Professor Joe Kim Reviews

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Class Ratings

4Good Class
5Very Easy
5Very Interesting
4Useful

Prof: Joe Kim / Spring 2020

Sep 8, 2021

Comments on the course

Super interesting course! There were weekly quizzes (one attempt) but they were easy enough especially if you did the practice quizzes (unlimited attempts)

Course: PSYCH 1F03Grade: A+Workload: LightTextbook Use: Yes
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Class Ratings

5Amazing Class
5Very Easy
5Very Interesting
5Very Useful

Professor Rating

4Good Prof

Prof: Joe Kim / Winter 2021

Apr 11, 2022

Comments on the course

class is very interesting and manageable

Course Content

harder than intro psych at other universities but content was very useful

Comments on the professor

all pre-recorded video lectures that can be tedious to get through but they’re entertaining

Advice

stay on top of your work because there is a quiz every week

Course: PSYCH 1F03Delivery: OnlineGrade: A+Workload: ModerateTextbook Use: Yes
Quiz HeavyExam Heavy
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Class Ratings

5Amazing Class
3Avg. Difficulty
5Very Interesting
4Useful

Prof: Joe Kim / Winter 2021

Sep 2, 2021

Comments on the course

Excellent course. Super interesting and very very well organized. The modules were presented in a very cool way and the content itself is very interesting. Definitely a great mix of biology, neuroscience, and psychology. The quizzes weren’t too hard, but definitely pay attention to the answers as there may be one word that makes the answer incorrect. The tutorials helped solidify course content and participating and talking during tutorials is required for participation marks but the TAs give a lot of chances for everyone to speak. The midterm and final exam were very fair and similar to the quizzes in terms of question style. Textbook is necessary as there is at least 1 question from the textbook per quiz. The lectures and modules are definitely tested as well. IClicker points aren’t hard...read more

Comments on the professor

Profs were amazing and super engaging and tried to incorporate participation.

Advice

Great course if you’re looking for an elective. Is not very useful for future biology and science courses unless you’re in PNB or psychology major.

Suggest a professor

Dr Kim and Cadieux

Course: PSYCH 1XX3Grade: A+Workload: ModerateTextbook Use: Yes
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Class Ratings

4Good Class
3Avg. Difficulty
5Very Interesting
3Kinda Useful

Prof: Joe Kim / Winter 2021

Aug 28, 2021

Comments on the course

Very entertaining lectures! Loved the option of pop quiz (not worth anything btw) to check you understanding, however, it wasn't that useful when it came to the actual tests. The concept was fairly easy to understand, however, the test question's were worded weirdly making it hard to answer. Quizzes can be done with a friend but note that everyone has different questions types lol. I barely did it with friends and I passed just fine :)

Comments on the professor

Love how they tried to keep the lectures entertaining and easy to understand.

Course: PSYCH 1F03Grade: Rather not sayWorkload: ModerateTextbook Use: Yes
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Class Ratings

5Amazing Class
4Easy
4Interesting
4Useful

Prof: Joe Kim / Winter 2020

Aug 26, 2021

Comments on the course

A really great, enjoyable course! Weekly quizzes were a great way to review the content as it was learned and the exam was very fair. Really engaging lectures and modules!

Comments on the professor

Just the absolute best.

Advice

Make use of the bonus mark opportunities (SONA and Peerwise).

Course: PSYCH 1XX3Grade: A+Workload: LightTextbook Use: Yes
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Class Ratings

5Amazing Class
3Avg. Difficulty
5Very Interesting
4Useful

Prof: Joe Kim / Winter 2021

Aug 25, 2021

Comments on the course

Really, really fun material, presented in an engaging matter. Includes a significant amount of biology and is much more science-based than 1X03.

Comments on the professor

A blessing

Advice

Make sure you find friends to do collaborative quizzes with! Use the discord as much as you can. Make use of bonus mark opportunities.

Course: PSYCH 1XX3Grade: A+Workload: LightTextbook Use: Yes
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Class Ratings

5Amazing Class
5Very Easy
5Very Interesting
4Useful

Prof: Joe Kim / Winter 2021

Aug 25, 2021

Comments on the course

Fun and interesting course. The first 2 lectures are boring, but the rest are fun. This course is very independent, as there are no tutorials, but I thought it was fine. I didn't do any of the quizzes with a friend because I had none, and I was still fine. Just do the practice quizzes multiple times.

Comments on the professor

Joe Kim good.

Course: PSYCH 1F03Grade: A+Workload: 4hrs/weekTextbook Use: Yes
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Class Ratings

3OK Class
3Avg. Difficulty
4Interesting
3Kinda Useful

Prof: Joe Kim / Fall 2017

Aug 25, 2021

Comments on the course

One of the most hyped up courses at Mac, everyone raves about it, so in that sense, it is a bit overrated. The material is interesting but in can be dry for a lot of people too. It's also definitely not a bird, but also not hard to get a 12 either. Also, there's module lectures too and you have to make notes on them, and I absolutely hated modules in any class I had

Comments on the professor

Great prof, funny and makes the content relatable. A little cringe at times, but it's fun and he's definitely helpful

Course: PSYCH 1X03Grade: A+Textbook Use: Yes
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Class Ratings

5Amazing Class
4Easy
5Very Interesting
5Very Useful

Prof: Joe Kim / Fall 2020

Aug 25, 2021

Comments on the course

If I had to recommend any course to anyone who's willing to take a course that's not exactly "bird" but really interesting and useful, I'd recommend MacIntroPsych courses. The course is set up so beautifully. Content is interesting. Modules are clean and easy to follow, and fun! The profs are awesome people and don't make going to class a chore. You have to do a quiz each week on that week's content. That might sound awful to some people, but oh my gosh is it useful. I think I ended up remembering most of the content from my IntroPsych courses than any other class simply because of this. And, they were marked pretty fairly. The profs are psychologists; of course they teach you in ways that are proven to be effective for studying, and it shows in your marks.

Comments on the professor

I had Dr. Kim. Really cool dude with a knack for explaining things effectively. He was really passionate and interested in his work. I find that he does speak a little slow for some people's comfort though. He's also got a pretty good sense of humour, so that's a plus.

Advice

Do the weekly quizzes. Actually try testing yourself when answering the questions in the modules. You end up remembering a lot of content by the end of the class. Do attend tutorials and read the textbook as some questions are pulled from both of them. This class can be a bird if you make it.

Suggest a professor

Joe Kim and Michelle Cadieux. Both are fantastic profs.

Course: PSYCH 1X03Grade: A+Workload: 5hrs/weekTextbook Use: Yes
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Class Ratings

4Good Class
4Easy
4Interesting
4Useful

Prof: Joe Kim / Fall 2020

Aug 25, 2021

Comments on the course

It was a fairly easy course with one midterm and final exam. There are also weekly quizzes and tutorials. Lectures are interesting as well but only apply the concepts from the modules. Textbook is just a detailed version of the modules, you can do well without the textbook since only 10% of questions come from it and they’re pretty easy to guess. But I used it when a weird quiz question came up, so it’s definitely useful to have. This course is useful for learning behavioural psychology type stuff and should be good for MCAT.

Comments on the professor

Very nice man, does talk slowly tho lol, 9.5/10.

Advice

In order to do well, I would mainly focus and make notes on the modules as they are majorly tested.

Course: PSYCH 1X03Grade: A+Workload: 4hrs/weekTextbook Use: Optional