Michael L Ross
Department of International Development Studies
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4.8
Overall Rating
Based on 4 User s
Easiness 3.2 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 5.0 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.2 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 5.0 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
  • Participation Matters
  • Gives Extra Credit

GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS

64.4%
53.7%
43.0%
32.2%
21.5%
10.7%
0.0%
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C
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D
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F

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

37.4%
31.1%
24.9%
18.7%
12.5%
6.2%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
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D
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F

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

46.4%
38.6%
30.9%
23.2%
15.5%
7.7%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

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Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: A
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June 24, 2021

Definitely recommend this class for IDS/Poli sci. Ross is a great lecturer, and is really clear in his expectations, which aren't all too much. We had Perusall readings weekly and had to leave a comment, two midterms consisting of multiple choice (which can be tricky, it's all on the readings), and a 4-ish page essay. The final was optional, which most didn't take because they posted our preliminary grade which most were satisfied with. TAs are great (especially Julian), and they hold helpful review sessions before the midterms.
Overall, Ross is fascinating and would love to take another class with him!

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Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: A+
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June 19, 2021

Professor Ross definitely made the quarter easier for us. We had two mandatory exams (which had two parts: open-note timed multiple choice questions and a four-page-essay). The final was optional, and many of us didn't need to take it because we were satisfied with our grades. We used Perusal for the class, which tracks that students read everything. Doing the readings and leaving one comment for each one was part of our grade. The readings were not too heavy most of the time and the professor gave a week to do them. The discussion sessions were very organized. My TA was Julian, and he provided an outline a few days prior, which made it easier to prepare and participate in the discussions. I have learned a lot from this class. I definitely recommend the class and the professor, who is also a great lecturer.

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A+
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June 4, 2021

This class was good, professor was also just good. This class was interesting but also all IDS courses tend to be repetitive.

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: A
July 8, 2019

Professor Ross is one of the best instructors I've had at UCLA. His lectures are clear, concise, and enriching. He truly cares about his students understanding course concepts and is fairly flexible and generous with grading and assignments. Highly recommend taking this class!

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Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: A
June 24, 2021

Definitely recommend this class for IDS/Poli sci. Ross is a great lecturer, and is really clear in his expectations, which aren't all too much. We had Perusall readings weekly and had to leave a comment, two midterms consisting of multiple choice (which can be tricky, it's all on the readings), and a 4-ish page essay. The final was optional, which most didn't take because they posted our preliminary grade which most were satisfied with. TAs are great (especially Julian), and they hold helpful review sessions before the midterms.
Overall, Ross is fascinating and would love to take another class with him!

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Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: A+
June 19, 2021

Professor Ross definitely made the quarter easier for us. We had two mandatory exams (which had two parts: open-note timed multiple choice questions and a four-page-essay). The final was optional, and many of us didn't need to take it because we were satisfied with our grades. We used Perusal for the class, which tracks that students read everything. Doing the readings and leaving one comment for each one was part of our grade. The readings were not too heavy most of the time and the professor gave a week to do them. The discussion sessions were very organized. My TA was Julian, and he provided an outline a few days prior, which made it easier to prepare and participate in the discussions. I have learned a lot from this class. I definitely recommend the class and the professor, who is also a great lecturer.

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A+
June 4, 2021

This class was good, professor was also just good. This class was interesting but also all IDS courses tend to be repetitive.

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: A
July 8, 2019

Professor Ross is one of the best instructors I've had at UCLA. His lectures are clear, concise, and enriching. He truly cares about his students understanding course concepts and is fairly flexible and generous with grading and assignments. Highly recommend taking this class!

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4.8
Overall Rating
Based on 4 Users
Easiness 3.2 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 5.0 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.2 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 5.0 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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