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PSYC 1300: Intro to Psychology
University of Houston

PSYC 1300 Intro to Psychology is a Psychology course at UH taught by the following professor: Herb Agan.
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  • Class rating 5/5
    Not really sure why everyone hates this guy. Tests are not too hard if you do the comp assignments but the comp assignments take FOREVER if you dont know how to cheat(which is hard & stressful). It is not too hard to get a B, but its too much work for an undergrad class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He is good, not the most organized though. Keeps the class interesting. I think I remember taking 3 test. He does give you plenty of chances to gain extra credit especially when a lot of people decide not to come. There is a project your choice of 4 options. Easy. There is no hard copy book. You have to purchase online & load it on your PC. Most UH PCs already have it. (Heyne) ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    his lectures aren't the most interesting, then again what lectures are. Online quizzes are insanely easy if you know the tricks. Warning: if you write more than 5 pgs for your paper, they will stop reading at pg 5 and grade you on ONLY the first 5 pages! SO MESSED UP cause I had a good paper on nature vs. nurture but got a B on it cause I had 10 pgs. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Cool guy. As long as you do all the readings and and know the terms you should do well. He class can be boring but he gives some extra credit for attendance. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Very easy class if you do what is required of you. He's a good teacher and he knows what he is talking about. You can take his online quizzes unlimited times, he offers extra credit, and he drops the lowest test score. It's honestly really easy. the quizzes and books are essential and a must do! do not attempt to cheat on the quiz he will catch you and fail you! attd not mand but he gives extra crdt at random for attd. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Funny ass teacher! jes get notes from friend. on tests, memorize definitions. on online quiz, print book, highlight key words. on 1st try of online quiz, answer to 1st quest. is found in 1st paragraph. ans. to 2nd quest found in 2nd paragr. GREAT TEACHER! HE TEACHES WELL AND HIS LECTURES AREN'T THAT BORING. GIVES A LOT OF EXTRA CREDIT. GIVES NICE CURVES ON EXAMS. ONLINE QUIZZES ARE THAT HARD IF YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Funny man and teaches very well. Really cares about your progress in the course... if you just bother to ask! Very helpful when you ASK. He seems nervous when he teaches... but he knows what he's talking about. As long as you study the Notes version of the text you will make a good grade on the tests. DO your project & you'll do well! but VERY boring. You dont have to go to class, just read the book and keep up on the online quizzes (which you can take as many times as you want). He drops your lowest exam grade. Really easy if you keep up. His lectures are almost word-to-word with the online textbook (which he wrote) ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Do the Quizzes. All I did was just read through n memorize the text online(cu'z we have to do the quiz online). By the way, he is very old. All of his tests are horrible, hardly had anyone pass with a B. Anyway, he is a hard working teacher. CDRom quizzes take time but u learn alot ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    don't take kasschau! he is boring and makes the class harder than it needs to be. Online quizzes are a must-do! Tests are SUPER easy IF you read the chapters, seriously. Like many of the others have said, you must do the quizzes and read. He gives a lot of extra credit, even a project that will replace your lowest grade! He's an old man that curses a lot and shoot, it's funny to hear! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He is a super super nice guy. He counts 45/49 questions on tests but since everyone else is really dumb, scoring about a 35 will get you an A. Online quizes are pretty hard but project isnt. The 5 page paper can be done in one day. Probably not the best class to sleep through but u can waste an extra 5 hours or so taking surveys for extra credit. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    This prof is extremely easy. The quizzes aren't hard if you read the book beforehand and they really help in preparation for the tests and most of the test material comes from the blue book you buy. I loved his lectures and the guest speakers were awesome! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He is a cool teacher, class is easy, tests are hard if you have to study. he grades fairly... just read and do the quizzes you will be fine! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    EASY A! I cannot stress this enough. Make time for them or they will eat you alive. Do the project. Honestly, if you set up class time for doing your quizzes every week you almost don't even need to go to class. All of his powerpoints are almost verbatim to the Psymple Psych book. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Easy, easy A. If you took Pysch in high school I think you'll have an even greater advantage. Great class format, no way to not get an A if you attend class and do the work. Also, computer interative class supplements are really helpful. