Gary M Segura
Department of Public Affairs
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4.8
Overall Rating
Based on 17 Users
Easiness 4.3 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.9 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.9 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.7 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Often Funny
  • Uses Slides
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Would Take Again
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Participation Matters

GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS

42.2%
35.1%
28.1%
21.1%
14.1%
7.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

47.7%
39.8%
31.8%
23.9%
15.9%
8.0%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
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F

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

34.5%
28.7%
23.0%
17.2%
11.5%
5.7%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: A
June 28, 2019

Dean Segura is an amazing lecturer, easy to see why he has the position and acclaim that he does. Even though lecture attendance isn't super important for your grade, I looked forward to going to lecture because he is so engaging and he talks about issues in such an enlightening way. The papers were interesting and kind of fun to write though make sure to know EXACTLY what your TA is looking for before starting them. Also, the readings are good to skim but not crucially important as long as you can persuasively integrate them into the papers.

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: A
June 27, 2019

The class is super interesting and really helps you become more aware of current issues. He is really passionate about what he talks about, and often elaborates on his points. His slides were super thorough, and they read like he was literally typing out his thoughts on the page. The papers are pretty easy to do, but the prompts aren't too clear and can be a bit hard to tackle at first.

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: A
June 26, 2019

I really liked Dean Segura for his clear and engaging lectures as well as thought. What I disliked were the readings because they were all extremely long and unclear. Many of my classmates also agreed that the readings were hard to get through. Discussion sections were very engaging and fun to attend because we got to hash out lecture material. There is a group presentation that you get to pick during discussion and that was also a good experience. Overall this class was pretty good mostly due to Dean Segura's lectures and the discussion sections. However, some classmates came off as racist during discussions so to those people, shut up and listen. And to my people of color, call them out.

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: A
June 26, 2019

I really liked Dean Segura's lectures. He's funny, engaging, up-to-date, etc. I honestly didn't do most of the readings as they were all summarized by groups in discussion. I only really did the ones when it was my group's week to present. There are no tests just a midterm and a final paper so if you're a good writer you should be okay. The papers relate to what you learned but ask you to expand the ideas presented into different realms. I know some people were disappointed with grades but I did fine, maybe someone with a different opinion will review!

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: A-
June 25, 2019

Dean Segura is a great lecturer! There are no exams, just a midterm and final paper. Doing the readings and understanding the main ideas will help you get through the essays more easily. The readings are interesting and relevant, especially for the second half of the quarter. Section attendance and participation counts for a good portion of your grade so attending that and engaging in section will help you a lot. Its important to ask your TAs for what they're looking for in the midterm and final essays. I think the biggest discrepancy between sections was that there was no rubrics and TAs seemed to look for different things depending on the section. I had Ryan as my TA and he was helpful if you emailed him with any questions! By the time the final came around, the TAs had a rubric which made things more clear for us!

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: A
June 28, 2019

Dean Segura is an amazing lecturer, easy to see why he has the position and acclaim that he does. Even though lecture attendance isn't super important for your grade, I looked forward to going to lecture because he is so engaging and he talks about issues in such an enlightening way. The papers were interesting and kind of fun to write though make sure to know EXACTLY what your TA is looking for before starting them. Also, the readings are good to skim but not crucially important as long as you can persuasively integrate them into the papers.

Helpful?

1 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: A
June 27, 2019

The class is super interesting and really helps you become more aware of current issues. He is really passionate about what he talks about, and often elaborates on his points. His slides were super thorough, and they read like he was literally typing out his thoughts on the page. The papers are pretty easy to do, but the prompts aren't too clear and can be a bit hard to tackle at first.

Helpful?

1 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: A
June 26, 2019

I really liked Dean Segura for his clear and engaging lectures as well as thought. What I disliked were the readings because they were all extremely long and unclear. Many of my classmates also agreed that the readings were hard to get through. Discussion sections were very engaging and fun to attend because we got to hash out lecture material. There is a group presentation that you get to pick during discussion and that was also a good experience. Overall this class was pretty good mostly due to Dean Segura's lectures and the discussion sections. However, some classmates came off as racist during discussions so to those people, shut up and listen. And to my people of color, call them out.

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: A
June 26, 2019

I really liked Dean Segura's lectures. He's funny, engaging, up-to-date, etc. I honestly didn't do most of the readings as they were all summarized by groups in discussion. I only really did the ones when it was my group's week to present. There are no tests just a midterm and a final paper so if you're a good writer you should be okay. The papers relate to what you learned but ask you to expand the ideas presented into different realms. I know some people were disappointed with grades but I did fine, maybe someone with a different opinion will review!

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: A-
June 25, 2019

Dean Segura is a great lecturer! There are no exams, just a midterm and final paper. Doing the readings and understanding the main ideas will help you get through the essays more easily. The readings are interesting and relevant, especially for the second half of the quarter. Section attendance and participation counts for a good portion of your grade so attending that and engaging in section will help you a lot. Its important to ask your TAs for what they're looking for in the midterm and final essays. I think the biggest discrepancy between sections was that there was no rubrics and TAs seemed to look for different things depending on the section. I had Ryan as my TA and he was helpful if you emailed him with any questions! By the time the final came around, the TAs had a rubric which made things more clear for us!

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
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4.8
Overall Rating
Based on 17 Users
Easiness 4.3 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.9 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.9 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.7 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Often Funny
    (13)
  • Uses Slides
    (13)
  • Engaging Lectures
    (13)
  • Would Take Again
    (12)
  • Tolerates Tardiness
    (7)
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
    (8)
  • Participation Matters
    (8)
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