitely gonna try to take another class with him. 100% recommend taking 102 with him if you still need to take it. Chris is the man!!

(Spring Quarter 2019)
ECON 165
History of Capitalism in American Economy See Full Profile

Overall 4.7 Easiness 3.3 Workload 3.3 Clarity 4.3 Helpfulness 5.0

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TAKE HIM. The best econ prof ive taken (apart from Olivia Osei, of course).

So good with the extra credit and the assignments are super cool and engaging! I actually learnt something about the world in this class which is not common for Econ courses.

(Summer Quarter 2020)
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