Hormones and Behavior in Humans and Other Animals
Fall 2016 - CLASS: The class, Hormones and Behavior in Humans and Other Animals, is highly interesting if a bit confusing in the beginning. It covers hormones in humans, fish, birds, rats, and other species like many non-human primates. It didn't feel like I went to class since there wasn't a discussion section and it was at 9:30 so I was asleep for it most of the time. The tests are doable if you study the material. UNDERSTAND TINBERGEN'S FOUR QUESTIONS (anthro term if you don't know it) LYNCH ALFARO: JLA is a highly helpful professor who teaches the majority of the course aside from Schlinger and some guest speakers. She makes herself available for Skype office hours and is always helpful and availabl e. SCHLINGER: Schlinger is grumpy old man who doesn't really care about students. He's obsessed with birds, which is what he teaches about (songbirds, manakins, and general physiology of male/female reproductive systems and hormones associated with it). His lectures aren't podcasted and he flaked on me for an office hour once. He only teaches like 5-6 lectures so I still recommend the course, and his material is not ultra heavily tested on the exams.