since he's visiting im not sure if he'll be teaching again, but here it is: he seems to know what he's talking about and his lectures are pretty thorough, as he hates wasting time. be ready for 1 hour and 15 minutes of intense econ. he hates wasting time so much that during one lecture, he yelled at all the students coming in late because they were "distracting" his tests are a bit tricky so you have to understand the concepts pretty well. and for the calculation problems, just go to TA sessions and do practice problems in the textbook or the examples that the prof or TA gives you. he doesn't have a distribution for grading, but rather he gives a few points for everybody (like 86 would be lowest A- instead of 90) so it's not easy, but if you studied, not that hard to pull off an A- or even an A
This class was the best class I took at UCLA. Segal was an amazing teacher, and I'm really glad I took him. Although the class was very mathematical, he made it very applicable to real life, and therefore more enjoyable to learn. He always kept the students involved and was very clear and concise. Furthermore, his tests were very fair and he had an easy grading curve. Although he was amazing for our small econ 142 class (only 30 students), I heard he wasn't as effective in his larger econ 11 class although still pretty good. Overall though he really cares about his students and is a very very good professor.