Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend this class because we learn a lot of information without being overwhelmed. Dr. Condon made learning the material very easy by being very positive and social during the course. His exams were essay formed which really made it a necessity to know the information. After taking his course I realized that I actually do prefer essay style tests rather than multiple choice.
One of the main highlights of the course was a group assignment. For the assignment, my group and I had to choose an issue related to marine science and make a video about it. We decided to focus on the effects of over-fishing on the Southern Flounder fish. Before this assignment I had never heard of this fish, nor did I know anything about it. During the duration of the assignment I learned a lot about the southern flounder and the laws that have been made to protect the species from being over-fished. Our video included information about the southern flounder, the laws that are protecting it, and some possible laws that my group and I created that we believed could be helpful. This project taught me about not only the southern flounder, but also about how many people are concerned about protecting them and why. I was taught during this course the removing one species can have a major impact on the food web, and that it why it is important to consider every species as a necessity.
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I would tell any students considering taking this course to definitely take it. The amount of information learned is amazing. The class is challenging, but in a good way. It allows you to think about certain issues in depth and come up with some possible solutions. Dr. Condon makes sure that everyone gets involved. He encourages opinions and people speaking out on their views about the topics. Overall, this course is one of the best courses I have ever taken.