Karen is an awesome professor! She is funny, quirky, and kind. She creates a very relaxed class environment where everyone feels comfortable participating and sharing their ideas. The topics and articles she selects are really thought provoking and interesting. Her class was one of my favorites at Columbia-- the 2 hours seemed to fly by each week and I genuinely looked forward to going to class. There are only 12 spots so I think our class was mostly all senior psych or neuroscience majors who applied far in advance, but if you get the chance definitely take it!

Workload:

Very light! A couple of pretty short articles each week, 1 presentation, short mid-term paper (3 pages) and longer final paper (8+)