Not too easy. Not too difficult.
One of the reasons I loved this course is because of Dr. Moranz and my lab TA, Kelly Boyer. Both of them showed a deep sense of passion in what they taught in. I began the course with very little interest in Natural History but I have grown to love it. Dr. Moranz and Kelly Boyer also cared very much about the individual student and will take time out of their schedules to talk. My final in this class was yesterday and I was sad knowing I will not be coming back to it.
There were so many highlights of this course!! I learned about the importance of conserving nature and preserving its wildlife for future generations to be able to witness, the different types of biomes, scientific names for animals and plants, and the list goes on. A really cool assignment was the Journal of Natural Events. There were two parts. The first part was due on October 31st and each student had to get at least ten pictures from the "Must See" list and ten more pictures of cool things we saw in nature. The second part was due on December 2nd and I happen to turn in the assignment with at least 40 pictures. If I had the opportunity to take this course again I would take it in a heartbeat.
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Advice for students:
Do not put off studying. Dr. Moranz makes his tests to where it is almost impossible to cram in the night before. The readings are crucial and take up at least 25% of the test including pictures and random facts about species. Also, if you do not go to class, you will only make things harder on yourself. Other than that, this course is a 10/10.