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GEOL 101 introduction to geology

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    all, MARKUHEN, Verardo, KYSAR, George, AlexisL.Thompson, AngelaV.Bee, ChristopherSeminack, FrancescaFusaro, MarkD.Uhen, Amelinda Webb, Giuseppina Kysar-Mattietti, StaceyVerardo, Andrew Husky
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    Always Do the Reading

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    Great Intro to the Subject

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    Jan 17, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this class because the teacher teaches the material very well and cares about students being successful in her class. She makes sure the students understand what she is trying to get us to remember and her office hours were a great help and even giving a higher chance of getting a better grade in the class.

    Course highlights:

    During this course I learned many things about our planet earth and the existence of ancient volcanoes. I learned that our planet earth is 1.3 billion years old. Regarding to volcanoes i learned about the Himalayas. Also i retained very important information about strata, and shield volcanoes.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    If your a student who loves to learn about our planet earth and the may things that it provides us then your looking for the right class. Something I would recommend students is to always read the textbook after every lecture. Also I would tell students to read over the notes you wrote in class twice everyday.

    • Winter 2016
    • StaceyVerardo
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Go to Office Hours Always Do the Reading
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    Jan 06, 2017
    | Would not recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This course is unfortunately not a simple course despite what your academic adviser may tell you. Geology 101 taught by Uhen is a complex course that covers so many different aspects of the earth that it will get confusing. Uhen does not post study guides or notes so you have to attend class in order to absorb some form of knowledge. The saving grace of this course is the lab portion that counts as 25% of your grade. Most lab instructions that I talked to were understanding that I was struggling in the course and had more time to help me focus on certain concepts. Lab is supposed to reinforce what is learn in lecture but Uhen's course was not in tune with lecture like other classes. All in all the course should not be taken with Uhen unless you have some form of passion for geology.

    Course highlights:

    The only thing I learned from this course was how to study with majority outside sources. Since Uhen goes through his powerpoints fairly quickly, it is important to grab a few words and then use your textbook to learn about that topic. Googling diagrams as well as using your lab workbook helps a lot too. And study groups are a must when taking this course.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    Be ready to read and put in effort for this course. Don't just blow off a class because you will miss half of a lecture.

    • Fall 2016
    • MarkD.Uhen
    • Background Knowledge Expected Go to Office Hours Lots of Writing
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    Jun 11, 2016
    | Would not recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would not recommend this course for students who are trying to fulfill their gen-ed science requirement. There is so much material besides just rocks and even though it is not difficult material, it is a lot and the tests are impossible.

    Course highlights:

    For me the highlights were learning the processes of the Earth. Now when I'm driving around or on vacation I see a mountain or stream and I know how it was created or what it might have looked like a couple hundred years ago.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    In order to succeed, you're going to need good memorization skills because in order to get a good grade you need to memorize the entire textbook word for word.

    • Spring 2016
    • Amelinda Webb
    • Yes
    • Many Small Assignments

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