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Domenico Ingenito

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Easiness 4.1 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Workload 3.8 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Clarity 4.0 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Helpfulness 4.2 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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IRANIAN 55
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Dec. 14, 2020
Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A

IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR AN ENJOYABLE, INSIGHTFUL "EASY" GE, TAKE THIS COURSE.

This class is by far my favorite course in the humanities I've taken at UCLA. I'm so happy I took it. The content was SO interesting and the course was really laid back which is what I needed during this stressful remote quarter.

Professor Ingenito is a brilliant professor who really cares about his students and it shows. He's so nice and approachable and he's insanely knowledgeable about the topics in the course, but what mattered to me was that he was able to breakdown complex concepts and gave us the foundation to analyze the works in the class. The first few weeks were like a crash course into sex, gender, and sexuality and a great intro into gender studies if that interests you. Getting the basics down made understanding the context of the texts on Persian love poetry and mysticism so much easier to understand. I feel like this course just generally made me a more informed, well-read human being.

Note: you definitely do NOT need to be Persian to take the class. Most people weren't Persian and didn't speak it, it's all in English. It was so cool seeing all types of people enjoy Persian literature.

The class was a laid back seminar style where we could freely ask questions when needed, and read through poems that we would then further analyze and tie together with important lecture/reading topics.

WORKLOAD:
Really manageable and if you put in effort and show interest, you will get an A.

This class consisted of weekly reports that were ~200 words where you analyzed the texts/made connections to lecture topics. Easy points and great way to master the topics without much stress.
Midterm + Final were both essays with broad topics that allowed you to pick what you were interested in from the course materials covered and use the readings to write about pretty much whatever you were intrigued by.

If you're interested in gender studies, human sexuality outside the Western context, poetry from Sufis like Rumi and Hafez, or even just into art and literature as a whole, TAKE THIS CLASS!

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IRANIAN 55
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Dec. 20, 2020
Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A

This is the first time I am actually writing a review on Bruinwalk because I absolutely LOVED this professor and this class. Professor Ingenito demonstrates such passion for the subject matter and just wants to see his students engage in the subject material and learn, which is further encouraged by the fact that he offers extra credit for simply attending lecture and participating. He wants his students to focus on learning and not stress about grades so he has made an effort to ensure that it is quite difficult to not do well in this class - all you need to do is show up and actually learn and engage with the course material and you will do well. The course material is also so incredibly interesting and a side of history that I never knew existed. I learned so much in this class and I enjoyed every second. Also, Ingenito is just the purest most wholesome professor I've ever had. He gets so excited about the topics we cover and the insight the students offer. Attending lecture each week and seeing his animated face light up in class really made my quarter. If you are looking for an easy, not to mention incredibly interesting GE with a professor who actually cares about his students, TAKE THIS CLASS. You will not regret it.

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IRANIAN 55
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Dec. 15, 2020
Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A

Ingenito really cares for his students and it shows. He is the sweetest professor ever and if you are looking for an easy GE take this class. I feel like the review above me says it all so I'm not going to repeat much. Both TAs, Atiyeh, and Julie were GOATs. They explaining everything so well and were really nice and chill. 10/10 recommend this class to anyone.

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IRANIAN 55
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Dec. 15, 2020
Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A

For a first time course, this class was beautifully constructed and planned out. The professor knew exactly what he wanted us to learn from this class and took the time to answer any questions we had. He really allowed his students to have a voice, which is very important. All of the readings connected weekly to what we were learning in class. Also, the syllabus was very straightforward.

