December 23, 2003

Hart, Carl
[PSYC W2460] Drugs and Behavior

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

I have to second the first review of this class. (1) The book was very babyish— a lot of material you aren't going to be tested on written in a moralistic tone (2) The tests are multiple choice tests made up by Dr. Hart and have some very arbitrary questions on them. I went to every 9 a.m. class and still had trouble with them, though I wound up with a good grade in the class (3) The material is presented with a very real bias…medical marijuana is good…there are too many people in jail on drug-related charges.
On a positive note, Dr. Hart did provide review sheets for the midterms and final.
These were helpful but by no means comprehensive, and you really need to study your notes very closely and pay attention in class to do well. I also thought Dr. Hart's lectures were well-organized and clear. His power point slides did not have tons of information on them and he went at a good pace. Finally, Dr. Hart did try to make the class entertaining. He showed several videos and film clips that made the material more real.
Overall, I would say that if you are prepared to go to every class and study inane details for tests, you'll do fine.

Workload:

Two midterms (25% each), final (40%), weekly quiz (10%)