professor
Benjamin L Cook

Jun 2014

Professor Cook is very organized (he has taught this class a multiple of times previously), very responsive to emails, has excellent downloadable PowerPoint lecture slides (which obviate most needs to take notes) and is very clear in his explanations in class. I wish there was a weekly recitation (with the TA?) to go over the lectures and ask questions as the professor introduces lots of new material each week. This is not an easy class but it is taught in a very competent manner.

May 2014

I took Earth's Climate Systems in the Fall of 2013. I thought the class was well taught and well structured. Professor Cook's slides were a great resource. I definitely feel like I can explain the basic mechanics of climate change to a lay person after taking this class, which was my objective. Professor Cook really cares about his students, readily answers emails, and is very open to meeting one-on-one. I would definitely recommend this class with this professor. Note: for someone with a math or science background, this class could have gone a bit more in depth. For someone with a liberal arts background, this class could be difficult for you, but it is still doable with extra time and effort.

May 2014

Professor Cook is very organized (he has taught this class a multiple of times previously), very responsive to emails, has excellent downloadable PowerPoint lecture slides (which obviate most needs to take notes) and is very clear in his explanations in class. I wish there was a weekly recitation (with the TA?) to go over the lectures and ask questions as the professor introduces lots of new material each week. This is not an easy class but it is taught in a very competent manner.