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This was a great class, I would take it again in a heartbeat. Dr. Beghein is a great lecturer and a very interesting person. She is passionate and knows a lot about the subject, in fact she even works with NASA!
The workload was very reasonable for this class. Every week, we had a lab and a reading assignment due. They were both reasonable amounts of work.
She uses well-made slides in her lectures and her lectures are interesting and engaging.
There was one midterm and it was very fair.
She was very considerate with all the circumstances of the end of Spring quarter (BLM and COVID-19) and made the final exam optional and no-harm.
Overall, she is a great professor and I would happily take a class with her again.
This class was not too difficult. I recommend this class if you need to take a class that has a lab. The weekly labs were so easy; nearly all took me less than 30 minutes. Since it was online, we had to watch about 8 videos weekly and write 1-2 sentences per video summarizing what we had watched. The videos were very helpful as they pertained to what will be taught that week and they were mostly cartoons. The midterm and final are worded very simply and are straight to the point. Honestly, you can kind of cancel out which ones look very wrong and find the answer easily like that. She recorded each lecture, enabling students to watch them if they do not attend lecture. As the name implies, this class is about Earthquakes. But you also learn about the layers of the Earth as well as about plate tectonics. The professor answers emails relatively quickly and is happy to assist in any questions you may ask. She accommodated students well during this COVID Pandemic as well as when protests against racial injustice and police brutality grew. This class gave me no homework on weekends, other than taking notes for the next lecture.
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