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LIM 150: Climate Change
University of Southern California

Average Class Rating

Rated 2.7/5

Average Class Difficulty

3.4/5

Rated moderate

Average Grade

B

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LIM 150 Climate Change is a Management course at USC taught by the following professor: Lowell Stott.
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  • Class rating 4/5
    I really enjoyed his class as well as his teaching. grading is all based on weekly lab quizzes, midterm and final (which are all multiple choice), and in class pop quizzes that are more about making people come to class than actually testing your knowledge. overall, i would recommend him Any questions, just go to his office hours, he's almost always available for his students. Read the book, ask questions and you'll be fine. The labs are easy too, nothing too difficult to understand. Labs will save you. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Stott is a very good professor, He knows the materials well and can explain well, but you must pay attention to him. Helpful and informative. Kind and approachable. Keeps you interested in the topic ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He's a good professor and cares a lot about the subject at hand. The course was pretty doable the first half of the semester. The second half is a little hard. If you read and attend class its not too hard. After the first midterm, people stopped attending which is why the second midterm had lower grades. Don't do this. Pretty easy course. Got a B, didn't really try and learned a few things. Don't need the textbook since his exams are based from his website and lectures. Nice guy and gives a minor curve at the end, depending on how the class does. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Great teacher, even though I'm not a fan of the class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    He's not too bad. He knows what he is talking about and can answer pretty much any question you throw at him. Don't take class if you aren't interested in the subject though. I read the textbook and took decent notes on his lectures which helped a TON for exams. Lectures are very informative. Labs were easy. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    I'll agree that he is not easy, but if you visit him during his office hours, he is more than willing to help you. Pertinent information, applied it to our lives. Pop quizzes were easy and helped - for those of us who came to class daily! Labs a bit off-topic, but in total a very solid class. Approachable, eager to help. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Take this class P/NP unless you're good with the science classes that focuses on geology. He wants his students to succeed and wants to make sure all questions are thoroughly answered. The midterms can be specific and tricky, so be prepared to do a lot of reading from the textbook. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Good, clear teacher. He is passionate about geology and truly wants to help his students better understand the world around them. I felt the class was simple. The tests are 100% multiple choice. You have to review his slides and the text very thoroughly. You also have to make sure you know exactly what you're doing in the lab. Overall, difficult, but by no means impossible. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    relatively easy class. Very challenging. good material. Stott really seemed interested in me learning the material rather and answering my questions ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Professor Stott is clear in his lectures and is always willing to answer students' questions. The exams could be fairly tricky though. All in all very good for a GE ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    very good and kind professor ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Decent Class, easy labs. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Awesome class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Stott was always there, prepared for lecture. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Really hard for a GE, but if you go to class, read the textbook, and just show up to labs it should be ok. Failed first midterm but managed to get an A- in the end through hardcore memorization. Overall a lot of memorization is required for this GE. Not recommended if you are not particularly interested in the subject. He doesn't take attendance so I rarely went to class, but when I did I really hated him. My TA was cool for the lab. It's an easy B but a hard A ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Midterms are very difficult because he puts in specific questions from the textbook that are not covered in lectures. Concepts in lecture make sense, but tests are specific & difficult to do well on unless u memorize lots of little details. He is available for help outside of class, does an ok job of explaining concepts. Lab can be hard, TAs are semi helpful. Def review tests even if u did well bc the final is cumulative. He cares about his students and I think tries his best but tends to be unclear about what information will be on the tests. Labs will save you. Wouldn't be my first choice if I had to choose classes again but at least the info was interesting. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Ridiculously hard for a 100 level GE. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Tests are hard, everything else is fine. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He knows what he is talking about, which is usually a good thing. Also, TOO MANY ALL OF THE ABOVE AND NONE OF THE ABOVE. In addition, he makes this class so hard for no reason, It's a GE CLASS!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    This was terrible GE. Pop quizzes and homework were vague. One particular homework was canceled/omitted because the TA even began asking him questions about what he wanted. Midterms/Finals were composed at the last moment with confusion. Made an A, but I don't recommend. A nice guy but doesnt know how to teach. Confusing lectures and he always needs time to find what he needs. TAs r more helpful. Go to labs & read handouts carefully. Midterms & Finals r easy - all multiple choices. Overall easy but boring class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    DONT PICK THIS TEACHER! But he made it so hard for no reason. Attending his class was not mandatory. however, he sometimes threw out pop quizzes. So, it'd better to attend his classes. TAs are so great. Exams were quite difficult. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    The class overall was not too bad, lectures were boring but short and he did not take attendance. He was not in class half the time and we had substitute professors. When the drop date for classes rolled around about 50 students were in his office asking if they should drop. Test are extremely hard and nothing like his study guides! Labs are the only thing they keep you above water. The class was a waste. