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Environmental Data Analysis

November 09, 2018

Braneon, Christian
Environmental Data Analysis

Professor Braneon seems to find this class/teaching in general below him. Initially I was really excited about the class. He seems like a cool guy, and he's clearly incredibly smart and successful. But he BARELY teaches. While Stats is not a prereq for this class, he essentially recommended a few 400 pg textbooks that we "could" read if we needed/wanted to. He's very disorganized. He usually lectures for about half an hour (just reading off his slides, essentially) and then leaves. I learned as much, if not more, from the TA. He's an intelligent guy but he's too caught up in trying to show his students what the "real world" is like to actually teach us anything.

Workload:

A few homework assignments, open-note midterm, 3 pretty sizable lab reports (fine if you've been doing the labs all semester though), final exam.

December 16, 2008

Stute, Martin Silver_nugget
Environmental Data Analysis

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

Martin is very nice and clearly wants to help students. He definitely knows what he's talking about, but often his explanations are lacking. At the beginning of the course, it all seems simple and easy-going but as the semester goes on (at least in martin's half) many of the labs/homeworks and exams cover things that I personally didn't feel comfortable with. It is also IMPOSSIBLE to reach Martin by email so don't bank on that when you're struggling over the assignments.

Workload:

Homeworks and labs, 2 exams

April 06, 2004

Stute, Martin Silver_nugget
Environmental Data Analysis

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

He is a very straight-forward fellow. If you're an unreasonable person with unreasonable expectations, then you'll find him an unreasonable beast. If you behave like an adult and are honest with him, he is quite reasonable and even accomodating. The course doesn't go over very much material as far as the average classes here go, so there's a lot of time for questions and actually understanding the material.

Workload:

practical problem sets, a couple of labs to give you practice writing up lab reports, a midterm and then a GIS segment (he doesn't teach this part)

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