J. Neelin

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A&O SCI 1
Climate Change: From Puzzles to Policy See Full Profile

Overall 3.3 Easiness 2.7 Workload 2.5 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 3.7

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Professor Neelin is very, very nice. That said, yes, you will struggle mightily to remain awake during his morning lectures.

However, if you are north campus and you want to get a low-stress science GE out of the way, I cannot possibly emphasize enough that this class is one of the easiest GEs I have ever taken. There is no textbook, so it saves you money, too. The course materials are limited to powerpoint slides that he posts on the website. The handful of homework assignments are essentially free points if you spend a quality hour or so on them. He won't give you a study guide for his exams, but it's irrelevant, because his exams are impossibly easy. If you memorize all of the information on the lecture slides and take quality notes, there is no reason why you should not be able to pass this class with a very good grade.

Speaking as a polysci major, I am normally atrocious at math and science. However, I thought this was a very easy class that covered an interesting topic. Yes, you will need to be learning about scientific information, but it's very general. Plus, the second half of the course mostly covers policymaking aspects of climate change, so it almost feels like a north campus class after the midterm.

(Dec. 8, 2009)
A&O SCI 1L
Climate Change: From Puzzles to Policy -- Laboratory See Full Profile

Overall 3.7 Easiness 2.4 Workload 2.6 Clarity 3.3 Helpfulness 4.1

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A&O SCI 102
Climate Change and Climate Modeling See Full Profile

Overall 3.8 Easiness 2.8 Workload 2.8 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 4.0

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This review is for AOS 112 "Climate Change Assessment" taught by David Neelin because the course is not listed on Bruinwalk:

Overall, this course taught by Dr. Neelin was extremely rewarding as an environmental science student. I recognized that the knowledge gained from this course will empower those who want to pursue a variety of careers from atmospheric and oceanic research to climate change policy. It is an interdisciplinary course that requires students to draw information learned previously from multiple fields of science and a familiarity with the IPCC and their reports.

The course is mainly project based (70% of your grade) in which you can work in a group or alone. You have free range over the choice of your topic and the final 2-3 weeks of the course are just presentations from your classmates in which discussion and questions are highly encouraged from the class.

20% of your grade comes from a fairly difficult "Quiz" at the end. The students' mastery of the content varied greatly, but if you make an effort to attend OH, ask questions from the TA and Neelin, and study in groups, you'll be alright.

Another 5% comes from 3 python labs. The TA helps a lot with these and no prior experience is required; however, this might change.

Neelin is a very engaging lecturer with a good sense of humor that he mixes in here and there. He truly cares about his students' learning. I could not recommend this class enough for those who are passionate about 1. the physical science of climate change 2. impacts and vulnerabilities OR 3. how we can solve the climate crisis.

(Spring Quarter 2019)
A&O SCI 112
Climate Change Assessment See Full Profile

Overall 5.0 Easiness 3.0 Workload 5.0 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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Overall, this course was extremely rewarding as an environmental science student. I recognized that the knowledge gained from this course will empower those who want to pursue a variety of careers from atmospheric and oceanic research to climate change policy. It is an interdisciplinary course that requires students to draw information learned previously from multiple fields of science and a familiarity with the IPCC and their reports.

The course is mainly project based (70% of your grade) in which you can work in a group or alone. You have free range over the choice of your topic and the final 2-3 weeks of the course are just presentations from your classmates in which discussion and questions are highly encouraged from the class.

20% of your grade comes from a fairly difficult "Quiz" at the end. The students' mastery of the content varied greatly, but if you make an effort to attend OH, ask questions from the TA and Neelin, and study in groups, you'll be alright.

Another 5% comes from 3 python labs. The TA helps a lot with these and no prior experience is required; however, this might change.

Neelin is a very engaging lecturer with a good sense of humor that he mixes in here and there. He truly cares about his students' learning. I could not recommend this class enough for those who are passionate about 1. the physical science of climate change 2. impacts and vulnerabilities OR 3. how we can solve the climate crisis.

(Spring Quarter 2019)
A&O SCI 189
Advanced Honors Seminars Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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A&O SCI 189
Advanced Honors Seminars See Full Profile

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A&O SCI 209
Climate Change Assessment Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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A&O SCI 209
Climate Change Assessment See Full Profile

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A&O SCI 271
Seminar: Atmospheric Dynamics Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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A&O SCI 271
Seminar: Atmospheric Dynamics See Full Profile

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A&O SCI 296F
Advanced Topics in Atmospheric Sciences: Hierarchical Modeling of Ocean/Atmosphere System See Full Profile

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A&O SCI 375
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A&O SCI 375
Teaching Apprentice Practicum See Full Profile

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