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ESPM C10 (Spring 2011)

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Comment: I loved loved this class except I had to work my butt off to get a good grade. Seriously, if you want to take this class just to fulfill a requirment and think it will be easy breezy...you are WRONG. The slides are infinite!! like 120 per slide and you are expected to know every single little info. the exams are outrageously specific so you really have to study hard. I suggest reading the slides at least twice then understanding how each topic can be applied to an environmental issue. The GSIs were a wreck. The one I had was not any help at all and graded essays very subjectively. Oh yeah, about the essays, if you are a stick to the point kind of person and answer the prompt as it is you will be fine but if you have logic and sense, MAKE SURE that somewhere along your essay has the exact prompt written because the GSIs seem like they want elementary style writing...Other than that great class. I learned alot and Ive found what I want to major in because of this class. Just understand that coming in, you will need to do ALOTT of work.

ESPM C10 (Spring 2011)

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80 27 22 69 75

Comment: Crazy time consuming. I ended up not buying the book because I didn't have time for the readings. Each lecture has 70 slides, most of which are pictures, so you really have to take notes on what he's saying. It helps if you're an audio learner or a bio major used to heavy reading. Assignments are research type essays that require time to research and write, and you need to know what the grader is looking for. Section wasn't that helpful and the gsi didn't seem to really know the material. The professor does know what he's doing, brings in several great speakers, and is a great speaker himself. The quiz, 2 midterms, and final were hard, but the professor is a great lecturer and will teach you your stuff if you can put in the time. The class is an intro class for freshman and sophomores, so it spans several topics but doesn't go very deep.

ESPM C10 (Spring 2011)

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99 2 1 50 69

Comment: Welter and the GSIs are awesome, and the topics covered in this class are super interesting. However - and this is a HUGE however - the essays and exams (large portion of your grade) are extremely difficult if you do not think like science majors. I'm intended english major so how I write a paper is incredibly different to how science majors write papers. Basically, my grades for the essays (3) were really low. The midterms (2) are also short answer so you either know a lot or you know nothing. The final can be taken as a replacement of all tests or it can be counted along with all past tests. If you're considering taking this for breadth, choose another class. If you're a science person, you will likely love this class! It all really depends on how you work/write and what your interests are.

ESPM C10 (Spring 2011)

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ESPM C10 (Spring 2011)

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98 78 68 92 100

Comment: Professor Welter is really passionate about what he teaches. I've thoroughly enjoyed being in his class this past semester because of his good humor, love of teaching, and willingness to get to know his students. Tests were HARD and required a lot of studying (although I always shot for an A) and the reading was somewhat time consuming. However, if you're looking for an overview class that's very interesting and meaningful, take ESPM 10 with Welter!

ESPM C10 (Spring 2009)

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ESPM C10 (Spring 2009)

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100 85 96 85 93

Comment: I took this for breadth (with a previous environmental science background) and loved it, but I'm kind of a geek for ES (I'm not in CNR). Welter was super interesting and kept lecture lively (or maybe I just found the material interesting). Never fell asleep in his class (this is usually a problem for me). Enthusiastic about the material, and I really appreciated when he presented his own views (and labeled them as such). Didn't like the term paper, although researching for it was kind of fun. I thought the tests were really easy, but I can see how this class could be difficult if you had no ES background because some things were very specific (and depended on your reading the book... and there is a lot of reading/info to take in if you've never formally learned any of it before). Yeah. Take Welter. His pesticide/agriculture lectures were the best.

L & S C30V (Spring 2011)

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