July 18, 2006

Terrace, Herbert
[PSYC W1001] Science of Psychology

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

Do not take this class. He doesn't curve till the end so you have no idea how you are doing and you will drive yourself nuts As far as teaching....he lectures straight from the slides. His TAs were disconnected and his students slept. He was impossible to talk to. The slides were not good and contained long quotes from Freud which he liked to read word for word. He gave unedited chapters of his book which was rejected for publication to the class. The tests were silly, from test banks and did not match up at all with the book or what was learned in class. In fact, often the slides/book/test answers contradicted each other. I did manage an A, but after a horrendous semester. It was a miserable class and I hear great things about Galanter. Wait for his class unless you want to spend your semester studying and memorizing useless facts just to deal with the crazy, unedited tests.

Workload:

what you make of it.