definitely recommend brix! :) he lets you use a cheat sheet, and as long as you follow through his slides which are super organized, you can do well in both the midterm and final. i think his midterm and finals are fair, not the typical regurgitation kind of paper, but more of conceptual understanding (since you have a cheat sheet for that). he's really approachable and nice! do take him over the other profs! :):):) for someone who doesn't like science, it is actually very logical and easy to follow! SO TAKE IT NOW! :)
Brix as a professor is great. He's clear in his lectures and organized. Climate change on the other hand, is not the most interesting topic. It's not exceptionally difficult, but I would say it requires some studying for the midterm and final. Yes, cheat sheets are provided, but Brix tests on the application of concepts not just pure definitions, so don't underestimate the midterm and final. The homework for the class and for the lab sections weren't too difficult, but I found myself misinterpreting questions several times. Definitely team up with a friend or go to your TA's office hours if you're confused because its not worth losing easy points on. An A is definitely possible, just put some effort into the assignments and study before the tests.
i love dr brix! this is the first a in a science class that i've gotten since 9th grade. he lets you use a study sheet for both the midterm and the final, and is so willing to help in any way possible. he's also super understanding; i had to miss the midterm for a sports tournament and he let me take an "oral quiz". also great is that he has a tight german accent. take brix for an easy science ge
I took A&O 3 (not 5) with him this quarter and I didn't do as well as I thought. He is a decent lecturer, but the homework is much harder than you would think. The T.A's are horrible and don't prepare you for the midterm or the final exam. Study the graphs because half of the 8 questions he asks are based on graphs. He lets you bring a cheat sheet though. I suggest printing it up and writing everything small, although you hardly use it. Also, expect two random pop quizzes (one each half of the quarter). He gave it out 4th and 8th week (this time), so don't worry too much about coming to class all the time. For those of you who disagree and think I'm being to hard on him I'll have you know that I took the class pass/no pass but still tried to do better than i usually do in these classes. I still ended up doing only C average. I'm also not that great in the sciences so perhaps that has something to do with it. Anyways, on the positive side he does lecture well, and he posts the lecture slides online. The book is also really simple to read. I don't recommend it for most people. It's super boring, and his slight accent gets annoying at times. Overall I found it to be a waste of time. Good luck!
Brix is such a cool professor, I'm a IDS major and I hate science but I actually got a good grade in this class thanks to his teaching. His lectures are great, pod cast, slides online, and he's very approachable. He has a way of teaching things in a way anyone can understand, and doesn't make you feel dumb if it takes you awhile. My TA wasn't the greatest mostly just because he was shy and a bad public speaker, but Brix even came to one of my sections so he was always there to ask. His grading is fair and you can take a sheet of whatever you want into the final! Take him!
summer 2010 aos 103 professor brix is a pretty laid back professor. he really wants you to understand the concepts he goes over and will thoroughly try and explain/answer any questions you have during the lecture. His lectures were all power points and were available online before the day so you could print it out and not have to scribble furiously to write everything he says. he also knows how much books costs so he didn't require us to buy any books but rather it was all online. awesome! homeworks are much harder than the test questions. the homework goes over things that are more math/equation based and the exams are more for evaluating whether or not we understood the material. his exams were a few multiple choice in the beginning and then some figures we had to draw or label, then a few short answer questions. overall he is a nice professor and easy to talk to if you have any problems. unlike some professors, he will respond to your emails real quickly if you have any questions on the homework or material. definitely would try and get him again for another class if possible.