Chris Surro

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

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ECON 2
Principles of Economics See Full Profile

Overall 4.2 Easiness 2.8 Workload 3.6 Clarity 4.4 Helpfulness 4.7

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Chris is a solid lecturer and he's super accommodating. He does multiple time frames for you to do the midterms and finals which was *chef's kiss*. Last time I had to do a 3-hour Econ final at 4am because my prof told me it was the Econ dept policy to only have one time slot for exams. He's super responsive on Campuswire, holds a ton of review sessions and OHs. There's also a lot of easy extra credit in the class which bump your grade up by probably 5%.
Most importantly, he explains things extremely well. He sometimes takes a different approach to the textbook and his approach is always clearer. He points out common mistakes in his lectures and makes sure we wouldn't repeat them. There are also practice problems for every chapter which I thought was comparable to the problems on the exam.
The data report was a bit of work but pretty easy. He gave out the grading rubric so it was very clear what was expected of us. He also rounds your grade up so that's very nice.

(Winter Quarter 2021)
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ECON 11
Microeconomic Theory See Full Profile

Overall 3.9 Easiness 2.7 Workload 3.6 Clarity 3.9 Helpfulness 4.1

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prof clearly cares a lot about the wellbeing and understanding of students, i think the use of campuswire in particular was an excellent tool for engagement. couldn't attend TA sessions because of time differences so i have no idea how helpful they are. i will say that it is so unfortunate that the exams, while open notes, are much harder than the problem set questions that were assigned. that made exams unpredictable and confusing for me and others!

(Fall Quarter 2020)
ECON 102
Macroeconomic Theory See Full Profile

Overall 4.8 Easiness 3.3 Workload 3.3 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 4.9 Easiness 3.9 Workload 3.7 Clarity 4.8 Helpfulness 5.0

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Really cool class. We learned about the history of capitalism. A lot of quizzes that were based on readings. Lecture quizzes as well, but those were easy. Data projects and essays made up a bulk of points but were pretty self explanatory. Final project was group so not bad at all.

(Summer Quarter 2021)
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