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    I'm pretty this prof knows a lot about climate change, but he knows too much. However, it is at a point where he possess so much knowledge about the subject and try to give you everything - there's just too much information to memorize. He will test you on details rather than overall concepts as well hard tests. Unless a GEOL major, take a different GE ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Lowell's slides doesn't match his fxxxing hard test. The lab was pretty easy, the TAs are chill and actually know the material. Stott is a bit arrogant and not ever helpful. He posts his slides online but his tests do not always correlate and are very hard. The main problem is the very difficult tests. We have to learn literally everything about the atmosphere in this class. I'm really interested in climate change but not geology nor climatology. Plus, the exams are SUPER DUPER HARD. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    This class was impossible. Don't get me wrong, he knows his stuff. But it seems that he can't get it across to students. And he gets mad if you don't get it. He is so arrogant. Good for you that you know your stuff dude. But I only took your class because I had to. I am not trying to be a Scientist. Just a G.E. dude. Horrible people skills ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    this class was supposed to be easy. He does not know how to teach at all. If you're not good at geology/science get another class for this GE. He is not helpful or approachable. He makes you feel stupid at office hours. The TAs teach way better than him so if you have questions, go to them. He's completely pompous and unnecessarily rude to students with questions. He overcomplicates things that you should just ask the TA's about. It was a highly unpleasant experience ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Just awful. the everyday class stuff is alright but his exams are really difficult. Good luck if you suck at science classes because you will probably do horrible. It was essentially a complete waste of my energy ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    He is a pure researcher. This COLLEGE course uses a high school textbook, and while it is a GE science course, thus not targeted toward engineering/science majors, he still simplifies the science so much that it's WRONG. Do not take this class. I have no idea how anyone hired him as a professor. I hope his research makes up for his idiocy. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    He has no idea how to teach. YOU WILL NEVER WANT TO COME TO CLASS. AND IF YOU DONT, YOU WILL FAIL THE CLASS. EVEN IF YOU DO ATTEND, YOU WILL LIKELY TO GET A C, IF YOU WORK HARD, YOU WILL GET A B, IF YOU STUDY EVERY THING AT HOME( SPENDING HOURS EVERY TWO DAYS) AND COME TO CLASS PREPARED FOR EVERYTHING. YOU MAY GET an A Even my t.a. - who was awesome - - said that stott had totally lost him. He gets pissed off that so many students skip lecture and throws in random impossible pop quizzes. I was lost in this class within a month ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    NO NEED for textbook - Tests r based on his website and lectures so dont waste $ just go to class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Worst professor at USC. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    He was pretty bad. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Stott was a horrible prof who had no idea what he was doing. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Complete ill-prepared and unorganized. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Davis is alright. I don't dislike him, but having him for class everyday could be a little boring. I'm lucky enough to have a class that switches off professors every few weeks. This allows some rest, and I can experience two faculty of the geology department instead of just one! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Great professor, interesting subject. Material is hard but he makes it easy to succeed. Show up and pay attention and it's an easy A. Can probably get by without going, but there's no reason not to- he's a captivating speaker and is clearly passionate about his work. Thank god he gives study guides because without them the exams would be almost impossible to pass. Would take again. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He's a good professor and tries to make the lectures entertaining and engaging. Great GE class if you're at all interested in the environment. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    I took this class two years ago. He's a really laid back lecturer and you can tell he loves the topics he teaches. He doesn't make the exams too difficult as long as you put in the work beforehand (taking notes in lectures and filling out the study guides). The exams are very straight forward 50 question multiple choice tests. The lab helps a lot too! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Really smart guy who explains things well without seeming preachy. The class was easy, just study the guide and notes when he gives it to you. However, he is very flippant and somewhat rude to some students. I learned a lot about climate change though. Easy A ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Julien's class is great. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    As long as you understand the material and take good notes you should be fine. He puts all lectures on blackboard but takes attendance everyday through TopHat which turns into EC. Lab is tough but not a lot of weight on overall grade. Textbook not required ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Julien was possibly the worst GE teacher... Terrible person. He lives up to the second part of his last name. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Provides unhelpful study guide Powerpoints are unclear Went to him for help and he all but spat in my face. Specifically he mentioned to someone that he was tired of students thinking GE's would be easy at USC, so he made his incredibly boring and difficult. I actually had to learn climate science to pass this GE. On top of that he's terribly rude, won't help you at all, and knows GEs suck. Avoid it if possible ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Easy class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Pretty easy class but terrible human being. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Worst professor, not helpful. AVOID. Material is interesting but do not take him. He seems to be a knowledgeable teacher, but he doesn't know how to teach. He makes everything more confusing with numbers and formulas. Ppt not helpful, he does not let you record lectures, books useless for the midterm, exams crazy hard. Lab quiz every week+ pop quizzes. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    The worst professor I've ever encountered in SC. He seems to be a knowledgeable teacher, but he doesn't know how to teach. He makes everything more confusing with numbers and formulas. Ppt not helpful, he does not let you record lectures, books useless for the midterm, exams crazy hard. Lab quiz every week+ pop quizzes:) ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    The worst professor I've ever encountered in SC. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Anything that I did not understand from what was said in lecture or that I had read from the textbook, I asked him during office hours. He is very helpful and approachable. One of my favorite professors! To succeed in GEO 150, you must work hard, but I ended up loving the material. =) ...Continue reading

