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Great Intro to the Subject
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Professor McDowell was by far the best teacher I always had. He generally cared for his students and the grades, as well as the material he presented. He always came prepared with detailed, comprehensive, easy to understand powerpoints and answered questions well. Any time he couldn't answer a question posed in class, he would write it down, research, and answer during the next period. Questions emailed to him were always answered within 24 hours and his grading was fair and confusion-free. He also handled very touchy current events involving politics and the environment in a non-biased way. The lecture portion of the class was always something I looked forward to due to the well presented, interesting material and the current-events application the subject carried.
This course greatly increased my understanding of the environment and the science behind the complex political issues we hear about in the news. I also learned a lot about the relationship between our environment and the way we use resources, as well as the way nature works as a complex system.
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Advice for students:
Many issues, especially those involving the environment and politics, are complex and multifaceted. Therefore it is important to consider issues from all angles and mindsets before jumping to a conclusion.