Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I think that this course is useful in participating in the real world- knowing figures about pollution and about how hurting our environment hurts us too. This is one of the only science classes I've ever taken that has made me more cognizant of what I do in daily life and how it might affect other people.
This course didn't really have a very organized outline. We learned about pollution for the bulk of the year, which is a lot of what was on the AP test. We also learned about why overpopulation happens. The most interesting thing that I learned in this course was that if we uplift women, we will stop overpopulating. Once women feel that they are not being forced to have tons of children and stay in the home, a lot of environmental problems are solved. So, not only is there a social obligation for feminism, but there's an environmental one, too.
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Advice for students:
This course was a lot of notes and a lot of memorization. On homework, start early. There isn't much sympathy if we have a lot to do on one night. I would definitely break it up and try to study a little each day so that the memorization doesn't seem as heavy. And yes, you DO actually need to know the statistics of how much forest covers Russia.