All Ratings and Reviews for Daniel M.T. Fessler


Overall 4.1
Easiness of class 2.2
Workload 2.5
Not Clear
Clarity of professor 4.3
Not Helpful
Helpfulness of professor 4.1
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Course not listed Submitted June 6, 2002 Grade Received: N/A

I hated Anthro 7...although he's an ok professor during lecture, his tests are pretty hard for this course. Try to take someone else if you can, I wish I did.

Course not listed Submitted Jan. 4, 2006 Grade Received: N/A

one of the worst professors at UCLA. If you have an option, do not take any of his classes. He is biased, pompus, and arrogant.

Course not listed Submitted April 8, 2002 Grade Received: N/A

Good professor, very caring and concerned about student learning, midterm was somewhat difficult final was a piece of cake, as long as you study!Highly recommended

ANTHRO 124S Submitted Nov. 29, 2005 Grade Received: N/A

This professor is one of the most egotistical, self-righteous professors I've ever taken. His 124P class is all about why he can't get laid. I have to say it's a very interesting class and you learn a lot, but he prides himself on grading really hard. Also, he teaches out of a book from the 80's, so it seems he is stuck in a time warp. He does give updated lectures on current events and studies to try to compensate. If you are interested in this class for the grade, don't take it. If you're interested in the topic, take it.

Course not listed Submitted Feb. 27, 2001 Grade Received: N/A

Professor Fessler is a funny guy. His lectures are great! They are well organized and always expand on the readings. He is pretty scary though if you just have to get up to go to the bathroom in the middle of lecture (he does not take kindly to that). He seems like the kind of guy that would really spice up a dinner party. He has an amazing ability to take theories and research and interpret it in a way that is digestible. I would highly recommend that anyone who has the chance take a class with him.

Course not listed Submitted Feb. 23, 2001 Grade Received: N/A

very involved, charismatic speaker. very funny and innovative. however, he tried to treat the antro 7 class like we were in highschool. tends to be a bit tight-assed and pedantic. makes a fuss if he hears people talking. got HIGHLY ticked when some guy in the rear of the 200 person class got up in the middle of the lecture to go to the bathroom. fessler felt the need to stop class for a few minutes and pitch a full-blown hissy fit. it was quite amusing.

Course not listed Submitted Feb. 9, 2002 Grade Received: N/A

Definitely take Dr. Fesslers classes if you like frenetic movement and uncomprehendable sound bytes comming at you for an hour-and-fifteen-minutes. The lectures, I found to be very distracting. He's a cool guy, and I actually had lunch with him one day, but I think he needs to tone down the drama. At times he is extremely condescending to the class. His behavior doesn't reflect his regard for students at this university as adults, young or old. Having talked with him on a one-to-one basis, I truly believe that he is interested in the student's individual success at this university, but frankly, he needs to learn a little patience and chill out.

ANTHRO 1 Submitted March 20, 2002 Grade Received: N/A

First, the class itself. I took LS1 last quarter and decided I wanted to fufill my GE's with the easiest classes possible (at leats for Life Science). That is what I thought the class would be. While it is far easier than LS1, it is NOT and easy class. The material is interesting for a while, but not very applicable to anything unless you want to got into anthropology. My reccommendation, take this for a LS GE if you do better with short answer than you do multiple choice (his test are ALL short answer) and if you don't really care if you learn something super valuable for the future. Second, the prof...entertaining, though he gets a little out of control sometimes and talks very fast. By the lecture notes if they are avaliable but still GO TO LECTURE because they are very incomplete. Take you notes on the lecture notes because that way you will keep up and be able to write down the important info and not get hung up on the outline concepts. I would reccommend him, he cares about the students learning and seems to be very passionate about the subject.

ANTHRO 1 Submitted Dec. 19, 2002 Grade Received: N/A

He is difficult, but an amazing prof. It is more than possible toget an A just by studying and doing the reading. His grading system is incredibly fair, he even guaranteed As to the sudents who do exceptionally well on the final, regardless of prior preformance in the class. He cares a lot about the students and chances are you will even get a chance to go tolunch with him. Take him, you won't regret it!

Course not listed Submitted March 15, 2001 Grade Received: N/A

Professor Fessler is probably one of the best professors I've had at UCLA thus far. His lectures are entertaining, effective, and very helpful. He makes the material very accessible by providing real-world (and often amusing) examples and demonstrations. His lectures are very structured, although he has the occasional tendency of going off on a tangent. His examinations are fair, although grading tends to be slightly scrutinizing and picky. Overall, Fessler is definitely the kind of professor to take if you want an entertaining, yet intellectually-stimulating course. Definitely recommended.

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