Fall 2015 - SELLING: Biogeography: Time, Space and Life, which you need for this class. Text me at ********** for more details! Book is in brand new condition. Overall this class isn't exactly easy, as you do need to know your stuff for the midterm and final. The information he tests you on is based on the a) his class slides and b) his book, so you need to have a very STRONG understanding for both of these. He will test you on details; he particularly likes asking you to label and fill out his graphs. Prof McDonald is a very nice and charismatic professor, and after one lecture you can immediately tell how passionate he is about the subject. Ask any question related/ not related to what he's discussing, and he'll be glad to answer it in great detail. He uploads his slides so don't worry about not catching something; but he doesn't go to fast so it should be okay. Labs take up 40% of your grade, so make sure you put effort into them! Consult your TA as they would most probably guide you in how to answer the questions. Also there's a report in which you write about any plant/animal, which shouldn't be too hard if you have enough resources i.e. use books and websites so it's kind of a freebie. Overall I wouldn't say this is an easy class, as I didn't do too well for the midterm and freaked out, so I studied really hard for the final, and got an A- in the end.
Winter 2023 - Took the course as an elective and enjoyed it. I had no prior knowledge/interest in geography but got an A. It was asynchronous online, but he was very communicative and his lectures were interesting and he was pretty funny imo. 5 modules, 1 short paper assignment, and 2 short essays for the final.
Fall 2021 - Absolutely loved the material for this course! Professor is incredibly passionate about the subject and seems really nice, wish it was in-person. For the final he basically wants you to summarize the entire course in two essays, which is a daunting task but it really helps cement the timeline into your memory and understand the relationships. Quizzes often have questions asking about random details so write everything down even if you don't think it's that important. Really hope to take more of his classes.