He was a great professor! He really made the material straight forward and easy to understand. His midterm was especially straight forward. Everything he emphasized in class, was on the exam (just like he said) and everything he glazed over was not on the test. He made lecture very entertaining. Definitely recommend taking a course (or two) with him.
Fall 2020 - I agree with some of the descriptions the previous person put for Fall 2020. However, this professor was one of the least helpful and open-minded professors I have ever experienced at UCLA. After numerous weeks of the entire class talking to him about his very unclear, difficult "low-stake" quizzes, he always responded with a very defensive attitude towards us. He is a nice guy, but I really think he needs to be more understanding of his students' feedback. On the "low-stake" quizzes topic, these quizzes were very unclear of what he exactly was asking as well as very specific (which he said he was not gonna ask). Additionally, we never got any of our grades back on time (from the critiques) which made it very difficult to see exactly where we were at in the class, especially since each point missed on the "low-stake" quizzes equated to 1% off our overall grade. It made me and my classmates worry a lot about these quizzes when the own professor stated "Yeah you guys are doing better on the quizzes, sometimes Karen (the TA) and I do not get 100s on the quizzes ourselves". I did relatively well in this class, but this entire quarter I found myself investing more time into this course than my PhySci 107 course (which is known to be extremely tedious). I scored almost perfect scores on all the critiques but since I missed more than 6 points from the quizzes (>6%), it automatically put me out of the A range. I guess Professor Frye wanted to maintain his status as an "extremely rigorous PhySci Professor at UCLA" (as he stated in class) instead of being open-minded towards his students. Overall, he is a nice guy and is very passionate & knowledgeable about these topics; however, I do think he needs to be there for his students a little more as well as be more open-minded towards them. Ultimately, I probably will not take a course with this professor again due to this quarter's experience. I would not recommend taking this course unless you are prepared to get 100s on ALL the quizzes with little to no room for error.