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This is for 120B with Professor Fuchser. He has changed his curriculum due to complaints from previous students and made the tests somewhat easier and allowed a 3x5 note card for the final. His lectures are hard to follow and he mumbles for most of it. Luckily he records his lectures but it is still very hard to catch what he's saying even in the recording. He had easy reflection assignments each week that were 16% of the grade, exams were 37% of your final grade, and 10% was a final project. Class average was a B, good luck w this class
He is extremely unresponsive, pretty unhelpful and also disappeared in the middle of the quarter due to health reasons (hope he's okay). But, he sucked even before leaving. He was unfriendly, always rushing, and his exams were extremely difficult. There is A LOT of content to study and learn, and he also chooses minuscule details from the slides for exams. A lot of people I spoke to did very poorly, and those who did well in the class is because of Professor Monti who came in during the last few weeks and made some things easier and gave us some grace. Don't take Fuchser. You will be on your own and probably struggling. The TA was also unresponsive and unhelpful. Just don't do it, and don't say you weren't warned if you do it.
I took Dr. Fs PSYCH 120B course but it's not listed here on Bruinwalk so I'm writing this review under 195B. This class was genuinely traumatizing. I'm a senior with a 4.0 GPA. I am not intimidated by heavy workloads or upper-division courses. However, this class was unlike any other I've experienced. Each 1.15-hour lecture comprised 100+ jam-packed slides. Dr. F would info-dump tremendously without further elaboration -- essentially he'd read off the slides. He rarely paused for questions, answered his emails, or accommodated his students. It's almost as if he ran his class on autopilot and was mentally/emotionally absent for the quarter. There was little communication between him and the TAs and the exams were difficult with little to no support from him when it came to preparing for them. This class was miserable and so were his lectures. I feel bad writing this review because he seems like a genuinely good person outside of lecture based on a couple interactions. I think he may have been going through something.
195B is easy and great, it's basically where you just do an internship and get class creds for it.
My review however is for Dr. Fuscher. I can't place any reviews for his PSYCH 124B and PSYCH 120B classes (Fall 2022) because Bruinwalk hasn't put them under his name yet, but THEY WERE BOTH AWFUL. i very very unfortunately had Dr. F for 2 out of 3 of my classes for the quarter. while I feel very bad for having to give Dr. F such a bad review because he might be a great person outside of school, but as a professor he was the worst I've had. he teaches way too quickly, goes through over 100 lecture slides per 1 hour and 15 min class, goes wayyy too into tiny details, goes on tangents unrelated to exam material, assigns both final exams and final projects, grades on a curve (in a bad way, where the whole class cannot get A's even if everyone does well), does not give any guidance before midterm exams (and we had over 1000 slides to look over, not exaggerating), he was not receptive and barely listened to student feedback, and the whole time he lectures he sounds like he's talking and muttering to himself. i know this is very harsh but I took his classes hoping to give him a chance since he had no reviews, and I don't want another student to make the same mistake. i hope he can improve as a professor, but until then, I DO NOT recommend taking any of his classes.