December 02, 2009

Hoch, Hannah
[PSYC BC1105] Psychology of Learning (w/ or w/o lab)

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

Prof. Hoch is indeed not the best lecturer- she relies heavily on her powerpoints and notes and often cannot think outside the "box" of examples she has already stated. However, her explanations are usually clear, and frankly, the material is not very difficult. She tries to be as straightforward as possible, and is successful for the most part. The course material is inherently dry, but her examples of her work with autistic and learning disabled children show how the information can be applied in real life. She also seems incredibly nice and is open to questions. So overall, this class is not super interesting, and the lectures certainly aren't dynamic, but the material and the class itself are both relatively painless. The information is good to know if you're a psych major (or want to fulfill the science requirement), but I would certainly not recommend this class as an elective.

Workload:

For the lecture- two exams, one final. Textbook reading that is absolutely not necessary to do well on the exams.