Daniel Treisman
Department of Political Science
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3.8
Overall Rating
Based on 11 Users
Easiness 1.9 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.8 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.2 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.8 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS

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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: A-
July 26, 2018

the class is only based on 2 papers that are 50% each which is good because the class is low effort, the lectures you should go to because you can pretty much get all of the info you need for the papers from there, but you need to make sure you incorporate the readings he doesn't talk about as well. the lectures are super organized and even though theyre boringt hey're easy to follow and listen to. they're graded kinda harshly as well but still, good class, low effort

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: B+
June 27, 2018

Professor Treisman's class is full of interesting material and is super organized, but it is structured in a way that most of the material you learn in lecture is irrelevant to the exams. He does not post his slides or record his lectures, so it is very important to attend lecture. There are two take home exams which are about 6 pages in length and each worth 50%. The grading is relatively strict, in my opinion, since as a straight A student, this class gave me my first B+. The class will make you a better analyst and writer, but don't expect it to come easily.

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May 26, 2013

Like everyone mentioned the material is not boring except the majority of his lectures are not relevant to the take home mid term and final. I took ps 169 roots of democracy. The class is easy and it is manageable but your grade is based on the TA entirely. I personally had a bad TA and as a result I had a difficult time writing the mid term and the final. Overall its an easy A- or B+ but if you want that A be prepared to go above and beyond what is expected of you which isn't much. Fun material but if I had to choose I would have avoided this class.

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June 16, 2012

I took Treisman for PS169: The Roots of Democracy. I thought I would end up dreading the class based on the seemingly boring nature of the material, but I ended up really enjoying it. Treisman's lectures are clear, simple, and to the point. He uses very accessible language, which I like. He never rushes through lecture and is always willing to answer students' questions. He also ends class early most of the time.

The midterm and final exams are six-page take home essays. There are two prompt options for each. It's pretty straightforward, but the TAs can be hard graders.

Overall, I definitely recommend taking Treisman!

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: A-
July 26, 2018

the class is only based on 2 papers that are 50% each which is good because the class is low effort, the lectures you should go to because you can pretty much get all of the info you need for the papers from there, but you need to make sure you incorporate the readings he doesn't talk about as well. the lectures are super organized and even though theyre boringt hey're easy to follow and listen to. they're graded kinda harshly as well but still, good class, low effort

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: B+
June 27, 2018

Professor Treisman's class is full of interesting material and is super organized, but it is structured in a way that most of the material you learn in lecture is irrelevant to the exams. He does not post his slides or record his lectures, so it is very important to attend lecture. There are two take home exams which are about 6 pages in length and each worth 50%. The grading is relatively strict, in my opinion, since as a straight A student, this class gave me my first B+. The class will make you a better analyst and writer, but don't expect it to come easily.

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Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
May 26, 2013

Like everyone mentioned the material is not boring except the majority of his lectures are not relevant to the take home mid term and final. I took ps 169 roots of democracy. The class is easy and it is manageable but your grade is based on the TA entirely. I personally had a bad TA and as a result I had a difficult time writing the mid term and the final. Overall its an easy A- or B+ but if you want that A be prepared to go above and beyond what is expected of you which isn't much. Fun material but if I had to choose I would have avoided this class.

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June 16, 2012

I took Treisman for PS169: The Roots of Democracy. I thought I would end up dreading the class based on the seemingly boring nature of the material, but I ended up really enjoying it. Treisman's lectures are clear, simple, and to the point. He uses very accessible language, which I like. He never rushes through lecture and is always willing to answer students' questions. He also ends class early most of the time.

The midterm and final exams are six-page take home essays. There are two prompt options for each. It's pretty straightforward, but the TAs can be hard graders.

Overall, I definitely recommend taking Treisman!

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3.8
Overall Rating
Based on 11 Users
Easiness 1.9 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.8 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.2 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.8 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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