Sule Ozler
Department of Economics
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2.6
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Helpfulness 2.4 / 5 How helpful the class is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: I
June 10, 2019

Her math is HORRIBLE. Plus, her grammar is nightmare. Just avoid her.

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: N/A
March 27, 2018

I'm not really sure if the people who gave her positive reviews actually went to lectures. Professor Ozler makes me cringe at least twice in every class. Before I had this class, I didn't realize professors had the right to be so rude to students. She's probably the rudest person I've ever seen, and she blames it on her being tired or whatever but uh, yeah, who isn't? Every time she does attempt to apologize to students she's rude to, it's pretty half-assed and she's even said, "I already apologized, what do you want me to do?" If you ask her about a concept, she'll either repeat exactly what she had in the powerpoint slide or rudely tell you to go back to the slides yourself.

As for the material itself, it's rightfully dense. Still, I thought it'd be a comparatively easier elective but it's actually a huge pain in the butt with Ozler as the professor. Yes, you can drill the fundamentals through her study questions and study all her lecture notes but she'll still manage to pinpoint the most specific, minute details to ask about on the exams. Sometimes her exam questions are extremely broad and yet she'll have such specific answers on the key so the graders will still mark points off.

I studied for this class more than I have for any other class, and I got a raw B, curved to an A- on the midterm. It's not worth it at all for the amount of work you have to put in to organize all the material yourself and memorize every single word from lectures. Don't do it. It doesn't matter that she eliminated the department curve and now you're "competing with yourself"; not really. You're competing with the vicious professor and exams. Just do yourself a favor and avoid this class at all costs.

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: N/A
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March 16, 2022

I have never submitted on BruinWalk review, nor could I ever imagine myself submitting one. But after what I have endured in this class I wholeheartedly view it necessary to warn anyone considering this class that they will be walking into something I would never imagine being possible at UCLA.

This class, in a nutshell, is the study of economic history. You will go over economic philosophers and their ideas about the economy and society. Sule is very passionate about this and it is apparent. However, she cannot teach and is extremely unfair. First off, there was many moments in the class where students would ask questions and she would speak down to them/be condescending of them. Second, she does not believe in multiple choice exams, only short answers. And third, she sets a very weird (yet somewhat generous) abritrary curve (i.e., she does not follow the Econ department policy of 25% As, etc.).

The issue is with the exams. With the midterm being worth 44% and the exam being worth 54% (2% goes to course evaluations), she will take the best midterm score out of two offered. But her exams will ask the most vague question possible and expect you to craft an answer so specific. The amount of times it feels like her answer keys are fully just making up logic to get an answer is insane, and if you do not follow that logic precisely you get the question wrong. The class is not open note when in person (given), but I cannot stress enough how impossible it is to actually do well when there is no objective way to do well. Unless you are the professor herself you are bound to not do well because the questions are so vague and ambiguous yet she demands something precise, making it impossible to achieve.

Lastly, Sule is very harsh/hates criticism. My class got the most passive aggressive email on the Sunday before finals at 11PM where she proclaimed that she didn't think MT2 was harder than MT1 (even though there was a 20% decline in mean scores) and that she was being so generous doing things she didn't have to do (referring to writing sub-par review powerpoints that convuluted information further than it was). She also told students not to email her anymore because she didn't want to hear about it. I didn't think it was appropriate to send an email like that since, at the end of the day, she is a professor, but that is my opinion.

Overall, I really think you would be better off in ANY other Economics elective course. I think past reviews are not doing readers justice in understanding why this class really isn't the best use of time for those in Econ degrees. Sure, there is some level of randomness and I won't say I did terribly in the class (expecting somewhere in the B+/A range), but why put yourself through a quarter like that when there's other options? I would not take this class again nor would I consider taking a class with this professor going forward. If you DO decide to take the class against better judgement, make sure you memorize every aspect of the economists covered (Smith**, Ricardo, Mill, Marx, Keynes) and be prepared to essentially take crapshot guesses at what Sule is actually looking for on exams.

