Foreign Relations of the U.S.

Deborah W Larson

Foreign Relations of the U.S.

Political Science department

Deborah W Larson

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Ratings

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Overall 4.3
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Hard
Easiness of class 2.2
Easy
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Workload 1.9
Light
Not Clear
Clarity of professor 4.8
Clear
Not Helpful
Helpfulness of professor 3.9
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Tags

  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Is Podcasted
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again
  • Needs Textbook
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Participation Matters

Grades

Fall 2017
38.1%
31.8%
25.4%
19.1%
12.7%
6.4%
0.0%
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A
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F

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

Winter 2016
27.7%
23.1%
18.5%
13.9%
9.2%
4.6%
0.0%
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A
A-
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B
B-
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C
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D+
D
D-
F

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

Fall 2016
46.1%
38.4%
30.7%
23.0%
15.4%
7.7%
0.0%
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A
A-
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B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

Winter 2015
41.3%
34.4%
27.5%
20.7%
13.8%
6.9%
0.0%
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A
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B+
B
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C+
C
C-
D+
D
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F

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

Fall 2015
38.8%
32.4%
25.9%
19.4%
12.9%
6.5%
0.0%
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A
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B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

Winter 2014
37.8%
31.5%
25.2%
18.9%
12.6%
6.3%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

Fall 2014
38.7%
32.2%
25.8%
19.3%
12.9%
6.4%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

Winter 2013
47.5%
39.5%
31.6%
23.7%
15.8%
7.9%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

Fall 2013
46.3%
38.6%
30.9%
23.1%
15.4%
7.7%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

Fall 2012
41.0%
34.2%
27.3%
20.5%
13.7%
6.8%
0.0%
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A
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B+
B
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C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

Winter 2010
41.2%
34.3%
27.5%
20.6%
13.7%
6.9%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

Fall 2009
30.8%
25.7%
20.6%
15.4%
10.3%
5.1%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Spring 2020
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Submitted June 24, 2020
Grade Received: A+

I would definitely recommend this class and this professor. She was accommodating during finals week and made our final exam optional. With the final exam, the grading was 30% Midterm, 30% Paper, 30% Final, and 10% Participation. If you chose to not take the final, the grading was 45% Midterm, 45% Paper, and 10% Participation.

The grading for the midterm and paper were extremely lenient. Both the midterm and the final were open-note, open book and very straightforward on the format (an ID section, a short answer section, and an essay section). The professor and TAs were all understanding about any problems that the students reached out about and made sure to respond to any questions promptly. Her lectures were pre-recorded, which was extremely helpful in providing flexibility for the students.

Quarter Taken: Spring 2020
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Submitted May 8, 2020
Grade Received: N/A

She sucks. I have never felt the need to write a review about a professor until now, granted this may also be me just procrastinating for her class... but I can't blame myself when her material is this dry and boring. She is robotic and monotonous. She gives very minimal historical context to understanding major events and IR concepts. The actual substance of her lectures lack any sense of cohesion or continuity. It's just really bad. I guess you can consider this class relatively easy if you study the material. She does a poor job at trying to be funny, not that it even matters, but I can't even give her bonus points there. It's just bad. I think she really is trying, however, I consider her delivery extremely disappointing for UCLA.

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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Is Podcasted
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Participation Matters
  • Would Take Again
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