Peter J Shushtari
Department of Theater
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4.4
Overall Rating
Based on 9 Users
Easiness 4.2 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.6 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 4.1 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.5 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again

GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS

67.4%
56.2%
44.9%
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22.5%
11.2%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

48.2%
40.2%
32.1%
24.1%
16.1%
8.0%
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A
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

45.9%
38.3%
30.6%
23.0%
15.3%
7.7%
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A
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

36.8%
30.6%
24.5%
18.4%
12.3%
6.1%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

42.0%
35.0%
28.0%
21.0%
14.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

74.7%
62.2%
49.8%
37.3%
24.9%
12.4%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

69.9%
58.2%
46.6%
34.9%
23.3%
11.6%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: NR
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Nov. 28, 2020

If you’re looking for a light course load, do NOT take this class. There are 3 papers, 5 quizzes, 2 textbooks to read, and 10 movies to watch. Not to mention that the lecture’s 6 HOURS per week. What’s worse is that TAs would grade every quizzes and papers like it’s fxxxing MCAT or CHEM 153A lol. They’re eager to take every points out of your assignments so be prepared! The professor didn’t really seem to care about how unfair the TAs were.

UNLESS you really LOVE watching old films, do not take this class!

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
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Feb. 22, 2021

Professor Shushtari is a really great professor and you can definitely tell he is passionate about the subject. I'm a psychology major, so this class was an elective for me and I knew absolutely nothing about the subject coming in. However, I found it super interesting! Although the course material is easy, the workload is not light. The course consists of two papers (midterm and final), a few "buried treasure" questions, and a course reader quiz. On top of that, you have to watch quite a few movies (some better than others). None of assignments were difficult, but they were kind of time-consuming. I wouldn't really recommend this course if you don't like to write, as it is a large portion of your grade. I consider myself a decent writer, so this wasn't a huge problem for me, but I did find some of the assignments and papers to be tedious. I also know other people in my class were unhappy with their grades (sometimes the TA's could be tough graders). However, I definitely recommend this class if you have an interest in film and want a professor that is passionate about the subject!

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
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Dec. 24, 2020

Class consisted of- 4 open book & open lecture quizzes which the professor reveals during the span of mulitple lectures very easy points, 1 course reader quiz which is open book (you have a week or two to do it), & 3 Papers (Acting essay, Midterm, & Final) that are not long or complicated in structure as you must go right into explaining the material rather than setting up the essay with an intro paragraph or any fluff. Very nice! Lectures are long but they are recorded! & it was a very good time! Recommend it!!!

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
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Dec. 23, 2020

Easy upper division class + GPA booster. I only had to invest a little bit of my time for this course as the graded materials are pretty light. No participation required and average/light grading materials [1 course reader quiz, 4 easy quizzes that have pre-given questions +3 days to turn it in, 1 essays (2pg) & Midterm + Final (3-4pg)]. Btw the midterm and the final are also essays that are 3-4 pages long so not that much work :) TA's deduct small points for grammar, commas, and other tedious things but generally you will receive a high score even with these small deductions. I ended up with ~95% for my overall grade so if you do your work, this course will def reward you!

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Quarter: N/A
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Dec. 29, 2011

GREAT professor, enjoyable course. Take it! You'll actually learn quite a few things with a light workload. He's there to help with whatever you need and really cares about his students' learning. Highly recommended as an upper division elective.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: NR
Nov. 28, 2020

If you’re looking for a light course load, do NOT take this class. There are 3 papers, 5 quizzes, 2 textbooks to read, and 10 movies to watch. Not to mention that the lecture’s 6 HOURS per week. What’s worse is that TAs would grade every quizzes and papers like it’s fxxxing MCAT or CHEM 153A lol. They’re eager to take every points out of your assignments so be prepared! The professor didn’t really seem to care about how unfair the TAs were.

UNLESS you really LOVE watching old films, do not take this class!

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
Feb. 22, 2021

Professor Shushtari is a really great professor and you can definitely tell he is passionate about the subject. I'm a psychology major, so this class was an elective for me and I knew absolutely nothing about the subject coming in. However, I found it super interesting! Although the course material is easy, the workload is not light. The course consists of two papers (midterm and final), a few "buried treasure" questions, and a course reader quiz. On top of that, you have to watch quite a few movies (some better than others). None of assignments were difficult, but they were kind of time-consuming. I wouldn't really recommend this course if you don't like to write, as it is a large portion of your grade. I consider myself a decent writer, so this wasn't a huge problem for me, but I did find some of the assignments and papers to be tedious. I also know other people in my class were unhappy with their grades (sometimes the TA's could be tough graders). However, I definitely recommend this class if you have an interest in film and want a professor that is passionate about the subject!

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
Dec. 24, 2020

Class consisted of- 4 open book & open lecture quizzes which the professor reveals during the span of mulitple lectures very easy points, 1 course reader quiz which is open book (you have a week or two to do it), & 3 Papers (Acting essay, Midterm, & Final) that are not long or complicated in structure as you must go right into explaining the material rather than setting up the essay with an intro paragraph or any fluff. Very nice! Lectures are long but they are recorded! & it was a very good time! Recommend it!!!

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
Dec. 23, 2020

Easy upper division class + GPA booster. I only had to invest a little bit of my time for this course as the graded materials are pretty light. No participation required and average/light grading materials [1 course reader quiz, 4 easy quizzes that have pre-given questions +3 days to turn it in, 1 essays (2pg) & Midterm + Final (3-4pg)]. Btw the midterm and the final are also essays that are 3-4 pages long so not that much work :) TA's deduct small points for grammar, commas, and other tedious things but generally you will receive a high score even with these small deductions. I ended up with ~95% for my overall grade so if you do your work, this course will def reward you!

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Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
Dec. 29, 2011

GREAT professor, enjoyable course. Take it! You'll actually learn quite a few things with a light workload. He's there to help with whatever you need and really cares about his students' learning. Highly recommended as an upper division elective.

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4.4
Overall Rating
Based on 9 Users
Easiness 4.2 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.6 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 4.1 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.5 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
    (2)
  • Tolerates Tardiness
    (2)
  • Needs Textbook
    (2)
  • Engaging Lectures
    (1)
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
    (1)
  • Often Funny
    (1)
  • Would Take Again
    (1)
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