Special Studies in Comparative Politics

Tyson Roberts

Special Studies in Comparative Politics

Political Science department

Tyson Roberts

Add Review
from 3 users

Ratings

Bad
Overall 2.0
Good
Hard
Easiness of class 2.0
Easy
Heavy
Workload 2.0
Light
Not Clear
Clarity of professor 1.3
Clear
Not Helpful
Helpfulness of professor 1.7
Helpful
AD

Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Has Group Projects

Grades

Winter 2014
21.1%
17.5%
14.0%
10.5%
7.0%
3.5%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

Fall 2014
26.1%
21.8%
17.4%
13.1%
8.7%
4.4%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

Winter 2013
28.1%
23.4%
18.8%
14.1%
9.4%
4.7%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

AD
AD
1 of 1

Reviews

Quarter Taken: Winter 2020 Submitted June 17, 2020 Grade Received: A

Would not recommend this class at all. Not only was it disorganized, but the material was confusing and we had to take daily quizzes online before class. The quizzes were atrocious, and were so hard and confusing with multiple answers seeming like it could be corrected. There was a lot of reading that was mandatory since the quizzes nitpicked random facts from them, and the midterm was really hard. The only reason I got an A in this class is because the final was cancelled due to COVID-19. Otherwise, I would have probably flunked it.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2020 Submitted April 12, 2020 Grade Received: A

Professor Roberts kinda tried? He's a good person; I just don't think he put enough effort into... anything. He was always late to lectures, he kind of rushed through the slides without clear and concise explanations, the organization of the class was bad, and the material was confusing because of the way he presented it. Also, his quizzes were bad at first (they got better but only because he asked us to contribute to making the questions). He doesn't posting grades on time either (I got my final grades at the very last minute). Overall, the class is doable, but it's not fun and kinda confusing if you don't go to lectures. Also you HAVE to do the readings.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2020 Submitted July 8, 2020 Grade Received: N/A

I really wanted to like Professor Roberts. I'm sure that he's a really nice person, but this class was a hot mess. Nothing was organized, he couldn't for the life of him figure out how to use any of the technology in the room, and he was always running late. He ran through his slides too quickly where it was difficult to take notes. He would assign upwards of 100 pages of reading each class, and when someone would complain he would go on about how he has reduced the reading from previous times he's taught the class. We had a group project making a video on authoritarian regimes and it was poorly organized with no accountability for members who did nothing.
Did I learn anything from this class? No.
Would I take another class with Professor Roberts? Definitely not.

1 of 1

Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Has Group Projects
ADS

Report Review

Did this review contain...

There are errors in the report form.

Thank you for the report!

We'll look into this shortly.

It seems like you’re

using an ad blocker. :(


Bruinwalk is an entirely Daily Bruin-run service brought to you for free. We hate annoying ads just as much as you do, but they help keep our lights on. We promise to keep our ads as relevant for you as possible, so please consider disabling your ad-blocking software while using this site.

Thank you for supporting us!