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ASTR ASTR 121 INTRO TO THE SOLAR SYSTEM

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    Always Do the Reading

    Great Intro to the Subject

    Background Knowledge Expected

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    Jan 05, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    He really loves astronomy and it carries over in his teaching.

    Course highlights:

    I learned a lot of nifty fun facts about the solar system. I now know how to tell time with the moon.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Make sure you do the readings and do not wait until the last minute to study.

    • Fall 2016
    • EdwardMurphy
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Participation Counts
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    Dec 07, 2016
    | No strong feelings either way.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This is one of those classes that you sign up for with the impression that it will be a lot easier than it is. Evans is a professor who cares so much about what he teaches and is really clearly passionate about the solar system, but he often goes off on tangents and tests on things never mentioned in class.

    Course highlights:

    It is very clear how passionate about the solar system professor Evans is and the labs, while time consuming, were very interesting.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    There is not a ton of math and science involved, mostly memorization so if that is something you are good at then you'll do well in this class.

    • Fall 2016
    • Evans,D
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading A Few Big Assignments
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    Sep 10, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    The facilities at UVA are beautiful, from the Academical Village (often called the Lawn) to newer buildings like Nau and the AFC. There are a lot of different types of people at UVA.

    Course highlights:

    There is a large alumni network and they love UVA graduates and undergraduates. The professors are pretty approachable but classes are usually on the larger side. it is a great opportunity to meet new and different people.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    The drug scene at UVA exists but it's behind closed doors. If you are looking for drugs, you will probably find them, but it's pretty easy to stay away if that's not your thing. Drinking is a more popular pass-time.

    • Winter 2011
    • AdamHarr
    • Yes
    • Background Knowledge Expected Always Do the Reading Many Small Assignments

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