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! I got an A and I never listened and I skipped classes once in a while. He is great with psychology, pay attention in class, and semi-read the notes and you are guaranteed an A in his class. Very easy! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He is a good professor and knows his stuff...he has a sense of humor...not too difficult except for quizzes but there are ways to beat them...project for class is easy...gives extra credit out sometimes I thought his class was enjoyable and not too difficult, and he was nice. You must read the textbook everything comes from it, including review questions helpful for study. The syllabus is in his written book, and it changes, so make sure to keep track of things he says in class. Grading is on a curve. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    The class materials are interesting, but he go over so fast n I don't understand anything in his lecture. it is mandatory you buy the book he requests because all quiz material will come from here and will also be on the exams. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Tests are rather hard. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Easy breezy, but still informative... ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He's an ok professor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    easy! dont have to come to class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Hes funny & fun to listen to. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    LECTURES WELL AND CLASS IS DECENTLY EASY ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Great professor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Fantastic professor, very interesting. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Good teacher, has been with university for a long time, online hw is annoying! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Mandatory $100 textbook. Then from there everything went downhill. the speakers were more interesting than him. If he is the only available teacher for psych that current semester, i advised you to take it next semester from another teacher. You take the online quizzes and listen in class. Just like someone else said, the info is interesting, but the lectures are boring, it's obvious that he tries to be funny and places cuss/vulgar words through out the lecture to get us to laugh. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Kasschau... the first time I took his certification quiz, I freaked out. His class is a snooze fest. Im a psychology major, I LOVE psych, but his class was boring. Hes a really nice professor though. if you're looking for a easy, blowoff class, this is it. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Kasschau is not all that bad. Yes, his lectures may be mono-toned and fast paced but he makes good life comparisons to psychology that are interesting. If you want to look at how his lectures are, he has some on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch&#63v=pQypPi1iuLQ He is a good teacher and his test are easy if you study and complete the quizzes. Mandatory e-text you have to purchase from him. Only take if you have to! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    the first day of class and before class even started I was pretty excited about learning Psych. Do attend classes. If you skip classes you will slack!! Quizzes weekly, a crap load of reading. Occasionally made jokes in his class, but a bit boring a lot of the times. I didn't even know what or how to study for his exams. I cheated on his quizzes so you know the kinda grade I made. . UGH! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    I personally enjoyed this class. I really did not enjoy this class AT ALL. Quizzes every week (HARD!), 3 tests, a final, and an independent study project. He uses the bell curve and lets you drop a test though. I got an A, but I do NOT recommend this prof. So much unnecessary stress from the quizzes... I slept thru his lectures or didn't show up period and I made a B. The research paper is a bit difficult, but if you do it, you pass the class. Good for a core requirement. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    His lectures are incredibly boring and NO ONE goes to class. 17 online quizzes w/ unlimited attempts (free 100s), quizzes are half of your grade! 3 tests 1 final, and 1 essay. Drops lowest test and has huge curves. Easily received an A but you need to read his textbook which has free audio too. Only 30 seconds for each question! Most of the students in the class ended up cheating by using the PDF downloads. He does give a project that lets you drop one test grade. His tests weren't too bad, in fact they were better than the quizzes! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    BORRINGG. The tutor and bonus quizzes really help out on the quiz grades from the book. Read the book and it should help. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Most boring class of my life!!! All you have to do is keep up with the impossible quizzes (there's a trick to getting a high score) and study for the tests. Other than that, he has a temper and looks and thinks like a grandpa. Lots and lots of quizzes to do online. Interesting subject and I think he does a good job of explaining it to a class of 200 students, most of whom are not psychology majors. Wish I went to class more often. Lots of extra credit opportunities. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    It's ok I guess too many quizzes but he does curve so dats good ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Prof Kasschau was an okay teacher, it's just his online quizzes were hard and stressful. i only went to class to hang with friends never paid attention, bullsh*tted the tests and got a B on the required project and i still made an A. Gives lots of extra credit by filling out surveys and attending the guest leactures. