Advanced Topics in Sensation and Perception
Spring 2021 - Psych 124A is incredibly interesting, but also incredibly difficult. I would be cautious when enrolling in this class because the workload and the course material really pile up. I believe I spent 18+ hours a week (outside of class) on writing assignments / problem sets. And I still barely scraped up C's on my submissions. Despite the difficulty and workload, the material itself is fascinating. Topics ranged from phrase-structuring to developmental cognition to Bayesian inferencing. Overall, take this class if you're really interested in the intertwines of linguistics and cog sci. But if you're just looking for a good grade, this class is definitely not for you.
Professor Thomas is nice, funny and really cares about his students. The material he teaches is quite difficult and the textbook is very hard to read, but his lectures are quite effective although I wish he'd post the slides online. His grading scale is more than generous and he's a truly nice professor. I definitely recommend taking a class with him if you can handle tough material.