Nile Green
Department of History
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4.2
Overall Rating
Based on 12 User s
Easiness 4.1 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.3 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 4.6 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.3 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A+
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
June 22, 2020

I have the class online because of the pandemic. Dr. Green is a fantastic lecturer and wants you to enjoy the materials. The grades however depend on your Ta because your letter grade depends on three essays only. So, if you meet a harsh Ta it will NOT be an easy A. In my case I have Ha as my TA who is fantastic and lenient!

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Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Dec. 20, 2021

This class is graded based on three essays and nothing else. In the syllabus, it states that attendance and participation in discussion sections are mandatory, but they are not included in the grade composition, so I am unsure how it is enforced. Participation in discussions is probably important to get to know your TAs, though, who determine your entire grade. Lectures, which are podcasts recorded by the professor, are not required and are not needed to get a good grade from my experience. I personally did not have this issue, but because the grade is entirely based upon the grading difficulty of the TA's, you have to kind of get lucky with which TA you get to get a good grade. The class workload is very light, which is nice, but no extra credit or grade fluffing assignments are offered so you have to be a good essay writer to get a good grade in this class.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Dec. 27, 2020

Disclaimer: this was during COVID-19. I came into this class expecting it to have a heavily workload, but it honestly was pretty light. There was no “busy work” nor tests in the class – our entire grade was determined by three essays. On top of that, we had to watch podcasted lectures, read the textbook, and read primary source documents every week. Discussion sections were mandatory, but if you have a good TA these are extremely helpful for midterm essay preparation.

The lectures were very engaging. Each 80-minute-podcast was accompanied by a PowerPoint filled with visual aids. Honestly, I didn’t read the textbook because the lectures and supplemental readings covered most of the material. Definitely read the primary sources though because your essay grades were predicated on your understanding and explication of these materials. The midterm essays (4-pages double spaced) required us to select a visual source (essay 1) or textual source (essay 2) from a select time-frame and write about their historical contexts and speculate about their purposes. The final essay asked us to synthetise textual and visual material to discuss religion in an 8-page paper. Don’t panic though, my TA was very lenient in grading the papers – far easier than say an APUSH essay in high school.

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Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: A-
Jan. 10, 2023

Grade is composed of 2 papers and discussion section participation

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Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: A-
Dec. 15, 2022

This class only had 2 assignments: the midterm (40%) and the final (50%) and the remaining 10% is from discussion participation. I think this class really depends on your TA. Since the midterm is worth so much, if you don't get a good grade on it, the final becomes a lot more stressful. My TA was really strict and I felt like the guidelines for the paper were pretty vague, which wasn't too great as everything is graded by the TA.

Due to the TA strike, we weren't even able to get access to our midterm grades so I had to reach out via email and ask, and this was around Week 8/9 which was a first for me at UCLA. Participation also matters in section so be sure to read the reading assignments before attending. I didn't really go to lecture because the professor doesn't allow you to take notes during his class which I found to be a waste of my time so I instead would always make time to review the lecture slides and take notes on things I found important. In general, taking this class kind of felt like a gamble because there was so little information to base my projected grade on. It's definitely one of the easier GE's but I really didn't like how there were only 2 assignments worth so much, so I would generally advise you to find either an easier GE or switch to a discussion with a chill TA.

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Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: A+
Dec. 1, 2022

easy GE class. All we had us one midterm paper and one final paper and then discussion section once a week that was mandatory. I rarely went to class and did well in the class. If you want an easy history GE this is a good one. Teacher is super passionate too.

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Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A-
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March 4, 2022

I took this class in the fall when it was asynchronous. I would definitely NOT recommend taking this class if you need an easy A. The class is easy in that it takes almost no work to complete. You literally just have to write 3 papers. The 3 papers count for your entire grade though, and it definitely didn't seem like the professor and TA were on the same page about what the paper was supposed to be about.

The instructions for the papers were just one or two questions that you had to base an entire 4-8 page paper on. My TA definitely had no idea what was going on in the class or how to grade the papers. There was no rubric, and she didn't know what the heck she was talking about in discussion. I got an 86% on my first paper (which was 25% of the overall grade) and I asked the TA what I did wrong, and she cited things that she told me to do, such as putting "/" between quotations. I emailed the professor and he said there was nothing he could do about the grade and that he and the TAs thoroughly talked over how to grade the papers.