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Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: A
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Aug. 30, 2021

I was a little intimidated to take this course as the reviews on here aren't the most comforting. I thought it would be a really tough course and in some ways it was but I actually enjoyed the class and the professor. I think the lectures are a little daunting sometimes but the information and examples on there really are helpful for the practice and exams. There was 1 midterm, 1 final, and 2% extra credit for completing Evaluations. The curve she has for the class is very generous that an 84% is an A-. I can't remember exactly but I believe the cuttoffs are something like A+: 100-97, A: 96-91, A-: 90-84... Because the exam is open notes as long as your notes are good you can definitely pull off good scores. Even if there is something that you don't really understand from the lecture write it down because you can ask the professor to clarify later and it's likely that it will be helpful during the exam. I think the exams were graded fairly and I enjoyed learning about different economic theories from an unbiased source.

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: N/A
Feb. 7, 2018

TAKE THIS CLASS. Professor Ozler is one of the best Econ professors I have had at UCLA. She is an extremely intelligent person and highly engaging lecturer. Your grade is 45% midterm and 55% final. There is no reading so you just need to remember what she speaks about in lecture. She reviews the material at the beginning of every class, provides practice problems, and old exams. She even changes the material based on what people enjoy learning about.

She has terrible reviews because people are intimidated by her. She speaks very loudly and has a strong personality. I have never had a class where the students complained that the professor spoke too loudly or had too strong of a personality when the professor is male, however, because this professor is female people view her negatively. Females in the professional realm have faced this paradox for years. In a male dominated industry like economics, she had to learn to speak up so as to not be ignored.

People say she doesn't care about her students, but is was not true in my experience. She asks the class if we understand after every new concept is introduced. She reiterates the important points, she encourages questions and answers every single one, and she even passed out anonymous surveys to get feedback and suggestions on how she can improve.

This professor makes an enormous effort to connect with her students in the hopes that everyone learns from her. Make a small investment in this class because she will make a huge investment in you.

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Quarter: Winter 2017
Grade: B+
Nov. 10, 2017

My friend asked me about this class to see if he should take it and the horrors the memories brought back to me, bring me to this review. Forget the fact that she sent 75% of the students to the dean for "cheating" (I was luckily not one), forget the fact that if you ask a question, all she'll do is repeat what she just said (as if she didn't know the topic well), forget the fact that she is drier than Sproul (and that is saying something) and forget the fact that her voice would make anyone go crazy, and you might, might get a good teacher.

Is the subject interesting? Of course. That's why I took it, despite her reviews. Do I regret my decision? YOU BET!

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A
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June 4, 2021

God-awful class. The professor put no effort into explaining the slides and just read off them, as if they were not wordy and confusing enough as is. I couldn't even understand what she was saying half the time. She clearly did not care about her students and didn't have an office hours, so case in point.

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A
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Aug. 6, 2020

Ozler is fine. But the real problem in this class in Spring, 2020 was her grader, an undergrad student called SUSAN CHEN. She was unnecessarily rude and unaware. Her job was to grade papers. She was a junior in undergrad and wasn't responsible to act as a TA, teach or engage with students. As such, she often didn't know about the professor's interactions and conversations with other students, but felt the need to interfere and send utterly condescending and disrespectful messages and emails. Personally, I have also taken Ozler's Econ 113 class and also had the opportunity to be a grader. It really isn't a big deal as you simply have to get a decent grade, which isn't so hard to do in her classes. Yet, Susan seemed to be under the impression that she had really achieved an impossible fleet when she was entrusted with the responsibility to be a grader. I really hope she is able to mend her ways, tone and attitude if she wants to attain any success in life, both personally and professionally.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: B+
July 9, 2020

Easy class with some interesting lectures! The professor is a bit confusing at times, but it was still a great class.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: B+
May 16, 2020

Prof. Ozler was not as bad as the reviews here say. It was not hard to understand her accent at all. She actually cares about students and tries to do her best every time. class participation is not required, but you better go to lectures to do well on the exams cuz the slides are definitely not enough.

