Cities of Europe

John A Agnew

Cities of Europe

Geography department

John A Agnew

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Overall 3.9
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Easiness of class 2.9
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Workload 2.8
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Clarity of professor 3.6
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Helpfulness of professor 4.1
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Grades

Fall 2017
24.5%
20.4%
16.3%
12.2%
8.2%
4.1%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2016
17.8%
14.8%
11.8%
8.9%
5.9%
3.0%
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Fall 2015
17.2%
14.3%
11.5%
8.6%
5.7%
2.9%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2014
43.5%
36.2%
29.0%
21.7%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2014
25.0%
20.8%
16.7%
12.5%
8.3%
4.2%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2013
27.8%
23.2%
18.6%
13.9%
9.3%
4.6%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 22, 2005 Grade Received: N/A

What an amazing Professor!

At first I was a bit intimidated by his reading load, which was huge, but it tolerable in light of the lectures. The lectures not only are informative, but with his dry English wit are hilarous. He is very concerned that you understand and he is open to questions. It is obvious is is quite liberal in his views, and he does have an opinion, though he does not ram it down your throat. If you have interest in Europe at all, this class will be beneficial to you, plus you will get to take a course from one of UCLA's finest!

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted April 3, 2012 Grade Received: N/A

I'd rather be friends with Agnew than take another class with him. EASY but boring. I attended probably half of the lectures, got a 92 on the take home midterm essay which I wrote in about an hour and a half and ended up with an A- in the class. Again, easy and somewhat informative, and Agnew is a nice guy, it's just that lecture can be painfully boring.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 3, 2002 Grade Received: N/A

I'm not a Geography major, but Urbanization of European Cities pertained to my field of study. I was apprehensive going into the class, but Prof. Agnew really made the subject intersting and all-encompassing. We didn't talk just about "geography" but about social, economic, political and industrial forces and consequences of urbanization in major cities in Europe. The best part about this class is that there are no exams. There are three 5-page papers which really make you think. The papers do require you to pay a lot of attention to the readings as well as lectures. Agnew is a funny guy and really brings this subject to life.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 18, 2005 Grade Received: N/A

Agnew is a great professor! I really enjoyed his extensive knowledge about Europe, European cities and geography. His lectures are intriguing and is a definite bonus that he has a sense of humor during class. We had no exams - we had 3 papers to write throughout the quarter. Thus, the readings and lectures notes are important in doing well in class. The papers really make you think about European cities in various different aspects. I definite recommend anyone into urban studies/policy, geography and even political science to take this class.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 19, 2013 Grade Received: N/A

I just finished taking Geog 152. Prof Agnew is great. If you like geography or just the subject of European Cities you should take the class. The class's lectures are interesting and hes a good speaker (no monotone or boring bleh ness). He genuinely cares and is available. I wish I had gone to his office hours sooner. The class is based on just a midterm and final, both of which are take home. He gives a list of questions a week in advance and then he picks two questions and thats the test. But if you've gone to lectures and done some of the readings you'll be fine. Hes a really good professor and very nice.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2015 Submitted Jan. 27, 2016 Grade Received: B-

I did not do a single reading, did not attend a single lecture (had a friend sign attendance for me), and got a B-. This should explain.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2015 Submitted Feb. 24, 2016 Grade Received: A

Professor Agnew has a dry sense of humor. This helps the class move along. The class consisted of 2 take home exams. The reading seemed like a lot, but he lets you record his lectures so that helped when writing the paper. He also helps with the paper a lot in office hours. He is a very friendly and knowledgeable professor.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2015 Submitted March 17, 2016 Grade Received: A

I can't believe that a student would be proud of never going to class and getting a B- UCLA seems to have an increasing number of students who have no interest in learning. The admissions office seems to be derelict.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2016 Submitted Dec. 18, 2016 Grade Received: B+

Fall 2016:
The midterm is no longer take-home and you have to be in class to take it.
Attendance is no longer taken but then the professor hands out popquizzes at the end of class, but which class that it will be handed out, however, is randomized (he gave them on week four and eight). He does not grade them for accuracy i believe but in lieu of having attendance checklists where people sign for their friends that annoyed him.

The final exam is take home and you are first given a list of several questions, which he then picks two for everyone to do and submit.

My advice is to pay a lot of attention before the midterm exam and find a friend to divide the reading up because each chapter in the jerram book is about 80 pages with small font and jumps a lot around cities in europe (for instance, one moment he is writing about london, then it jumps to moscow, and then the next paris. ) that keeping track gets ridiculous

Im not a geography or history major and i ended up with a B+ because i messed up on it, the midterm is worth 30%.

Also, i highly reccomend sitting in front and using a voice recorder because class is 3 hours long with a fifteen minute break. After the break chances are you will be bored out of your mind that you wont learn anything.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2016 Submitted Jan. 11, 2017 Grade Received: A+

The class was split into two lectures as it met only once per week. There were two quizzes that essentially were just a way to account for attendance as they were simple questions that followed what was discussed in lecture. The midterm was in class essay questions and only contained questions of what was presented in lectures or from one of the required book readings. If you keep up with the readings, do the questions for the readings, and take decent notes in class, the test/course should be a breeze. The final was more challenging even though it was take home as you had to really draw upon concepts presented in the course for the essay questions given. Overall, I loved this course, would take this professor again in a heartbeat, but if you're not passionate about history, Europe, or human geography, it could be boring for you.

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