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AS.020.312 Introduction to the Human Brain
Overall Rating: 4.16
Based on 31 reviews
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Professor: Edward Hedgecock
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 1/5

Workload: 2 Hours/Week
Anonymous
4.00
June 15, 2018
The subject material is very interesting and the professor is very interested in the students' wellbeing. He is very approachable one-on-one, though his lectures could be more interactive.
Professor: Edward Hedgecock
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 1/5

Anonymous
5.00
May 20, 2018
Just know where to find the backtests
Professor: Edward Hedgecock
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 1/5
Grade: A
Workload: 1 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
May 17, 2018
Easiest A
Professor: Edward Hedgecock
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 1/5

Anonymous
3.00
May 17, 2018
Very easy class
Professor: Edward Hedgecock
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 1/5

Workload: 3 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
May 17, 2018
i just want the solutions
Professor: Edward Hedgecock
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 1/5

Workload: 2 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
May 17, 2018
awesome
Professor: Edward Hedgecock
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 1/5

Workload: 2 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
May 17, 2018
great
Professor: Edward Hedgecock
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 3/5

Workload: 10 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
May 17, 2018
highly recommended
Professor: Edward Hedgecock
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 1/5
Grade: A
Workload: 1 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
May 17, 2018
Its a great class
Professor: Edward Hedgecock
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 1/5
Grade: A+
Anonymous
5.00
May 17, 2018
Backtest city
Professor: Edward Hedgecock
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 1/5
Grade: A+
Anonymous
5.00
May 17, 2018
Real Easy
Professor: Edward Hedgecock
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 1/5

Workload: 1 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
May 17, 2018
This class is really easy, just make sure you know when the tests and paper are and you should be fine
Professor: Edward Hedgecock
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 1/5

Anonymous
5.00
May 17, 2018
Easy
Professor: Edward Hedgecock
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 1/5
Grade: B
Anonymous
3.00
May 16, 2018
nothing
Professor: Edward Hedgecock
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 1/5

Workload: 3 Hours/Week
Anonymous
0.00
May 16, 2018
nothing
Professor: Edward Hedgecock
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 1/5

Anonymous
5.00
May 16, 2018
Lay-up.
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Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 1/5
Grade: A
Anonymous
5.00
May 16, 2018
it so easy
Professor: Edward Hedgecock
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 5/5

Anonymous
5.00
May 16, 2018
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Professor: Edward Hedgecock
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 1/5
Grade: A
Workload: 12 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
May 15, 2018
take this class for an easy A, and if you need a bio-ul credit
Professor: Edward Hedgecock
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 1/5

Workload: 12 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
May 15, 2018
this is one of the easiest classes you can take as a bio credit (for any prospective bio majors)
Professor: Edward Hedgecock
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 2/5

Anonymous
5.00
May 14, 2018
Studying the self assessments will guarantee an A for exams.
Professor: Edward Hedgecock
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 1/5

Anonymous
1.00
May 14, 2018
It's incredibly dumb, but if you are good at memorizing information it's easy
Professor: Edward Hedgecock
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 1/5

Anonymous
5.00
May 7, 2018
Great
Professor: Edward Hedgecock
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 1/5
Grade: A
Anonymous
0.00
May 6, 2018
Extremely easy tests. Only tough part about the class is the term paper at the end of the semester. Great class to learn about the brain.
Professor: Edward Hedgecock
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 1/5

Workload: 7 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
May 2, 2018
Memorize the backtests. Don't even bother going to class. Just make sure you're checking in to know when the midterms are.
Professor: Edward Hedgecock
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 1/5

Workload: 3 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
April 24, 2018
No surprises
Professor: Edward Hedgecock
Semester: Spring 2016


Johns Hopkins University
3.87
June 1, 2016
Most students felt that the light course load and accessibility of the material were the best aspects of this course. Most students found the lectures to be dull at times and had difficulty understanding the instructor. Suggestions for improvement included a more engaging lecture period and the addition of take home exams. Prospective students do not need to have prior knowledge in course material to be successful.
Professor: Edward Hedgecock
Semester: Spring 2015


Johns Hopkins University
3.69
June 1, 2015
The best aspect of the course was the light, low?stress workload that included take home exams and the ability to choose topics for term papers. Students enjoyed the subject matter discussed in class, and appreciated that the detailed and well organized lecture notes were available online. Many students claimed that the feedback on assignments was minimal, and that the turnaround time was very slow. Further, students suggested that the lectures were boring, and that there was not any incentive to go to class. This class could be improved by incorporating clicker questions to make class more interactive. Prospective students should know they do not need a background in neuroscience.
Professor: Edward Hedgecock
Semester: Spring 2014


Johns Hopkins University
3.61
June 1, 2014
Study guides, test questions, and lectures, are all available for students online, and the material covered was interesting. However, there was no incentive to attend lecture and the instructor was often difficult to hear or understand. More engaging lectures, updated material, and required attendance would improve the course. Prospective students should know that it is not necessary to have background knowledge on the brain, but you will need one for this course.
Professor: Edward Hedgecock
Semester: Spring 2013


Johns Hopkins University
2.94
June 1, 2013
The best aspects of this course were the tests that reliably corresponded with class content and the availability of lecture notes on Blackboard. Some students appreciated the 6-assessment grading system because it provided multiple opportunities to raise their grade while some students felt that the six assessments given were too frequent and demanding. Also, a number of students mentioned that the instructor was too soft-spoken, often making it difficult to follow along during a lecture. Suggestions for improvement included returning assessment grades faster and providing a clearer, more organized method for delivering lectures. Prospective students are encouraged to take advantage of the available study guides and PowerPoint slides.
Professor: Edward Hedgecock
Semester: Spring 2012


Johns Hopkins University
3.72
June 1, 2012
The best aspects of this course include the student presentations, a very kind and approachable professor, and a very manageable workload. Also, students felt that the topic of the course was interesting and found that their freedom of choice with paper topics to study allowed for a wide range of interests. Students felt that the professor did not give engaging lectures during class time, and was relatively slow with returning graded assignments. Students also felt that the lectures gave little incentive to attend class and that the course overall was not very intellectually challenging. Suggested course improvements included in-class assessments to increase attendance and to make the lectures more engaging by using a presentation format such as PowerPoint. Future students should be aware that the course grade is based upon student presentations and papers. Also, prospective students should know that the course is graded fairly and is not considered difficult.