Joseph B Watson
Department of Neuroscience
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4.1
Overall Rating
Based on 24 User s
Easiness 2.7 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.1 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.3 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.1 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Would Take Again

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26.5%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Feb. 9, 2015

this class is very interesting, and levine and watson are great professors that are very friendly and easy-going. they post powerpoints online and their lectures are helpful, but their exams are purely based on the textbook readings. i read through the assigned readings a couple times, took notes, and memorized a ton of the material and got an a+ in the class (and i'm a bus/econ major). if you're prepared, the exams will be pretty fair and there's usually a decent curve on them as well. overall, good class for a life science ge, although it requires a good amount of studying for a good grade.

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March 31, 2011

Professor Watson explains things clearly and he's pretty funny / keeps you awake too. Most of the material he covered was pretty simple (genes, RNA, etc) but he makes sure to spend more time going over more difficult concepts to make sure everyone has a really good grasp on them.

The class is a pretty easy A if you attend lecture and do the assigned readings. There's actually not that much memorization, and Profs. Watson and Levine do a good job during lecture of helping you remember the material.

There's a lot of multiple choice on the tests too, which makes them easier. You should definitely take this class as a life sci GE!

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March 29, 2009

I really like Professor Watson. His teaches Neuroscience 10 together with Professor Levine. I was a little worried about having two professors teaching one class, but the situation worked out really well. His lectures are easy to follow, and the powerpoints match nicely with his presentation. He really likes class participation, so do not be surprised when he asks for volunteers. He likes to have people act out biological processes (ex: like transcription, etc.)

The only thing to watch out for is that he speaks pretty softly, so be sure to grab a seat up front so that you can hear him well. He wears a microphone sometimes, but even then I had trouble hearing him. Otherwise, he is really great!

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July 8, 2008

Dr. Watson is very knowledgeable in Neuroscience (and that is why he totally deserves to be VP of the undergrad program). As a teacher, he is clever and amusing. He even sometimes does these little dance movements that are (surprisingly) memorable when you need to remember terms for ID on tests. As a person, he is approachable.

The only thing is that he is quite softspoken, even with a microphone. Although he walks up and down the aisles (front to mid-aisle), please make sure you sit toward the front when he's your lecturer.

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Quarter: Fall 2015
Grade: A
Feb. 24, 2016

Neuroscience 10 was a pretty solid class if you are interested in the material being discussed. If you took AP biology in high school this class should be totally fine for you, and if not there is a little bit of extra studying involved but it is very doable. People who don't do well in this class often don't know enough details about the material, and the tests are not too difficult just pretty specific. 2 midterms and a final all weighted equally, I would recommend it to anyone interested in neuroscience.

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Jan. 5, 2016

This is a pretty easy class. If you read the course reader and lecture slides, then you should be fine.

""Selling the course reader "Brain, Mind, Behavior" Black and white edition for $30** Original is $45

Call or text (714) 235-8843 if interested.

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Jan. 6, 2015

This was my favorite class during my freshman fall quarter! Levine and Watson bring in a really cool surprise on the first day of class and good speakers a few times throughout the quarter. The class requires a lot of memorization and all of the notes are posted on ccle.
For reference: I put in an average amount of work in the class and got a B+, and I'm a life science major. My business/econ friend took the class with me and said that a lot of it is review from AP Bio.
Overall I thought the course was very interesting and I think Levine's and Watson's teaching methods were very effective (they even give you candy for answering questions correctly).

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Sept. 24, 2013

Selling "Brain, Mind, and Behavior" (edition 3) for $30! CD included.
Used for Neuroscience 10 class.
Book is in good condition w/little highlighting!

Please email s029871@gmail.com if interested!

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March 24, 2013

Selling "Brain, Mind, and Behavior" (edition 3) for $30!
Used for Neuroscience 10 class.
Book is overall in good condition!

Please email bru1n126@gmail.com if interested!

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Nov. 14, 2008

Rundown:

the lectures: powerpoint slides posted online, you come to class with them printed and he goes over it, elaborating on the concepts. bit dry so i skipped lectures here and there but be sure to not miss to many, he actually does help you learn information beyond the powerpoint notes

the grading: midterm and final, as difficult as expected, no curveballs. be prepared to memorize a lot, like a typical science class. you must put in a substantial amount of effort if you want an A.

overall: the first half of the class is easy, so dont take it for granted and slack off. I got an A on the midterm and with little studying but I got a B on the final and ended up with a B+ in the class. sucks...

