Professor Doug Mccollar Reviews

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Class Ratings

4Good Class
4Easy
2Boring
3Kinda Useful

Professor Rating

4Good Prof

Prof: Doug Mccollar / Summer 2021

Aug 31, 2022

Comments on the course

Took Cr/D/Fail so had no pressure for good grades, but overall thought it was a easy class to fulfill the science breath requirement. For the online version, you take the quizzes and 2 exams and 1 small project according to given ddls and then you're done!

Course Content

Course content is organized into four modules for weather in Sailing, Flying, Snow sport, and applied weather. Each module has learning goals that are organized into info page and subsequent quiz that is worth most of the course besides exams and a small project.

Comments on the professor

Students have minimal interaction with the professor in the online version of the course. Even questions are through canvas.

Advice

Definitely a good class to take if you wanna fulfill the science breath requirement and also do any outdoor sport (so it may be more interesting to you and you already know some content). Check the schedule they give you to know when what's due so you don't miss anything.

Course: ATSC 113Delivery: OnlineGrade: Audit/No gradeWorkload: LightTextbook Use: No
Assignment HeavyQuiz Heavy
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Class Ratings

4Good Class
3Avg. Difficulty
4Interesting
3Kinda Useful

Professor Rating

2Bad Prof

Prof: Doug Mccollar / Winter 2021

May 21, 2022

Comments on the course

Easy to do well if you don't skip assignments and take notes during the term. Stay on top of the quizzes, take notes, USE ACTIVE RECALL - it will save you so much time during finals season if you do the work during the term. Too many students wrongly believe that this course is an easy A and thus do not study at all for it. There still needs to be a lot of work and effort put into memorizing the course content.

Course Content

Meteorology and weather related. Not useful content if you're not going into earth sciences, but personally I found the content quite interesting since Vancouver has such a wide array of weather. Even now after finishing the course half a year ago, I find myself thinking about relevant pieces of it when looking at clouds or snow lol.

Comments on the professor

Basically no TA feedback. Prof doesn't teach since all course content is self-taught via their online website. Prof seems to listen to student feedback if enough (a lot of) pressure is given.

Advice

It's not an 'easy' course - put in the work and you'll do fine.

Course: ATSC 113Delivery: OnlineGrade: AWorkload: ModerateTextbook Use: No
Quiz HeavyExam Heavy
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Class Ratings

1Awful Class
3Avg. Difficulty
1Very Boring
1Useless

Prof: Doug Mccollar / Fall 2021

Nov 30, 2021

Comments on the course

TAs in this course are stingy. The course itself is hard, it's not an easy course whatsoever. Please don't take this course unless you are actually interested in AT-SCI. Definitely not a GPA-booster.

Course Content

I learned a lotta useless things...

Comments on the professor

Not a great prof, but he replies to emails fast. Thats as far as the pros go...

Advice

Not to take it.

Course: ATSC 113Delivery: OnlineGrade: AWorkload: ModerateTextbook Use: No
Quiz HeavyAssignment HeavyExam Heavy
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Class Ratings

3.7Good Class
5Very Easy
3Kinda Interesting
3Kinda Useful

Prof: Doug McCollar / Winter 2020

Dec 19, 2020

Comments on the course

The freeist A+ I've ever taken

Advice

If you fail the final, you're actually stupid lmao

Course: ATSC 113Grade: A+Attendance: Non-MandatoryTextbook Use: No