Michael Rothberg
Department of General Education Clusters
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4.8
Overall Rating
Based on 4 Users
Easiness 4.2 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 5.0 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.8 / 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
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Would Take Again

GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS

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

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23.2%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A+
March 29, 2020

This cluster is fantastic. All the professors are so passionate about the work they do and it definitely translates to their lectures. The content is very heavy so beware of that - I would not recommend taking this class if you are not in good mental health, because the course content just makes you lose so much faith in humanity and is quite angering at times.

But Rothberg is uber-knowledgeable about the Holocaust and is extremely willing to help you understand the historical context and importance of literature of this time period.

There is quite a bit of reading that is "required" for discussion sections, and while you do not necessarily need to read all of it, it is good to skim a reading or two so you can speak up a bit in discussion to get your section participation points.

There's no midterm, but there is a final, which the professors graciously give an in-depth study guide for, which is all you need. The final is essentially just 6 (?) short answers which are defining and explaining vocabulary and two essays for which you are given the prompts beforehand. Again, very easy.

I highly recommend this class and these professors (Rothberg, Luft, McBride, Robinson), if you are okay with being sad twice a week every time you leave lecture.

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Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A+
June 22, 2022

Professor Rothberg is very knowledgeable and passionate about teaching the Holocaust! His slides were very compact and summarized the information very well. His assigned readings were a reasonable length, but in general, all readings for this cluster have a tendency of being long. I have learned so much beyond what I already knew about the Holocaust from this cluster!
In general, I would definitely recommend this cluster! Regardless of the professor teaching, you do not need to attend lecture for this cluster since they are recorded and you are not tested on any of the information. Your grade depends on essays and discussion participation; there are no exams. The essays are relatively easy and usually ask you to use the assigned readings. Your grade will depend on your TA since they grade your essays and participation. I definitely recommend Yair Agmon! He is a very understanding and kind TA and a fair grader! I took his photography seminar for 48c and it was so much fun!

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A+
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March 23, 2021

I did not go to any of Professor Rothberg's Office Hours during Fall Quarter and I genuinely regret it so much. He's so much fun to talk to and is genuinely very nice and will talk to you about literally anything. His lectures were also really engaging and I truly was excited every time I had to go to class. Another really great aspect of this class was my TA, Julia. She's so good and so amazing. Everyone in my section loves her. I really really recommend this cluster and would definitely take more classes with Professor Rothberg in the future.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A+
March 29, 2020

This cluster is fantastic. All the professors are so passionate about the work they do and it definitely translates to their lectures. The content is very heavy so beware of that - I would not recommend taking this class if you are not in good mental health, because the course content just makes you lose so much faith in humanity and is quite angering at times.

But Rothberg is uber-knowledgeable about the Holocaust and is extremely willing to help you understand the historical context and importance of literature of this time period.

There is quite a bit of reading that is "required" for discussion sections, and while you do not necessarily need to read all of it, it is good to skim a reading or two so you can speak up a bit in discussion to get your section participation points.

There's no midterm, but there is a final, which the professors graciously give an in-depth study guide for, which is all you need. The final is essentially just 6 (?) short answers which are defining and explaining vocabulary and two essays for which you are given the prompts beforehand. Again, very easy.

I highly recommend this class and these professors (Rothberg, Luft, McBride, Robinson), if you are okay with being sad twice a week every time you leave lecture.

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Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A+
June 22, 2022

Professor Rothberg is very knowledgeable and passionate about teaching the Holocaust! His slides were very compact and summarized the information very well. His assigned readings were a reasonable length, but in general, all readings for this cluster have a tendency of being long. I have learned so much beyond what I already knew about the Holocaust from this cluster!
In general, I would definitely recommend this cluster! Regardless of the professor teaching, you do not need to attend lecture for this cluster since they are recorded and you are not tested on any of the information. Your grade depends on essays and discussion participation; there are no exams. The essays are relatively easy and usually ask you to use the assigned readings. Your grade will depend on your TA since they grade your essays and participation. I definitely recommend Yair Agmon! He is a very understanding and kind TA and a fair grader! I took his photography seminar for 48c and it was so much fun!

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A+
March 23, 2021

I did not go to any of Professor Rothberg's Office Hours during Fall Quarter and I genuinely regret it so much. He's so much fun to talk to and is genuinely very nice and will talk to you about literally anything. His lectures were also really engaging and I truly was excited every time I had to go to class. Another really great aspect of this class was my TA, Julia. She's so good and so amazing. Everyone in my section loves her. I really really recommend this cluster and would definitely take more classes with Professor Rothberg in the future.

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4.8
Overall Rating
Based on 4 Users
Easiness 4.2 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 5.0 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.8 / 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

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  • Engaging Lectures
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  • Gives Extra Credit
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  • Would Take Again
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