Pornography and Evolution
Most Helpful Review
I went into this class hoping that it would be really exciting and fun, but it was so boring. Basically the whole class is based on research on pornography and mostly on Malamuth's own research. It might be a little intersting, but the way that he conveys it is so boring. Plus we were all bogged down by the crazy amounts of reading he made us do. It was really an unmanageable amount, and we had to know all of the material for our exams. Overall, our exams weren't too difficult, but it was just hard to keep up with the reading that was included in the tests. His lecture style is very resesarch-like and academic rather than talking to us on our level. He also tends to digress and elaborate on things way too much. One whole lecture could have been condensed to about 20 minutes worth of speaking.
His wife lectured for us a couple of times since he was out of town or on religious vacation. I think that she was a better and more interesting prof. Even though they used the same exact Powerpoint slides, she conveyed ideas clearly and concisely in a more interesting manner. He encourages participation, but most people were scared to say anything since he takes a defensive or antagonistic approach to answering questions and defeating any ideas you might have. Easy but tremendously boring class.