John Branstetter

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POL SCI 10
Introduction to Political Theory See Full Profile

Overall 4.6 Easiness 3.9 Workload 3.6 Clarity 4.8 Helpfulness 4.8

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PS 10 with Branstetter 100% depends on your TA. Personally, my TA was really full of herself and graded pretty harshly. But other friends in the class had better and nicer TAs and ended up with better grades even with the same amount and quality of work. Branstetter is kind of a boring lecturer but he's entertaining enough. Lectures really aren't that necessary, but the reading definitely is. I've heard this was the hardest PS lower div and it was to me.

(Winter Quarter 2019)
POL SCI 111C
Late Modern Political Theory Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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POL SCI 111C
Late Modern Political Theory See Full Profile

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CIVIC M115
Citizenship and Public Service Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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CIVIC M115
Citizenship and Public Service See Full Profile

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POL SCI M115C
Citizenship and Public Service See Full Profile

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POL SCI 116A
Marxism See Full Profile

Overall 4.5 Easiness 2.5 Workload 2.5 Clarity 3.5 Helpfulness 4.5

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I really like the professor. He is very kind and helpful. The course is comprised of reading quizzes (given out randomly), a take home midterm, and a take home final. You really have to understand Branstetter's interpretation of Marx to get full credit on the exam. It was a lot harder than I was expecting based on the reviews. I would suggest going to office hours and copious notes during lectures to get full credit on the midterm and final.

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

Overall 4.8 Easiness 3.8 Workload 3.8 Clarity 4.8 Helpfulness 5.0

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There are two sets of assignments in this class. You need to do 10 journals by week 6 and the other 10 by week 11. Each individual journal has to be 400-500 words long. For the first set, I got 100/100 and I did them in a span of three days. You have 5-6 weeks to do each so please do not risk yourself as I did. I just got lucky I guess. For the second set, I got an 88/100 and I think this was due to the fact that I did not do the last two journals as the professor made them optional. I did the last set in a span of two days so I ran out of time to do the last two. I think I would have ended with an A+ if I had done these two optional statement journals but oh well, I don't plan to go to law school anyway. Do not procrastinate like I did guys and you might end with an A+. Also, I do not think he gives A-. He only gives an A+, A, B+ and so on. Good luck guys!

(Fall Quarter 2020)
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POL SCI 119
Special Studies in Political Theory See Full Profile

Overall 4.8 Easiness 3.8 Workload 3.8 Clarity 4.8 Helpfulness 5.0

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There are two sets of assignments in this class. You need to do 10 journals by week 6 and the other 10 by week 11. Each individual journal has to be 400-500 words long. For the first set, I got 100/100 and I did them in a span of three days. You have 5-6 weeks to do each so please do not risk yourself as I did. I just got lucky I guess. For the second set, I got an 88/100 and I think this was due to the fact that I did not do the last two journals as the professor made them optional. I did the last set in a span of two days so I ran out of time to do the last two. I think I would have ended with an A+ if I had done these two optional statement journals but oh well, I don't plan to go to law school anyway. Do not procrastinate like I did guys and you might end with an A+. Also, I do not think he gives A-. He only gives an A+, A, B+ and so on. Good luck guys!

(Fall Quarter 2020)
POL SCI 119
Special Studies in Political Theory See Full Profile

Overall 4.8 Easiness 3.8 Workload 3.8 Clarity 4.8 Helpfulness 5.0

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There are two sets of assignments in this class. You need to do 10 journals by week 6 and the other 10 by week 11. Each individual journal has to be 400-500 words long. For the first set, I got 100/100 and I did them in a span of three days. You have 5-6 weeks to do each so please do not risk yourself as I did. I just got lucky I guess. For the second set, I got an 88/100 and I think this was due to the fact that I did not do the last two journals as the professor made them optional. I did the last set in a span of two days so I ran out of time to do the last two. I think I would have ended with an A+ if I had done these two optional statement journals but oh well, I don't plan to go to law school anyway. Do not procrastinate like I did guys and you might end with an A+. Also, I do not think he gives A-. He only gives an A+, A, B+ and so on. Good luck guys!

(Fall Quarter 2020)
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