POL SCI 123A

International Law

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Leslie Johns See Full Profile

Overall 4.2 Easiness 2.7 Workload 3.0 Clarity 4.2 Helpfulness 4.0

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Professor Johns seems so approachable and makes the subject matter seem so straightforward and easy in class, but she (or her TA, I'm not sure) is a ruthless grader. For a class where there is not always a clear right or wrong answer, it was surprising that even after filling up the entire page for short answers that it would be given 0/10 points. The weekly quizzes on the case studies are easy points, and that might depend on which TA you get. The exams are curved tremendously though. The final exam was quickly turned into a take-home assignment consisting of 4 short answer questions, with "no clear right or wrong answer" and I spent hours doing it and still got a 66%, which was curved to 83%. In the end I got a B+ (the first ever non-A in my time at UCLA). Also, she sent out quite an insensitive email regarding too many people asking for help/extensions in response to COVID-19, which threw a lot of students off. Take this class at your own risk.

Winter Quarter 2020
Jonathan Liljeblad See Full Profile

Overall 2.8 Easiness 1.5 Workload 1.4 Clarity 2.2 Helpfulness 1.7

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He is a horrible professor and absolutely does not know how to teach. He does not care about the students, and grades strictly off the rubric. The midterm and final are take home, and based exactly from the notes. Reading is not required at all, if you will use any material from the reading it will only lower your grade. He is an arrogant, self centered, selfish individual. His lectures are barely understandable and you do not learn anything in his class. I would suggest not to take any of his classes.

March 23, 2010
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