Biology and Behavioral Neuroscience of Aging
Just finished Butcher's class, the guy's ability to teach has passed, if it was ever there. His lectures don't coincide well with the exams, if you can even hear a word he's saying. The entire quarter students were complaining that they couldn't make out what Butcher was saying due to his low tone of voice, he responded very early in the quarter (week 2) saying that he put out a request for a microphone, and that was the last anyone has heard regarding it. He pulls most of the exam questions out of the book, which is EXTREMELY florid and difficult to comprehend (Butcher KNOWS this, jokes about it in class, and yet does nothing to change it), and worst of all, Butcher tests on the most trivial information he runs across. If you can get past the fact that he loves formulating very detail-oriented questions (such as exact statistical numbers), you'll soon learn that his exams are packed with trick questions. It's not that he doesn't try, because I've seen him attempt to do so, he just simply fails. If the class has taught me anything regarding senescence and it's effect on people, it's that the ability to teach apparently diminishes with age. Do yourself a favor, avoid this guy.