Summer 2019 - I never wore my seatbelt while driving to school because I wanted to die before making it to this class. It is the absolute WORST. The exams are IMPOSSIBLE to pass because they require you to answer everything word for word. If you slightly misspell something you get points off. I got points off for forgetting to add an adjective before my answer. I didn't listen to the reviews here and thought I would pass by studying hard but it is indeed as bad as everyone says it is. Save yourselves and your mental health.
I also took him for LS2 with Simmons, and I think he was definitely the better of the two professors. I think he even showed instances of being annoyed to have to teach with Simmons, because Simmons would take so long with his lectures and ended up taking away time from Cooper's lectures. Anyway.... Cooper explains things well, after reading the post below mine I kind of wished I would have gotten to know him in office hours. He likes to draw diagrams a lot, which I thought was helpful but he did tend to repeatedly draw some figures (smooth tissue of an artery for example). Personally, I found the material in this class extremely interesting, and basically confirmed to me that I would like to be a Physiological Science major (meaning I guess that I will probably see Cooper in the future). I got an A, and easily. My TA basically gave me and the entire class full points for discussion section, but I hear others were no so kind. I found this class very easy, but apparently others find it very hard. I don't really see why, but I guess I'm just good at memorizing. Basically just try to your best ability to memorize every lecture slide and you will do fine. I highly recommend reading the book, as it helps understand the "big picture" of things and to know the concepts. I found it tough sometimes to understand the material solely with the slides. So don't be lazy, and study study study! Memorize those slides, and attend lectures especially if there are clicker questions. You never know when a bunch will be asked. Anyway, good professor. People apparently constantly praise Esdin and make it seem like you MUST take LS2 with him. I don't know how good he is, but Cooper wasn't bad himself.
Winter 2021 - Cooper is such a sweet man, like genuinely, but this class was hands down the worst class Iv'e taken in the 7 series. The material is technically straight forward, and I was prepared for the typical tricky 7 series questions, but Cooper did such a bad job of explaining important aspects on different homeostatic process, main ideas, and changes to processes. By the time we got to the midterm the questions were significantly harder than the concepts and clickers that were went over in class. Im all down for taking personal responsibility but Cooper did an awful job at preparing us for the exams
LS2 Review AVOID this guy. He is angry at himself and therefore cannot teach. The only thing he knows is insulin/pancreatic B cells. H is NOT approachable. He should retire and stop ruining people's grades. The worst part of this class was the combination of Cooper with Flugle. Terrible combination. Avoid Cooper,either start caring for your students or go home Cooper. OK? bye