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Amazing professor. I'm a sociology major who took this class as a G.E. because it seemed interesting. The class was taught by both Walker and Hill. Very clear lectures and the book is easy to follow as well. He will even explain things in lecture if you have any questions. Selling the Loose Leaf text Psychology in Modules for $55. I accept Venmo and will ship priority. Sorry, I moved out of LA its the only way. I will ship asap and give you a tracking number. I paid so much for the books I've been collecting over my time at UCLA. I want to give someone a good deal! HMU. Text: **********. Its loose leaf but I put it back in its original shrinkwrap. I'll send you pics so you can see. No damage whatsoever I take great care of my things. especially textbooks so I can sell them back lol.
The class is 50% mdterm/ 50% Final.
I got an A on the midterm, but a C on the Final, so I ended up getting a B.
He said the final would be easier than the midterm, but it actually as kinda hard. So be prepared to study hard for the final!
Hill was a great professor. He was very engaging and didn't waste time during the lecture like Walker did. Attending his lectures made the first midterm far easier because of his teaching style and personality. It made the information very easy to remember and stick in your brain.
If you don't attend lectures, you could still get the information from the textbook, but you may miss a few things that he mentions or posts. I didn't read the textbook simply because his slides and teaching style were so effective; take good notes to facilitate your memory of his lectures. Give yourself a few days before exams to make notecards of the terms and you will do just fine.
I took it during Spring 2016 : First half Professor Hill, then Professor Walker
I felt like during Professor Hill's lectures, he had loads of terms and information that we should have gone over, but he rushed through everything. The lecture is suppose to be 2 hours long, but he would always let us out an hour early. That sounds great to all college students, but not when you are forced to rush through very important terms that do show up in his midterm.
Dr. Hill is very clear with his lecture materials and is willing to help students outside of his class. His lectures are engaging and he always tells short anecdotes to help students understand the materials better. His exams are very reasonable: if you attend lectures and review the power point slides, you will be fine. The final project is also fun because it gives you an opportunity to modify a behavior and change your bad habits and observe any subjective changes within yourself.
Do NOT take the Gerontology version of 119. Take Psych M119O; they both count the same, whether you're Psych, Psychobio, or a Gerontology minor.
***This distribution is seriously inaccurate; it was copied from Psych M119O, but they are NOT the same class. Check the distributions if you don't believe me. You will see that they are the same. The readings are different and so you get a different test. The Gerontology one is kind of like an Honors section, and in Week 2, you have to sign up for a 2-hour weekly learning session***
tldr; don't take this version... dropped my GPA from 3.98 to 3.91.
I don't recommend this class unless you have plenty of time to read the whole book and take notes on every detail and memorizing them. There are two tests ( each 60 MC) which are not hard, but the problem is you have to know every detail in the book because 60% of the questions are from the book and they are never discussed in the lectures. Two tests each 42.5% and two projects consist of 5% and 10%.