Moran, K S on Ninja Courses

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AMERSTD 10 (Spring 2010)

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AMERSTD 10 (Spring 2009)

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69 25 55 55 81

Comment: I'm sorry, I didn't think she was as good as most people say she is. To her credit, she makes sure the entire class is engaged in her lectures, but she also sets ridiculous expectations (she literally demands perfection), and assumes that students can read hundreds of pages of dense material at a time, even though very little of it is actually used in class

AMERSTD 24 (Fall 2009)

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77 69 71 72 78

AMERSTD 102 (Spring 2013)

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78 79 81 71 82

Comment: Prof. Moran was pretty much the reason why I majored in American Studies. But her Theming America class is kind of repetitive. It felt like she ran out of things to make a point about. But the other prof, Shanken, had really fascinating lectures. The material and reading is interesting, the class is straightforward in terms of assignments, and the GSI was great.

AMERSTD 110 (Fall 2010)

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57 58 59 55 44

ARCH 179 (Spring 2011)

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100 69 75 69 100

L & S 20D (Fall 2008)

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50 50 50 50 50

L & S 40C (Fall 2011)

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89 74 73 56 77

Comment: I really enjoyed this class. Professor Moran is a very intelligent, frank, and enthusiastic lecturer. We watched a lot of movies and learned how to "read" them in terms of California and the history of Hollywood, in the sense of the dream as well as the physical place. The readings were sometimes lengthy, but most were very interesting, and coupled with the discussions held in section, you got a lot out of it. Her exams weren't too difficult, either were the essays. The two GSIs were awesome! Overall, great class, definitely recommend.

L & S 40C (Fall 2011)

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100 70 100 100 100

Comment: I absolutely loved this class and professor Moran, she is so intelligent and I left every class knowing something new. It was a drag to have to make time for the weekly movie but honestly the movies you watch are classics and definitely worth the time. The reader is VERY long but the tests are easy if you have been going to class. Papers were manageable and the gsi's were really great! I would absolutely recommend this class for fulfilling your history breadth or just for fun.

L & S 40C (Fall 2011)

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84 78 100 90 86

L & S 40C (Fall 2011)

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73 78 76 80 85

L & S 40C (Fall 2011)

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51 45 50 72 50

L & S 40C (Fall 2011)

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77 76 84 82 100

L & S 40C (Fall 2011)

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91 86 91 80 88

Comment: If you actually enjoy history with a little business mixed in, this is a great class! Moran has high energy and loves seeing her students participate in her class. The reading isn't too bad, and the movies are nice supplements to the material. Exams are not too bad at all if you study and pay attention.

L & S 40C (Spring 2011)

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50 50 50 50 50

Comment: I absolutely hated this class...It was so boring, and totally not what I expected from "Hollywood History." Going to the movie screenings became a dreaded chore. I had a good GSI though

L & S 40C (Spring 2011)

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93 78 81 77 88

L & S 40C (Spring 2011)

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73 61 63 73 87

L & S 40C (Spring 2011)

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98 72 100 87 100

L & S 40C (Spring 2011)

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75 78 63 50 79

Comment: She is really interesting. Her theories about the way in which Hollywood was formed and made based upon the course readings are really thought-provoking and give you an entirely new perspective on Hollywood. Only work required for this course is reading from the course reader (on average, 20-30 pages a week) and watching a film every week. She LOVES it when you raise your hand to provide your thoughts and opinions on what she says. She might seem a little intimidating and opinionated at first but you can totally talk to her.

L & S 40C (Spring 2011)

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100 100 79 81 83

Comment: This is a great class. It's super interesting and doesn't require a lot of work. Great to fulfill a breadth. Professor Moran is a great teacher, she's enthusiastic and communicates well.

L & S 40C (Spring 2011)

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100 79 54 58 100

Comment: very enthusiastic, GREAT professor; watch some great hollywood classics!

L & S 40D (Fall 2014)

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100 50 81 75 100

Comment: Professor Moran is a really good professor actually and gives interesting lectures. Assignments were bleh (too many readings and too hard to figure out what actually will appear on an exam), but the exams actually turned out okay.