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    Jan 12, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    I would definitely recommend this class. Dr. Guenther was very interesting, genuine, and funny. He was knowledgeable, and was very approachable and willing to help. The class itself was also very fascinating, as it covered many interesting topics. The textbook was also very readable and interesting.

    Course highlights:

    The class covered interesting material, the professor was great, and the textbook was actually fun to read. Topics covered the basics of psychology, such as the basic structure of the brain, the central and peripheral nervous systems, the functioning of certain types of neural and sensory cells, developmental stages, the impact of nature and nurture on an individual, the importance of genetics and the genetic impact of environmental impacts, psychological disorders, and treatment.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Obviously, every class is expensive, and takes time for attending lectures, studying, etc., so only take a class if you need to or if it fulfills a requirement for your major. But if PSY 100 fulfills a requirement for you, definitely consider taking this class. It is very interesting, and if you pay attention (and especially if you take notes, do the study guides, and read the chapters), you will do well. It is a 100 level class, so it is pretty easy. There is a research compartment, where you can either review articles or participate in psychological research experiments for anonymous data. Do the research: it is easy, only takes a few hours, and can be completed in only a few sittings. The class will actually give you an appreciation for human differences and similarities, and the shaping of personality. It isn't some liberal arts, hand holding class: it is even based in research and science. The professor is smart, a great teacher, and funny. He is always willing to help, and gives out a lot of extra credit (study guides, on tests, etc.) Overall: very fascinating, easy class with not much work, excellent professor, very interesting textbook.

    • Fall 2016
    • Benjamin Guenther
    • Great Intro to the Subject Great Discussions
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    Dec 27, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    I loved this course, although I am biased because I find psychology fascinating, I can vouch for other students that Professor Dufour makes the course fun and easy to follow with his examples, stories and jokes. Plus there is only homework once a week!

    Course highlights:

    I gained insight into myself. I personally was studying physics and this was my gen ed course and the only course outside of math and science that I had taken. It let me see that there is so much more than what is you seem to be drowning in.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    The one thing I would say to consider is setting a reminder in your phone or on your calendar for the weekly quiz. For example mine was due by 11:59 on Mondays every week and it was about the chapter we would be covering that week. I would never have remembered it without the reminder.

    • Fall 2016
    • Dufour
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Participation Counts
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    Dec 20, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this class because I was able to leave the campus, go home or some other place and get the work for this class done. I had the ability to go ahead to next weeks work if I chose and the tests felt more relaxed compared to testing done in a classroom with other students.

    Course highlights:

    I learned how the brain works and what part of the brain does what. The Amygdala is great for emotions, but the Frontal lobe/cortex is great for planning. I learned about the mind and how it affects the body and personality in a way that was easy to understand.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Take notes of what you read from the textbook and from the Launchpad learning site. This way, if you need to check something, you'll at least be able to figure out the area that the information came from. Don't put of doing this class just because it is not completely structured. There are weekly-monthly deadlines for the assignments.

    • Fall 2016
    • Charles Grunder
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Many Small Assignments

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