Politics of Latin American Economic Development
Winter 2017 - Professor Acevedo is by far one of the best poli sci professors I had at UCLA. He is very friendly, eager to teach, always prepared for lectures, always willing to answer any questions and is very helpful during office hours. He made lectures interesting by incorporating current events in Latin America, relevant videos, graphs and interesting/funny stories from his trips to Latin America. He assigned us many Economist articles so that most of the readings would not be dense. He is also a fair professor and really wants students to do well in his class, so he provided a reading guide, which consisted of a list of questions for each reading/topic covered in the course. The reading guide was VERY helpful because he only tested us on material included in the reading guide and he made sure to answer the reading guide questions during lectures. I highly recommend taking Poli Sci 124C with Professor Acevedo!!