M.P. Wattenberg at University of California Irvine

M.P. Wattenberg

M.P. Wattenberg
  • 4.1Overall Quality
  • 3.9Helpfulness
  • 4.3Clarity
  • 3.8Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
6/20/14

PS 21A

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

funny guy; shows a lot of snl videos in class. he doesn't post lectures online so class is important. read the book and go to discussion to help you out on exams. grade is based on 2 midterms & final- topic questions in syllabus are exactly what they're based on. doesn't curve

8/24/13

PolSci 21

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This guy is pretty good. He's full of jokes and keeps class entertaining. Class isn't mandatory but he doesn't post notes online so you should go. Tests and reading assignments were nothing short of expected. Good guy, take him!

7/1/13

121C 121F

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Fun and entertaining professor. I highly recommend him, but don't expect an easy A. You need to go to class every day and read the textbooks. You will have to earn that A.

6/25/13

Pol Sci 21A

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is the man. Your grade is based on 3 exams (not cumulative). Attendance isn't mandatory for lecture or discussion but if you go to discussion regularly you will get a small boost to your final grade (B+ would become A-). Study the study guide to get an A.

5/28/13

plsci 121F 121C

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Hands down THE best professor i have ever had. Just wow. Honestly you will never meet a more educated man on the subject. it was such an honor having him for 2 upper-div classes. the first thing i do now when i go to register for classes is look to see if he is teaching any new ones. made every penny spent on education worth it!

5/26/13

PoliSci 21A

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Loved this class! Knows what he is talking about and shows videos from Colbert and others a lot. Don't need the textbook as long as you take good notes in class or occasionally go to the library to check it out. Doesn't post lectures so make sure you go or get notes from a friend. Midterms were on exactly what he said they'd be- easy!

3/26/13

PS 121F

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great Professor! Took 2 upper div classes with him and I enjoyed attending class that the "mandatory" rule on attendance was never a burden. The voting class doesn't require much reading but the Presidents class does so dont take the class unless you're willing to keep up with 1,500 pgs of reading (no exaggeration).

3/20/13

Poli Sci 121C

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Amazing professor. Took two of his upper division class and he knows his stuff. You will learn a lot about American Government just by talking to him for a few minutes.

8/4/12

Poli21A

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great Professor. Very funny and entertaining, but don't be on your cell phone during lecture or he will call you out on it. If you took AP Gov, this class will be extremely easy.

7/1/12

POL121C

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Definitely a good class - Wattenberg is a bit eccentric, but entertaining and informative nonetheless. If you have any degree of interest in politics, he'll keep you awake with humorous commentary and videos. Exams are certainly reasonable too.

3/28/11

POL21A

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Wattenberg is a little...different. He lectures off the cuff, the course grade was based off of the midterm and final, 50% each. I skipped 9/10 discussions and 1/3 of the lectures and got a B. Not a hard class, but somewhat annoying.

3/26/11

POL21A

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's very entertaining. I say he's a good professor and the TA are extremely helpful and they also grade your exams. I had Danvy le (GREAT & HELPFUL TA). The class consist of one midterm and one final.

3/26/11

Govt21A

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Loved the study guide questions on his syllabus, study those and you'll definitely get a good grade on the midterm and final. I also loved the fact that his lectures were entertaining, he plays clips from snl and the colbert report in the middle of each one! Passable class for sure!

4/4/10

PolSc21A

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Wattenberg is a funny guy. He plays gov-related clips halfway through lecture. His TAs are decent, too. Midterms and final consist of short answer definitions and longer essays. This is a very passable class. I read and worked hard and got an A! I took AP Gov, which helped a lot.

3/25/10

PolSc21A

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Wattenberg is a quirky guy and his lectures were interesting and informative. There were two midterms and one final, consisting of short answer questions and an essay. Everything on the test was material taught during lecture. The class is an easy B. If you want the A, you have to work a little harder and read the book. Discussion helps!

3/20/10

PolSc21A

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Lectures are very entertaining and informative. The tests are based soley on info given in the lecture, and are pretty easy. I didn't even buy the book, so you can save yourself some cash by just taking good notes in class.

3/8/10

polsc21a

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very funny teacher! take him!

2/20/10

PolSc21A

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very funny. Midterms are fairly easy and his lectures are funny. He always shows videos from the Daily Show or the Colbert Report. Take him.

1/31/10

PS21A

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

LOVE HIM....seriously a VERY interesting class. Make sure you go to lecture though, and i found that the book did help for the midterm. Love the videos he shows in class!

3/24/09

PS2A

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you read the book or skim through it and study and focus on his lecture notes you are guaranteed a B+. Do this and you'll learn a lot. Good professor. He wrote the textbook oh and you can use ANY edition of the bk its the same.

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