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: I
June 10, 2019

Her math is HORRIBLE. Plus, her grammar is nightmare. Just avoid her.

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: N/A
March 27, 2018

I'm not really sure if the people who gave her positive reviews actually went to lectures. Professor Ozler makes me cringe at least twice in every class. Before I had this class, I didn't realize professors had the right to be so rude to students. She's probably the rudest person I've ever seen, and she blames it on her being tired or whatever but uh, yeah, who isn't? Every time she does attempt to apologize to students she's rude to, it's pretty half-assed and she's even said, "I already apologized, what do you want me to do?" If you ask her about a concept, she'll either repeat exactly what she had in the powerpoint slide or rudely tell you to go back to the slides yourself.

As for the material itself, it's rightfully dense. Still, I thought it'd be a comparatively easier elective but it's actually a huge pain in the butt with Ozler as the professor. Yes, you can drill the fundamentals through her study questions and study all her lecture notes but she'll still manage to pinpoint the most specific, minute details to ask about on the exams. Sometimes her exam questions are extremely broad and yet she'll have such specific answers on the key so the graders will still mark points off.

I studied for this class more than I have for any other class, and I got a raw B, curved to an A- on the midterm. It's not worth it at all for the amount of work you have to put in to organize all the material yourself and memorize every single word from lectures. Don't do it. It doesn't matter that she eliminated the department curve and now you're "competing with yourself"; not really. You're competing with the vicious professor and exams. Just do yourself a favor and avoid this class at all costs.

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: N/A
March 16, 2022

I have never submitted on BruinWalk review, nor could I ever imagine myself submitting one. But after what I have endured in this class I wholeheartedly view it necessary to warn anyone considering this class that they will be walking into something I would never imagine being possible at UCLA.

This class, in a nutshell, is the study of economic history. You will go over economic philosophers and their ideas about the economy and society. Sule is very passionate about this and it is apparent. However, she cannot teach and is extremely unfair. First off, there was many moments in the class where students would ask questions and she would speak down to them/be condescending of them. Second, she does not believe in multiple choice exams, only short answers. And third, she sets a very weird (yet somewhat generous) abritrary curve (i.e., she does not follow the Econ department policy of 25% As, etc.).

The issue is with the exams. With the midterm being worth 44% and the exam being worth 54% (2% goes to course evaluations), she will take the best midterm score out of two offered. But her exams will ask the most vague question possible and expect you to craft an answer so specific. The amount of times it feels like her answer keys are fully just making up logic to get an answer is insane, and if you do not follow that logic precisely you get the question wrong. The class is not open note when in person (given), but I cannot stress enough how impossible it is to actually do well when there is no objective way to do well. Unless you are the professor herself you are bound to not do well because the questions are so vague and ambiguous yet she demands something precise, making it impossible to achieve.

Lastly, Sule is very harsh/hates criticism. My class got the most passive aggressive email on the Sunday before finals at 11PM where she proclaimed that she didn't think MT2 was harder than MT1 (even though there was a 20% decline in mean scores) and that she was being so generous doing things she didn't have to do (referring to writing sub-par review powerpoints that convuluted information further than it was). She also told students not to email her anymore because she didn't want to hear about it. I didn't think it was appropriate to send an email like that since, at the end of the day, she is a professor, but that is my opinion.

Overall, I really think you would be better off in ANY other Economics elective course. I think past reviews are not doing readers justice in understanding why this class really isn't the best use of time for those in Econ degrees. Sure, there is some level of randomness and I won't say I did terribly in the class (expecting somewhere in the B+/A range), but why put yourself through a quarter like that when there's other options? I would not take this class again nor would I consider taking a class with this professor going forward. If you DO decide to take the class against better judgement, make sure you memorize every aspect of the economists covered (Smith**, Ricardo, Mill, Marx, Keynes) and be prepared to essentially take crapshot guesses at what Sule is actually looking for on exams.

