All of these are my required readings for this semester- so technically I would
already gone through all of these at least once by the end of next couple of months. (o.0)
EESB04H3 Principles of Hydrology: I already love this course just because professor Carl Mitchell, my favourite lecturer from the freshman year is teaching. I can't say that hydrology has been my subject of passionate interest, but it apparently has been for the professor, and it's going to be an interesting small- interactive class (~80 students).
EESB15H3 Earth History: Two field trips are already on schedule. This course is pretty much an extension of the introductory course that I took last year, physical geology with professor Nick Eyles. By the way, he has recently received AAPG Geosciences in the Media Award for his journalistic achievements and contributions toward the public understanding of geology. The documentary series from CBC, Geologic Journey, became one of the most watched scientific series in Canada and now part of the high school science curriculum.
STAB22H3 Statistics 1: They said it's similar to Data Management course from high school and yes it is. They also said things aren't going to stay the same after the midterm, so I'll definitely watch out. I couldn't find out much about this course until the first lecture, because the instructor posted the course syllabus on his own website instead of the main course management site *sigh*
CHMA10H3 Chemistry 1: When I finished high school with shameful Chemistry 12 mark, I didn't feel bad because it was going to be some subject that I'm not gonna look back. Well, that attitude had to be changed as my career goal slightly shifted over the year. I'm already putting much 'efforts' and 'devotion', so hopefully the feedback would be good.
BIO120H1 Adaptation & Biodiversity: It was a bit intimidating to take because I never took biology course in my life. But thank god this course is a offered by the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, not the Department of Cell & Systems Biology). I don't have to know what 'Eukaryote' or 'Oligosaccharide' means- instead I focus on evolution of species and effects of environmental biomes .
Lecturers, Professor James Thomson and Professor Spencer Barret, both from the states, seemed like very interesting people. They both love outdoors and enjoy doing field research around the globe- how cool is it to show pictures of cottage in Colorado where he spends summertime and do research! Too bad the course is too big (1400 students on afternoon lecture and 350 students on evening lecture) and I won't get a chance to talk to them. #UofTProblems