It definitely didn't seem like it because the TA was telling us to write a different prompt than was given by the professor.

Overall, the workload is easy. Just read whatever you want to write your paper on, and write 3 papers over the quarter. But be warned, the grading is whack, so you better get a good TA.

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Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A+
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Jan. 3, 2022

This class is naturally asynchronous, as all lectures take the form of prerecorded podcasts. Your entire grade consists of three essays—4 pages on an ancient artifact, 4 pages on an ancient primary source document, and an 8 page synthesis on ancient religion—with no homework, projects, exams, or anything else. The weekly workload consisted of two hour-long lecture podcasts, about four supplementary documents, one chapter of the textbook, and one discussion section. Conceivably all one has to do to get an A is read all the supplementary documents relevant to your essay topics and listen to the one lecture podcast associated with it—you can honestly get by without listening to most lectures and completely ignoring the textbook, though I wouldn't recommend doing this as it creates bad habits.

The workload as described above is very, very light, and if you're an able writer with any remote interest in ancient history or religion in general, this is the GE for you. I've heard that some TA's for this course are rather harsh and nit-picky graders though; I had Cristi Whiskey as my TA and I thought she was very fair and accommodating, I would definitely recommend her.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: B+
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Jan. 8, 2021

This class was not bad but my TA definitely made it more difficult than necessary. Basically, your grade depends on two papers and a final paper. So, there's not a lot of room for messing up even tho you might be on top of readings and participate a lot in class. I did learn a lot in this class but I wish I was graded easier on the papers.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A
Jan. 4, 2021

I took this class during Covid-19 and it was relatively easy. Professor Green is awesome and the content is super interesting. This class is conducted asynchronously and there isn't weekly graded homework. The only thing thats iffy is the grading, which is based entirely on 3 essays. They are interesting to write and as long as you just read that section then you should be fine. Its great if you want a class where you simply do all the work on your own time.

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A+
June 22, 2020

I have the class online because of the pandemic. Dr. Green is a fantastic lecturer and wants you to enjoy the materials. The grades however depend on your Ta because your letter grade depends on three essays only. So, if you meet a harsh Ta it will NOT be an easy A. In my case I have Ha as my TA who is fantastic and lenient!

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Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A
Dec. 20, 2021

This class is graded based on three essays and nothing else. In the syllabus, it states that attendance and participation in discussion sections are mandatory, but they are not included in the grade composition, so I am unsure how it is enforced. Participation in discussions is probably important to get to know your TAs, though, who determine your entire grade. Lectures, which are podcasts recorded by the professor, are not required and are not needed to get a good grade from my experience. I personally did not have this issue, but because the grade is entirely based upon the grading difficulty of the TA's, you have to kind of get lucky with which TA you get to get a good grade. The class workload is very light, which is nice, but no extra credit or grade fluffing assignments are offered so you have to be a good essay writer to get a good grade in this class.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
Dec. 27, 2020

Disclaimer: this was during COVID-19. I came into this class expecting it to have a heavily workload, but it honestly was pretty light. There was no “busy work” nor tests in the class – our entire grade was determined by three essays. On top of that, we had to watch podcasted lectures, read the textbook, and read primary source documents every week. Discussion sections were mandatory, but if you have a good TA these are extremely helpful for midterm essay preparation.

The lectures were very engaging. Each 80-minute-podcast was accompanied by a PowerPoint filled with visual aids. Honestly, I didn’t read the textbook because the lectures and supplemental readings covered most of the material. Definitely read the primary sources though because your essay grades were predicated on your understanding and explication of these materials. The midterm essays (4-pages double spaced) required us to select a visual source (essay 1) or textual source (essay 2) from a select time-frame and write about their historical contexts and speculate about their purposes. The final essay asked us to synthetise textual and visual material to discuss religion in an 8-page paper. Don’t panic though, my TA was very lenient in grading the papers – far easier than say an APUSH essay in high school.

