Giulia Sissa

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POL SCI 6
Introduction to Data Analysis Full Profile > 2.8 Overall 2.8 Easiness 2.6 Workload 2.6 Clarity 3.0 Helpfulness
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POL SCI 6
Introduction to Data Analysis See Full Profile

Overall 2.8 Easiness 2.8 Workload 2.6 Clarity 2.6 Helpfulness 3.0

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POL SCI 10
Introduction to Political Theory See Full Profile

Overall 3.3 Easiness 3.0 Workload 2.9 Clarity 3.0 Helpfulness 3.4

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Took this class online during the COVID pandemic. Our grading was 40% for a midterm paper and 40% for a final paper. 10% for a draft of each respective paper. Pretty reasonable.

Firstly, wouldn't recommend taking this class if you're not a poli sci major. The material just isnt that interesting and is pretty complicated/nuanced, even with a good lecturer.
W/ regard to Sissa, at first I though she really didn't give a frick. Her lectures will actually put you to sleep in video form. She's very hard to understand and says everything in monotone and uses a complex academic vernacular... and she talks very slowly. In person maybe she's better I'm not sure. But I went to her office hours a few times and it was clear that she does care about the class and teaching the material, and was actually very helpful and nice. I would also argue that the lectures in this class aren't as important as just reading the material and understanding it, as most of her lectures were literally just very long/ detailed recaps of the readings.
On another positive note, the workload for this class is pretty light (if its online), and your TA seems to call all the shots . Think the prompts through, use sparknotes to help explain plato or Aristotle or whoever, and bang out a couple of papers. Bada bing bada boom.

Once again, only take this class if you're a poli sci major who needs to kill a pre-rec not worth your time as a GE.

(Spring Quarter 2020)
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CLUSTER 21A
History of Modern Thought Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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CLUSTER 21A
History of Modern Thought See Full Profile

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CLUSTER 21B
History of Modern Thought Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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History of Modern Thought See Full Profile

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CLASSIC 30
Classical Mythology Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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CLASSIC 30
Classical Mythology See Full Profile

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POL SCI M111A
Ancient and Medieval Political Theory See Full Profile

Overall 5.0 Easiness 3.5 Workload 1.5 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness 4.5

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Best Professor ever. I enjoyed it but I messed up on the quizzes. The final is cumulative so be ready.

(Spring Quarter 2016)
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POL SCI 111B
History of Political Thought: Early Modern Political Theory from Hobbes to Bentham See Full Profile

Overall 3.1 Easiness 2.6 Workload 2.1 Clarity 3.0 Helpfulness 3.7

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Professor Sissa is one of the most knowledgeable professors of ancient political theory at UCLA. She knows almost every facet of ancient Roman and Greek political life, has quite interesting lectures, and is very enthusiastic about teaching. I've taken two of her classes and found both intellectually stimulating. Attending the lectures is a must because her essay questions/IDs all pertain to things taught in class...if you attend, there is almost no need to read any of the material. Also, she is great about answering questions and clarifying complex material, and wants to make sure that the class understands the important concepts before she moves on to new material. Further, She's wonderful about replying to e-mails, and is willing to grant paper/exam extensions if you ask her in advance. Overall, attend lecture, take notes, and you'll be fine. I got an A- in M111A and an A in M112B without trying too hard... attended 2/3 of classes and only googled for an analysis of any misses material.

(Feb. 11, 2010)
POL SCI 112A
Democratic Theory Full Profile > 2.6 Overall 2.7 Easiness 2.9 Workload 2.4 Clarity 3.1 Helpfulness
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POL SCI 112A
Democratic Theory See Full Profile

Overall 2.6 Easiness 2.7 Workload 2.9 Clarity 2.4 Helpfulness 3.1

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POL SCI M112B
Invention of Democracy See Full Profile

Overall 4.5 Easiness 4.0 Workload 3.0 Clarity 3.5 Helpfulness 4.5

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The Prof is very passionate and likes to try to engage the class, but the material is a bit dry. Her exams require you to have actually read the materials by having an identification portion. She does make it easy to id the writer and provides a link to all the texts for free. Overall, she was alright, but the material was dreadfully boring.

(Winter Quarter 2019)
POL SCI 119
Special Studies in Political Theory See Full Profile

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