Spring 2020 - EASY A. This class is designed for your success. It is so simple to do well. Grade Distribution: A+: 33 A: 8 A-: 5 B+: 7 B: 4 B-: 1 The actual work for this class is a bit tedious and annoying, but work is only required for 7 weeks. You can choose which prompts you want to write or skip a report as long as you write 7. If you do more than 7, your highest graded reports are the ones selected for your grade. Even if you do not do well on reports, you can still get an A. The professor offers so many bonus opportunities and many of them are for completion. ADDITIONALLY, the other half of the class is on a gaming platform. Some games give you points solely for completion, while others give points based on performance. The secret to success is play every game. Your performance will determine what percentile of the class you are in and that determines the grade boost at the end of the quarter. Everyone wins in the end! Take this class because the professor is the kindest professor I have had and the TAs are great too!
Winter 2021 - Not a "class" by any stretch of the imagination. No lectures, no way to contact Was/course readers, no way to interact with other students, office hours conducted via email... This isn't a course-- this is a list of busy work for you to complete. Her syllabus is ridiculous and convoluted. The workload is absurd. Dropped after week 1. Not worth it at all. The grades clearly work out (after you slave for a quarter), but calling this an "education" or a "class" is absolutely criminal and a disgrace to Ucla political science.
Spring 2022 - Completely asynchronous class. Workload was manageable with weekly 'games' and papers. Papers were 2-3 pages, but can do individually or as a group up to 3 people. (I recommend doing it as a group, really lessens the work load). If you are good at analyzing data, making tables, and writing about them - this class will be an easy A. There are course graders that grade the papers. Some grade harsh, while others grade easier, and often times it changes which grader you get that week. The first week may be intimidating, but after week 1, you'll quickly get the hang of things. This class was definitely one of the easier political science classes I've taken.