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I loved this class and it will definitely be my favorite one at UCLA! Dr. Shafir is hands-down one of the smartest, funniest, passionate, and clear professors on campus. The class was SO informative - if you're going into healthcare or law or public health or literally anything you HAVE to take this class. I wish I'd taken it sooner. It didn't even count for any of my major or minor requirements but I'm so glad I took it. I really looked forward to lecture and all the course materials are free and the teaching team was very accommodating and sent out study guides and did review sessions. The both the midterm and final were multiple choice, very doable and most of the class got As on both. highly recommend taking this class with Shafir, she's the BEST
Completely asynchronous, one midterm, one paper, one final. Must watch all lectures. Take notes on the lectures, essentially everything written down, and you will get an A easily. Quite literally almost all of the questions are pulled from very specific parts of the lecture, so don't skip any. Would definitely take again, it just takes effort in order to get the notes down in preparation for the open note tests.
Although I expected the exams to be easier, they were manageable along with the other few assignments. She’s honestly a great professor and tries her best to accommodate to students needs. Plenty extra credit opportunities including some on the actual exams. Its a lot of information but I’d recommend it if you’re interested in public health.
Everyone says this class is easy but our exams were very difficult!! The average for the midterm was 80%. Although professor Shafir gave us 2 extra credit points, the midterm brought my grade down a lot. Otherwise, the final was a bit more easier, but still the questions involve application and they were tricky. Otherwise, there are so many TAs but they literally don't do anything. You don't even need them or meet with them. We also had a 500-700 word paper to submit, but if we did not like our grade we were able to rewrite it and submit it for half credit. Nonetheless, considering how many positive comments there are about this class, I was definitely annoyed about my midterm score.
Really informative and interesting class, just pay attention to deadlines because the asynchronous nature can make it easy to forget about them. Agree with everything said in other review!
This class was completely online and asynchronous this quarter so take this with a grain of salt if you're in person. Professor Shafir is a very nice person and a solid lecturer. The course had very little work: two posts per module, watch/read the required material, and a 2-3 page public health editorial. The midterm and final were open note and multiple choice, but were still a bit tricky. You definitely need to review the material before tests because she gave 1 hour for 50 questions. She offers some extra credit, so I'd do it just to be safe. If you try your best in this class it should be an easy A.