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Very easy but very long course. I cannot stress that enough. The quizzes can be taken an infitite number of times, you just have to make yourself read the really boring text and take the quizzes if you want a good grade. Tests aren't hard, but material from lectures that isn't in the text will be covered. I literally retyped the notes version of the online textbook to help me pass those quizzes. Three tests and a final. Study the online textbook. Everyone wasn't ready for the final(he told us the wrong day). I made an A for the class-- Thank God! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Boring teacher. Download the PDF chapters from the website and open them up while you are doing the quizzes,alt-tab, and search for a word that is in the quiz question, it helps out a lot, but still read the chapter. His classes are boring and he rambles on. Has a good sense of humor and nice, but boring. Attendance is useless. Just study the review quest at the end of each chapter in psymple psych. I did it and got an A. Easy class, boring teacher. Have fun trying to stay awake ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    DO THE WORK ON THE ONLINE TEXT! During the semester he will grate on your nerves. His organization skills are the worst and his TA's aren't that much better. It is a strong possibility that he will lose an assignment of yours so keep track of your stuff. He is however very welcoming during office hours and happy to answer any questions you have. Didn't learn much in this class, waste of money. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Need to be very attentive in his class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    This class is fairly simple. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Old guy, tries to be funny. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    GET ANOTHER PROF IF YOU CAN! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    EASY EASY A! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Very boring. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    His lectures are useless and you learn more by doing his online quizzes. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Attendence is pretty useless, just do the online quizzes, go to guest lectures and experiments for bonus points and you'll be fine. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    boring subject, teacher is okay, he just rambles on. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    This class was somewhat easy. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    I wouldn't take his class if I were a freshman. ...Continue reading

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  • Class rating 5/5
    Not really sure why everyone hates this guy. Tests are not too hard if you do the comp assignments but the comp assignments take FOREVER if you dont know how to cheat(which is hard & stressful). It is not too hard to get a B, but its too much work for an undergrad class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He is good, not the most organized though. Keeps the class interesting. I think I remember taking 3 test. He does give you plenty of chances to gain extra credit especially when a lot of people decide not to come. There is a project your choice of 4 options. Easy. There is no hard copy book. You have to purchase online & load it on your PC. Most UH PCs already have it. (Heyne) ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    his lectures aren't the most interesting, then again what lectures are. Online quizzes are insanely easy if you know the tricks. Warning: if you write more than 5 pgs for your paper, they will stop reading at pg 5 and grade you on ONLY the first 5 pages! SO MESSED UP cause I had a good paper on nature vs. nurture but got a B on it cause I had 10 pgs. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Cool guy. As long as you do all the readings and and know the terms you should do well. He class can be boring but he gives some extra credit for attendance. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Very easy class if you do what is required of you. He's a good teacher and he knows what he is talking about. You can take his online quizzes unlimited times, he offers extra credit, and he drops the lowest test score. It's honestly really easy. the quizzes and books are essential and a must do! do not attempt to cheat on the quiz he will catch you and fail you! attd not mand but he gives extra crdt at random for attd. