Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Politics: Voting Rights and Political Discourse in U.S.

Richard Anderson

Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Politics: Voting Rights and Political Discourse in U.S.

Political Science department

Richard Anderson

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Quarter Taken: Fall 2019 Submitted March 30, 2020 Grade Received: A

Genuinely one of my favorite professors at UCLA. Awesome class that really made me look at politics through a different lens

Quarter Taken: Fall 2019 Submitted March 7, 2020 Grade Received: A+

This was one of those classes that was hard, but extremely rewarding. We had 5 books that were read (almost) cover-to-cover in 10 weeks. Prepare for a few hundred pages of dense reading each week.

Class is held once a week, but was my favorite class each week. It's a seminar, so there were only 15 students. We all wrote CCLE posts each week in response to that week's readings and were asked to respond to our classmates posts. I got to know my classmates through class discussions and by reading their posts.

Anderson tends to ask open-ended questions like, "How did you get here today?" or "What does this author get wrong?" He is often looking for a specific answer, but don't be afraid to ask clarifying questions. He is the first professor I've had who encourages wrong answers.

Contrary to some of the previous reviews, Anderson truly cares about his students. When I told him that I was having trouble getting my accommodations approved through CAE, he called CAE on my behalf. I don't think it's a coincidence that my accommodations were approved shortly thereafter.

There are no tests or quizzes, just a 5000 word (~20 pg) essay. The essay was HARD. I didn't quite make the 5000 word cutoff, but I still made an A. This class gave me more than a few grey hairs, but I left with a newfound sense of curiosity about US history and its connectedness to current events.

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  • Engaging Lectures
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Often Funny
  • Participation Matters
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