Most Helpful Review
This is one of my favorite classes I have taken at UCLA and Professor Waxman has been my favorite professor. You will learn a lot if you engage with the class material. The workload is pretty heavy with 50-100 pages of reading a week that require you to write a one-page reflection about them. The midterm and final papers consist of three essays each that are 750-1200 words each. There is also a simulation at the end of the quarter that can take up a lot of your time if you want it to, but it was graded on participation. If you want to learn a lot, especially about something as complex as the Middle East, then this class is for you. His lectures are recorded and are extremely structured and comprehensible.