May 13, 2004

Krauss, Robert
[PSYC W2240] Human Communication

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

I took this class to complete my science sequence requirement, which I understand they just got rid of (bastards!). Overall, I thought it was pretty good. The material ranges from blandish terms to pop science-y stuff, with the material getting better in the second half of the semester. The lectures are super-organized, with him whipping through power point. it's hard to keep up with sometimes, but he provides old lecture notes online that help come test time. My real problem with the class is that he was kind of a jerk. He didn't do anything that overtly mean, other than give stupid answers to stupid questions, but I didn't get the sense he liked students that much. He just gives off that vibe. He's also completely inflexible and horrifically anal, so don;t bother asking for extensions.

Workload:

Not a whole lot of reading, just go to all the lectures. Midterm, Final, fairly interesting paper and an "optional project." I put it in quotes because you're an idiot if you don't do it. For one or two days' work, you can add up to 15 points to your FINAL grade. I went from a B- to an A- cause of it, and I almost didn't do it. Phew.