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Feb. 9, 2015

this class is very interesting, and levine and watson are great professors that are very friendly and easy-going. they post powerpoints online and their lectures are helpful, but their exams are purely based on the textbook readings. i read through the assigned readings a couple times, took notes, and memorized a ton of the material and got an a+ in the class (and i'm a bus/econ major). if you're prepared, the exams will be pretty fair and there's usually a decent curve on them as well. overall, good class for a life science ge, although it requires a good amount of studying for a good grade.

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Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
March 31, 2011

Professor Watson explains things clearly and he's pretty funny / keeps you awake too. Most of the material he covered was pretty simple (genes, RNA, etc) but he makes sure to spend more time going over more difficult concepts to make sure everyone has a really good grasp on them.

The class is a pretty easy A if you attend lecture and do the assigned readings. There's actually not that much memorization, and Profs. Watson and Levine do a good job during lecture of helping you remember the material.

There's a lot of multiple choice on the tests too, which makes them easier. You should definitely take this class as a life sci GE!

Helpful?

1 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
March 29, 2009

I really like Professor Watson. His teaches Neuroscience 10 together with Professor Levine. I was a little worried about having two professors teaching one class, but the situation worked out really well. His lectures are easy to follow, and the powerpoints match nicely with his presentation. He really likes class participation, so do not be surprised when he asks for volunteers. He likes to have people act out biological processes (ex: like transcription, etc.)

The only thing to watch out for is that he speaks pretty softly, so be sure to grab a seat up front so that you can hear him well. He wears a microphone sometimes, but even then I had trouble hearing him. Otherwise, he is really great!

Helpful?

1 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
July 8, 2008

Dr. Watson is very knowledgeable in Neuroscience (and that is why he totally deserves to be VP of the undergrad program). As a teacher, he is clever and amusing. He even sometimes does these little dance movements that are (surprisingly) memorable when you need to remember terms for ID on tests. As a person, he is approachable.

The only thing is that he is quite softspoken, even with a microphone. Although he walks up and down the aisles (front to mid-aisle), please make sure you sit toward the front when he's your lecturer.

Helpful?

1 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Fall 2015
Grade: A
Feb. 24, 2016

Neuroscience 10 was a pretty solid class if you are interested in the material being discussed. If you took AP biology in high school this class should be totally fine for you, and if not there is a little bit of extra studying involved but it is very doable. People who don't do well in this class often don't know enough details about the material, and the tests are not too difficult just pretty specific. 2 midterms and a final all weighted equally, I would recommend it to anyone interested in neuroscience.

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
Jan. 5, 2016

This is a pretty easy class. If you read the course reader and lecture slides, then you should be fine.

""Selling the course reader "Brain, Mind, Behavior" Black and white edition for $30** Original is $45

Call or text (714) 235-8843 if interested.

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
Jan. 6, 2015

This was my favorite class during my freshman fall quarter! Levine and Watson bring in a really cool surprise on the first day of class and good speakers a few times throughout the quarter. The class requires a lot of memorization and all of the notes are posted on ccle.
For reference: I put in an average amount of work in the class and got a B+, and I'm a life science major. My business/econ friend took the class with me and said that a lot of it is review from AP Bio.
Overall I thought the course was very interesting and I think Levine's and Watson's teaching methods were very effective (they even give you candy for answering questions correctly).

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
Sept. 24, 2013

Selling "Brain, Mind, and Behavior" (edition 3) for $30! CD included.
Used for Neuroscience 10 class.
Book is in good condition w/little highlighting!

Please email s029871@gmail.com if interested!

Helpful?

0 1 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
March 24, 2013

Selling "Brain, Mind, and Behavior" (edition 3) for $30!
Used for Neuroscience 10 class.
Book is overall in good condition!

Please email bru1n126@gmail.com if interested!

Helpful?

0 1 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
Nov. 14, 2008

Rundown:

the lectures: powerpoint slides posted online, you come to class with them printed and he goes over it, elaborating on the concepts. bit dry so i skipped lectures here and there but be sure to not miss to many, he actually does help you learn information beyond the powerpoint notes

the grading: midterm and final, as difficult as expected, no curveballs. be prepared to memorize a lot, like a typical science class. you must put in a substantial amount of effort if you want an A.

overall: the first half of the class is easy, so dont take it for granted and slack off. I got an A on the midterm and with little studying but I got a B on the final and ended up with a B+ in the class. sucks...

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4.1
Overall Rating
Based on 24 Users
Easiness 2.7 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.1 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.3 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.1 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
    (1)
  • Tolerates Tardiness
    (1)
  • Needs Textbook
    (1)
  • Useful Textbooks
    (1)
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
    (1)
  • Often Funny
    (1)
  • Gives Extra Credit
    (1)
  • Would Take Again
    (1)
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