All Ratings and Reviews for Rob Eagle
Eagle was a great professor. He was interested in what we were interested in learning and created this class just for the 5 of us who were interested in it. He took extra hours out of his week to meet with us and gave us multiple tours around the labs in the Geology building. He truly cares about the students learning and I would recommend him to anyone
I took this class because I needed some upper div units to be able to graduate and learning about dinosaurs while doing research sounded interesting. I did not have much of a background but Dr. Eagle was super helpful and provided extra information and help to me the entire time. The class was super interesting and I thought Dr. Eagle was a useful source. It is not an easy A, but as long as you put in the effort into your research and presentations he recognized it.
The information in this class is interesting and it is definitely an easy GE, however I felt that the lectures were not as focused as they could have been. Instead of just covering the Jurassic period, Eagle quickly went through the entire history of life on Earth from the first life forms to just thousands of years ago.
I really learned a lot, but it was hard to retain all of the information presented to us. Overall interesting subject and an easy lab component.
I love dinosaurs. I mean, as a kid-totally obsessed.
With this class, I got to learn about everything from the geological components to sauropods to saber cats! Great guest lecturers by cool people. Prof Eagle is great at getting cool speakers.
I did have a tough time with the material, and Professor Eagle went way above and beyond to help me out. Seriously, he didn't judge me and really calmed me down when it came to some freak outs about grades. At the same time he was totally cool about talking about fossils and dinosaurs during office hours.
And...we got to look at fossils in lab! How cool is that? Very cool.
All in all, I value what I learned. Professor Eagle cares, and that's really refreshing. I would take this class. It's neat and, if you want to hear about the subject and outlying disciplines (even if you're North Campus), just go talk to him.
All in all, not a course to go extinct!
I really enjoyed this class, both the lab and the lecture. The lab was harder and required a lot of critical thinking, but was still interesting and fun. I do think it took too long to get into actual dinosaurs, but learning about the evolution of vertabrates and the transition of vertebrates to land was interesting. If you went to class and actually paid attention (though it was right after lunch in a quiet, dark classroom) there is no reason why you shouldn't get an A. A lot of people took it for granted that they would do well because of the question bank, but had trouble actually answering the questions on the question bank because they didn't pay attention in or go to class. Then you had to listen to them whine about how the questions were hard. I don't know if they expected questions like "how many horns did triceritops have", but then again, there were a lot of athletes and lazy students that i think took what they thought would be an easy A and were upset when their own incompitence earned them a b or c. Pretty knowledgable, very helpful guy, new to teaching so he just kinda read the powerpoints, and very generous gradewise. Should be a fun and easy class if you go and pay attention.
Have you ever wondered what it's like to go to class but wish you were dead? Have you ever wanted to learn about dinosaurs but then instead learn about evolution and basic biology? Have you ever wanted a professor so monotonous that you wished you were instead drowning in the middle of the ocean surrounded by a ring of sharks and mythical monsters?
Congratulations, you're in luck, Dinosaurs and their Relatives is for you! (Also, you might be a masochist, I'd get that checked out.)
I wouldn't say this was a bad class, I'd say this is possibly the worst class in the history of modern society. That's honestly impressive, considering in the history of the world, there have been some really shitty classes. I could honestly have gone to the nearest freeway overpass and sat down and smoked some crack and that would've been a better use of my time and brain cells.
The class begins with a nice, brief introduction to biology that lasts for a nice 6 weeks. NO YOU DIDN'T READ THAT WRONG, WE SPENT 6 WEEKS ON 9TH GRADE BIOLOGY. Then, we took the midterm, which he gave us all the questions for, which I can respect, good lookin out homie Eagle. However, that is literally the only thing that Rob Eagle did well. The next 4 weeks we spent learning the intricate details of every dinosaur ever created, but Rob Eagle apparently treated every lecture as a game of "How fast can you read every lecture slide and screw every student out of a good grade?" Needless to say, I was not pleased with the way the class was set up. Then, each test was accompanied by a question bank, but each question involved an answer that was given in lecture in passing. It was like Rob Eagle thought it would be funny to mention something in passing and then devote 12 questions to it on the final.
Don't take this class, I beg you. If you value your well-being, don't do it.
I was really disappointed that this professor managed to make dinosaurs boring. His lectures were disorganized and really hard to pay attention to. However, the midterm and final were super easy. He gives you a question bank beforehand, and you can find and memorize all the answers.
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