Primate Behavior Nonhuman to Human
Spring 2020 - From the beginning, I loved Professor Perry. She was so kind and helpful during the remote instruction quarter and battled horrible internet connection and her limited technological knowledge to still provide us with the best class experience possible. Every week we would have a quiz and in the end, we were able to drop three of our lowest quiz scores which was more than generous. I do have to admit that the quizzes were a bit tricky and some of them asked about specific details so you do really have to know your stuff. Other than that, she replies to student emails really quickly and really cares about students' mental health and learning as she provided us with alternatives if we were unable to purchase the course reader (which I do not recommend purchasing anyways because I did none of the readings and got an A) and even posted recipes and resources for students that need help cooking during the stay-at-home order. Definitely take this class if you love animals (monkeys in particular); not only will you learn about their lifestyle but also how their behavior is paralleled in humans and other species.
Prof. Silk is one of the best professors I've ever had, probably one of my favorites. She is funny, intelligent, and very approachable. I took Anthro 7 and 128A. These classes were not easy, but you get so much out of them! She's funny, and engaging, and got me interested in primatology! I liked her upper division class (128A) better because it focused on non-human primates. The concepts and experiments you learn about are amazing and really get you thinking about our own humanity. You also have to go to the zoo observing primates for one project and observe dogs at a dog park for another. This part is fun and easy as she doesn't ask for too much. Also, Prof. Silk gave us the exam before the midterm and we split the questions up within our group of 4 and studied that way for the exam. She did the same for the final. I got a B+ in Anthro 7 and an A- in 128A. Trust me, take a class with this Professor!