Chris Surro
Department of Economics
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4.5
Overall Rating
Based on 24 Users
Easiness 3.1 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.6 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.2 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.6 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Tough Tests
  • Would Take Again
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Is Podcasted

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Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A
Dec. 14, 2021

Professor Surro continues to be the best professor in the Econ department. He teaches you exactly what he intends on testing you on and is clear and concise when he teaches. Whenever you see a class taught by Chirs Surro it should always be an indication to take it.

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Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: NR
Dec. 9, 2021

This class is great and Dr. Surro is an amazing professor. Quite frank, the best econ professor at UCLA currently. Without a doubt, I would recommend anyone to take a course with him.

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Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: A+
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June 30, 2021

If you want to take a core econ course (2,11,102) take it with Professor Surro. He's just the best professor in the department when it comes to teaching. Yes, his assignments and exams are a little tricky, but this guy cares about student learning and wants people to succeed. I've learned so much from Chris and thanks to him I think I've become a better student. Great lecturer and great guy to reach out to. He's just an absolute beast!

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Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: B+
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June 22, 2021

I took Surro for 11 and 102. He is consistently clear and helpful. He is THE best econ professor at UCLA. Tests are tough but there is more than enough opportunity for extra credit. I recommend doing ALL of the extra credit he offers. Campuswire is also a helpful tool he uses to quickly respond to questions/concerns. The Solow Excel Assignment is rather tedious, but if you start early and do the bare minimum, you are guaranteed at least a B. Would recommend!

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Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: A
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June 18, 2021

Professor Surro is great. His slides are well-prepared, and he explains everything super clear via Campuswire. I would take this class again with him.

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: A-
Jan. 24, 2020

Professor Surro is the best professor to take a core Economics class with! He genuinely cares about learning and tries to show students how theoretical economics concept apply to the real world. He also gives out a lot of extra credit and it always willing to help. While most Economics class grades are based solely on exams, Surro encourages and awards participation, attendance and an effort to learn. He is also very open to feedback and does his level best to improve and help his students. Consider yourself lucky if you are able to get into one of his classes.

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: NR
July 29, 2019

Definitely take a class with Chris Surro. One of the best Econ profs, he makes you realize that Econ isn’t just graphs and memorization but actually something people use in the real world.

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: A+
June 30, 2019

Extra credits. Very helpful. It ready for long exams.

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: B
June 25, 2019

Chris Surro is probably the best professor I've had in the Economics department, maybe even at UCLA. I think what sets Chris apart is his willingness to improve. After our first midterm, he gave us a survey asking for feedback on how to become a better professor. He gives very clear lectures and always answers questions. On top of that, he always tries to connect the concepts to ideas outside of class, allowing the material we learn to be a lot more applicable to real-world scenarios.

The class is out out of 400 points, and there are no curves (up or down), but class participation is rewarded with an additional 100/100 points. It isn't extra credit in the traditional sense, but this means that if you participated a lot in class, you have a bit more room to get the grade you want. 25% of the class is homework and participation in online discussions, 30% is the midterm and 45% is the final, though he'll let you replace your midterm grade if your final grade is higher.

Personally, I believe that Econ 102 is one of the more easy classes in the major, at least compared to Econ 101, 11, 41, and 103, and Chris does a good job of helping you out. I would definitely recommend taking him again if possible, as all of the work he assigned us was reasonable and helped a lot.

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Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A
Dec. 14, 2021

Professor Surro continues to be the best professor in the Econ department. He teaches you exactly what he intends on testing you on and is clear and concise when he teaches. Whenever you see a class taught by Chirs Surro it should always be an indication to take it.

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Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: NR
Dec. 9, 2021

This class is great and Dr. Surro is an amazing professor. Quite frank, the best econ professor at UCLA currently. Without a doubt, I would recommend anyone to take a course with him.

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Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: A+
June 30, 2021

If you want to take a core econ course (2,11,102) take it with Professor Surro. He's just the best professor in the department when it comes to teaching. Yes, his assignments and exams are a little tricky, but this guy cares about student learning and wants people to succeed. I've learned so much from Chris and thanks to him I think I've become a better student. Great lecturer and great guy to reach out to. He's just an absolute beast!

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: B+
June 22, 2021

I took Surro for 11 and 102. He is consistently clear and helpful. He is THE best econ professor at UCLA. Tests are tough but there is more than enough opportunity for extra credit. I recommend doing ALL of the extra credit he offers. Campuswire is also a helpful tool he uses to quickly respond to questions/concerns. The Solow Excel Assignment is rather tedious, but if you start early and do the bare minimum, you are guaranteed at least a B. Would recommend!

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Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: A
June 18, 2021

Professor Surro is great. His slides are well-prepared, and he explains everything super clear via Campuswire. I would take this class again with him.

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: A-
Jan. 24, 2020

Professor Surro is the best professor to take a core Economics class with! He genuinely cares about learning and tries to show students how theoretical economics concept apply to the real world. He also gives out a lot of extra credit and it always willing to help. While most Economics class grades are based solely on exams, Surro encourages and awards participation, attendance and an effort to learn. He is also very open to feedback and does his level best to improve and help his students. Consider yourself lucky if you are able to get into one of his classes.

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: NR
July 29, 2019

Definitely take a class with Chris Surro. One of the best Econ profs, he makes you realize that Econ isn’t just graphs and memorization but actually something people use in the real world.

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: A+
June 30, 2019

Extra credits. Very helpful. It ready for long exams.

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: B
June 25, 2019

Chris Surro is probably the best professor I've had in the Economics department, maybe even at UCLA. I think what sets Chris apart is his willingness to improve. After our first midterm, he gave us a survey asking for feedback on how to become a better professor. He gives very clear lectures and always answers questions. On top of that, he always tries to connect the concepts to ideas outside of class, allowing the material we learn to be a lot more applicable to real-world scenarios.

The class is out out of 400 points, and there are no curves (up or down), but class participation is rewarded with an additional 100/100 points. It isn't extra credit in the traditional sense, but this means that if you participated a lot in class, you have a bit more room to get the grade you want. 25% of the class is homework and participation in online discussions, 30% is the midterm and 45% is the final, though he'll let you replace your midterm grade if your final grade is higher.

Personally, I believe that Econ 102 is one of the more easy classes in the major, at least compared to Econ 101, 11, 41, and 103, and Chris does a good job of helping you out. I would definitely recommend taking him again if possible, as all of the work he assigned us was reasonable and helped a lot.

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4.5
Overall Rating
Based on 24 Users
Easiness 3.1 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.6 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.2 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.6 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
    (13)
  • Tolerates Tardiness
    (4)
  • Engaging Lectures
    (11)
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
    (6)
  • Tough Tests
    (9)
  • Would Take Again
    (12)
  • Gives Extra Credit
    (10)
  • Is Podcasted
    (5)
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