urbanization and sustainability

Sep 2020

Writing this review because Sclar no longer teaches Urbanization and Sustainability. Watson is a great prof. and I learned a lot. There's quite a bit of reading, including 4 books (we didn't read the last one because of the transition to remote learning), but all were applicable. There were a couple of short essays and a final essay (changed to a group essay for us, again because of the pandemic), all of which were graded fairly and had A-averages. When the pandemic hit, Watson was super understanding and reduced the reading, canceled a required field trip, and assured us that we would all pass. She works on these issues every day at the mayor's office and you can tell that she knows her stuff. She is really passionate about her field, facilitates great discussions, and provides helpful feedback. Urbanization is a huge field, but Watson is great at picking out the things that you need to know as a beginner and teaching you key things about them.

Dec 2016

While I really liked the course, it is a survey course so you can't get very in depth with the material. Pretty easy A if you do all the assignments and don't suck at research papers (while are graded pretty generously). I loved professor Sclar, but he was very unorganized and sometimes hard to understand. Would recommend this class to everyon