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Professor Ratings & Grade Distribution Data for Kacy Welsh

Kacy Welsh
Professor (2003 – 2015)
Georgia (UGA)
Psychology
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4.5291****+
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Rated by 189 students
3.31
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across 6 classes
Fall 2015 Schedule
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GRSC 7770
PSYC 1101
PSYC 2980
PSYC 3100
PSYC 3260
PSYC 3980
PSYC 4220
PSYC 5100

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5*****
PSYC 3260 - Human Sexuality
As I said in my review of her Research Design class, Dr. Welsh displays an enormous amount of knowledge and is vicarious in presenting the information. She makes an already interesting topic ( I mean who wouldn't be interested in sexuality...don't hi...
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Pros: Very interesting material.
Easy class.
Great teacher with good attitude.
Cons: Random attendance checks.
Notes not posted online.
Professor rated by: Biology Student on 5/17/11
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1*
PSYC 3260 - Human Sexuality
I came to class every day and enjoyed listening to her lectures and thought I had a good grasp of the material. The tests proved otherwise. I came out with a D in this course after coming to class every day, doing all the assignments, and studying ap...
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Pros: +funny
+good lectures
+knows her material
+interesting and easy class to sit through
Cons: +tests cover a ridiculous amount of material and she makes them extremely confusing
+She's super UNFRIENDLY if you need to speak with her
+Doesn't grade fairly
Professor rated by: Marketing Student on 7/6/12
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PSYC 1101
Elementary Psychology
5*****
Pros: Awesome teacher!
Cons: None
Welsh is a GREAT teacher! She makes the material so interesting and really helps you make connections with the material in ways that will help you remember it. I loved this class, and it inspired me to change my major to Psychology. She works on the point system which is a little bit easier than the 100% system. There are 5 tests that are 50 multiple choice questions. I usually study about 2 days prior and have gotten A's on all the tests. Do the homework, the reading (which is not a lot because she gives you specific pages to read) and you will do just fine. The connect homework program really helps you remember the material and is great for studying.
Professor rated by: Psychology Student on March 7, 2011
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PSYC 3260
Human Sexuality
5*****
Pros: Very interesting material.

Easy class.

Great teacher with good attitude.
Cons: Random attendance checks.

Notes not posted online.
As I said in my review of her Research Design class, Dr. Welsh displays an enormous amount of knowledge and is vicarious in presenting the information. She makes an already interesting topic ( I mean who wouldn't be interested in sexuality...don't hide it, you know you're interested!) and totally consumes you into the topic. You do have to be there very often in order to take notes, which are based off of her power points. This is because she does not post her power points online, and because she "randomly" takes attendance quite frequently. However, although extensive, the notes provide useful information that is easy on the eyes, and studying for the tests is not that difficult. She tells you what you should study for the tests, and students usually organize all the needed information into a google doc. THIS IS EXTREMELY HELPFUL for studying for the tests. You can literally study that doc for a few hours and be prepared for the tests. I would recommend taking notes and going over them though, but the google doc is the best way to go. Lastly, there is no REPORT that you have to turn in, so essentially, there is NO TA to mess with your grade! I got an A in this class, and I honestly could have tried less and still made the same grade.
Professor rated by: Biology Student on May 17, 2011
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PSYC 3980
Research Design in Psychology
5*****
If you go to class...she basically outlines all the chapters and you don't even need the book...I didn't open it 1 time the entire semester....Very Easy.
Professor rated by: Psychology Student on December 15, 2009
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PSYC 4220
Developmental Psychology
5*****
Pros: She is very knowledgeable in this field! She brings in her life stories (funny stuff) to help you remember and let's everyone laugh about it!
Enjoyed the class!
Professor rated by: Psychology Student on February 15, 2011
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PSYC 3260
Human Sexuality
5*****
Pros: +interesting material

+good guest speaker

+lots of joke and humor added with notes

+few assignments to help grades

+fun activities
Cons: +random attendance check with clickers almost daily
The class is not an easy one to get into to for obvious reason. The professor is great and material is interesting
Professor rated by: Sociology Student on May 3, 2011
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PSYC 3980
Research Design in Psychology
4****
Pros: Power points make note taking very easy.

Very nice attitude.
Cons: Power points are not posted online.

TA can royally screw you over.
Overall, Dr. Welsh displays a great amount of knowledge on relevant subject matter. Although she appears to be ditzy and disorganized sometimes, the class is easy to prepare for. The tests are not that bad provided you attend class and go over power points/read the book. I did all three, and I got As on both tests. However the TA is a royal bitch, and although I am very proficient at writing, she gave me a 70 on my paper, thus knocking me down to a B. The TA in this class grades very subjectively, and treats some students with varying degrees of respect. If Colbert-White is your TA, drop the class if you want an A. She fails papers intentionally.
Professor rated by: Biology Student on May 17, 2011
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PSYC 3260
Human Sexuality
5*****
This is a very interesting class, but it can be very AWKWARD at times. If you do not enjoy talking about the topic of Human Sexuality DO NOT think you can just sit in the back and never have to say a peep. She often does in class activities that make you get up and move around and possibly be put in awkward situations. However, Welsh is a great teacher who knows a ton of information about the subject, and the class is very rarely boring. The tests are easy, very straight forward from the lecture and the book pages she assigns. There are a few writing assignments but nothing too bad so far.
Professor rated by: Psychology Student on October 10, 2011
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PSYC 1101
Elementary Psychology
5*****
Pros: Great lecturer, very interesting!
Cons: doesn't post powerpoints
Welsh is a GREAT professor, I would recommend her to everyone. Her tests come straight from her notes in class and if there is any material in the book she will give you the exact pages to read. She gives multiple extra credit opportunities that take no time at all. Attendance is not mandatory, but I would recommend going to get the clicker question points and she is not a drag to listen to, she is quite interesting and funny (after all she does teach a sex class too, she has to be).
Professor rated by: Chemistry Student on April 13, 2011
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PSYC 3260
Human Sexuality
5*****
Pros: This class has been my favorite so far. I had her for the first short session and I wish I could have more time in this class. Dr. Welsh is awesome! She's funny and has some great stories. She made the class even better and you could tell she knows and loves what she's teaching. The tests aren't bad at all and she posted reading guides on eLC.
Cons: She didn't post the powerpoints online (my notebook is almost full from all the notes) but she goes slow enough that you could write everything down if you wanted.
Take this class. Do it.
Professor rated by: Psychology Student on July 5, 2012
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PSYC 3260
Human Sexuality
5*****
Pros: Funny

