Jennifer Nordby

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CLUSTER M1A
Global Environment: Multidisciplinary Perspective I See Full Profile

Overall 4.0 Easiness 3.5 Workload 3.0 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 3.7

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I feel like I would have enjoyed this course a lot more if I didn't come into it with such high expectations. Especially if you're a north campus major, this and the other science based GE clusters do not live up to their hype. While the class is not especially hard conceptually, there is so much busy work that it essentially feels like you're taking two classes at once. This busy work, while it is interesting and talks about the food part of the course that rarely gets discussed in lecture, isn't really related to the material that is tested, so it's very easy to blow off studying the actual lecture material because you're doing the assignments, on track with them, and are doing well. I did this, and it cost me my grades on the midterm and final, as well as my chances at getting an A in the class. The way these assignments are structured, as well as the essay questions, made it feel like an English class, meaning that it was easy to forget that small details and factual accuracy did matter when I was answering essay questions on tests, which require lots of memorization.

As for the lectures themselves, while there are random lectures where they take attendance, but missing just a couple of them would only make a difference of one or two points. You can come late on those days too, so if you can't be bothered, make a couple of friends who can actually be bothered to go and tell you whether or not they're taking attendance. They try to cram too much into them at once, and it's very difficult to discern what's important out of them and what isn't. But all the slides are posted online so you could theoretically treat it like an online class and just go to discussion. The material itself is essentially identical to AP Environmental Science, a class I didn't take in high school, and I feel like the fact that I didn't take it put me at a huge disadvantage. The lecturers are obviously very passionate about what they're talking about, but they assumed that everyone else equally was, and that made for very dull classes.

So in short, I felt that this class was not worth the extra time/effort commitment in comparison to just taking regular science GE classes, and because of that, I will not be re-enrolling in it next quarter.

(Fall Quarter 2016)
ENVIRON M1B
Global Environment: Multidisciplinary Perspective II See Full Profile

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CLUSTER M1B
Food: Lens for Environment and Sustainability See Full Profile

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CLUSTER M1B
Food: Lens for Environment and Sustainability See Full Profile

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ENVIRON M1B
Global Environment: Multidisciplinary Perspective II See Full Profile

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ENVIRON 12
Sustainability and Environment Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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ENVIRON 12
Sustainability and Environment See Full Profile

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ENVIRON 185B
Education for Sustainable Living Program Action Research See Full Profile

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ENVIRON 185C
Education for Sustainable Living Program Action Research Leader See Full Profile

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ENVIRON 185C
Education for Sustainable Living Program Action Research Leader See Full Profile

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