May 22, 2002

Graham, Norma
[PSYC W1001] Science of Psychology

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

I have to agree with the mediocre reviews of this class. Professor Graham seems like a very sweet woman, but this course was pretty much a waste of time. Psychology was reduced to either straight biology or a bunch of broad, untestable generalizations. I don't know if its the nature of intro courses to be this useless, but I certainly had trouble motivating myself to get up at 9 in the morning for this class-- it was usually boring and pointless, and rarely made the material any clearer than the book did.

Workload:

Fair amount of reading, midterm, final, and two rather pointless written assignments. Tests aren't so much hard as they are random, to do well you have to have memorized lots of obscure details from the text and the lectures. (that's right, I said lectures-- her tests will ask about what happened in class, so you have to attend regularly, or at least have a friend who attends and takes good notes.