Jeremy Smoak
Department of Ancient Near East
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4.8
Overall Rating
Based on 5 User s
Easiness 3.8 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.8 / 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 5.0 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Participation Matters
  • Would Take Again

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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A
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April 10, 2021

I took this class because it fulfilled a GE and the Writing II requirement. This was one of my favorite classes omg please take this class!! However, if you do not have a strong religious background, this class might be a little bit more difficult. Despite the class being online, Professor Smoak was a super understanding and engaging professor. Would definitely take another class with him!

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A
Feb. 8, 2020

Despite it being widely out of the scope of my major here at UCLA, I think AN N E 12W with Professor Smoak has been my favorite class so far. Smoak gives very engaging lecture that is well-structured, thought-provoking, and pertinent to the course material. I've enjoyed every minute of class.

There is a weekly one-page writing assignment, as well as two papers and two tests to make up your grade. The tests are not overly difficult and are structured around what is covered in lecture + the weekly reading. The two larger papers are about interesting topics and Prof. Smoak goes out of his way to assist students with anything in the class. The course also satisfies a GE, Writing II, and the diversity requirement for at least the school of music.

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Sept. 10, 2021

Awesome class! Professor Smoak is a great lecturer and he is always willing to help students. The essays were a bit demanding but I mean this class does satisfy the Writing 2 requirement (as well as another GE). If you are just a little bit curious about religion, you would love this class! I think I'm going to get a minor in Religion or something because of how interesting I found the course material.
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I AM SELLING PDF VERSION OF "JERUSALEM ONE CITY THREE FAITHS" By Karen Armstrong. Shoot me a quick email: andrew87mendez@gmail.com

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A
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March 31, 2021

Professor Smoak is fantastic! He's truly a master lecturer in my book. He brings up some of the most interesting themes and intersections of religion, sacred space, and history. To be clear this class is 12W, not 10W, they are different. The former has 20 people and the latter is 150 people, but the material is exactly the same. I've heard that TA's are harsh graders, but Professor Smoak I think was super lenient and understanding. I loved talking to him after class and receiving extremely thorough and thoughtful answers to my questions. If you think religious history is interesting this is the class for you.

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A
April 10, 2021

I took this class because it fulfilled a GE and the Writing II requirement. This was one of my favorite classes omg please take this class!! However, if you do not have a strong religious background, this class might be a little bit more difficult. Despite the class being online, Professor Smoak was a super understanding and engaging professor. Would definitely take another class with him!

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A
Feb. 8, 2020

Despite it being widely out of the scope of my major here at UCLA, I think AN N E 12W with Professor Smoak has been my favorite class so far. Smoak gives very engaging lecture that is well-structured, thought-provoking, and pertinent to the course material. I've enjoyed every minute of class.

There is a weekly one-page writing assignment, as well as two papers and two tests to make up your grade. The tests are not overly difficult and are structured around what is covered in lecture + the weekly reading. The two larger papers are about interesting topics and Prof. Smoak goes out of his way to assist students with anything in the class. The course also satisfies a GE, Writing II, and the diversity requirement for at least the school of music.

Helpful?

1 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A
Sept. 10, 2021

Awesome class! Professor Smoak is a great lecturer and he is always willing to help students. The essays were a bit demanding but I mean this class does satisfy the Writing 2 requirement (as well as another GE). If you are just a little bit curious about religion, you would love this class! I think I'm going to get a minor in Religion or something because of how interesting I found the course material.
-
I AM SELLING PDF VERSION OF "JERUSALEM ONE CITY THREE FAITHS" By Karen Armstrong. Shoot me a quick email: andrew87mendez@gmail.com

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A
March 31, 2021

Professor Smoak is fantastic! He's truly a master lecturer in my book. He brings up some of the most interesting themes and intersections of religion, sacred space, and history. To be clear this class is 12W, not 10W, they are different. The former has 20 people and the latter is 150 people, but the material is exactly the same. I've heard that TA's are harsh graders, but Professor Smoak I think was super lenient and understanding. I loved talking to him after class and receiving extremely thorough and thoughtful answers to my questions. If you think religious history is interesting this is the class for you.

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4.8
Overall Rating
Based on 5 Users
Easiness 3.8 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.8 / 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 5.0 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
    (3)
  • Engaging Lectures
    (4)
  • Useful Textbooks
    (4)
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
    (3)
  • Often Funny
    (3)
  • Tolerates Tardiness
    (3)
  • Needs Textbook
    (3)
  • Gives Extra Credit
    (3)
  • Snazzy Dresser
    (2)
  • Participation Matters
    (2)
  • Would Take Again
    (2)
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