Prof Gould was great. There were times when I wasn't really sure what she was talking about but she is so sweet and very accommodating. Everything was in hardcopy and she didn't make a Canvas until halfway through the semester so keeping track of all the readings was annoying.
I am an ENVS major mostly interested in the natural sciences so I only took this class due to the requirement. The readings were phenomenal and quite enjoyable, but in class discussions were usually boring and unproductive. Professor Gould is not an effective lecturer.
I took this class because it is a major req for ES majors. It was interesting but as someone not very literature oriented it sometimes felt very meta and I didn't always understand the analyses of certain texts. But overall interesting content and the exams and projects were interesting and creative.