Animal Communication

Joseph H Manson

Animal Communication

Anthropology department

Joseph H Manson

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Winter 2014
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24.5%
19.6%
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Winter 2013
23.2%
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Fall 2009
35.9%
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Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 27, 2012 Grade Received: N/A

Professor Manson is clearly very intelligent, very approachable, and very organized. He is diligent about keeping students updated with posted material (lecture slides, etc.) and even sends out study guides before exams. As long as you know the material on the study guide really well, you will be fine for the exams even if it seems like lectures and readings cover a lot of material. Don't get me wrong, the material isn't easy. But it's not all that hard either. If you enjoy learning about evolutionary principles (specifically regarding communication), this class if for you. We all like professors who give us easy work and give us easy grades, but I'm glad I worked throughout the quarter and that I was challenged (but not too much) with the material. I always had trouble staying awake during lectures since I go to bed so late every night, but the fact that podcasts are posted online made things all the more easier. Quizzes are given almost weekly but they are really not all that difficult and some of those questions even appear on the exams, so that's a plus.

Take Manson. I'd be taking him again if I was an anthro major.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 7, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

The class was not too hard. However you cannot just get by without doing anything. The midterm and final were extremely fair because he gives you a study guide to prepare for it. The lectures can be a little dry and boring, but he always posts them online which helps a lot. The professor is fairly good, however the topic "Animal Communication" was somewhat misleading. I guess I was expecting another method of the theories, but it mainly invovled evolutionary principles and lots of examples, but yeah I guess it is about communication. I have to final Tuesday and I would recommend this class, you do learn a lot.

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