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.