Welcome to College Confidential!

The leading college-bound community on the web

Sign Up For Free

Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community polls, and more.

Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!)

As a CC member, you can:

How difficult is/was your CC "American Government" Political Science course?

Oliver_TwistOliver_Twist Posts: 526Registered User Member
edited December 2009 in UC Transfers
I'm sure many of you have taken this course....how hard is/was it at your community college? I ended with a B+ after working with my tail of. Out of 200 students in the class, there were only 4 A's. The average grade in the class was a 68.

I couldn't believe how difficult it was....does anyone feel the same way?
Post edited by Oliver_Twist on

Replies to: How difficult is/was your CC "American Government" Political Science course?

  • CollegeHopeful18CollegeHopeful18 Posts: 160Registered User Junior Member
    I got a 107% in a class where the teacher gave 80% A's according to Pickaprof. Do better scouting next time, homey.
  • lakerforever24lakerforever24 Posts: 887- Member
    i got an easy A from a professor that gives out 13% A's (pickaprof) and has an "easiness" score of 1.2 on ratemyprofessor.
  • ixrixr Posts: 175Registered User Junior Member
    The professor I originally was supposed to have was apparently really tough. However she had to leave on short notice and was replaced with one of the American History professors. He was a bit dull, old fashioned, and taught the class in a "historical" perspective. Lectured with no class interaction and called out people who came into class late. Class was based on 2 midterms and a final which were all easy as long as you did the study guide. Lucked out with that professor and got an A.
  • Oliver_TwistOliver_Twist Posts: 526Registered User Member
    WOW, before now i had never heard of this "Pick-a-Prof." How'd you guys find about that?

    And is it really worth $10 a year...:(
  • Cali TrumpetCali Trumpet Posts: 1,607Registered User Senior Member
    Don't do pickaprof. I used it when it was free and it is no different than Veechi classes through facebook. You can get professor reviews through ratemyprofessor and grade distribution reports through veechi.
  • rpictonrpicton Posts: 707Registered User Member
    If you need this class for the UC graduation requirement or IGETC you can just take it P/NP. That way, it will count and it won't hurt your GPA.
  • Oliver_TwistOliver_Twist Posts: 526Registered User Member
    If you need this class for IGETC you can just take it P/NP. That way, it will count and it won't hurt your GPA.

    If we take it as P/NP, doesn't that make us appear like we're slackers?

    (Also, can we really do P/NP for IGETC? I thought we couldn't)
  • rpictonrpicton Posts: 707Registered User Member
    No, you can, but only a certain amount of P/NP can be taken for the IGETC. If they aren't major pre-req I don't think it's as bad. In my opinion it is better to take a P than a C.

    There are mixed opinions from other members on this forum and from admission officers. Best advice is take the letter if you can.
  • chuck19chuck19 Posts: 241Registered User Junior Member
    I thought it was an extremely easy A. We had one 'big' assignment where we go to a local government meeting of some kind then write an essay on it, the essay questions to all the tests were given on the first day of class and he answered all the questions in lecture. So as long as you showed up and paid attention you got an A, but still there were a lot of people that didn't pass.
  • CalBearGuyCalBearGuy Posts: 1,199Registered User Senior Member
    well if its a major pre-req and its for UCB or UCLA u cant take P/NP they wont accept that for a pre-req
Sign In or Register to comment.