Fall 2017 - I took Long-term Animal Behavior in my freshman fall quarter. The class is NOT as fun as it sounds. It mainly focused on monkeys and some scientific methods scientists use when observing animals. Each student was required to read a book and share with the class. Dr. Perry is undoubtedly an amazing researcher, but not a really interesting lecturer. Plus, you have to attend every lecture to pass the class. Would recommend to anthropology majors and those who are interested in monkeys.
Spring 2020 - From the beginning, I loved Professor Perry. She was so kind and helpful during the remote instruction quarter and battled horrible internet connection and her limited technological knowledge to still provide us with the best class experience possible. Every week we would have a quiz and in the end, we were able to drop three of our lowest quiz scores which was more than generous. I do have to admit that the quizzes were a bit tricky and some of them asked about specific details so you do really have to know your stuff. Other than that, she replies to student emails really quickly and really cares about students' mental health and learning as she provided us with alternatives if we were unable to purchase the course reader (which I do not recommend purchasing anyways because I did none of the readings and got an A) and even posted recipes and resources for students that need help cooking during the stay-at-home order. Definitely take this class if you love animals (monkeys in particular); not only will you learn about their lifestyle but also how their behavior is paralleled in humans and other species.