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Beyond being a deeply knowledgeable person on positive psychology, she also knows how to maintain an engaging and inclusive classroom environment. She encourages participation and discussion in class, most notably, how a student's unique background may affect how they perceive class content. She sometimes has her "quirky" moments, but Barbara is a joy and encouraging professor. This is a solid class!

Beyond being a deeply knowledgeable person on positive psychology, she also knows how to maintain an engaging and inclusive classroom environment. She encourages participation and discussion in class, most notably, how a student's unique background may affect how they perceive class content. She sometimes has her "quirky" moments, bu …Read more

Chill and RelaxedEndless WritingFair Grading
4hrs / week Some difficulty Above average value Would take again
FYSE10723 months ago

First Year student in Copenhagen. The class was made up of many discussions and readings of varying lengths, as well as three papers, and five reflection assignments. Although the main focus of the overall class shifted, and was certainly more of a sociology class than a psychology class, Barbara was very passionate about the course content and is a professor that cares about her students (more than any other professor I have had, at least). She is a very fast grader and provides decent feedback. Some of her instructions are unclear, but she is willing to adjust. The class was overall very interesting, and the small classroom environment was a lovely bonding experience.

First Year student in Copenhagen. The class was made up of many discussions and readings of varying lengths, as well as three papers, and five reflection assignments. Although the main focus of the overall class shifted, and was certainly more of a sociology class than a psychology class, Barbara was very passionate about the course …Read more

Constant ReadingFair GradingNo Exams
3hrs / week Low difficulty Above average value Would take again
FYSE10723 months ago

I enjoyed the following: personal reflection assignments, a total of three papers (this is the perfect amount to improve quality of writing over the course of the semester), class discussions, positive psychology content, and assigned readings that were relevant and interesting without being overwhelming. I would improve the following: generalizations about certain cultures, acknowledge critical views towards Danish society as well, and more office hours when essays are assigned. Overall, the course was very interesting, and the professor was very personable and enthusiastic about the topic.

I enjoyed the following: personal reflection assignments, a total of three papers (this is the perfect amount to improve quality of writing over the course of the semester), class discussions, positive psychology content, and assigned readings that were relevant and interesting without being overwhelming. I would improve the followin …Read more

Chill and RelaxedFair GradingNo Exams
2hrs / week Low difficulty Above average value Would take again
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