Susanne Lohmann
Department of Political Science
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4.5
Overall Rating
Based on 19 Users
Easiness 3.9 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.9 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.6 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.3 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Would Take Again
  • Has Group Projects
  • Issues PTEs
  • Uses Slides
  • Often Funny

GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS

60.4%
50.3%
40.3%
30.2%
20.1%
10.1%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

51.6%
43.0%
34.4%
25.8%
17.2%
8.6%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

50.9%
42.5%
34.0%
25.5%
17.0%
8.5%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
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D+
D
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

22.4%
18.7%
14.9%
11.2%
7.5%
3.7%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: A+
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
June 24, 2021

This class is fully online, and doesn't offer much in terms of substance. That said, definitely recommend for an easy A.
Get into a group for the weekly papers (they're way too much to do on your own.) I was in a group of strangers and it worked out great when everyone does their part. Play the weekly games on time and you're set.
If you want to actually learn something about poli sci this isn't the class for you, but if you want a GPA boost for your lower divs go for it.

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A+
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June 23, 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!

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Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: A+
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Jan. 2, 2022

This class is definitely a great class to take if you would like an easy A. The road to success is very straightforward and the professor offers a lot of extra credit. But you have to make sure to put in the work. The written assignments are easy but time consuming, so make sure that you schedule your time accordingly. Overall, this is a great course for Political Science majors and I highly recommend it.

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Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: A+
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
June 17, 2021

This class is difficult for sure, but it is very possible to get a good grade if you put in the effort. There are no sections, no midterm, no finals, no office hours, no lecture, just play the games and write the papers. Every week the "games" (they are more like psych logical experiments/surveys) take about 20 minutes-1 hour to play. Then 2 days later the prompt for the weekly paper is released. The prompts are daunting, they are usually upwards of 20 pages long but they are not that difficult and thoroughly explain the instructions for the weekly report. Each week's report is 2 or 3 pages and all of the reports together total to 25 pages. However, only your best 20 pages are graded, so each page counts as 5% of your grade. The reports are based off of the game results for the class. To be honest, the reports take a while to do - I would HIGHLY recommend making a group and working together. 2-3 pages doesnt sound like a lot, but to answer all of the questions in the prompt you need to do single spaced pages, 10-11 pt font and mess with the margins, so this is not like writing 2 pages double spaced. If you do well enough on the games you will get a grade boost. Simply put, this class will require your time and attention, but a good grade is more than possible

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A+
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
July 3, 2020

Susanne Lohmann is arguably one of the best professors I've had at UCLA. This class is not only interesting but extremely relevant to the current socio-political climate. If you follow her instructions, you can easily get an A in the class. The TA's (course readers) both gave great feedback and there's an equalization factor added or subtracted from your final grade to ensure both sections were graded fairly. There is no lecture for this class, and the deadlines give you plenty of time to get your work done on the online gaming platform and subsequent reports. Professor Lohmann was completely empathetic to the current situation in Spring quarter as well. I would highly recommend this class.

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
June 12, 2020

Students, beware. I read about the heavy workload from other reviews prior to taking the class but it still stunned me especially in the first few weeks. If you're willing to devote most of your free time on this class, because trust me it'll demand most of your attention, then you can consider taking it. Not recommended for people who are slightly on the lazy side or just want to breeze through.

The content of the class itself was interesting, but the heavy workload often made it feel like the simulations were dull in comparison.

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: A+
July 26, 2018

to be honest the assignments are ridiculously confusing and time consuming, but if you do everyhting, play all the games, and do the extra credit that are super easy, you will get an a+. it is 100% worth it as a GE or as prereq.

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: A
June 19, 2018

Class is interesting and Lohmann is really nice and helpful outside of the classroom. Looked on Bruinwalk and though this class was going to be a lot easier than it was but since it is all online, it was hard to get in the swing of things. But Lohmann knows this and gives extra credit and helps increase your grade at the end with your "survey" scores. Overall, would recommend but keep up with your work and do all of the extra credit!

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: A+
June 17, 2018

This class is very straightforward and not very hard. With that being said, it is definitely time consuming.

This class is one report a week for the entire quarter (10 total) with the opportunity of skipping 2. You have to play weekly games that are then used to determine your "extra credit." Meaning if you do well on the games, you get a lot of extra credit.

The reports are 2 pages long and very doable if you take the time to do them. You have to analyze games and use the games to make an argument according to what the prompt says. The way she grades the reports is pretty stupid and can vary wildly week to week. But there is tons of extra credit, so getting an A is very doable.

The only annoying things about this class are the professor's love for overcomplicating things and making things so much harder than they have to be. She is super extra and thinks that giving out a 22 page prompt for a paper that is only 2 pages is long is "thorough." It is stupid and unnecessary, but its not a huge deal in the grand scheme of things. She is very detailed and I am pretty sure she has OCD because she is vey particular, but its not a huge deal.

As long as you play the games, do decently on the reports, do the bonus point activities, and set aside a couple of hours each week to do the reports, you should be getting an A minimum.

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: A
June 13, 2018

This class has an INSANE workload. I know the grade distribution is very appealing, but please understand that you will have more work from this online class than any other class you're taking. Interesting topics, but to be quite honest, it was way too much work. There are a lot of pros to this class; however, beware of the workload!

