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Nice guy! I took Astro 3 and it was interesting and I thought the lectures were interesting enough. His slides were pretty similiar to the book, but he sometimes had is own interesting insights. The labs were easy and boring. I got an A- without ever studying so if you're looking for an easy GE this fits the bill.
This was a decent GE. The material was not difficult, but there was a lot of it. It kind of seemed like the professor was trying to pack in a little more material than what is appropriate for this class. Labs are pretty easy, but I found the in class mid terms to be a little tricky. But if you use the study guides and pay attention in class it's not too difficult. I am personally not very interested in the subject but there were still some things in lecture that fascinated me from time to time.
I was advised to take this class for a science GE since I am not a South Campus major. These were some of the most daunting lectures I have ever sat in. Additionally, sitting in the dreary hall of Kinsey made the class even worse. Fitzgerald simply went over too much information to the point where you could not enjoy the material you were learning. His assignments on top of the labs were a bunch of busy work that took hours each week to complete. We would go over about 2-3 chapters per week which would be correlated with heavy homework. The good thing about him is that he does want to help you but is a bit socially awkward when you do speak with him. I would recommend you take this class as a whole, just with a different professor if you truly want it to be a breeze.
Easy class since the midterms and final were based off the mastering astronomy practice questions, some are just straight copied. He posted every practice question available before the final so I just did them all (there were like 500+) and I pretty much had answers for half the final. The labs were just busy work and you could often finish early. Pretty chill guy and would recommend this class if you are good at memorization.
This class is textbook heavy and you must do the readings to complete the weekly homework due on Sunday nights. Not an easy GE. Can't say lectures were engaging. Tests are really difficult but multiple choice. Labs are a bit difficult if you are not a science person -- make sure you pick good lab partners. You usually get out of labs early.