Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This class was great for a future teacher like myself! As Professor Yang likes to remind her students, everyone is considered an "expert" in this subject, because we've all been through adolescence already. Not only do you learn the physiological aspects that teenagers go through during adolescence, but you also learn the psychological aspects and how to deal with the issues that come forward in a future classroom.
Not only do you gain technical knowledge about what adolescence is and what happens during that period, but you also get to learn about adolescence in other cultures. This course has a service learning component, where you are required to participate in a project with the ESL students. This project changed the entire course for me, as I learned so much and even gained a friend through this service learning.
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Advice for students:
In this course, I would strongly advise students to spend the time reading the chapter beforehand that they are going to go over that week in class. Professor Yang lays out the timeline very clearly in the syllabus, and it's so easy to follow along and know when assignments are due. Every week, I would sit down to read and take notes on the week's chapter. This gave me an excellent background for when she lectured during class. I would also advise that students come to the review days before tests, as I believe that's what helped me to get an A.