All Ratings and Reviews for Miriam A Golden


Overall 1.5
Easiness of class 2.7
Workload 2.6
Not Clear
Clarity of professor 2.0
Not Helpful
Helpfulness of professor 1.8
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Course not listed Submitted March 10, 2001 Grade Received: N/A

I would rather be raked over hot coals than ever take a class with prof. GOlden again. She is a horrible professor who knows little about her subject matter.

Course not listed Submitted March 8, 2001 Grade Received: N/A

Professor Golden was unorganized for lecture, and did not seem to enjoy what she was teaching us. She seemed bitter that she was "stuck" teaching the class, and it definitely reflected in lecture, and even interacting with her. Her tests were random: she rarely tested us on lecture or reading material, but expected us to know material she glazed over. She was a disappointment, since I expected Rogowski to teach the class. Taking PS50 with Golden has also turned me off to comparative politics. If you want an enjoyable experience, do not take her class.

Course not listed Submitted March 27, 2001 Grade Received: N/A

unfortunately other posters are NOT exaggerating. taking class with golden is HELL. i am so glad i can alert others. i wish someone had alerted me...

Course not listed Submitted March 16, 2001 Grade Received: N/A

Regarding the issue raised below, this is what i can say (from first hand knowledge, unfortunately): Miriam Golden has little respect for undergraduate and graduate students alike.

Course not listed Submitted March 10, 2001 Grade Received: N/A

I have enjoyed all of the poli sci classes that i have taken at UCLA, but I HATED taking PS50 with Miriam Golden. SHe has no teaching abilities and she hates her students. She can't lecture and I have no idea how she managed to get her PHD in anything other than putting people to sleep. She didn't know what she was talking about in lecture, and she wasn't interested in seeing students. SHe flat out tells students not to come to her office hours. After this class I am totally turned off from comperative politics in general. NO ONE SHOULD TAKE PS50 WITH GOLDEN!!!!!

Course not listed Submitted July 19, 2001 Grade Received: N/A

stay away!

Course not listed Submitted Nov. 12, 2004 Grade Received: N/A

She probably knows her stuff, but she does a horrible job of conveying it. She really shouldn't be a teacher, she seems like she hates her students and that they are just wasting her time.

Course not listed Submitted June 11, 2003 Grade Received: N/A

I didn't think Professor Golden was a bad professor at all. She did an excellent job of explaining things thoroughly - maybe too thoroughly sometimes, but overall it was a good class. She was very open to discussion, and her midterm was easy. The final - not as, but definately doable. I would take her again. She must of had a bad class, because she's definately not as bad as her previous evaluations have her pegged as.

Course not listed Submitted March 11, 2001 Grade Received: N/A

i must begin by saying i got a decent grade in golden's PS50. so this my comments are not driven by revenge etc. i really like comparative politics. so i had high expectations for this class. little did i know... prof. golden rarely prepared for class. she treated students in an awful manner. not only unpleasant, but blatantly INAPPROPRIATE. sure, some of the students were not doing the reading, and some of the students asked less than stellar questions... but she was AWFUL to everyone. was she better one on one, during office hours? i have NEVER been treated so badly, and felt so uncomfortable, as with her. i INVITE any UCLA official to show up without notice to one of her lectures, and he/she will confirm that what is said in this notes is fairly accuarate. IF UCLA cared about undergrad educations, this would NOT be allowed to go on. but we all know that no one at UCLA cares.

Course not listed Submitted April 21, 2001 Grade Received: N/A

Golden is far and away the worst Poli Sci professor I have ever taken. She was rude, condescending, treated students like juveniles and her lectureses were boring disorganized and uninformative.

The other posters are absolutely correct. WORST PROFESSOR EVER.

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