Jorja Leap

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SOC WLF 100A
Introduction to Social Welfare: Policies and Programs See Full Profile

Overall 4.4 Easiness 2.6 Workload 2.2 Clarity 3.8 Helpfulness 3.8

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UCLA is home to some of the most entitled, ignorant young adults I have ever come across in my thirty years - - reading the reviews that they have written about Dr. Leap [previously Prover] has further solidified my opinion. I have worked in social welfare for the past ten years, and coming back to school has definitely been an eye opener. The Social Welfare department at UCLA is world renowned, and having met, studied under, and worked with Jorja for over a year, I understand exactly why this is the case. Jorja isn't about grades, she isn't about giving anyone a hard time, she isn't about pushing some liberal agenda - - she's been a social worker for over thirty years, and an educator for over twenty. Her insight and her down-to-earth approach to the field and the work that we do is entirely on point, and perhaps a bit too much for the students that take her undergraduate classes merely because they hear that they can obtain an easy A. Many of the students in this class are arrogant, and they don't care for the material. She gives extra credit opportunities via attending community events, and many students ask if they can leave early. She is intolerant of stupidity, and rightfully so. She expects people to show up, do the work, respect the amazing speakers she brings to talk to the class, respect other students, stay the hell off laptops and cell phones while class is in session, and learn something important about the community. Jorja has put her very life into her work, and anyone with a semblance of intelligence and maturity would realize the sheer magnitude of the life-changing educational experience that you receive under her tutelage. You can teach twenty-somethings a plethora of knowledge, but it is very obvious that you can't teach them to give a shit. UCLA is lucky to have Jorja on faculty, and I am truly blessed to have had my life touched by this woman. I love her, I respect her, and I am so incredibly grateful that I can be guided by a woman that has selflessly given to the community and has accomplished so much in her lifetime.

(May 15, 2012)
SOC WLF 100B
Social Welfare Policy: Overview See Full Profile

Overall 4.3 Easiness 2.3 Workload 2.5 Clarity 4.3 Helpfulness 4.0

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I'm selling the books required for Social Welfare 100B. Freakonomics, The Heart and the Fist, Jumped In, and Oddly Normal. $20 total for all four books. Text me if you are interested, (714) 651-5986

(March 29, 2015)
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SOC WLF 101
Social Welfare in Multicultural Society See Full Profile

Overall 4.3 Easiness 2.6 Workload 2.6 Clarity 3.7 Helpfulness 4.1

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super easy A and interesting class--I learned a lot. She's very funny and entertaining in the classroom when she's standing up in front of everyone, but she's not a very nice person at all it seems. She was very rude to me when I approached her outside of the classroom, and like many other people have said, she's condescending for no reason whatsoever. Take the class but don't try to approach her outside of it. She's a bitch and she knows it.

(Nov. 19, 2009)
SOC WLF 102
Social Welfare Organizations and Community Systems See Full Profile

Overall 4.3 Easiness 2.8 Workload 2.8 Clarity 3.8 Helpfulness 3.7

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Professor Leap is one of the greatest professors I have encountered at UCLA. Beyond the fact that she is brilliant, her life lessons as well as the information you learn in her classes will last a lifetime. She doesn't throw a bunch of material at you and expect you to memorize it and then regurgitate it on a final exam, but she provokes students' feelings and emotion, making a lasting impression on every student in her class.

If you cannot handle or are easily made uncomfortable by vulgarity, then stay away from her classes. But in my opinion, it is refreshing to have a Professor using language that is as harsh and fitting as the severity of the things she is talking about. She seems tough when speaking to the class as a whole, but when you approach her during break or office hours she is very sweet.

Her book, which is a requirement of the class, is INCREDIBLE. I actually enjoyed reading for once. It is such an incredible, detailed and well written novel that explores her own personal struggles as well as her experiences on the street with gang members or "homies" as she calls them.

Another refreshing thing about Professor Leap is that her so called "research" is not numbers or statistics. She has real life interactions and interviews or "life stories" with gang members and records their personal history.

GRADES: She herself thinks grades are bullshit. Leap prefers that you actually learn something in her class, which is why she lures students in with the promise of an A, and then makes it VERY easy to obtain the A. The only thing is that you must attend every lecture and stay the entirety of the class. Which is actually enjoyable considering you watch eye-opening documentaries or have a "homie" come visit during lecture and speak about their life which will bring you to tears listening to.

TAKE HER. She's THE greatest professor and I do not have enough good things to say. All of the idiots on here that say she's terrible do not know what they're talking about. They are probably just extremely sensitive to a "bad word" every once in awhile and need to understand that they attend a public university and are no longer in the eighth grade.

(June 6, 2012)
PUB AFF 114
People, Organizations, and Systems See Full Profile

Overall 4.4 Easiness 4.7 Workload 4.1 Clarity 4.5 Helpfulness 4.3

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super easy class, everyone gets an A but the lectures were all over the place and she lost my attention once she started putting out copaganda, there was a lot of cognitive dissonance tbh. all the books are pretty interesting reads (i actually recommend everyone read caste: the origins of our discontents it was that good) but not necessary to the class

(Winter Quarter 2021)
ANTHRO 163
Selected Topics in Applied Anthropology See Full Profile

Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness N/A

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SOC WLF 191
Variable Topics Research Seminars: Social Welfare See Full Profile

Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness N/A

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SOC WLF 194
Internship Seminars: Social Welfare See Full Profile

Overall 4.5 Easiness 2.5 Workload 2.5 Clarity 3.8 Helpfulness 3.8

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I never took her class but knew her well when I was a student at ucla in 2004-2005. She asked me two times to help her with her evaluations at the end of term..and to pull out any negative comments before submitting them to the department.

(Dec. 8, 2011)
URBN PL 199
Directed Research in Urban Planning See Full Profile

Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness N/A

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SOC WLF 249B
Foundations of Scientific Inquiry II See Full Profile

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