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Christopher Tausanovitch

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3.8
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Easiness 3.7 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Workload 3.3 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Clarity 3.8 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Helpfulness 3.7 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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June 9, 2022
Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A

I really enjoyed this class! Tausanovitch isn't the most engaging lecturer, but the topics he covered were super interesting and you can tell he is very knowledgable about what he's talking about. Although a lot of info from the first half of class was a repeat of AP US Gov, I liked how in the second half of the class he went into different topics like voter participation, public opinion, campaigning, and political polarization, and I enjoyed how he incorporated real-world examples. Grading scheme consisted of a midterm and final exam in person, one paper, and participation in weekly discussion. Each exam had 5 multiple choice questions, 3 definition/term questions, 3-4 short answer questions, and one essay question. Exams themselves were very fair and you will do well if you paid attention in class and understand the concepts. He gives a list of all the possible terms for the definition part, so if you study those then you will likely do well on the entire exam, because all the terms relate to key concepts. I had Jessica as a TA and she was great at clarifying points made in lecture. Overall, the class is pretty easy if you put in minimal effort, and I would take a class with him again.

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June 26, 2022
Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A

I enjoyed taking this class. It's basically just advanced AP Gov. Professor Tausanovitch isn't a great lecturer, but he definitely gets the information you need across. He gave us a sheet of terms the midterm and final would cover so if you familiarize yourself with all of them, it's an easy A.

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May 30, 2015
Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A

great class, very organized and easy to understand. Some of the readings were a bit long, but you can get by just fine by skimming those. Interesting concepts that tie in to everyday life.

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March 28, 2016
Quarter: Winter 2016
Grade: A

Professor Tausanovitch is decent. His lectures aren't incredibly engaging, but he does present most of the relevant information for the class in his slides (something that most professors I've encountered unfortunately do not do). His voice is easy to understand and he explains things in great detail, occasionally going on too long about fairly simple concepts. I would be all right with taking another class with him.

The textbook is useless. I opened it twice during the quarter, but both times it was simply to define terms; I could have used another resource. Still got an A. The content is fairly easy, especially if you've taken AP Gov in high school, and the tests were not very hard (though the preparation for them was fairly strenuous).

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March 29, 2016
Quarter: Winter 2016
Grade: N/A

Selling the textbook!
Reach me at (323) 633-3103

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April 15, 2016
Quarter: Winter 2016
Grade: A-

Never went to class, still got an A-. He posts his lectures online and if you took AP gov in high school, this will be an easy class for you. Highly recommend as an easy GE.

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Sept. 27, 2016
Quarter: Fall 2015
Grade: N/A

Selling the textbook Logic of American Politics Edition 7, BRAND NEW!! Text me for offers! (323) 301-6935

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Dec. 13, 2016
Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: A+

I'm selling the textbook Logic of American Politics Edition 7, :P I didn't use it at all this quarter lmfao, Text me for offers, 424 522 9140.

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Dec. 22, 2016
Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: A

Tausanovitch is a great professor! Super engaging lecturer, great slides, ties current events into class... Class itself is pretty easy. If you took AP Gov in high school it should be a breeze.

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Feb. 6, 2017
Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: A

Easy class. Essentially the same as AP Gov. Chris is funny and genuinely cares about the subject matter, which translates really well in his teaching.

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POL SCI 40
Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A
June 9, 2022

I really enjoyed this class! Tausanovitch isn't the most engaging lecturer, but the topics he covered were super interesting and you can tell he is very knowledgable about what he's talking about. Although a lot of info from the first half of class was a repeat of AP US Gov, I liked how in the second half of the class he went into different topics like voter participation, public opinion, campaigning, and political polarization, and I enjoyed how he incorporated real-world examples. Grading scheme consisted of a midterm and final exam in person, one paper, and participation in weekly discussion. Each exam had 5 multiple choice questions, 3 definition/term questions, 3-4 short answer questions, and one essay question. Exams themselves were very fair and you will do well if you paid attention in class and understand the concepts. He gives a list of all the possible terms for the definition part, so if you study those then you will likely do well on the entire exam, because all the terms relate to key concepts. I had Jessica as a TA and she was great at clarifying points made in lecture. Overall, the class is pretty easy if you put in minimal effort, and I would take a class with him again.

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POL SCI 40
Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A
June 26, 2022

I enjoyed taking this class. It's basically just advanced AP Gov. Professor Tausanovitch isn't a great lecturer, but he definitely gets the information you need across. He gave us a sheet of terms the midterm and final would cover so if you familiarize yourself with all of them, it's an easy A.

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POL SCI 40
Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
May 30, 2015

great class, very organized and easy to understand. Some of the readings were a bit long, but you can get by just fine by skimming those. Interesting concepts that tie in to everyday life.

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POL SCI 40
Quarter: Winter 2016
Grade: A
March 28, 2016

Professor Tausanovitch is decent. His lectures aren't incredibly engaging, but he does present most of the relevant information for the class in his slides (something that most professors I've encountered unfortunately do not do). His voice is easy to understand and he explains things in great detail, occasionally going on too long about fairly simple concepts. I would be all right with taking another class with him.

The textbook is useless. I opened it twice during the quarter, but both times it was simply to define terms; I could have used another resource. Still got an A. The content is fairly easy, especially if you've taken AP Gov in high school, and the tests were not very hard (though the preparation for them was fairly strenuous).

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POL SCI 40
Quarter: Winter 2016
Grade: N/A
March 29, 2016

Selling the textbook!
Reach me at (323) 633-3103

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POL SCI 40
Quarter: Winter 2016
Grade: A-
April 15, 2016

Never went to class, still got an A-. He posts his lectures online and if you took AP gov in high school, this will be an easy class for you. Highly recommend as an easy GE.

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POL SCI 40
Quarter: Fall 2015
Grade: N/A
Sept. 27, 2016

Selling the textbook Logic of American Politics Edition 7, BRAND NEW!! Text me for offers! (323) 301-6935

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POL SCI 40
Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: A+
Dec. 13, 2016

I'm selling the textbook Logic of American Politics Edition 7, :P I didn't use it at all this quarter lmfao, Text me for offers, 424 522 9140.

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POL SCI 40
Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: A
Dec. 22, 2016

Tausanovitch is a great professor! Super engaging lecturer, great slides, ties current events into class... Class itself is pretty easy. If you took AP Gov in high school it should be a breeze.

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POL SCI 40
Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: A
Feb. 6, 2017

Easy class. Essentially the same as AP Gov. Chris is funny and genuinely cares about the subject matter, which translates really well in his teaching.

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