December 30, 2003

Hart, Carl
[PSYC W2460] Drugs and Behavior

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

Carl Hart's class has a decent level of entertainment value, but he's a pretty terrible teacher. His explanations aren't that clear, he mispronounces key words, and his tests and quizzes tend to be worded pretty awkwardly. The material is interesting, and the text is user friendly, but Professor Hart likes to contradict the book in class and expects you to understand him-- easier said than done. Really the whole science requirement is a waste of time, if you're thinking of taking this class to fulfill it, be smart and go to brasil or the dr instead.

Workload:

light reading, quizzes, three exams. Exams are very random-- to be prepared you have to essentially have memorized the book and your lecture notes, regardless of what he puts on the study sheet. Also, I don't think this class was graded on the standard psych department curve, and there's no extra credit, so what you get is what you get, and I know a lot of people who were surprised by their low grades.