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Funny ass teacher! jes get notes from friend. on tests, memorize definitions. on online quiz, print book, highlight key words. on 1st try of online quiz, answer to 1st quest. is found in 1st paragraph. ans. to 2nd quest found in 2nd paragr. GREAT TEACHER! HE TEACHES WELL AND HIS LECTURES AREN'T THAT BORING. GIVES A LOT OF EXTRA CREDIT. GIVES NICE CURVES ON EXAMS. ONLINE QUIZZES ARE THAT HARD IF YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Funny man and teaches very well. Really cares about your progress in the course... if you just bother to ask! Very helpful when you ASK. He seems nervous when he teaches... but he knows what he's talking about. As long as you study the Notes version of the text you will make a good grade on the tests. DO your project & you'll do well! but VERY boring. You dont have to go to class, just read the book and keep up on the online quizzes (which you can take as many times as you want). He drops your lowest exam grade. Really easy if you keep up. His lectures are almost word-to-word with the online textbook (which he wrote) ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Do the Quizzes. All I did was just read through n memorize the text online(cu'z we have to do the quiz online). By the way, he is very old. All of his tests are horrible, hardly had anyone pass with a B. Anyway, he is a hard working teacher. CDRom quizzes take time but u learn alot ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    don't take kasschau! he is boring and makes the class harder than it needs to be. Online quizzes are a must-do! Tests are SUPER easy IF you read the chapters, seriously. Like many of the others have said, you must do the quizzes and read. He gives a lot of extra credit, even a project that will replace your lowest grade! He's an old man that curses a lot and shoot, it's funny to hear! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He is a super super nice guy. He counts 45/49 questions on tests but since everyone else is really dumb, scoring about a 35 will get you an A. Online quizes are pretty hard but project isnt. The 5 page paper can be done in one day. Probably not the best class to sleep through but u can waste an extra 5 hours or so taking surveys for extra credit. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    This prof is extremely easy. The quizzes aren't hard if you read the book beforehand and they really help in preparation for the tests and most of the test material comes from the blue book you buy. I loved his lectures and the guest speakers were awesome! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He is a cool teacher, class is easy, tests are hard if you have to study. he grades fairly... just read and do the quizzes you will be fine! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    EASY A! I cannot stress this enough. Make time for them or they will eat you alive. Do the project. Honestly, if you set up class time for doing your quizzes every week you almost don't even need to go to class. All of his powerpoints are almost verbatim to the Psymple Psych book. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Easy, easy A. If you took Pysch in high school I think you'll have an even greater advantage. Great class format, no way to not get an A if you attend class and do the work. Also, computer interative class supplements are really helpful. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! I got an A and I never listened and I skipped classes once in a while. He is great with psychology, pay attention in class, and semi-read the notes and you are guaranteed an A in his class. Very easy! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He is a good professor and knows his stuff...he has a sense of humor...not too difficult except for quizzes but there are ways to beat them...project for class is easy...gives extra credit out sometimes I thought his class was enjoyable and not too difficult, and he was nice. You must read the textbook everything comes from it, including review questions helpful for study. The syllabus is in his written book, and it changes, so make sure to keep track of things he says in class. Grading is on a curve. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    The class materials are interesting, but he go over so fast n I don't understand anything in his lecture. it is mandatory you buy the book he requests because all quiz material will come from here and will also be on the exams. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Tests are rather hard. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Easy breezy, but still informative... ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He's an ok professor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    easy! dont have to come to class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Hes funny & fun to listen to. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    LECTURES WELL AND CLASS IS DECENTLY EASY ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Great professor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Fantastic professor, very interesting. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Good teacher, has been with university for a long time, online hw is annoying! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Mandatory $100 textbook. Then from there everything went downhill. the speakers were more interesting than him. If he is the only available teacher for psych that current semester, i advised you to take it next semester from another teacher. You take the online quizzes and listen in class. Just like someone else said, the info is interesting, but the lectures are boring, it's obvious that he tries to be funny and places cuss/vulgar words through out the lecture to get us to laugh. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Kasschau... the first time I took his certification quiz, I freaked out. His class is a snooze fest. Im a psychology major, I LOVE psych, but his class was boring. Hes a really nice professor though. if you're looking for a easy, blowoff class, this is it. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Kasschau is not all that bad. Yes, his lectures may be mono-toned and fast paced but he makes good life comparisons to psychology that are interesting. If you want to look at how his lectures are, he has some on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch&#63v=pQypPi1iuLQ He is a good teacher and his test are easy if you study and complete the quizzes. Mandatory e-text you have to purchase from him. Only take if you have to! