Not too easy. Not too difficult.
On the first day the professor told us that her previous students said it was the most depressing course they've ever taken. And indeed it was a bit of a downer but all of the topics talked about were ones that needed to be addressed. It's a wide scope of environmental issues, what has caused them (humans), what they are, what we need to do, what has been done and what we can do.
I enjoyed learning about indigenous peoples at the end of the quarter especially with the current situation at Standing Rock. She also required us to watch different documentaries many of which she gave us access to via the myucla portal.
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Advice for students:
If you have any interest in ecology, the environment and environmental issues then take this class. If you are already well versed in environmental problems and what is going on then this class will be fairly easy. The subject is pretty straight forward, it's the plain old facts that many deny exist. It will make you want to go do something, to be active. Also, show up to lecture. If people consistently show up she makes the midterm a group test. Also for the labs, ask your TA for an outline on what they expect.