Arriola, L R on Ninja Courses

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POL SCI 3 (Spring 2010)

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66 60 65 50 61

Comment: He's kind of boring but if you really want a point back on your midterm, argue with him because he gets kind of confused and then agrees with you.

POL SCI 3 (Spring 2010)

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73 50 50 74 45

Comment: Pretty good professor. Always had powerpoints and went over the important things for the class. Mainly need a good GSI for the course- I had Kim Twist, she's incredible. The class has a lot of assignments, but I found the course to be a little easier than its reputation. Only do statistics/need a calculator for the last third of the class.

POL SCI 146A (Fall 2013)

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73 89 99 66 86

Comment: Love-hate relationship with this class. Got a B- on the midterm, aced all the assignments and the final but I ended up only with an A-. I learned a lot, but struggled a bit with the quantitative material that incorporates into the class. I have not taken PS3, and his quantitative stuff wasn't that complicated but it will require some work to fully comprehend. I didn't like the class at first, but enjoyed researching my designated country Chad. I am now an expert on this country and I do not know what I'll do with my knowledge of it.

POL SCI 146A (Fall 2013)

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100 100 100 100 100

Comment: Absolutely one of the best courses I've taken at Cal. The course was very well organized, despite the wide scope of material covered. There are a lot of readings but they are manageable and stimulating. The assignments are cool; each student was assigned a Sub-Saharan country and writing assignments focus on researching certain topics as related to that country. The big paper is a research proposal focused on your country. Prof Arriola is amazing. He is so engaging and knowledgeable and a fantastic lecturer. I signed up for this class to fulfill a requirement, but it was so much more. Take this course!!!!