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Great Intro to the Subject
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would highly recommend this course because although challenging, Dr. Weaver provides his students with countless opportunities for extra credit. Also because the prof presents the information in a fun way that keeps the attention of the class and he is always open to questions and class discussion. In addition to the extra credit, Dr. Weaver drops each persons lowest exam score, meaning that if a student does well enough throughout the semester he/she does not have to take the final exam.
Throughout this course you learn about why the brain does what is does. Students learn what sections of the brain are responsible for specific things and how that impacts a persons daily life/their personality. This course focuses largely on subjects such as classic conditioning and punishment vs reinforcement. The information is presented in a very straightforward way, however the prof provides the class with countless examples that help the class to better relate the information to life. The material in the class all flows together throughout the semester.
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Advice for students:
Dr. Weaver does clicker questions throughout each course period. Being the understanding guy that he is, he has it built in so that a student can miss up to 6 days worth of clicker questions without it impacting their grade. Although having 6 skip days is nice, i would advice those taking this class to only use them when actually necessary. During lecture Dr. Weaver provides the class with examples that he does not include on the powerpoints that he uploads online. The examples that he provides truly do help students to more easily understand a difficult concept and are usually used as questions on exams. Also, in class he will tell facts about himself that are then used as extra credit questions on exams. Although skipping a class with built in misses is tempting, going to lecture genuinely helps in the long run because information is provided in lecture that is not added onto the powerpoint.