Biomedical, Social, and Policy Frontiers in Human Aging
Winter 2020 - Professor Levy-Storms is well meaning but I would not recommend taking this class. Lectures are not very helpful or engaging, and the slides she makes are not very helpful for the exam (she verbally tells us important definitions instead of including them on lecture slides). The exams were the worst part of the course. Questions were not straightforward ("Is the following statement untrue/not false?") Wtf? Very specific- you'll have to review every word she or a guest speaker said to answer some of the questions. Weight for assignments is not appropriately distributed: midterm/final count for 50% (they are tricky) of your grade but you will also have to write two mini papers, a long (10 paged) paper, and have an in class debate which each count for a mere 10-15% of your grade. Overall, if you're interested in gerontology, great! But don't take this class. You'll be bored for 90% of it and have to study harder than you expected.