Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Geology is an earth science class, which I wish I had studied more of before college. It is a thorough, but not highly complex branch of science, so it is a good prep classes before physics or other difficult sciences.
If you are a visual learner, Ms. Millwood's class is a great one to take. We played with rocks, play dough, and do simple drawings. She even had us do drawings on the test, which made things less stressful for me. I learned a lot about minerals, water cycles, weather patterns, and mapping. I enjoy being able to identify rocks when driving through canyons or vising state parks. Lastly, the rather simple presentation of physics has been useful in higher-level science classes.
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This course is enjoyable and refreshing if you find abstract concepts such as those found in chemistry and physics are difficult to grasp. It is a lot of information as a 4 credit class, so even though it may sound easier, still make sure you can dedicate sufficient time to do both lecture and lab work. There were small "geology in the news" assignments each lecture class, but other than that, the assignments were pretty basic.