Selected Topics in Biological Anthropology
Winter 2018 - So this review is actually for Anthro 1 - Human Evolution, which I took with Prof. Brooke Hauser (she also goes by Brooke Scelza). It was a great class, the professor is very fair on grading and the subject matter is very interesting. Her research, which she did with the Himba people of southern Africa, was also super cool, especially how she integrates concepts, photos, and stories from her research into the course. I'll be taking another class with her next quarter and I'm looking forward to it!
Winter 2019 - If you need an easy A, take this class. Dr. Lazareff is very kind and extremely knowledgable, however, he can come off a bit rude sometimes and will call anyone out (ruthlessly) for talking or being on their phone and asks you to repeat your conversation to the class. Aside from this, he is very passionate about neuroscience and is a very smart guy. As far as the class goes, I never thought I'd say this, but it was too easy! As someone who loves neuroscience, I was very interested in learning a lot of valuable information, and although I did that, I wanted ways to challenge that information and fortify it. There is no homework, no textbook, no projects, no quizzes, and only one final exam. You have weekly quizzes (although we only took 4) and they only count for participation. Then at the end of the quarter, everyone starts off at a 90%. If you get 1 or 2 wrong on the final, you get an A+. 3 or 4 wrong is an A, etc. Overall, I liked the class I lot. I learned a lot but I definitely wanted something to challenge me a little more. Because I knew there was no assignments or tests, it made me lazy. I would recommend if you need the A and like neuroscience, but the structure of the class needs some adjustments.