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Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: A+
June 24, 2021

This class is fully online, and doesn't offer much in terms of substance. That said, definitely recommend for an easy A.
Get into a group for the weekly papers (they're way too much to do on your own.) I was in a group of strangers and it worked out great when everyone does their part. Play the weekly games on time and you're set.
If you want to actually learn something about poli sci this isn't the class for you, but if you want a GPA boost for your lower divs go for it.

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A+
June 23, 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!

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: A+
Jan. 2, 2022

This class is definitely a great class to take if you would like an easy A. The road to success is very straightforward and the professor offers a lot of extra credit. But you have to make sure to put in the work. The written assignments are easy but time consuming, so make sure that you schedule your time accordingly. Overall, this is a great course for Political Science majors and I highly recommend it.

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: A+
June 17, 2021

This class is difficult for sure, but it is very possible to get a good grade if you put in the effort. There are no sections, no midterm, no finals, no office hours, no lecture, just play the games and write the papers. Every week the "games" (they are more like psych logical experiments/surveys) take about 20 minutes-1 hour to play. Then 2 days later the prompt for the weekly paper is released. The prompts are daunting, they are usually upwards of 20 pages long but they are not that difficult and thoroughly explain the instructions for the weekly report. Each week's report is 2 or 3 pages and all of the reports together total to 25 pages. However, only your best 20 pages are graded, so each page counts as 5% of your grade. The reports are based off of the game results for the class. To be honest, the reports take a while to do - I would HIGHLY recommend making a group and working together. 2-3 pages doesnt sound like a lot, but to answer all of the questions in the prompt you need to do single spaced pages, 10-11 pt font and mess with the margins, so this is not like writing 2 pages double spaced. If you do well enough on the games you will get a grade boost. Simply put, this class will require your time and attention, but a good grade is more than possible

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A+
July 3, 2020

Susanne Lohmann is arguably one of the best professors I've had at UCLA. This class is not only interesting but extremely relevant to the current socio-political climate. If you follow her instructions, you can easily get an A in the class. The TA's (course readers) both gave great feedback and there's an equalization factor added or subtracted from your final grade to ensure both sections were graded fairly. There is no lecture for this class, and the deadlines give you plenty of time to get your work done on the online gaming platform and subsequent reports. Professor Lohmann was completely empathetic to the current situation in Spring quarter as well. I would highly recommend this class.

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A
June 12, 2020

Students, beware. I read about the heavy workload from other reviews prior to taking the class but it still stunned me especially in the first few weeks. If you're willing to devote most of your free time on this class, because trust me it'll demand most of your attention, then you can consider taking it. Not recommended for people who are slightly on the lazy side or just want to breeze through.

The content of the class itself was interesting, but the heavy workload often made it feel like the simulations were dull in comparison.

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: A+
July 26, 2018

to be honest the assignments are ridiculously confusing and time consuming, but if you do everyhting, play all the games, and do the extra credit that are super easy, you will get an a+. it is 100% worth it as a GE or as prereq.

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: A
June 19, 2018

Class is interesting and Lohmann is really nice and helpful outside of the classroom. Looked on Bruinwalk and though this class was going to be a lot easier than it was but since it is all online, it was hard to get in the swing of things. But Lohmann knows this and gives extra credit and helps increase your grade at the end with your "survey" scores. Overall, would recommend but keep up with your work and do all of the extra credit!

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0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: A+
June 17, 2018

This class is very straightforward and not very hard. With that being said, it is definitely time consuming.

This class is one report a week for the entire quarter (10 total) with the opportunity of skipping 2. You have to play weekly games that are then used to determine your "extra credit." Meaning if you do well on the games, you get a lot of extra credit.

The reports are 2 pages long and very doable if you take the time to do them. You have to analyze games and use the games to make an argument according to what the prompt says. The way she grades the reports is pretty stupid and can vary wildly week to week. But there is tons of extra credit, so getting an A is very doable.

The only annoying things about this class are the professor's love for overcomplicating things and making things so much harder than they have to be. She is super extra and thinks that giving out a 22 page prompt for a paper that is only 2 pages is long is "thorough." It is stupid and unnecessary, but its not a huge deal in the grand scheme of things. She is very detailed and I am pretty sure she has OCD because she is vey particular, but its not a huge deal.

As long as you play the games, do decently on the reports, do the bonus point activities, and set aside a couple of hours each week to do the reports, you should be getting an A minimum.

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: A
June 13, 2018

This class has an INSANE workload. I know the grade distribution is very appealing, but please understand that you will have more work from this online class than any other class you're taking. Interesting topics, but to be quite honest, it was way too much work. There are a lot of pros to this class; however, beware of the workload!

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4.5
Overall Rating
Based on 19 Users
Easiness 3.9 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.9 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.6 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.3 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Tolerates Tardiness
    (4)
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
    (5)
  • Gives Extra Credit
    (11)
  • Would Take Again
    (8)
  • Has Group Projects
    (9)
  • Issues PTEs
    (7)
  • Uses Slides
    (5)
  • Often Funny
    (4)
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