I loved this class! It was so fun and truly helped me learned about public speaking and appreciation for others. I recommend this course. Yes, its easy, but you truly learn more than that! Professor Miller can be extremely funny and blunt but I truly think he cares about the subject and simply wishes to see people improve in their ability to tell stories. Take this class!
I took Argumentation (Debate) with him and I really enjoyed it. It was nice having a small class; you really got to know other people in your group as well as other members of the class, and we all got excited to see a few people debate because of what we knew about their personalities. Miller seems dry, and I think I only saw him smile two times, but he's actually really funny- we just could never figure out if it was intentional or not. He's not exactly available; if you want to get a hold of him plan a couple days ahead, but he seems really caring once you actually start talking to him. He trains the whole class to say "I'm ___" before they make a remark, which is how he does grading, and by the end of the class whenever you hear someone introduce themselves you automatically reply, "Hi, _____" without thinking. The debates are the only part of the class that involve real work; you get comments after it's over so it's best to do a good job, but everyone's good natured and they all have to go through it so it's not a big source of worry. Grading is easy, and it's a fun class overall- expect your beliefs to be challenged. I recommend it.
Best professor at UCLA. Got an A+ in the class very fair final. Only like a 8 page outline he gives you ten weeks to come up with. The midterm is a seven minute speech where you get like three practice ones. He grades fair and his class was the best I had all quarter. Close knot class super friendly atmosphere. GO MILLER>
It seems like he simply flat out doesn't care. His class is super boring and drags on and on. It was a struggle to go each and every week. He puts a lot of work on the table for a two unit class, its just easy work. However, it does feel like a lot of busy work. The debates are a joke. Its easy to do nothing in this class and get around a B+ to A just be prepared to do a lot of work in a short amount of time and then have weeks of nothing to do.