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Background Knowledge Expected
Great Intro to the Subject
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I only gave it 4 instead of 5 stars because of Swan. Although he is very knowledgable about everything soils and foundations, the class had a lot of work that I felt was not necessary to pass. Yes, the problems he gave were relevant but the amount of problems was just overboard and he would assign them during weeks when we had exams or other assignments due for that same class.
I learned a lot about foundation systems as a whole, particularly how complex they can be. The type of soil, depth, location and even orientation drastically affect how a foundation system will perform.
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Advice for students:
Go to class and take great notes. Even though the lecture slides are posted, he does examples in class, which are basically copies of problems from the homework and exams. If you skip class, you will struggle, a lot.