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ASTRON C12 (Spring 2012)

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50 18 28 88 82

Comment: Some of the assignments were horribly ridiculous. They were way to complicated and required me download programs. Some were alright, but I found that they didn't help me at all on tests. The professors are pretty funny and sarcastic, but wow do they pack it in. We had to do 3 lectures (each with about 4 parts) in 2 days at the end, because our final was on Wednesday. I'm doing this class online. The exams were pretty hard, and I felt that they were kind of all over the place in comparison to the organization of lectures. The GSIs are very helpful though. By the end I was a lot less interested in Astronomy than I was at the beginning, but maybe that's just me. I never knew if I was going to do good on assignments, or if they were going to grade with a class average of 55%. I took it to satisfy a breadth that I needed to have done in the summer, but I guess others may have enjoyed it better.

ASTRON C12 (Spring 2012)

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75 88 63 73 84

Comment: Interesting class, professor was enthusiastic about the subject, homework was easy, but the tests were harder than they should have been for a non-science major class.

ASTRON C12 (Spring 2012)

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53 24 42 43 43

Comment: Very monotone and boring.

ASTRON C12 (Spring 2012)

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ASTRON C12 (Spring 2012)

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78 72 58 57 88

ASTRON C12 (Spring 2012)

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50 50 50 50 50

ASTRON C12 (Spring 2012)

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66 78 27 50 61

Comment: He's a pretty good lecturer and professor, but the exams were terrible and the course became really boring. Not as good as Astro C10 from what I've heard, you should probably take that instead.

ASTRON C12 (Spring 2012)

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94 100 100 84 100

Comment: Extremely easy course. I p/np and didn't attend lecture or section or study much at all. Still got B's on exams with basic psychics intuition.

ASTRON C12 (Spring 2012)

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66 41 50 60 51

ASTRON C12 (Spring 2012)

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82 50 35 71 100

ASTRON C12 (Spring 2012)

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58 16 21 30 61

Comment: Once a week homework that was usually quite annoying because masteringastronomy is not cool but it was a large chunk of your grade for not much work. Berkhard is a cool person but is not the best teacher. Exams are hard, random, but they are curved as well as the class overall. It is a three unit class you may have to put two hours a week into tops. Do not do the reading it correlates to lecture

ASTRON C12 (Spring 2012)

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48 32 61 34 85

ASTRON C12 (Spring 2012)

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72 82 28 55 73

Comment: It was a great class but from time to time it would be a little hard to keep up with everything he was saying and his midterms tend to fluctuate so make sure to study everything. Also the textbook never helped when it came to understanding the math involved in the class.

ASTRON C12 (Spring 2012)

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71 66 70 71 70

Comment: Militzer is a great guy with a lot of passion for the course. The class had me at the edge of my seat at times, but at others the lecture material was dry and sometimes poorly explained. First midterm was fair, but the second had a strange focus on a lot of minimally important concepts. Demonstrations were cool.

ASTRON C12 (Spring 2012)

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82 78 100 72 86

Comment: Easy class, homework takes 20 minutes, exams are very straightforward.

ASTRON C12 (Spring 2012)

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93 100 71 87 94

Comment: Excellent professor! The assignments were pretty easy! However, the midterms were tough but the curve is really favorable!

ASTRON C12 (Spring 2012)

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76 89 58 70 75

Comment: Very good professor. He has a German accent, but still understandable. The exams are quite hard, but the curve is quite fair. You have to really understand the material to get good scores. Homework is on MasteringAstronomy.

ASTRON C12 (Spring 2012)

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84 85 74 83 71

ASTRON C12 (Spring 2012)

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75 41 43 54 75

ASTRON C12 (Spring 2012)

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ASTRON C12 (Spring 2012)

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83 66 50 77 92

ASTRON C12 (Spring 2012)

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69 100 50 42 59

ASTRON C12 (Spring 2011)

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61 56 60 44 72

ASTRON C12 (Spring 2011)

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96 89 94 94 100

Comment: Cool German professor. His composed and quiet personality was certainly a foil to professor Marcy who tries to be enthusiastic at all times. I wish I can take his EPS 109 class if it wasn't for the time conflict next semester.

ASTRON C12 (Spring 2011)

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77 77 51 49 77

Comment: This dude's german accent is so interesting that it engages me to actually listen in class. But besides the accent, the class is pretty interesting too, where you can volunteer to do cool demonstrations of simple physics. Fun way to fulfill the physical science breadth.

