Psychological Anthropology

Jan 2009

I was underwhelmed by this course. As a Psychology major, I took the class to expand the breadth of my knowledge into another field. However, I found that Karen Seeley barely touched on any issues of psychology, and went straight into deep anthropological issues, which for the non-anthro majors in the class made it quite a challenge. I also found the class extremely dry; while the books we were reading were interesting, her interpretation of them sounded more like preaching, and she was extremely pretentious in handling student comments. Towards the end of the course I didn't feel like sharing my thoughts and having her tell me why I had interpreted the book wrong. It went the same way with the essays -- any insightful thoughts that were new or different to Karen Seeley would result in a bad grade.