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Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: A-
Jan. 10, 2023

Grade is composed of 2 papers and discussion section participation

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Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: A-
Dec. 15, 2022

This class only had 2 assignments: the midterm (40%) and the final (50%) and the remaining 10% is from discussion participation. I think this class really depends on your TA. Since the midterm is worth so much, if you don't get a good grade on it, the final becomes a lot more stressful. My TA was really strict and I felt like the guidelines for the paper were pretty vague, which wasn't too great as everything is graded by the TA.

Due to the TA strike, we weren't even able to get access to our midterm grades so I had to reach out via email and ask, and this was around Week 8/9 which was a first for me at UCLA. Participation also matters in section so be sure to read the reading assignments before attending. I didn't really go to lecture because the professor doesn't allow you to take notes during his class which I found to be a waste of my time so I instead would always make time to review the lecture slides and take notes on things I found important. In general, taking this class kind of felt like a gamble because there was so little information to base my projected grade on. It's definitely one of the easier GE's but I really didn't like how there were only 2 assignments worth so much, so I would generally advise you to find either an easier GE or switch to a discussion with a chill TA.

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Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: A+
Dec. 1, 2022

easy GE class. All we had us one midterm paper and one final paper and then discussion section once a week that was mandatory. I rarely went to class and did well in the class. If you want an easy history GE this is a good one. Teacher is super passionate too.

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A-
March 4, 2022

I took this class in the fall when it was asynchronous. I would definitely NOT recommend taking this class if you need an easy A. The class is easy in that it takes almost no work to complete. You literally just have to write 3 papers. The 3 papers count for your entire grade though, and it definitely didn't seem like the professor and TA were on the same page about what the paper was supposed to be about.

The instructions for the papers were just one or two questions that you had to base an entire 4-8 page paper on. My TA definitely had no idea what was going on in the class or how to grade the papers. There was no rubric, and she didn't know what the heck she was talking about in discussion. I got an 86% on my first paper (which was 25% of the overall grade) and I asked the TA what I did wrong, and she cited things that she told me to do, such as putting "/" between quotations. I emailed the professor and he said there was nothing he could do about the grade and that he and the TAs thoroughly talked over how to grade the papers.

It definitely didn't seem like it because the TA was telling us to write a different prompt than was given by the professor.

Overall, the workload is easy. Just read whatever you want to write your paper on, and write 3 papers over the quarter. But be warned, the grading is whack, so you better get a good TA.

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A+
Jan. 3, 2022

This class is naturally asynchronous, as all lectures take the form of prerecorded podcasts. Your entire grade consists of three essays—4 pages on an ancient artifact, 4 pages on an ancient primary source document, and an 8 page synthesis on ancient religion—with no homework, projects, exams, or anything else. The weekly workload consisted of two hour-long lecture podcasts, about four supplementary documents, one chapter of the textbook, and one discussion section. Conceivably all one has to do to get an A is read all the supplementary documents relevant to your essay topics and listen to the one lecture podcast associated with it—you can honestly get by without listening to most lectures and completely ignoring the textbook, though I wouldn't recommend doing this as it creates bad habits.

The workload as described above is very, very light, and if you're an able writer with any remote interest in ancient history or religion in general, this is the GE for you. I've heard that some TA's for this course are rather harsh and nit-picky graders though; I had Cristi Whiskey as my TA and I thought she was very fair and accommodating, I would definitely recommend her.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: B+
Jan. 8, 2021

This class was not bad but my TA definitely made it more difficult than necessary. Basically, your grade depends on two papers and a final paper. So, there's not a lot of room for messing up even tho you might be on top of readings and participate a lot in class. I did learn a lot in this class but I wish I was graded easier on the papers.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A
Jan. 4, 2021

I took this class during Covid-19 and it was relatively easy. Professor Green is awesome and the content is super interesting. This class is conducted asynchronously and there isn't weekly graded homework. The only thing thats iffy is the grading, which is based entirely on 3 essays. They are interesting to write and as long as you just read that section then you should be fine. Its great if you want a class where you simply do all the work on your own time.

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Overall Rating
Based on 12 Users
Easiness 4.1 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.3 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 4.6 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.3 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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