BC3023 The Hudson River Environment

Jan 2018

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

Jan 2004

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.

Jan 2000

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.