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Thomas Famula
Professor (2007 – 2012)
UC Davis (UCD)
Animal Science
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4.5833****+
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Rated by 12 students
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Fall 2014 Schedule
No classes for this semester.
All Classes
ABG 300
ANG 105
ANG 206
ANS 001
ANS 192
GGG 201D

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5*****
ANS 001 - Domestic Anim & Man
The textbook is optional. If you're an ANS major, he recommends you buy the book so you can learn the material in depth (you'll need it for later classes) but if you're not an ANS major, you don't have to buy the book. He teaches well...
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Pros: Prof. Famula is absolutely amazing. He is super enthusiastic about teaching Animal Science. He knows how to engage the students even when the lectures hold over 100 students. He loves to tell students quirky stories about the animals he's worked with and he's worked with a LOT of animals. Fun, and exciting, this has been one of the few classes where I've seen other students actually WANT to go to class. He does all he can to try to accommodate students by uploading audio recordings of his lectures, visiting the SmartSite chat room to discuss topics with students as well as uploading helpful videos and handouts online for the labs.
Cons: He does not have any .ppt presentations, instead he writes all his notes on the chalkboard. I suggest you sit up front a bit, because his handwriting can get crazy when he's worked up in lecture.
Professor rated by: Agricultural Education Student on 4/20/10
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1*
ANG 105 - Horse Genetics
I like Taco Bell
Pros: Loves boys
Cons: Hates girls
Professor rated by: Economics Student on 2/18/12
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ANS 001
Domestic Anim & Man
5*****
Pros: Prof. Famula is absolutely amazing. He is super enthusiastic about teaching Animal Science. He knows how to engage the students even when the lectures hold over 100 students. He loves to tell students quirky stories about the animals he's worked with and he's worked with a LOT of animals. Fun, and exciting, this has been one of the few classes where I've seen other students actually WANT to go to class. He does all he can to try to accommodate students by uploading audio recordings of his lectures, visiting the SmartSite chat room to discuss topics with students as well as uploading helpful videos and handouts online for the labs.
Cons: He does not have any .ppt presentations, instead he writes all his notes on the chalkboard. I suggest you sit up front a bit, because his handwriting can get crazy when he's worked up in lecture.
The textbook is optional. If you're an ANS major, he recommends you buy the book so you can learn the material in depth (you'll need it for later classes) but if you're not an ANS major, you don't have to buy the book. He teaches well enough that you won't need it. Instead of the textbook, the lab handouts and readings online will be significantly more important. Almost all of his test questions come from lecture or online readings because he knows that not everyone purchased the textbook.
Professor rated by: Agricultural Education Student on April 20, 2010
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ANG 105
Horse Genetics
1*
Pros: Loves boys
Cons: Hates girls
I like Taco Bell
Professor rated by: Economics Student on February 18, 2012
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ANS 001
Domestic Anim & Man
5*****
Pros: Only two fairly easy mid-terms and the final. The two essay papers are fun to research and don't have to have much prior knowledge to get an A. Famula is always at the top of his game during lecture, never a dull moment. Presents lots of great information. He will make you want to keep coming to class and will make lecture the highlight of your day.
Cons: Sometimes you just don't want lecture to end.
Most amazing lecture, lab, and professor at UC Davis. You can not call yourself a true Aggie until you have experienced the feeling of a cow udder in your hand. Highly recommend!
Professor rated by: Animal Science Student on May 21, 2010
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ANS 001
Domestic Anim & Man
5*****
Pros: enthusiastic, friendly

funny

loves his subject

Cons: none!
Fun class! Great for ANS majors and non majors as well. Gives you a chance to explore the world of domesticated animals with content AND actual animals! class is not hard at all if you study for the midterms and finals. Labs are easy as well.. depending on how much you study. But this is not a class that you would stress too much about if you are on track. (:
Professor rated by: Animal Science Student on December 8, 2010
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ANS 001
Domestic Anim & Man
5*****
Pros: He is very enthusiastic about subject



He spoke very loudly and clearly



Learn a lot



Fun class, get to do hands-on activity like milking a cow
Cons: He writes on the board--but he writes it very big and clearly, so its not that big of a deal



Weekly quizzes every week in lab--difficulty depending on TA



2 research papers
Professor rated by: Animal Science Student on May 18, 2011
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ANS 001
Domestic Anim & Man
5*****
Pros: clear, concise lecturer
Cons: a bit fast, need to type notes
great professor, got me into studying animal science! highly recommended
Professor rated by: Animal Science Student on April 28, 2011
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ANS 001
Domestic Anim & Man
5*****
Pros: Best Professor ever!

Super funny

Enthusiastic

Knows his stuff!
Cons: 2 Research papers.
Professor rated by: Wildlife, Fish & Conserv Biol Student on March 4, 2013
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ANS 001
Domestic Anim & Man
5*****
Pros: Smart, entertaining, hilarious, easy exams, doesn't use slides
Cons: Talks fairly fast
Professor rated by: Animal Science Student on September 24, 2011
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ANS 001
Domestic Anim & Man
5*****
Pros: He is a funny professor
Cons: his tests require a lot of studying!
Professor rated by: Neurobiology,Physio & Behavior Student on April 17, 2011
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ANS 001
Domestic Anim & Man
4****
Professor rated by: Psychology Student on December 16, 2010
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ANS 001
Domestic Anim & Man
5*****
Professor rated by: Animal Science Student on December 6, 2010
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ANS 001
Domestic Anim & Man
5*****
Professor rated by: Animal Science Student on December 5, 2010
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