Cindy Gustafson-Brown at University of California San Diego

Cindy Gustafson-Brown

  • 3.7Overall Quality
  • 3.5Helpfulness
  • 3.8Clarity
  • 2.0Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
7/25/13

BICD 136

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr Gus is a FANTASTIC lecturer. This class has no peer in the BioSci dept, but it is every bit one of the most interesting upper div bio classes UCSD has to offer. She is crystal clear, her reader is interesting, her exams are fair... just keep up with the reading and film material, and you will do well.

12/14/12

Bimm121

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Had Dr.Gus for BIMM 121 and 124. She is an AMAZING lecturer! Very clear and helpful and loves to tell you nerdy jokes/stories. These 2 classes are my favorite at UCSD. Both classes are definitely challenging but totally worth all the studying. It was really fun studying and reading for these classes too! Dr.Gus needs to teach more classes!!

10/28/12

BIMM124

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Gus taught medical microbiology together with Dr. Aroian. Dr. Gus really knows her stuff and genuinely cares about the well-being of her students. Very accessible outside of class. The course was based in primary literature and very challenging. Thoroughly recommend it thought, since it teaches you to how think.

6/12/12

BIMM121

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I've taken BICD 136 and BIMM121 with Dr. Gustafson. First thing first, shes is a very dynamic and engaging lecturer, probably one of the best I've seen. She makes you want to learn what she presents because she really loves what she's teaching. You will work harder then you have ever worked, but probably won't get above a B-. She's a GPA murderer.

4/23/12

BIMM121

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Everyone on here keeps saying she's a really nice. Well how about this? She's not nice if she's assigning wholly unrealistic tasks for her class. The amount of hours required to get an "A" far exceed her allotted unit credits. We take classes with the understanding that the load will be fair & reasonable compared to our other classes. Not cool.

2/18/12

BIMM101

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Honestly, people give Dr. Gus a bad rap. To get an A in the class you have to get a solid 90% or higher. There is no curve. That being said, however, she DOES provide clear and thorough explanations. People are caught off-guard b/c she's nice. Just b/c she's nice doesn't mean she should dole out A's. Great professor. Tough grade

8/6/11

BICD136

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

BEST PROFESSOR IVE HAD AT UCSD! Engaging, passionate, and genuinely interesteed in educating her students about AIDS and Global health. Grading/exams were VERY challenging but fair.DO NOT take for an easy A, take to learn the material!

4/23/11

BIMM121

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

On first impression, she was nice, but on final impression, she was not.

4/23/11

bimm120

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Avoid if possible.

7/2/10

BICD136

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Loved this class. Dr. Gus is a very clear and tells you all you need to know in class for the midterms. Don't buy the book because she doesn't refer to it. If you pay attention in class, you shoulD have no problem getting an A.

6/22/10

BICD136

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

My bio class so far. Really interesting lectures. Exams are long and very specific so make sure you know your stuff. Love the guest speakers. Dr. Gus is so cute, it will feel like she's your mom not your professor that's how much she cares! Got an A+ in this class pretty easily. Make sure you do the reading!

4/18/10

bicd136

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Gus is the best!

3/25/10

BILD36

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Wow, this was seriously the best class I've taken at UCSD. She does make you memorize a LOT of detail for the tests, and it's NOT an easy A class, but def. manageable. The subject material is incredibly interesting and her lectures went by so fast. She did the funniest impressions of the HIV life cycle, it was hysterical! Take her without a doubt!

3/24/10

BILD36

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Heard that UCSD is not offering this class next year due to budget class which is a shame because I learned so much from the class. She holds you accntable for EVERYTHING found in lecture, movies, readings. If you don't go to class, at least listen to the podcasts. She really is like a mom. Take her!!

2/26/10

BICD136

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I really like Dr. G's teaching style. Her tests are pretty straight forward if u focus on her lectures, and she's always happy to help out. I'm taking virology with Her :)

2/24/10

BILDBILD

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Wow! way too much material to memorize for a basic bio class. Test were extremely difficult, I recommend you do not take this class if you just want to get a GE requirement done! Take another class or professor.

1/7/10

Bild10

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Pretty tough class. You definitely need to study. But she is really passionate about what she teaches, and she really knows what she's talking about. Good Prof overall

12/11/09

BILD10

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

The amount and detail and information expected of students is WAY beyond intro level. Tests are hard and information tested is mainly details barely gone over. This class was a headache and not at all enjoyable. Unless you are planning to major in bio or have a strong bio base to work off of then do not take this class

12/11/09

Bild10

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dont take her for BILD 10. Shes an upper div. teacher and makes this class impossible if your just trying to get a GE done

8/5/09

BICD136

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is really interesting and Prof. Gus can hold your attention. You must do ALL the reading but her tests are really straight forward DO HER STUDY GUIDES. I liked her teaching style so much I plan on taking her Virology class which I had no interest in previously.

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