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Feb. 9, 2019
Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: A

Submit a very simple weekly paragraph, take detailed notes during lectures, connect the poets and their unique writings to one another in your papers, understand the material and you will be fine. Very helpful at office hours and not a tough grader, would recommend for units compared to other classes

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April 3, 2019
Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: A+

I took Dr. Ingenito for Iranian 103A, 103B and 150A. He is one of my favorite professors at UCLA. I really enjoyed all the classes I took with him. He is very approachable and he cares about his students. He is so knowledgable and I learned a lot from him . I was really surprised when I read the bad reviews about him and decided to write one. Neither of the classes I took with him were hard and the workload wasn’t heavy at all; the grade distribution says it all. Participation and weekly reports had a great percent of the total grade. Mid term and final of Iranian 150 were take home essays about the readings we were supposed to read through the course and he gives guidlines about how to write them. For midterm and final of Iranian 103 series we had to translate poems to English or modern Persian and it was from poems that we had gone over in the class. We didn’t need to buy any text book and he posts all the files we needed. I RECOMMEND HIS CLASSES TO EVERYONE. Take him and you won’t regret it.

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June 1, 2022
Quarter: Spring 2022
Grade: A

I feel like the other reviews were a bit misleading. This class was pretty easy up until the midterm and final. We were given readings every week to complete, but to be honest I never did them and ended up getting an A so that does say something about how easy it is. We also had a weakly report we had to submit every week discussing the readings from that week, but it is pretty easy to make stuff up because it was just completion points. However, the midterm and final were pretty ridiculous.
Midterm:
The midterm was due Tuesday night of week 7 and he expected us to include ALL of the readings that we had been assigned so far in class to be cited in the paper. (For reference, it was about 25 different sources, some of which had nothing to do with the prompt.) It was supposed to be a minimum of 1,500 words and no more than 1,800. The prompt was extremely broad and hard to have a clear, cohesive argument while also forcing 25 different sources in the paper. I will say that as long as you have a clear thesis, some form of structure, and use all the sources, you should get an A on the paper.
Final:
Final was the same format, but he only expected us to use sources from week 6 and after. The prompt for the final was really similar to the midterm except he had us also discuss the concept of spirituality. I found the final was easier than the midterm.
Final thoughts:
I think if gender and sexuality studies interest you, you will love this class. Professor Ingenito was very enthusiastic about the topic and made it easy to enjoy learning in class.

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April 8, 2019
Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: A+

I took Iranian 103A and 103B with Professor Ingenito. He is probably one of the most knowledgeable professors in the department. He is extremely lenient and caring. I really think he deserves better reviews. For lectures, he goes over meaning, grammar of the poems. There are some weekly reports which are really easy. The class consisted of two exams which is translation of poem to English or modern Persian. I recommend taking his class.

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Jan. 16, 2019
Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: A+

Clearly the person who gave Professor Ingenito a bad review was one of the many people who just talked over him and was not paying attention. This is UCLA don't expect to get an A handed to you by doing nothing.
This class on the other hand was not difficult at all and the professor is extremely lenient and kind, he cares about his students and is passionate about what he teaches. He is not picky at all I always submitted just a few sentences for my weekly online posts and I would get full credit because what I wrote showed that I understood what he said in lecture. All you have to do is listen, just like any other class and you will do fine! NOT HARD AT ALL. Just take him if the subject interests you.
Professor Ingenito is soo knowledgable and has a great teaching style that is soo easy to understand! He lectures in depth about the poems and goes over the meanings, background, and style of the poet. He really cares about his students learning the material and understanding it as well. The class consisted of two papers and a midterm exam, and one weekly online post about your understanding of the lecture and poems (the online post actually helped me big time when it came time to write my papers) all were graded extremely fair! All you have to do is grasp the basic understanding of the poems if he sees you are trying and you aren't just making things up he will give you credit. He is not a hard grader at all, the subject is very fun if it interests you, and he is pretty funny too!
Take his class he is great, I learned a lot about Persian culture and it was actually a GPA booster for me. If I knew how to read and write in Persian I would take all his classes!

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Feb. 14, 2019
Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: B+

Ingenito is a great teacher. My brother and I took him during the fall 2018 for an iranian poetry, it was by far the best class I have taken at UCLA. Anyone who says other wise never took a UCLA class, and I question how they got admitted to the school if you can’t handle his workload. His style of teaching is simple and he always takes his time and does open office hours to you! He’s very chill and and has a good sense of humor. Don’t let the reviews fool you. 11 out of 10

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IRANIAN 55
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
Dec. 14, 2020

IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR AN ENJOYABLE, INSIGHTFUL "EASY" GE, TAKE THIS COURSE.

