Winter 2021 - Not a "class" by any stretch of the imagination. No lectures, no way to contact Was/course readers, no way to interact with other students, office hours conducted via email... This isn't a course-- this is a list of busy work for you to complete. Her syllabus is ridiculous and convoluted. The workload is absurd. Dropped after week 1. Not worth it at all. The grades clearly work out (after you slave for a quarter), but calling this an "education" or a "class" is absolutely criminal and a disgrace to Ucla political science.
i took M115b with Sabl and overall most of the topics we discussed in class were very interesting. Sabl was very enthusiastic about teaching and always like to end his lectures with a very dramatic statement. He didn't post the lecture slides online so it was very important to go to all the lectures. Also his slides were very vague and only included a very brief overall ouline of the lecture so it is important to pay close attention and take notes. The course consisted of three papers and a final. The paper topics were not that difficult and for the second and third papers he gave several prompts/topics to choose from. There were about six different books and a course reader required for the course. I found many of the readings very difficult to understand and didn't get much out of reading them. It was much more important to go to lecture and discussion. The final consists of 2 essays and you are expected to reference the readings throughout the entire course. Sabl does not give a review or outline for the final of what is important for the final because he says that "everything from the entire course is important that is why i taught it in the first place." overall not a bad class and i ended up with a b+
Course taken: PSM115C This is an absolutely wonderful course, especially for people who want to discuss the issues facing current society. Instead of just reading theorists of the past, Walker works hard to make students question what citizenship means in the current era. He is very open with his views and is welcome to students asking questions and debating/discussing in class. He always makes sure both sides are heard. Not a hard class if you read and a great experience.