Contemporary Health Issues
Winter 2019 - Too much studying and memorizing stats. I did not find majority of the content on exams to be useful in learning about actual public health. She tests on the minor details of her slides, but at least she curved. Wouldn't recommend for an easy A, its a lot of studying.
Fall 2019 - Went to every lecture, took detailed notes, memorized a truckload of useless stats/details and got a B? It's the format of his test that makes everything so confusing and frustrating. He also doesn't even base his test questions on the emphasized details and the extra information (not in the uploaded slides) given in the lectures. He was really frustrated about his students not showing up to the lectures, but he made those lectures pointless and purposeless for his test anyways. Here's a breakdown of this quarter's grade distribution: A+ ~1% A ~7% B+ ~3% B ~66% B- ~11% C ~10% C- ~1% Long story short, he thinks his students don't do well on his tests, because they are too lazy to attend the lectures and study for the exams. So, he throws out a bunch of B's and tells his students to not complain about their grades and instead be "nice to your professor." This class is not worth your time and stress!
Spring 2020 - Dr. Hsu is a really great Professor! I thought he did a great job at covering the important and relevant topics of Public Health. He is very engaging, even with the course online this quarter. Dr. Hsu is also very willing to help if you have any questions. The class can be challenging so I wouldn't say its an easy A for everyone, but if you are paying attention you will definitely do fine. He does not use a textbook so as long as you are focused during class and review his slides, you can do great on tests and quizzes. Highly recommend this class!