Pretty easy, overall.
The coarse is a really cool topic. You learn all about rocks and oceans and glaciers and a lot of natural occurrences that happen on the planet everyday. It's also very easy to do well as long as you go to class and study hard. There's a lot of material to remember but it's all interesting so the class is really enjoyable.
I learned a lot about the natural occurrences that take place on the planet such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, ect...) You learn the terms used for things you've seen in your life but don't know exactly what it is, such as large rocks seen lying around deserts and old streams. You learn how the earth may have came to be and theories of why we have a moon. However, that's just the beginning of the course. I've learned a lot about natural disasters and the California Water Crisis and much more. It's a very good class that I'd suggest to any student applying to SUNY Oswego.
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You definitely need to read the textbook instead of just buying it and never opening it. It has a lot of information that could be thoroughly explained that might have not been explained as well in class. It's also very important to study. You can't just show up to class, listen to the lecture and then expect to do well on the exams. You must put in effort to get a good grade. Just take an hour or two studying a week or two leading up to the exams and you should do well.