Randall Rojas
Department of Economics
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3.8
Overall Rating
Based on 110 User s
Easiness 3.5 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.8 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.7 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.6 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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  • Needs Textbook
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Tolerates Tardiness

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Jan. 23, 2021

Like a couple of other posts mentioned, you can definitely feel the disconnect between students and staff in this class.

Took this class a pre-req for my major (not an econ major), and I got an A, but I didn't necessarily end the class happily.

The grade structure is midterm, midterm, final, and then the weekly homework was 15% I think. I stopped going to lecture after Week 4 because reading the online materials and watching Youtube was much more helpful. I think by the last class, only 20-30 students were still attending lectures. If you have no prior familiarity with Econ, prepare to self-study a lot. Most people don't find his lectures helpful. One of the reviews compared this to a kindergarten class, I do not think it is THAT easy, but you'll probably do well if you've taken econ in high school.

I've never seen my TAs face. He sent us videos of him doing a few problems every week, and then he went MIA after week 3. Radio silence when the people in my discussion tried to reach out to him. I was genuinely worried for him for a while. He didn't come back until the end of the quarter.

The online final exam crashed when we were taking it. The TAs host a zoom call for students to join while they take the exam in case there are technical issues. When the website crashed some people in my discussion started panicking, and he just sent us all into the waiting room and emailed us the new directions to take the test. Didn't open the Zoom again.

The website wasn't working for a good 30minutes, and we only received an additional 15 minutes to submit the exam. That included transferring your answers from the online exam (which was segmented into a different page for every question, so you had to view every question and response independently) to a document or piece of paper and then transferring THOSE answers to an email to send the TA. I know someone who had to cancel a therapy appointment they had already paid for and another classmate who was super late to work because of this. So the lack of understanding was :/

This was one of the first classes I've taken at UCLA--I'm a first-year--and I still feel so sad that I'm paying top dollar for these kinds of classes. Don't know if it's a common feeling since it is only my second quarter now, but I felt like I wasn't perceived as a person who wanted to learn. It is obvious that the TA and the professor wanted to be as impersonal as possible. I guess I get it if the class is 400 students big, but the lack of understanding, empathy, and sincerity still made me really disappointed, especially from the #1 public university in the US.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A-
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Jan. 3, 2021

Took this class at my first quarter in UCLA and ngl, Rojas worsened my expectation for college. You can feel that he doesn't care about his students: never reply to emails, poor adjustment for students in different time zone (I had to take the final from 3am to 7 am). He does not explain how the curve works, has zero understanding for students experiencing difficulties under pandemic, and his lectures are meaningless to attend. Do not take him if you never learned econ before.

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Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: N/A
June 16, 2019

Despite the many positive reviews, I did not enjoy this class at all. Rojas is extremely boring and reads directly off his slides, which are taken straight from the book. The two midterms were incredibly easy, but his final had a average of a D with no curve, and it was 50% of your grade. I know that I and many others were screwed because of the final. While the $180 mindtap was not required, it was practically essential to do well in the class.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A-
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Dec. 25, 2020

*Covid-19 Review*

This class was kind of a mediocre experience for me. Rojas' lectures are basically just him reading off slides, they teach the material but aren't super engaging either. Attendance isn't mandatory so a lot of people ended up just reading the textbook. It kind of felt like Rojas was just going through the motions. During virtual covid finals, he also wasn't super flexible with allowing different times for other time zones.

That said, the assignments were not super hard in my opinion. You had to buy mindtap to do the homework and exams which was a bit annoying, but as a result, they weren't too hard since any question you would ever do just came directly from there. You could practice using the practice questions that came from the program, and with covid, everything was open note and open book. I got an A- instead of an A because I misread some questions on the second midterm and made dumb mistakes, but I'm not too upset about that. The exams did feel to get progressively more challenging, but I think that's just a feature of the material. I guess the assignments were kind of a tradeoff for the boring lectures

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A+
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June 16, 2020

I felt a great disconnect with the professor and my classmates this quarter as the professor and economics department attempted to adapt to an online format. I really disliked the professor's use of pre-recorded lectures from another professor since it felt like I was paying for videos that I could access outside of the class, while Rojas earned a living just posting videos that he didn't even make to the class website. Examinations were open-book and extremely easy as long as you did the readings and went over the practice problems on the class webiste a couple of times. The overwhelming majority of students in this class got A's.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A+
Dec. 29, 2019

Rojas is probably the most chill Econ professor you will ever get. Take advantage of that. Here are some key points.

