TAKE HER! and seriously don't buy the book because all you need is the lecture slides. just study the main points on the lecture slides, memorize some facts here and there and a good grade is guaranteed. she's very clear about her points and she talks at a really manageable speed so that you have more than enough time to take notes. she's also very open about people asking questions so bring up any questions you may have:) she's just an awesome professor who's very clear and you feel like you learn a lot without too much reading or work!
Fall 2021 - I had Professor Goodwin-White for GEOG 158 Population Geography in Fall 2021. As an aspiring Demographer, I really enjoyed taking this class with her! I thought her midterm and final were very manageable but some people in the class seemed to have found them very confusing and challenging. There is a very short research paper due near the end of the quarter, and I thought it was very fun. I think the prof graded only like 10-15% of the papers submitted, and the TA graded the rest. I got mine graded by the professor, and I think she did so in a very thoughtful and generous way as she gave me a 100 out of 100 with a nice feedback. Overall, I do not think this class is hard at all. You do need to watch the lectures and read the textbook every week but that's pretty much all you need to do. 100% recommended.