This class is by far my favorite course in the humanities I've taken at UCLA. I'm so happy I took it. The content was SO interesting and the course was really laid back which is what I needed during this stressful remote quarter.

Professor Ingenito is a brilliant professor who really cares about his students and it shows. He's so nice and approachable and he's insanely knowledgeable about the topics in the course, but what mattered to me was that he was able to breakdown complex concepts and gave us the foundation to analyze the works in the class. The first few weeks were like a crash course into sex, gender, and sexuality and a great intro into gender studies if that interests you. Getting the basics down made understanding the context of the texts on Persian love poetry and mysticism so much easier to understand. I feel like this course just generally made me a more informed, well-read human being.

Note: you definitely do NOT need to be Persian to take the class. Most people weren't Persian and didn't speak it, it's all in English. It was so cool seeing all types of people enjoy Persian literature.

The class was a laid back seminar style where we could freely ask questions when needed, and read through poems that we would then further analyze and tie together with important lecture/reading topics.

WORKLOAD:
Really manageable and if you put in effort and show interest, you will get an A.

This class consisted of weekly reports that were ~200 words where you analyzed the texts/made connections to lecture topics. Easy points and great way to master the topics without much stress.
Midterm + Final were both essays with broad topics that allowed you to pick what you were interested in from the course materials covered and use the readings to write about pretty much whatever you were intrigued by.

If you're interested in gender studies, human sexuality outside the Western context, poetry from Sufis like Rumi and Hafez, or even just into art and literature as a whole, TAKE THIS CLASS!

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IRANIAN 55
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
Dec. 20, 2020

This is the first time I am actually writing a review on Bruinwalk because I absolutely LOVED this professor and this class. Professor Ingenito demonstrates such passion for the subject matter and just wants to see his students engage in the subject material and learn, which is further encouraged by the fact that he offers extra credit for simply attending lecture and participating. He wants his students to focus on learning and not stress about grades so he has made an effort to ensure that it is quite difficult to not do well in this class - all you need to do is show up and actually learn and engage with the course material and you will do well. The course material is also so incredibly interesting and a side of history that I never knew existed. I learned so much in this class and I enjoyed every second. Also, Ingenito is just the purest most wholesome professor I've ever had. He gets so excited about the topics we cover and the insight the students offer. Attending lecture each week and seeing his animated face light up in class really made my quarter. If you are looking for an easy, not to mention incredibly interesting GE with a professor who actually cares about his students, TAKE THIS CLASS. You will not regret it.

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IRANIAN 55
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
Dec. 15, 2020

Ingenito really cares for his students and it shows. He is the sweetest professor ever and if you are looking for an easy GE take this class. I feel like the review above me says it all so I'm not going to repeat much. Both TAs, Atiyeh, and Julie were GOATs. They explaining everything so well and were really nice and chill. 10/10 recommend this class to anyone.

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IRANIAN 55
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
Dec. 15, 2020

For a first time course, this class was beautifully constructed and planned out. The professor knew exactly what he wanted us to learn from this class and took the time to answer any questions we had. He really allowed his students to have a voice, which is very important. All of the readings connected weekly to what we were learning in class. Also, the syllabus was very straightforward.

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IRANIAN 103A
Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: A
Feb. 9, 2019

Submit a very simple weekly paragraph, take detailed notes during lectures, connect the poets and their unique writings to one another in your papers, understand the material and you will be fine. Very helpful at office hours and not a tough grader, would recommend for units compared to other classes

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IRANIAN 103A
Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: A+
April 3, 2019

I took Dr. Ingenito for Iranian 103A, 103B and 150A. He is one of my favorite professors at UCLA. I really enjoyed all the classes I took with him. He is very approachable and he cares about his students. He is so knowledgable and I learned a lot from him . I was really surprised when I read the bad reviews about him and decided to write one. Neither of the classes I took with him were hard and the workload wasn’t heavy at all; the grade distribution says it all. Participation and weekly reports had a great percent of the total grade. Mid term and final of Iranian 150 were take home essays about the readings we were supposed to read through the course and he gives guidlines about how to write them. For midterm and final of Iranian 103 series we had to translate poems to English or modern Persian and it was from poems that we had gone over in the class. We didn’t need to buy any text book and he posts all the files we needed. I RECOMMEND HIS CLASSES TO EVERYONE. Take him and you won’t regret it.

