History of Capitalism in American Economy

Chris Surro

History of Capitalism in American Economy

Economics department

Chris Surro

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Overall 4.9
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Easiness of class 3.8
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Clarity of professor 4.8
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Helpfulness of professor 5.0
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  • Is Podcasted
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Participation Matters
  • Would Take Again
  • Has Group Projects

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Spring 2020
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41.7%
33.3%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2020
56.8%
47.4%
37.9%
28.4%
18.9%
9.5%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2020
65.9%
54.9%
44.0%
33.0%
22.0%
11.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Winter 2021
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Submitted March 27, 2021
Grade Received: A

This class is easily the best class offered in the econ department. The subject material is basically going through the history of capitalism, and going over topics like Marxism, Hayek and Keynes, Great Recession, etc. There are two data reports, two essays, and a final group project. The professor is really clear in his lectures and you definitely learn a lot. The grading on the papers is kind of harsh, but if you go to OH and ask questions about what to write about the prof will lead you in the right direction. Grading on the data report is not as harsh, you just have to make sure to cover everything mentioned in the instructions. If you have a chance to take this class, definitely do it.

Quarter Taken: Spring 2020
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Submitted Jan. 25, 2021
Grade Received: A

I really enjoyed taking this class with Professor Surro. His lectures were posted all online, but he made sure to keep up with his students and make classes engaging. When I took it, there were reading quizzes that were fairly straightforward and made up a good portion of your grade. There were also data requirements, two assignments that were basically data reports. Overall, I would 100% take this class again and would recommend this to any econ major.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2020
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Submitted Dec. 25, 2020
Grade Received: A

One of my favorite classes I've taken at the school. Very interesting and not too difficult in terms of work load. Chris is amazing.

very highly recommend any cs major take this for sci tech.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2020
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Submitted Dec. 23, 2020
Grade Received: A

Every econ major should take this class. Whether you strongly oppose Capitalism or strongly support it, Chris will make you second guess your opinion. This is my 3rd time taking Chris and I'd take whatever class he teaches. Also, the majority of the class is writing based, which is refreshing for an econ class. Take him!

Quarter Taken: Fall 2020
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Submitted Dec. 22, 2020
Grade Received: A

Professor Surro is one of the department's best professors for sure! I'd take any courses taught by him as he makes even the driest topics interesting. He is a bit tough on essays, but reasonable. This was a great class, from the structure to the grading to the material itself.

Quarter Taken: Summer 2020
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Submitted Sept. 22, 2020
Grade Received: A

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.

Quarter Taken: Spring 2020
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Submitted June 17, 2020
Grade Received: A

Highly recommend this class. Chris is an excellent professor who is genuinely passionate about teaching. All his assignments were very reasonable and clear, and he's really helpful during office horus too. This is an essay-based rather than exams-based class which is a nice change from the Econ prereqs. I wish he taught more electives, I would take every Econ class with Chris if I could!

Quarter Taken: Spring 2020
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Submitted June 16, 2020
Grade Received: A-

Chris is the best! This is the second class that I took with him after Econ 102. And the reason why I wanted Chris to be my instructor again is I just love the way he teaches. Even the driest and boring topics like the history of capitalism can be fun, with all the projects involved, like making data reports, essays, and final presentation. Overall, I’d say Chris is still the best instructor in the department, who actually cares about his students, wants his students to go beyond the limits (not just prepping for midterms/finals), that are often not useful for our future. I would definitely recommend Chris for any classes that he teaches.

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  • Needs Textbook
  • Is Podcasted
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Participation Matters
  • Would Take Again
  • Has Group Projects
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