December 19, 2004

Ristau, Carolyn
[PSYC BC1105] Psychology of Learning (w/ or w/o lab)

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

I thoroughly agree with the other review of Carolyn Ristau. I found that I couldn't even bring myself to call her a professor because she didn't do anything during this class that resembled university level teaching. I do not doubt her intelligence, but I strongly doubt her ability to coherently share her "smarts" with a class of undergraduates, who have no previous experience with the (sometimes) difficult course material. Her scatterbrained demeanor in the classroom was frustrating and clear evidence that she is far better prepared to study chimps in the jungles of Nigeria(her former occupation) than to interact with real live human students in her psych class. Frankly, a professor who thinks that spending 45 minutes of class handing out papers is effective time management, is a joke. She also tried to make the lecture class a discussion section, which TOTALLY didn't work out, especially since she would have needed to teach us the material before asking questions.

Workload:

Manageable because, whether you do all of the reading or not , her test questions still won't be coherent!