1. Lectures IMO are optional. Slides are posted on CCLE and Rojas mostly reads off his slides. By the end of the quarter, you will notice only 20% of kids actually show up.

2. Discussions IMO are a waste of time. I could not understand my TA and he was no help.

3. Grade breakdown: 25% midterm 1 (25 Questions), 25% midterm 2 (25 Questions), 50% final (75 Questions Cumulative). All multiple choice.

4. Each test gets a bit harder. Averages were 90% (midterm 1), 79% (midterm 2), 72% (final).

5. Rojas curves the overall class, not individual tests. Though I ended with a raw 93%, the curve brought me up to an A+. To be fair there were only 9 A's on the final (out of a class of 127).

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: C
June 26, 2019

Ok, I'm shocked by reading all these positive reviews. The exams are hard, literally the average on the final was a D. Just look at his grade distribution. I wouldnt take this class again

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A+
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Oct. 25, 2022

This class was extremely useful. It was easy, but only because I kept up with the chapters and engaged in the homework. You need to read each chapter and take notes. The professor is very engaging and clear. His slides will help you a lot. Overall, I recommend this professor and class.

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A+
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Oct. 23, 2022

Professor Rojas is an excellent professor. While lectures can become monotonous over time, the professor did a great job at explaining all concepts in depth. The course is pretty straightforward and exam questions are exactly like the homework practice, which is super helpful when having to study. All exams are multiple choice and I found that most students did really well. This class is not a big stressor.

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Sept. 4, 2022

Took this class for my major requirement. I took this class online, so it was fairly easy. The lectures were pretty dry, and nearing the end of the quarter he would go through material pretty fast. The TA discussions were helpful as they would go over practice problems that could potentially be found on the tests. Chill guy.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
Jan. 23, 2021

Like a couple of other posts mentioned, you can definitely feel the disconnect between students and staff in this class.

Took this class a pre-req for my major (not an econ major), and I got an A, but I didn't necessarily end the class happily.

The grade structure is midterm, midterm, final, and then the weekly homework was 15% I think. I stopped going to lecture after Week 4 because reading the online materials and watching Youtube was much more helpful. I think by the last class, only 20-30 students were still attending lectures. If you have no prior familiarity with Econ, prepare to self-study a lot. Most people don't find his lectures helpful. One of the reviews compared this to a kindergarten class, I do not think it is THAT easy, but you'll probably do well if you've taken econ in high school.

I've never seen my TAs face. He sent us videos of him doing a few problems every week, and then he went MIA after week 3. Radio silence when the people in my discussion tried to reach out to him. I was genuinely worried for him for a while. He didn't come back until the end of the quarter.

The online final exam crashed when we were taking it. The TAs host a zoom call for students to join while they take the exam in case there are technical issues. When the website crashed some people in my discussion started panicking, and he just sent us all into the waiting room and emailed us the new directions to take the test. Didn't open the Zoom again.

The website wasn't working for a good 30minutes, and we only received an additional 15 minutes to submit the exam. That included transferring your answers from the online exam (which was segmented into a different page for every question, so you had to view every question and response independently) to a document or piece of paper and then transferring THOSE answers to an email to send the TA. I know someone who had to cancel a therapy appointment they had already paid for and another classmate who was super late to work because of this. So the lack of understanding was :/

This was one of the first classes I've taken at UCLA--I'm a first-year--and I still feel so sad that I'm paying top dollar for these kinds of classes. Don't know if it's a common feeling since it is only my second quarter now, but I felt like I wasn't perceived as a person who wanted to learn. It is obvious that the TA and the professor wanted to be as impersonal as possible. I guess I get it if the class is 400 students big, but the lack of understanding, empathy, and sincerity still made me really disappointed, especially from the #1 public university in the US.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A-
Jan. 3, 2021

Took this class at my first quarter in UCLA and ngl, Rojas worsened my expectation for college. You can feel that he doesn't care about his students: never reply to emails, poor adjustment for students in different time zone (I had to take the final from 3am to 7 am). He does not explain how the curve works, has zero understanding for students experiencing difficulties under pandemic, and his lectures are meaningless to attend. Do not take him if you never learned econ before.

