Deborah W Larson
Department of Political Science
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4.3
Overall Rating
Based on 3 User s
Easiness 4.7 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.7 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.0 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.0 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

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

GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS

56.7%
47.3%
37.8%
28.4%
18.9%
9.5%
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.

47.4%
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.

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A+
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June 24, 2020

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.

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: N/A
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May 8, 2020

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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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A+
June 24, 2020

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.

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: N/A
May 8, 2020

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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4.3
Overall Rating
Based on 3 Users
Easiness 4.7 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.7 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.0 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.0 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
    (1)
  • Tolerates Tardiness
    (1)
  • Is Podcasted
    (1)
  • Engaging Lectures
    (1)
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
    (1)
  • Participation Matters
    (1)
  • Would Take Again
    (1)
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