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Brown, W L (POL SCI 4, Spring 2015)
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Comment: if you are going to take poli sci4 I definitely recommend taking it with ms. brown. she is a wonderful and passionate professor who really loves what she does and it is very evident in her lectures. there are 2 midterms, both are really straight forward if you do the reading. it can get a bit abstract but it is totally feasible to get and A in the class if you stay on top of all the readings. overall 10/10.

Submitted April 24th, 2017

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Brown, W L (POL SCI 4, Spring 2012)
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Comment: Pretty interesting class

Submitted Nov. 2nd, 2012

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Brown, W L (POL SCI 4, Spring 2012)
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Submitted Oct. 20th, 2012

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Brown, W L (POL SCI 4, Spring 2012)
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Comment: It's definitely a challenging course. Probably the most challenging of all the Political Science 1-5. Wendy Brown's charm, however, will captivate you. She's a great lecturer, and extremely liberal (sometimes it's annoying). But, she's cool!

Submitted Oct. 1st, 2012

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Brown, W L (POL SCI 4, Spring 2012)
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Submitted Aug. 7th, 2012

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Brown, W L (POL SCI 4, Spring 2012)
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Comment: Wendy Brown is one of the best Political Science professors out there! She's so passionate about her subject and makes the readings comprehensible. She chooses good GSIs too! Her coursework is dense but if you're willing to put in the effort it's great!

Submitted July 13th, 2012

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Brown, W L (POL SCI 112C, Fall 2011)
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Comment: The professor has her own ideas about everything, and it's rather unprofessional. Minutes after literally yelling at protesting UC Berkeley students that she disagreed with, she changed our assignment to basically take a biased view about those students and their cause. It had nothing to do with our reading or any topic we'd covered. Later in the semester when the Occupy Berkeley protests started, that she supported, she encouraged students to ditch class and made yet another impromptu assignment for us to praise the Occupy movement. Her GSIs followed her biased approach and would give low marks to anyone who dared disagree with them. They all claimed they would be happy to hear an "alternative opinion" but once given they would get revenge by ignoring the issue and grade on completely arbitrary grounds. I didn't get above a C in that course until I started playing ball, and as soon as I pretended to agree, all of a sudden my grades went to As.

Submitted July 13th, 2012

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Brown, W L (POL SCI 4, Spring 2012)
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Comment: Professor Brown is awesome. I wasn't very interested in all the theorists/concepts we discussed, but she was excellent at explaining dense material. She's very into the whole 'we're here to learn, not for a grade' thing which I liked. Paper is a piece of cake, no midterm, final is fine as well if you did the reading and paid attention to her. She reviews periodically through class and did an excellent job of giving big picture. Take Pol Sci 4 with her if you can.

Submitted June 20th, 2012

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Brown, W L (POL SCI 4, Spring 2012)
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Submitted May 9th, 2012

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Brown, W L (POL SCI 4, Spring 2012)
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Submitted May 8th, 2012