Anthro 7 is very interesting, but the material is hard to absorb all at once. As a professor, Silk is very organized and effective in teaching. Her lectures may be quite boring since she just reads off her power points. However, it is helpful that she puts it online and she has links on the webpage that are very useful. Take the class if you can handle a lot of reading and info. If you're lazy, forget about it!
Prof. Silk is one of the best professors I've ever had, probably one of my favorites. She is funny, intelligent, and very approachable. I took Anthro 7 and 128A. These classes were not easy, but you get so much out of them! She's funny, and engaging, and got me interested in primatology! I liked her upper division class (128A) better because it focused on non-human primates. The concepts and experiments you learn about are amazing and really get you thinking about our own humanity. You also have to go to the zoo observing primates for one project and observe dogs at a dog park for another. This part is fun and easy as she doesn't ask for too much. Also, Prof. Silk gave us the exam before the midterm and we split the questions up within our group of 4 and studied that way for the exam. She did the same for the final. I got a B+ in Anthro 7 and an A- in 128A. Trust me, take a class with this Professor!
Silk is a great teacher for this class. She is knowledgable and her tests are fair. Make sure you attend lecture and learn the lecture notes well cause her questions come straight from that. I always had them printed and reviewed them for the midterm and final which really really helped cause I got an A on both. The reading is optional(in my opinion) cause the lecture highlights what you need to know from the readings. She taught this class with another Prof. Levine(also great and fair teacher)