Winter 2017 - Do NOT take the Gerontology version of 119. Take Psych M119O; they both count the same, whether you're Psych, Psychobio, or a Gerontology minor. ***This distribution is seriously inaccurate; it was copied from Psych M119O, but they are NOT the same class. Check the distributions if you don't believe me. You will see that they are the same. The readings are different and so you get a different test. The Gerontology one is kind of like an Honors section, and in Week 2, you have to sign up for a 2-hour weekly learning session*** tldr; don't take this version... dropped my GPA from 3.98 to 3.91.
Winter 2017 - Dr. Hill is very clear with his lecture materials and is willing to help students outside of his class. His lectures are engaging and he always tells short anecdotes to help students understand the materials better. His exams are very reasonable: if you attend lectures and review the power point slides, you will be fine. The final project is also fun because it gives you an opportunity to modify a behavior and change your bad habits and observe any subjective changes within yourself.
Fall 2018 - I don't recommend this class unless you have plenty of time to read the whole book and take notes on every detail and memorizing them. There are two tests ( each 60 MC) which are not hard, but the problem is you have to know every detail in the book because 60% of the questions are from the book and they are never discussed in the lectures. Two tests each 42.5% and two projects consist of 5% and 10%.
Fall 2018 - Overall, the content of the class is interesting but the lectures aren't engaging most of the time. Reading the textbook clarifies topics in class that maybe weren't so clear. Tests are doable but require you to memorize small details that aren't important to understanding the important themes of the class content. Take this class if you want to start thinking more about what it means to age and briefly understand ethical/social/political concerning aging. Or if you just want an easy class to fulfill a requirement. The courses that follow this upper div go more in depth, this class is just a quick run down on topics of aging.