Seana Shiffrin
Department of Philosophy
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Based on 7 User s
Easiness 1.2 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.8 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 1.5 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.8 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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Dec. 7, 2015

Course taken: C156
Professor Shiffrin is a wonderful and brilliant who is known both in philosophy and ucla law department, and I don't find her to be as intimidating as everyone on bruinwalk claimed..
The final is very fair. The class can be difficult at times, and the readings can be dense. But so long as you attend the discussions and lectures it is manageable.
Definitely a challenging course, but looking back it is a worthwhile experience.

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March 1, 2009

I had Seana for her Rawls class (C156) and a Lying and Promising class (153A or something). She's a brilliant individual, as has already been mentioned. I have a few more things I'd like to add. She is an individual who you do not mess around with. You must be tolerant and accepting with her methodology and her personality. If you are a person who will not put up with certain types of attitudes from people for whatever reason and feel like you need respect because of this or that, then you should probably avoid Seana. Bottom line, she is the professor and if you are reading this you are probably a (potential) student. The professor-student relationship is one of subordination. Respect that. It may seem like she's not respecting you in that relationship, but that should be beside the point if you really are a student. Your job as a student is not to get along and kiss ass. It's to learn. Hence, my admission of tolerance and acceptance requirements if you are to take her classes and learn something from them. Seana is definitely an asset to UCLA's Philosophy and Law programs and I'm honored to have been under her instruction.

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Feb. 20, 2009

First off, she scares the crap out of me. She is a intense, short little woman who has to be one of the smartest people I know. Her office hours are incredibly intimidating, but they will go well as long as you have your questions written down and organized. She doesn't make eye contact during lecture and don't expect her to unless you ask her a question. The topics she covers in her classes are very sensitive so she doesn't take likely to people that like to state obnoxious opinions and slam other people's views.

Here are a few tips:

- DON'T BE LATE. Really, unless you want her eyes to bore into your soul.
- Never miss a lecture, she covers a lot.
- She knows your name so don't dick around, not even on day one.
- Don't be a know-it-all. You'll piss of the class and you'll annoy her.

The final was a little rough, long and difficult. She grades pretty easily, so don't worry too much about it. TA's vary, but they all tend to find her a little intimidating.

All in all, I think she is an excellent lecturer and will repeat herself until it is perfectly clear. She can get a little boring, but her occasional side jokes and stories are rather entertaining. I like her and I would definitely take her again... even though she scares me.

NB: Non-philosophy majors, please don't see her office hours as an opportunity to spout about your theories behind the reasons for human existence.

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Dec. 7, 2015

Course taken: C156
Professor Shiffrin is a wonderful and brilliant who is known both in philosophy and ucla law department, and I don't find her to be as intimidating as everyone on bruinwalk claimed..
The final is very fair. The class can be difficult at times, and the readings can be dense. But so long as you attend the discussions and lectures it is manageable.
Definitely a challenging course, but looking back it is a worthwhile experience.

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Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
March 1, 2009

I had Seana for her Rawls class (C156) and a Lying and Promising class (153A or something). She's a brilliant individual, as has already been mentioned. I have a few more things I'd like to add. She is an individual who you do not mess around with. You must be tolerant and accepting with her methodology and her personality. If you are a person who will not put up with certain types of attitudes from people for whatever reason and feel like you need respect because of this or that, then you should probably avoid Seana. Bottom line, she is the professor and if you are reading this you are probably a (potential) student. The professor-student relationship is one of subordination. Respect that. It may seem like she's not respecting you in that relationship, but that should be beside the point if you really are a student. Your job as a student is not to get along and kiss ass. It's to learn. Hence, my admission of tolerance and acceptance requirements if you are to take her classes and learn something from them. Seana is definitely an asset to UCLA's Philosophy and Law programs and I'm honored to have been under her instruction.

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Feb. 20, 2009

First off, she scares the crap out of me. She is a intense, short little woman who has to be one of the smartest people I know. Her office hours are incredibly intimidating, but they will go well as long as you have your questions written down and organized. She doesn't make eye contact during lecture and don't expect her to unless you ask her a question. The topics she covers in her classes are very sensitive so she doesn't take likely to people that like to state obnoxious opinions and slam other people's views.

Here are a few tips:

- DON'T BE LATE. Really, unless you want her eyes to bore into your soul.
- Never miss a lecture, she covers a lot.
- She knows your name so don't dick around, not even on day one.
- Don't be a know-it-all. You'll piss of the class and you'll annoy her.

The final was a little rough, long and difficult. She grades pretty easily, so don't worry too much about it. TA's vary, but they all tend to find her a little intimidating.

All in all, I think she is an excellent lecturer and will repeat herself until it is perfectly clear. She can get a little boring, but her occasional side jokes and stories are rather entertaining. I like her and I would definitely take her again... even though she scares me.

NB: Non-philosophy majors, please don't see her office hours as an opportunity to spout about your theories behind the reasons for human existence.

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4.0
Overall Rating
Based on 7 Users
Easiness 1.2 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.8 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 1.5 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.8 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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