Linda Fried

Apr 2021

This class is 95% fluff. You could probably fit the entire syllabus into 4 classes' worth of content, but for some reason, the professors saw fit to stretch it out into a torturously slow full-length course. Every day they start by repeating the same basic takes about old age and the opportunity that older adults present to society. The assignments are easy but very tedious. The course is also very unorganized, and both the professors and the TAs are bad at replying to emails. But maybe the worst part is how sycophantic some of the students are — they gush about how "important" this class is as if it's literally not just an assortment of buzzwords with a teaspoon of actual content. I recommend you avoid this class unless you have to take it or unless you want your mind to slowly go numb and die.