Not too easy. Not too difficult.
It was an extremely interesting class. I thought when first beginning it, that it would be more theory based; however, it incorporated both theory and math to give an introduction to how learning psychology is performed.
The professor tries to make it so that you pass the class but still where you have to try. He gives several options for achieving high grades: you can either complete the class as normal, taking exams and completing assignments or you can simply have the final exam count as your entire grade. There are two options for the final exam: you can either complete a cumulative final exam or you can complete a 5,000 word research paper of a psychology topic related to learning of your choosing. The things students learn include pavlovian conditioning, operant conditioning, reinforcement learning, scripting and math related to these concepts and more.
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Advice for students:
If you decide to do the term paper, search for a topic early and try to complete the paper as soon as possible. There is a high likelihood that if you wait to do the paper too late, that the topic you chose does not have enough information for you to write a successful 5,000 word research paper. If you're struggling with the material, meet him during his office hours. There are multiple options to be successful in his class: choose the one that fits best for your learning style - sometimes, the option that you first think is best might not always be the best for you.