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    Feb 17, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This course is the reason I decided to change my major to Astronomy. The professor is clearly very passionate about what she teaches, and there are plenty of hands-on demonstrations to indicate how theory transfers to the real world. She also always makes time for questions, and won't hesitate to help you after class if you need it.

    Course highlights:

    I'm currently still enrolled in this course, actually, so I don't have the full details yet. However, I've already learned so much. We're covering a lot of the fundamentals of astronomy, and for someone who isn't particularly math-oriented, she makes it very easy to understand. My favorite part so far has been riding a rocket made out of a red wagon and a fire extinguisher down the hallway to demonstrate Newton's third law of motion.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    DEFINITELY do the reading. It provides plenty of background material for the lecture, and it makes it much easier to take notes during the lecture if you already have a sense of what's important. It also allows you to come to class with some prepared questions for the professor.

    • Spring 2017
    • Alexandra Pope
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading
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    Dec 05, 2016
    | No strong feelings either way.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This course, while easy, does have an important mathematical component to it, and both the readings and the lecture are riddled in equations and formulas that astronomers use. The readings are not too overly complicated and the tests are easy enough, but there are a lot of quizzes and homework to be completed throughout the semester.

    Course highlights:

    The course does teach you a lot about how the universe actually works, how planets evolve, how stars function, and also how astronomers come about their observations. The professor also tends to do demonstrations in class with various instruments which I would say are the biggest highlights of the lectures.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Really consider this class carefully, it is math heavy and gives out homework, readings, and quizzes every week. The information in the class is not too difficult, and the tests are easy to pass with a good score, but students should read the text since there are subjects which the professor does not discuss during the lectures.

    • Fall 2016
    • Neil Katz
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    • Math-heavy Always Do the Reading Many Small Assignments

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