Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This class is awesome because you learn all about the Earth, rocks, plate tectonics, do awesome labs, etc. You spend a lot of time doing hands on work and several field trips are offered. This course is not easy though. It does require reading from the book and a lot of note taking. The instructor is really down to earth person and easy to talk to. Overall, the course is fun, especially the labs.
This course explains the history of Earth. Within that, you learn about different types of rocks, plate tectonics, time eras, early life, etc. You start in the Pre-Cambrian and work your way up to the Cenozoic. There is a lot of information and a lot of learning opportunities. One thing that we really focused on and that I learned a lot about is rocks and the different processes they undergo.
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Advice for students:
Read! Do the reading assessments on time, make effective cheat sheets for the tests, go on the field trips, and start to love rocks! If you don't find rocks interesting you probably shouldn't take the course because there is a lot of rocks in the labs.