February 16, 2004

Olsen, Paul
Dinosaurs and the History of Life

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

Paul Olsen is an excellent lecturer and is one of the best in his field. However, I was told this class would help the fulfill the science requirement for non-science majors. And it will, if by some miracle I am able to pass. Olsen requires his students to have the kind of knowledge that only a science major would have. Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, etc. I'm an English major and it's all going over my head. This class is the hardest I've ever taken. Olsen dropped the mid-term for this semester, suggesting it would make the workload lighter. Not. It means the final is cumulative. And the homework is ridiculously difficult for someone who has been unable, despite many hours of studying, to understand the material.

Workload:

more like a serious of impossible tasks.