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prof. entrikin is a nice guy, but his lectures are (as everyone seems to think below) VERY boring at times. actually, they are not so much boring as practically impossible to follow. i would try to make sense of his ramblings for about the first 15 minutes of class before zoning out for the next 35. readings were ok- discussion helped to round out the ideas presented in the course reader. to get an A: go to lecture and do what i could not- pay attention the whole time. you'll be expected to cite themes from lecture in the short answer and essay responses for the midterm and final. so as torturous as it is, try to follow entirkin's vague, repetitive train of thought. as an alternative, i would recommend geog. 5- an awesome class.
I went into this class having no interest in the subject, and being unsure of what the class was going to be about. However, the class exceeded my expectations, and the material was very interesting. Professor Entrikin is passionate about the subject, and a very nice guy. Though the class can be boring at times, overall I learned a lot and enjoyed having him. He is also very accesible and more than willing to help students. I highly recommend this class, Entrikin is a teacher definitely worth taking.
This guy is so boring. All he did was post up slides during lecture and dim the lights. He was a nice guy, but his lectures were incredibly difficult to stay awake for. His exams where straightforward. And if you do take this class, hope that you have a good TA, cause that's what seems to make the bigger difference.
Entrikin was a pretty good professor...at times boring but the class was interesting overall. As long as you go to lecture and to your discussions, you'll be okay for the midterm and final. The tests are pretty straightforward. oh yeah...there's a lot of reading...so be prepared for that.
Geography 3 is an excellent class for non-majors because it is very broad and interesting. Also, the professor is very concerned for you to learn something and use it in your real life. This is very important. Also, his lectures are very interesting if you manage to stay awake through most of them. But lectures and discussions are very important for midterm and final. So, go to every class meeting and stay awake and you'll be fine. Also, make sure you have a good TA. TA's are very important. The worst thing about Professore Entrikin is that he makes you read A LOT! which is painful for many freshmen.
Staying awake in class is a bit hard at times. Particularly when he showed slides! Otherwise, it's not so bad since a lot of the topics are interesting. Sometimes it was a bit difficult to understand what he meant with some of the concepts in class but discussions helped with that. Basically, all you have to do is do the reading and go your section because it really helps clear things up that might have been obscure.