ASTRON C12 (Spring 2010)

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85 90 70 77 100

ASTRON C12 (Spring 2010)

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ASTRON C12 (Spring 2010)

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100 73 86 80 99

ASTRON N12 (Summer 2010)

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50 50 50 50 50

ASTRON W12 (Summer 2011)

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100 100 100 100 100

Comment: Absolutely amazing class. I loved the material and the professor. the work load was very light and the midterm and final were very easy. i took it because i need 3 more summer units for scholarships. it was a great decision. great class

ASTRON W12 (Summer 2011)

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75 67 50 77 100

Comment: Enthusiastic fellow. Assignments are okay, slightly tedious but not too difficult. Tests are harder and require some detailed answers.

ASTRON W12 (Summer 2011)

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EPS C12 (Spring 2012)

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86 53 50 63 74

Comment: Professor Militzer was a great professor for this class. I also was lucky to have a really good GSI so I really loved going to this class. The class gets a little dull towards the end of the semester and there is a lot more of an emphasis on physics as the course goes on so if someone has taken a basic physics course, they're already ahead of everyone else. This class is designed for nonscience majors, like myself, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. He did some great experiments in class that involved liquid nitrogen and lying on a bed of nails. The assignments aren't that terrible, but the exams can be harder for those unfamiliar with physics. Overall, this course is definitely recommended.

EPS C12 (Spring 2012)

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71 39 23 68 66

EPS C12 (Spring 2012)

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72 72 70 71 71

Comment: Militizer had a great sense of humor and keeps the class interesting with in-class demonstrations.

EPS C12 (Spring 2012)

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86 67 57 70 81

EPS C12 (Spring 2012)

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68 9 35 50 68

Comment: A lot of material was presented in class and it was difficult to discern what you were actually going to be tested on. The professor tried to make the class as welcoming as possible by using a lot of demonstrations, but sometimes they felt like a waste of time. The worst part is the weekly online assignment that is not hard but extremely time consuming. All the assignments were time consuming and really pointless.

EPS C12 (Spring 2012)

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68 36 19 43 83

EPS C12 (Spring 2012)

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65 36 34 40 50

EPS C12 (Spring 2012)

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73 72 50 70 80

EPS 109 (Fall 2012)

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83 36 18 67 70

Comment: really great as a person and lecturer... enthusiastic, humorous, helpful... but his exams are tremendously difficult and he doesn't provide enough help/explanation for any of the homework assignments.

EPS 109 (Fall 2012)

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41 33 23 29 79

Comment: This really isn't an "introductory" course. Programming basics are not really covered and the math used surpasses the prereqs, so I suggest having taken a high level of math before taking this class (as well as a programming class or two). Office hours are a must because much of the programming is self-taught rather than explained, or else you can figure things out from the various dense and very technical help manuals out there. Make sure you understand and complete each of the labs and homework assignments because each subsequent lab and homework assignments assumes you've had no problems with the previous ones despite the fact that the class never goes over them and half the semester is gone by the time you get any significant amount of them back.

EPS 109 (Fall 2011)

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86 87 70 78 94

Comment: Lectures were informative and interesting but the exams were challenging in the sense that there were just too many questions to answer. Lab sections were most helpful as I learnt most from labs.

EPS 109 (Fall 2011)

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84 73 63 70 71

Comment: This is a class every EPS major needs to take. If you don't know Matlab, you won't be considered for many research opportunities and some graduate programs will look down on you. Militzer does a great job teaching the basics of Matlab, which you then apply to more complex simulations such as water waves and planetary motion. Examples are very cool and all EPS disciplines are covered. Lectures are more based on the science behind the simulations, while lab and assignments cover the coding.

EPS 280 (Spring 2012)

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86 50 50 50 50

L & S C70T (Spring 2012)

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90 72 81 71 85

L & S C70T (Spring 2012)

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97 77 11 90 97

Comment: Definitely not the "Easy A" class everyone was hoping for. Professor is good (cute little German man) and the answers to the assignments on mastering astronomy (online) can almost all be found by googling the answers so there's a quick and easy way through that BUT the thing is that the tests are hard which is kind of a problem when it comes to the grade thing. If you're good at math and you actually like care/like/are interested in astronomy then I would take this but i'm a girl who could care less about the planets and it was not fun. I switched it to pass/no pass after the first midterm and never went to lecture after that haha

L & S C70T (Spring 2012)

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42 10 35 56 64

Comment: Course description says "light on maths". It is not "light on maths" at least the first part. Assignment with mastering astronomy are annoying...

L & S C70T (Spring 2012)

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71 70 37 60 70

L & S C70T (Spring 2012)

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98 62 49 87 93

Comment: Exams are hard! but overall, this class is fun and interesting. Militzer is very enthusiastic! he demonstrates tons of interesting experiments in the class

L & S C70T (Spring 2012)

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