Spring 2018 - Course is very straightforward and quizzes won't have anything surprising or out of the blue on them. Study for a couple hours before each quiz and you'll be golden. Homework assignments were often very similar to problems on lecture slides. Not exactly an easy A, but pretty difficult to do poorly in. Professors are very transparent about grading. Lecture material gets kind of boring when the guest lecturers come in-- only really engaging if you REALLY care about this sort of thing. Ribeka was a legendary TA but she graduated :(
Fall 2020 - TOP CLASS I'VE TAKEN AT UCLA Although Walter Okitsu and Robert Campbell won't be teaching this class again, to my knowledge (UCLA hired a full-time Transpo professor, I think), I imagine they'll come back to guest lecture for this class and that will be a treat. Walter and Robert (a) care about students learning (b) are so freaking knowledgeable about this stuff and (c) give great lectures, with great information, and great slides. Course content: everything related to traffic engineering! It was a great survey of lots of different areas of traffic engineering, including lanes, roads, signals, intersections, levels of service, jurisdiction, parking, and really a lot more. Course format: during COVID, synchronous quizzes every week made me wake up for that lecture, but I watched the other lecture and discussions asynchronously. Those quizzes and the final (group) project were the main contributors to grade, I think. The final project focuses on a case study, where a team of 4-5 students make a /very/ detailed recommendation for what the city can do to improve a certain corridor.