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PSYCHOLOGY PSY-150 Intro to Psychology

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    Jul 31, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Although challenging, the course is interesting and intriguing. The course is fit for all different learning styles, and there is a balance between listening and acting. The class itself is mostly lecture style, however the homework requires a more personal approach to learning the material involving reading, defining vocabulary, and answering reflective questions. A very positive aspect about the class that sparked my liking to it was the fact that tests, homework, and class work all weighed the same with grading. This ensured that students were working equally as hard in all aspects of the class, and this grading system allowed individual students' strong suits to shine rather than allowing a test to make or break you.

    Course highlights:

    One major takeaway from this class for me was the final-- which wasn't your typical final at all. There was no long test, no bubble sheets, no strict time limit-- it was an essay to be written at home. We spent the length of the course studying the basics of psychology and learning the facts, but this essay allowed us to make connections to the real world by diagnosing a series of fictional patients. Through this assignment, students were able to take the knowledge they had obtained through this class and apply it to demonstrate a broader understanding of the course's intended purpose, and not just their memorization skills of narrowed topics. Through this course, I obtained more than just an understanding of the human brain and basic, textbook illnesses. I learned how to pick up on topics on my own, how to prioritize, how to apply my knowledge to the real world, and how to look at the bigger picture rather than just the puzzle pieces.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    A percentage of your grade is participation, so be sure to actively engage in class discussions. Ask questions, clarify what does not make sense, make applications, etc. Not only will this help your grade, but you may find that it also gives more quality to your understanding of the material. Additionally, be sure to break up the homework in chunks. The assignments are usually packets with several pages of questions and charts that often cover multiple chapters, but having a few days between classes gives you a sufficient amount of time to complete the work. However, do not see this as a time to procrastinate. Trying to do it all it one sitting can be quite overwhelming, and your quality of work will suffer for it. Instead, try breaking it up and completing it over the course of a few days.

    • Fall 2016
    • Susan Hillin
    • Great Intro to the Subject Many Small Assignments Final Paper
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    Mar 26, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    It's a very interesting class. My attention was kept throughout the entire semester. The class is also set up in a way that makes it incredibly easy to learn the content.

    Course highlights:

    The highlight of this course was the fact that you got to learn the content through "Crash Course" videos. I learned a wide range of information from this class starting with the parts of the brain all the way to the stages of dreaming.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    Instead of just reading the transcript of the videos, watch them too. They keep you interested and help you to remember the content much easier than just reading it.

    • Fall 2016
    • Susan Hillin
    • Great Intro to the Subject Many Small Assignments Great Discussions
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    Mar 12, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    I recommend this course because it is very neatly laid out. All the lectures were posted online along with study guides for the quizzes. Taking notes and paying attention is a must, but it isn't difficult as most of the material is interesting.

    Course highlights:

    I enjoyed the later lectures of the course once we were past the basics. The psychology behind sleep and dreams, and sexual psychology were the most interesting me. Learning about the subconscious mind and how that effects what we think and feel was fun, not to mention kind of funny.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    Take notes and listen to the lectures, while also doing your best to try to answer his questions. He would prefer getting the wrong answer than none at all. Study for the quizzes and the tests and they'll be easy to get good grades on.

    • Fall 2017
    • Dr. Pritchard
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Lots of Writing Great Discussions

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