How Environments Shape Human Development
Winter 2022 - This class is super easy and relatively interesting. Professor Holloway and the teaching team are super accommodating. I loved that we had guest lecturers almost every other class to discuss new topics and bring in a fresh perspective. The class basically covers the developmental psychology behind each life stage and how the social factors (race, class, gender, neighborhood, education, etc.) a person interacts with affect their development. Very chill, 10/10 would recommend.
Fall 2022 - Dr. Small is an excellent professor. She is funny and encourages participation during lectures which really allows us to grasp the content. She is also very enthusiastic and passionate about her subject. I feel that is a class that everyone should take because it forces you to think about how everything depends on our environment. She is a great professor but like many other courses, your grade is basically completely dependent on your TA and there is no rubric provided for assignments (only basic instructions). If you fail to understand a concept or instructions, it's important to ask your TA for help before it affects your performance on your midterm or final since they determine how things are graded. It's crucial you communicate with your TAs to know what is expected of you since there's no rubrics. (don't quote me as this might change in the future) Overall, this was a great class and I would absolutely take it again. The workload consists of three reflections on class readings that can be completed during any three weeks of the quarter, a midterm, and a final exam, all of which make up 90% of the grade. The rest is based on discussion attendance and participation.