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IRANIAN 55
Quarter: Spring 2022
Grade: A
June 1, 2022

I feel like the other reviews were a bit misleading. This class was pretty easy up until the midterm and final. We were given readings every week to complete, but to be honest I never did them and ended up getting an A so that does say something about how easy it is. We also had a weakly report we had to submit every week discussing the readings from that week, but it is pretty easy to make stuff up because it was just completion points. However, the midterm and final were pretty ridiculous.
Midterm:
The midterm was due Tuesday night of week 7 and he expected us to include ALL of the readings that we had been assigned so far in class to be cited in the paper. (For reference, it was about 25 different sources, some of which had nothing to do with the prompt.) It was supposed to be a minimum of 1,500 words and no more than 1,800. The prompt was extremely broad and hard to have a clear, cohesive argument while also forcing 25 different sources in the paper. I will say that as long as you have a clear thesis, some form of structure, and use all the sources, you should get an A on the paper.
Final:
Final was the same format, but he only expected us to use sources from week 6 and after. The prompt for the final was really similar to the midterm except he had us also discuss the concept of spirituality. I found the final was easier than the midterm.
Final thoughts:
I think if gender and sexuality studies interest you, you will love this class. Professor Ingenito was very enthusiastic about the topic and made it easy to enjoy learning in class.

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IRANIAN 103A
Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: A+
April 8, 2019

I took Iranian 103A and 103B with Professor Ingenito. He is probably one of the most knowledgeable professors in the department. He is extremely lenient and caring. I really think he deserves better reviews. For lectures, he goes over meaning, grammar of the poems. There are some weekly reports which are really easy. The class consisted of two exams which is translation of poem to English or modern Persian. I recommend taking his class.

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IRANIAN 103A
Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: A+
Jan. 16, 2019

Clearly the person who gave Professor Ingenito a bad review was one of the many people who just talked over him and was not paying attention. This is UCLA don't expect to get an A handed to you by doing nothing.
This class on the other hand was not difficult at all and the professor is extremely lenient and kind, he cares about his students and is passionate about what he teaches. He is not picky at all I always submitted just a few sentences for my weekly online posts and I would get full credit because what I wrote showed that I understood what he said in lecture. All you have to do is listen, just like any other class and you will do fine! NOT HARD AT ALL. Just take him if the subject interests you.
Professor Ingenito is soo knowledgable and has a great teaching style that is soo easy to understand! He lectures in depth about the poems and goes over the meanings, background, and style of the poet. He really cares about his students learning the material and understanding it as well. The class consisted of two papers and a midterm exam, and one weekly online post about your understanding of the lecture and poems (the online post actually helped me big time when it came time to write my papers) all were graded extremely fair! All you have to do is grasp the basic understanding of the poems if he sees you are trying and you aren't just making things up he will give you credit. He is not a hard grader at all, the subject is very fun if it interests you, and he is pretty funny too!
Take his class he is great, I learned a lot about Persian culture and it was actually a GPA booster for me. If I knew how to read and write in Persian I would take all his classes!

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IRANIAN 103A
Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: B+
Feb. 14, 2019

Ingenito is a great teacher. My brother and I took him during the fall 2018 for an iranian poetry, it was by far the best class I have taken at UCLA. Anyone who says other wise never took a UCLA class, and I question how they got admitted to the school if you can’t handle his workload. His style of teaching is simple and he always takes his time and does open office hours to you! He’s very chill and and has a good sense of humor. Don’t let the reviews fool you. 11 out of 10

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