Professor Doug Mccollar Reviews
Prof: Doug Mccollar / Summer 2021
Aug 31, 2022
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 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.
Students have minimal interaction with the professor in the online version of the course. Even questions are through canvas.
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.
Prof: Doug Mccollar / Winter 2021
May 21, 2022
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.
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.
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.
It's not an 'easy' course - put in the work and you'll do fine.
Prof: Doug Mccollar / Fall 2021
Nov 30, 2021
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.
I learned a lotta useless things...
Not a great prof, but he replies to emails fast. Thats as far as the pros go...
Not to take it.