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with Niwaeli Kimambolast month

Niwaeli cares deeply. I appreciated her personable approach to teaching. But I wish this course had been taught in ArcGIS and not Q. I don’t find QGIS particularly useful to future internships or professional work in the geography field.

Project-HeavyFair GradingProject Exams
5hrs / week Some difficulty High value Would take again
with Niwaeli Kimambo3 months ago

Niwaeli is a really patient instructor. I found it really helpful to go to her office hours after classes to clarify unclear concepts. The first month of the class seems to be fairly easy, but after the first project begins there will be an increase in workload and difficulty.

Project-HeavyFair GradingProject Exams
8hrs / week Some difficulty Very high value Would not take again
with Niwaeli Kimambo2 months ago

This course is really time consuming and detail oriented. I really appreciate how well structured this class is, every week has a similar layout which makes it easier to stay on top of work. It is definitely hard and takes a big commitment to actually understand what is going on, but the subject matter is really cool if you're interested in spatial analysis or if you're a visual learner. Don't be intimidated by its reputation, this class is interesting and useful!

This course is really time consuming and detail oriented. I really appreciate how well structured this class is, every week has a similar layout which makes it easier to stay on top of work. It is definitely hard and takes a big commitment to actually understand what is going on, but the subject matter is really cool if you're intere …Read more

Fast-PacedProject-HeavyTough Grading
4hrs / week Very difficulty Extremely high value Would take again
with Niwaeli Kimambo3 months ago

This class was just incredibly time consuming. And having to physically go into lab to do work made it so much worse. The material itself was not challenging and I enjoyed lectures. There was a weekly pre-class module with recorded lectures and an assignment that took me about 1.5 hours every week. In the past this was instead of a lecture, but ours was in addition to. There were also lab assignments that had to be turned in and often took more than lab time. Exams were project exams and were quite challenging and time consuming. And exam corrections were also really time consuming. There were weeks where I probably spent over 10 hours in the lab room.

This class was just incredibly time consuming. And having to physically go into lab to do work made it so much worse. The material itself was not challenging and I enjoyed lectures. There was a weekly pre-class module with recorded lectures and an assignment that took me about 1.5 hours every week. In the past this was instead of a l …Read more

Lots of HomeworkFair GradingDifficult Exams
7hrs / week Hardcore difficulty High value Would not take again
with Niwaeli Kimambo3 months ago

Niwaeli is great, this course is just a tough prerequisite that is hard to enjoy if you're not a geography person. It really should not be required for ENVS majors. I did feel like I got a lot out of it as a GEOG major and found it interesting but it moves super fast and is definitely not easy. She is an awesome prof though and would take her other classes like Urban Africa.

Fast-PacedProject-HeavyDifficult Exams
10hrs / week Extremely difficulty High value Would not take again