Chris Sturdy - University of Alberta

Professor: Chris Sturdy
Department: Psychology
College: University of Alberta
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: PSYCO381
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Read the book and read the studies. Don't bother coming to the lectures. He doesn't take them seriously and mumbles about irrelevant nonsense. He spends class time talking about birds and making self-deprecating jokes. On the exams, you'll find tons of info that was not properly covered in class. This is a tough course. He only makes it worse.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: PSYCO381
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Sturdy was a good prof. His explanations were a bit confusing at times but if you read over the notes and tried to understand yourself it was not difficult. The short answer part of the exam was really easy if you studied. I think the people with the negative comments definitely helped me get a better grade..
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: PSYCO381
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
THE CLASS IS DIFFICULT, AND HE MADE IT EXTREMELY CONFUSING
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: PSYCO381
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Avoid this class if possible. Sturdy rambles through his lectures and provides little to no clarity on any of the concepts he explains. I went into this class looking forward to the course, but I completely regret taking it with Sturdy. His tests are brutal to study for, as you have to memorize countless empirical research experiments.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: PSYCH381
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Doooo noooot take this course! The course is beyond boring and Sturdy makes it worse. Horrible notes and exams... He isn't a fair marker. And he is way too monotone. Avoid at all costs!
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: PSYCO381
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
It's hell trying to study for this course. Avoid! He does not take it seriously! He trails off, mumbles, and wastes time with pop-culture references from the 70's and IRRELEVANT articles you need to study for tests. As a result, an entire chapter had to be covered in one short lecture, by his grad student, because Strudy was gone for some reason.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: PSYCO381
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Though the class concepts are interesting, Sturdy does a poor job of explaining these concepts. His notes are extremely vague and his explanations do not supplement the information. However, he does post links on eClass to the articles that he uses in his notes. Overall, take this class but try to avoid Sturdy if you can.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC403
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Overall, a relatively interesting and easy class if you don't mind doing presentations. Dr. Sturdy did not really add anything to the course as it was mostly student-led.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: PSYCO381
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I definitely recommend this class. Professor Sturdy is clear about what will be tested and provides you with the exact format of his exams. The graphs in his notes may be unclear if you do not go to class, BUT he posts links to the papers that he takes them from on Moodle so you can figure them out from there.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: PSYCH381
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I thought psych 381 was a good class. What is there to complain about? there's 2 midterms and 1 final. Exams consist of mc, short answers and 1 long essay question. Very straightforward and fair if you studied. Prof is an easy marker for long essay questions. But,I thought the TA was a strict marker. I would definitely take another class with him!
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: PSYCH381
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Cool guy. He takes the subject pretty seriously, which is too bad for students who don't feel like taking the class seriously. Also, he thinks he explains things way more clearly than he actually does. One tip is to read up before class. If you think about it, it can all be pretty interesting
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: PSYCO381
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
wasted our time with his stupid twitter links making us fall chapters behind. so many useless graphs that weren't explained at all and all looked the same. really boring and hard to pay attention. notes are no help at all, have no information on them. I wouldn't recommend this class unless you plan on reading the textbook 4 times to get a good mark
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: PSYCO403
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Ancestral Health Fall2011: Really interesting class, material very applicable to everyday life. Attendance mandatory, as you get marked on it. No midterm or final BUT 3 oral presenations (1 with a partner), and 1 term paper. Feels more like a health class than psychology, but that made it more fun! Prof is easy to talk to and really knows the info
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: PSYCO381
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Easiest Class I have ever taken. Get online book as half his MC is from the tutorial quiz there. Don't bother going to class at all. Attended 0 classes from first to second midterm. Read book 95 percent. Really easy
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: PSYCO381
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is a really good prof, turned a subject I didn't find the most interesting into a class I enjoyed going to.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC381
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I had a natural interest for this material, but he made it more difficult than it needed to be. He'd drop hints for exams and ever use those on exams. Good guy, interesting class, but you have to study your a** off to get a good grade. (by good grade I mean B range; good luck with anything higher,you won't get it unless you're an F'in try hard).
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: PSYCO381
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
DONT TAKE HIS CLASS. explains things as if it should come 2nd nature to you, despite you being a STUDENT, incorporates too many LONG studies that mostly consist of BIRD CALLING (his own research), his "guest lecturers" are his own phD students and guess what they talk about? BIRDS. avoid him. NOT A GOOD TEACHER. dont doubt his research ability tho.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: PSYCH381
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
The vast majority of ratings say the same thing, and I agree. He explains complex concepts very poorly and has ridiculous examples that usually make a simple idea become very cluttered. Not all bad but I definitely would avoid him in the future. Also likes to interrupt students asking questions
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: PSYCH381
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I don't know why Sturdy doesn't have higher ratings; the guy is good at teaching this course. He gives good examples, but sometimes uses too many bird studies. He's funny in a nerdy way. Exams are very straightforward and fair. It's not hard to do well if you work a little. recommend him!
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: PSYCO381
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very helpful
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