Barry O'Neill

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POL SCI 30
Politics and Strategy See Full Profile

Overall 3.5 Easiness 3.1 Workload 3.3 Clarity 2.9 Helpfulness 3.6

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My favorite part of this class was my TA. I'm gonna give a huge shoutout to Yana Otlan, if it wasn't for her honestly I wouldn't understand anything going on in this class. She makes understanding the material SO much easier!! Professor O'Neill was not very helpful/clear in his lectures but Otlan was super helpful she even made extra review session for students to attend to. I got an 29/30 on the midterm and idk about my final but I must've done well since I got an A in the class. The midterm and final do consist of 1-3 multiple choice questions but basically everything else is written but if you have Yana you'll do good.
I also purchased the textbook, however, it was completely useless because I didn't even open it once, so you don't really need it so don't waste your money on it.
Also, I went to the test bank for previous tests to see how the midterm/final were gonna be. It was alittle similar but not really, but it was great practice. I would take this class again if Yana Otlan was gonna be the TA. My friends had another TA and honestly they were disappointed because their TA didn't teach them anything.
There are also homeworks due each week but find a friend in this class and you'll be fine, the homework's are pretty easy and DO give you a boost in your final grade.

(Winter Quarter 2018)
POL SCI 125A
Arms Control and International Security See Full Profile

Overall 3.1 Easiness 2.4 Workload 2.8 Clarity 2.3 Helpfulness 3.3

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I completely agree with my fellow victims' reviews. This class is a total mess, as if the professor prepared almost nothing for each class. I could never understand how it could take over a month to grade 1-2 pages of assignment with two TAs - that can never be justified! Also I sent him quite a few emails, most of which had not been responded. In terms of contents, it was not really helpful, although it might have sounded a little bit interesting for nuclear nerds. Readings are endless and extremely boring, and the professor does not mention them a lot in class, so keep that in mind. After waiting for over three weeks to get my final grade (stupid!) all I could get was a B+, and all the wasted time for this unorganized course. Overall I regret taking this class and will DEFINITELY NOT recommend other poli sci majoring folks to take this sucking class. Avoid this class if possible. PERIOD.

(Spring Quarter 2019)
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POL SCI 127A
Atlantic Area in World Politics: Western Europe See Full Profile

Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness N/A

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POL SCI 134
Foreign Policy Decision Making and Tools of Statecraft See Full Profile

Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness N/A

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POL SCI 171A
Applied Formal Models: Collective Action and Social Movements See Full Profile

Overall 4.2 Easiness 2.2 Workload 2.7 Clarity 3.2 Helpfulness 4.5

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I've had professor O'neill for two courses (PS 125A, PS171D) and I must say that overall he is a great professor. He has some faults, one of which is that he is unorganized at times, but this does not affect his ability to teach and provide an educational experience. He has a tremendous respect for the opinions of his students. I would highly recommend taking a class with him.

(Sept. 27, 2010)
POL SCI 171D
Negotiation See Full Profile

Overall 5.0 Easiness 4.5 Workload 4.5 Clarity 4.5 Helpfulness 5.0

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This class is great. It's structured like a bschool negotiations course: each week, you're assigned a role, given an info packet, and then roleplay a negotiation in a small group.

No exams. You need to submit a weekly one pager on the previous class' negotiation experience, and one ~12 page paper at the end of the quarter.

Don't bother with the textbooks. Keep in mind that this class is PTE-only, and those go nearly instantly - email O'Neill before the class schedule goes live if you want to get in.

It's an easy class, but fun and interesting. Highly recommended.

(Winter Quarter 2019)
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POL SCI 204A
Game Theory in Politics I Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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POL SCI 204A
Game Theory in Politics I See Full Profile

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