Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend this class to anyone who is even remotely interested in how natural disasters (such as earthquakes or tsunamis) take place in the environment. Coming into this class I, as a native of Texas, was not too knowledgeable on how an earthquake or tsunami would form,develop and destroy; but after completing this course I have acquired an enriched comprehension of the power within a tsunami or an earthquake, the steps one can take to be prepared and informed as well as the resources of assistance available to those affected .
Some of the highlights of this course were getting the opportunity to learn more about how natural disasters (particularly earthquakes) directly affect both human kind and animals of various species, getting the opportunity to participate in hands on activities (in the lab sessions) which gave us as students a better idea of how each natural disaster was created and played out in the environment. In addition to these two highlights, this course also gives students the opportunity to gain helpful advice on what to do if they are caught in a natural disaster; which I found very informational and helpful. This course not only informed me of the conditions necessary for these natural events to take place, as well as their destructive power held within, it also taught me what can be done to be more prepared for the aftermath of their destruction.
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Some advice that I would give to students considering this course would be to ALWAYS take notes in class. While the Power Points are posted online for studying purposes, the notes are what most of the tests really cover. Another piece of advice that I would give to students considering this course would be to take advantage of the professor's office hours. THEY REALLY DO HELP.