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    the first day of class and before class even started I was pretty excited about learning Psych. Do attend classes. If you skip classes you will slack!! Quizzes weekly, a crap load of reading. Occasionally made jokes in his class, but a bit boring a lot of the times. I didn't even know what or how to study for his exams. I cheated on his quizzes so you know the kinda grade I made. . UGH! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    I personally enjoyed this class. I really did not enjoy this class AT ALL. Quizzes every week (HARD!), 3 tests, a final, and an independent study project. He uses the bell curve and lets you drop a test though. I got an A, but I do NOT recommend this prof. So much unnecessary stress from the quizzes... I slept thru his lectures or didn't show up period and I made a B. The research paper is a bit difficult, but if you do it, you pass the class. Good for a core requirement. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    His lectures are incredibly boring and NO ONE goes to class. 17 online quizzes w/ unlimited attempts (free 100s), quizzes are half of your grade! 3 tests 1 final, and 1 essay. Drops lowest test and has huge curves. Easily received an A but you need to read his textbook which has free audio too. Only 30 seconds for each question! Most of the students in the class ended up cheating by using the PDF downloads. He does give a project that lets you drop one test grade. His tests weren't too bad, in fact they were better than the quizzes! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    BORRINGG. The tutor and bonus quizzes really help out on the quiz grades from the book. Read the book and it should help. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Most boring class of my life!!! All you have to do is keep up with the impossible quizzes (there's a trick to getting a high score) and study for the tests. Other than that, he has a temper and looks and thinks like a grandpa. Lots and lots of quizzes to do online. Interesting subject and I think he does a good job of explaining it to a class of 200 students, most of whom are not psychology majors. Wish I went to class more often. Lots of extra credit opportunities. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    It's ok I guess too many quizzes but he does curve so dats good ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Prof Kasschau was an okay teacher, it's just his online quizzes were hard and stressful. i only went to class to hang with friends never paid attention, bullsh*tted the tests and got a B on the required project and i still made an A. Gives lots of extra credit by filling out surveys and attending the guest leactures. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Very easy but very long course. I cannot stress that enough. The quizzes can be taken an infitite number of times, you just have to make yourself read the really boring text and take the quizzes if you want a good grade. Tests aren't hard, but material from lectures that isn't in the text will be covered. I literally retyped the notes version of the online textbook to help me pass those quizzes. Three tests and a final. Study the online textbook. Everyone wasn't ready for the final(he told us the wrong day). I made an A for the class-- Thank God! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Boring teacher. Download the PDF chapters from the website and open them up while you are doing the quizzes,alt-tab, and search for a word that is in the quiz question, it helps out a lot, but still read the chapter. His classes are boring and he rambles on. Has a good sense of humor and nice, but boring. Attendance is useless. Just study the review quest at the end of each chapter in psymple psych. I did it and got an A. Easy class, boring teacher. Have fun trying to stay awake ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    DO THE WORK ON THE ONLINE TEXT! During the semester he will grate on your nerves. His organization skills are the worst and his TA's aren't that much better. It is a strong possibility that he will lose an assignment of yours so keep track of your stuff. He is however very welcoming during office hours and happy to answer any questions you have. Didn't learn much in this class, waste of money. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Need to be very attentive in his class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    This class is fairly simple. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Old guy, tries to be funny. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    GET ANOTHER PROF IF YOU CAN! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    EASY EASY A! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Very boring. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    His lectures are useless and you learn more by doing his online quizzes. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Attendence is pretty useless, just do the online quizzes, go to guest lectures and experiments for bonus points and you'll be fine. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    boring subject, teacher is okay, he just rambles on. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    This class was somewhat easy. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    I wouldn't take his class if I were a freshman. ...Continue reading