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Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: A
Aug. 30, 2021

I was a little intimidated to take this course as the reviews on here aren't the most comforting. I thought it would be a really tough course and in some ways it was but I actually enjoyed the class and the professor. I think the lectures are a little daunting sometimes but the information and examples on there really are helpful for the practice and exams. There was 1 midterm, 1 final, and 2% extra credit for completing Evaluations. The curve she has for the class is very generous that an 84% is an A-. I can't remember exactly but I believe the cuttoffs are something like A+: 100-97, A: 96-91, A-: 90-84... Because the exam is open notes as long as your notes are good you can definitely pull off good scores. Even if there is something that you don't really understand from the lecture write it down because you can ask the professor to clarify later and it's likely that it will be helpful during the exam. I think the exams were graded fairly and I enjoyed learning about different economic theories from an unbiased source.

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: N/A
Feb. 7, 2018

TAKE THIS CLASS. Professor Ozler is one of the best Econ professors I have had at UCLA. She is an extremely intelligent person and highly engaging lecturer. Your grade is 45% midterm and 55% final. There is no reading so you just need to remember what she speaks about in lecture. She reviews the material at the beginning of every class, provides practice problems, and old exams. She even changes the material based on what people enjoy learning about.

She has terrible reviews because people are intimidated by her. She speaks very loudly and has a strong personality. I have never had a class where the students complained that the professor spoke too loudly or had too strong of a personality when the professor is male, however, because this professor is female people view her negatively. Females in the professional realm have faced this paradox for years. In a male dominated industry like economics, she had to learn to speak up so as to not be ignored.

People say she doesn't care about her students, but is was not true in my experience. She asks the class if we understand after every new concept is introduced. She reiterates the important points, she encourages questions and answers every single one, and she even passed out anonymous surveys to get feedback and suggestions on how she can improve.

This professor makes an enormous effort to connect with her students in the hopes that everyone learns from her. Make a small investment in this class because she will make a huge investment in you.

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Quarter: Winter 2017
Grade: B+
Nov. 10, 2017

My friend asked me about this class to see if he should take it and the horrors the memories brought back to me, bring me to this review. Forget the fact that she sent 75% of the students to the dean for "cheating" (I was luckily not one), forget the fact that if you ask a question, all she'll do is repeat what she just said (as if she didn't know the topic well), forget the fact that she is drier than Sproul (and that is saying something) and forget the fact that her voice would make anyone go crazy, and you might, might get a good teacher.

Is the subject interesting? Of course. That's why I took it, despite her reviews. Do I regret my decision? YOU BET!

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A
June 4, 2021

God-awful class. The professor put no effort into explaining the slides and just read off them, as if they were not wordy and confusing enough as is. I couldn't even understand what she was saying half the time. She clearly did not care about her students and didn't have an office hours, so case in point.

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A
Aug. 6, 2020

Ozler is fine. But the real problem in this class in Spring, 2020 was her grader, an undergrad student called SUSAN CHEN. She was unnecessarily rude and unaware. Her job was to grade papers. She was a junior in undergrad and wasn't responsible to act as a TA, teach or engage with students. As such, she often didn't know about the professor's interactions and conversations with other students, but felt the need to interfere and send utterly condescending and disrespectful messages and emails. Personally, I have also taken Ozler's Econ 113 class and also had the opportunity to be a grader. It really isn't a big deal as you simply have to get a decent grade, which isn't so hard to do in her classes. Yet, Susan seemed to be under the impression that she had really achieved an impossible fleet when she was entrusted with the responsibility to be a grader. I really hope she is able to mend her ways, tone and attitude if she wants to attain any success in life, both personally and professionally.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: B+
July 9, 2020

Easy class with some interesting lectures! The professor is a bit confusing at times, but it was still a great class.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: B+
May 16, 2020

Prof. Ozler was not as bad as the reviews here say. It was not hard to understand her accent at all. She actually cares about students and tries to do her best every time. class participation is not required, but you better go to lectures to do well on the exams cuz the slides are definitely not enough.

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Overall Rating
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Easiness 2.6 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 2.4 / 5 How clear the class is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.1 / 5 How much workload the class is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 2.4 / 5 How helpful the class is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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