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Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: N/A
June 16, 2019

Despite the many positive reviews, I did not enjoy this class at all. Rojas is extremely boring and reads directly off his slides, which are taken straight from the book. The two midterms were incredibly easy, but his final had a average of a D with no curve, and it was 50% of your grade. I know that I and many others were screwed because of the final. While the $180 mindtap was not required, it was practically essential to do well in the class.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A-
Dec. 25, 2020

*Covid-19 Review*

This class was kind of a mediocre experience for me. Rojas' lectures are basically just him reading off slides, they teach the material but aren't super engaging either. Attendance isn't mandatory so a lot of people ended up just reading the textbook. It kind of felt like Rojas was just going through the motions. During virtual covid finals, he also wasn't super flexible with allowing different times for other time zones.

That said, the assignments were not super hard in my opinion. You had to buy mindtap to do the homework and exams which was a bit annoying, but as a result, they weren't too hard since any question you would ever do just came directly from there. You could practice using the practice questions that came from the program, and with covid, everything was open note and open book. I got an A- instead of an A because I misread some questions on the second midterm and made dumb mistakes, but I'm not too upset about that. The exams did feel to get progressively more challenging, but I think that's just a feature of the material. I guess the assignments were kind of a tradeoff for the boring lectures

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A+
June 16, 2020

I felt a great disconnect with the professor and my classmates this quarter as the professor and economics department attempted to adapt to an online format. I really disliked the professor's use of pre-recorded lectures from another professor since it felt like I was paying for videos that I could access outside of the class, while Rojas earned a living just posting videos that he didn't even make to the class website. Examinations were open-book and extremely easy as long as you did the readings and went over the practice problems on the class webiste a couple of times. The overwhelming majority of students in this class got A's.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A+
Dec. 29, 2019

Rojas is probably the most chill Econ professor you will ever get. Take advantage of that. Here are some key points.

1. Lectures IMO are optional. Slides are posted on CCLE and Rojas mostly reads off his slides. By the end of the quarter, you will notice only 20% of kids actually show up.

2. Discussions IMO are a waste of time. I could not understand my TA and he was no help.

3. Grade breakdown: 25% midterm 1 (25 Questions), 25% midterm 2 (25 Questions), 50% final (75 Questions Cumulative). All multiple choice.

4. Each test gets a bit harder. Averages were 90% (midterm 1), 79% (midterm 2), 72% (final).

5. Rojas curves the overall class, not individual tests. Though I ended with a raw 93%, the curve brought me up to an A+. To be fair there were only 9 A's on the final (out of a class of 127).

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: C
June 26, 2019

Ok, I'm shocked by reading all these positive reviews. The exams are hard, literally the average on the final was a D. Just look at his grade distribution. I wouldnt take this class again

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A+
Oct. 25, 2022

This class was extremely useful. It was easy, but only because I kept up with the chapters and engaged in the homework. You need to read each chapter and take notes. The professor is very engaging and clear. His slides will help you a lot. Overall, I recommend this professor and class.

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A+
Oct. 23, 2022

Professor Rojas is an excellent professor. While lectures can become monotonous over time, the professor did a great job at explaining all concepts in depth. The course is pretty straightforward and exam questions are exactly like the homework practice, which is super helpful when having to study. All exams are multiple choice and I found that most students did really well. This class is not a big stressor.

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A
Sept. 4, 2022

Took this class for my major requirement. I took this class online, so it was fairly easy. The lectures were pretty dry, and nearing the end of the quarter he would go through material pretty fast. The TA discussions were helpful as they would go over practice problems that could potentially be found on the tests. Chill guy.

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3.8
Overall Rating
Based on 110 Users
Easiness 3.5 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.8 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.7 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.6 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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