Laid back

Easy class
Cons: Takes attendance

Tests require studying
Overall it is a good class. Be prepared to deal with some awkward/gross things. She doesn't hold anything back. She is very knowledgeable and makes the class interesting. Definitely recommend.
Professor rated by: Psychology Student on December 3, 2012
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PSYC 1101
Elementary Psychology
5*****
Pros: nice

easy

Cons: relatively none
Her class is pretty awesome. Come to class for clicker questions and study for her tests and you should be fine. She really helps test prep because she will post extra things to study.
Professor rated by: Student on March 8, 2011
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PSYC 1101
Elementary Psychology
4****
Pros: Tests are right from the notes
Some people thought this was kind of a tough class but if you pay attention and take notes its easy
Professor rated by: Business Student on December 12, 2010
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PSYC 3980
Research Design in Psychology
5*****
Really straight-forward. Her powerpoints and lectures are very direct and easy to follow. She does everything she can to make her teaching style fit the students and is open to suggestions. She even dealt gracefully with rude comments or suggestions and always stayed calm. Really liked her class; she made a pretty dull subject very bearable. I hope to take her Human Sexuality and Developmental Psych classes.
Professor rated by: Psychology Student on February 23, 2011
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PSYC 4220
Developmental Psychology
5*****
Pros: Has very good detailed powerpoint as notes. She has a good way of teaching.
Cons: Her homework are sometimes long. You have to be thorough with your answers.
Great teacher, really like her teaching style!
Professor rated by: Psychology Student on February 25, 2011
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PSYC 3260
Human Sexuality
5*****
Pros: very interesting material, so you want to show up to class
Cons: must come to class for notes, they are not online
Professor rated by: Business Student on May 4, 2011
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PSYC 1101
Elementary Psychology
5*****
Dr. Welsh is by far the best professor I have had at UGA so far. If you have the chance to take her, do it! She know's the subject extremely well and really listens to her students to go about teaching it in the best way. The class uses clickers so technically attendance is required as on some days she checks attendance with the clickers, but i did not mind going to the class one bit. The tests are not quite as easy as you think but not difficult by any means. Just keep studying for them and don't consider the class a blow off class (like i did) cause it will take a little bit of effort. I got a B but could have gotten an A had I applied myself more
Professor rated by: Accounting Student on April 18, 2011
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PSYC 3260
Human Sexuality
1*
Pros: +funny

+good lectures

+knows her material

+interesting and easy class to sit through
Cons: +tests cover a ridiculous amount of material and she makes them extremely confusing

+She's super UNFRIENDLY if you need to speak with her

+Doesn't grade fairly
I came to class every day and enjoyed listening to her lectures and thought I had a good grasp of the material. The tests proved otherwise. I came out with a D in this course after coming to class every day, doing all the assignments, and studying appropriately for the tests. DO NOT TAKE HER. If I could give her 0 stars, I would. She doesn't work with you. At all. Shouldn't even be a professor.



Professor rated by: Marketing Student on July 6, 2012
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PSYC 3260
Human Sexuality
5*****
Pros: My favorite professor at UGA. This class is so interesting and her teaching style is extremely straightforward.She is really good at facilitating class discussions without ever putting down someone's opinion. She really knows her stuff, which is refreshing.
Cons: Some of the material can actually be kind of difficult, but reading the book helps tremendously.
I read reviews on here that if you're shy, this may not be the best class but I disagree. You never have to speak up about your personal experiences/questions non-anonymously unless you want to. Dr. Welsh is really great about making everyone feel comfortable. Take this class!!! :)
Professor rated by: Psychology Student on September 30, 2012
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PSYC 1101
Elementary Psychology
5*****
Pros: Awesome

Funny

Interactive
Cons: NONE
Dr. Welsh is a very, very awesome professor! I took her intro class and ended up switching my major because I loved it so much! If you can, definitely take her. The class is pretty easy. Read the chapter and go to class and you will be fine. She has good power points and is very funny in lecture so very easy to listen to. She curves tests occasionally by a few points, and offers three (or maybe four) extra credit assignments throughout the semester. There is no final as it is just the last chapters test!
Professor rated by: Psychology Student on January 23, 2013
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PSYC 3980
Research Design in Psychology
4****
Pros: Dr. Welsh is a fair professor that is very helpful and a good lecturer.Tests are relatively easy. Also, the class is graded on a point system and you can make an A with a 91 or above.
Cons: She does not post her lectures online and some days are note-taking intensive. Also, the class is extremely boring.
If you have to take PSYC3980, Dr. Welsh is your best option in getting through the class. There are 3 tests (including cumulative final) plus a research proposal paper (around 10 pages) that you work on in steps throughout the semester.
Professor rated by: Psychology Student on May 3, 2012
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