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BC3023 The Hudson River Environment

January 14, 2018

Bower, Peter
BC3023 The Hudson River Environment

Borderline retired--> so chill and lowkey. Easiest A. Fulfills the same requirement as math! Completely recommend!

Workload:

2 quizzes, 1 work packet (involving a trip to the MET) and a final project.
Rarely any homework

January 21, 2004

Bower, Peter
BC3023 The Hudson River Environment

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

Peter Bower is a fantastic teacher. He has an amazing passion for everything he talks about, which rubs off on everyone in the class. Don't think you want to spend three classes talking about the blue crab? You will with Bower, and you'll be dissapointed when its over. I remember more of what I learned in this class than any other I took that semester. There is so much about Manhattan, and specifically Morningside Heights, that I never would have known without this course, and gave me such a better understanding of the area in which I live. Also, he takes the class on impormptu walking tours on nice days.

I took the class to fill the category B Urban Studies requirement, but this class has single-handedly convinced me to concentrate in Environmental Sciences. That's how good Bower is.

Workload:

There's really no work at all. Some scattered quizzes (only one or two hard map quizzes), some easy assignments to read a packet and answer questions. One easy museum assignment that took a ridiculous 4 hours at the Met. One term project, which can basically be about whatever you want in whatever format you want, which he'll accept at the end of finals. Simple as hell midterm and final, mostly open notes.

December 31, 1999

Bower, Peter
BC3023 The Hudson River Environment

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

If you feel like a throw back into a high school style class, this one is key. Many many handouts, i mean, well, you could possibly start a recycling company after this class. Lectures are laid-back, the teacher is very knowledgeable about the subject. We walked around the Hudson and the Columbia neighbourhood, was cool. Likes talking about politics, but just as an interest. Sometimes politics or tangents take up a large portion of the class, not a problem. Interactive classes sometimes with microscope observations, film clip showing, fresh fish excavating, and fermaldahide soaked, talking blue crab activities. Nice class if you have a heavy workload but want to add another class into your schedule.

Workload:

One map quiz, uh huh, various random high school-style quizzes on readings, 1 mid-term (1 part in-class, wit a page of notes, and 1 part hand-in MET art assignment), final, and a 15 page paper on whatever you want to write about relating to the Hudson river in any way. Has a couple of walking tours of the area, and then a summary paper hand-in.

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
ENSB / EESC ENSB EESC BC3023: The Hudson River Environment Peter Bower 2003 Fall MW / 1:10- 2:25 PM 1