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  • Class rating 4/5
    I really enjoyed his class as well as his teaching. grading is all based on weekly lab quizzes, midterm and final (which are all multiple choice), and in class pop quizzes that are more about making people come to class than actually testing your knowledge. overall, i would recommend him Any questions, just go to his office hours, he's almost always available for his students. Read the book, ask questions and you'll be fine. The labs are easy too, nothing too difficult to understand. Labs will save you. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Stott is a very good professor, He knows the materials well and can explain well, but you must pay attention to him. Helpful and informative. Kind and approachable. Keeps you interested in the topic ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He's a good professor and cares a lot about the subject at hand. The course was pretty doable the first half of the semester. The second half is a little hard. If you read and attend class its not too hard. After the first midterm, people stopped attending which is why the second midterm had lower grades. Don't do this. Pretty easy course. Got a B, didn't really try and learned a few things. Don't need the textbook since his exams are based from his website and lectures. Nice guy and gives a minor curve at the end, depending on how the class does. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Great teacher, even though I'm not a fan of the class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    He's not too bad. He knows what he is talking about and can answer pretty much any question you throw at him. Don't take class if you aren't interested in the subject though. I read the textbook and took decent notes on his lectures which helped a TON for exams. Lectures are very informative. Labs were easy. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    I'll agree that he is not easy, but if you visit him during his office hours, he is more than willing to help you. Pertinent information, applied it to our lives. Pop quizzes were easy and helped - for those of us who came to class daily! Labs a bit off-topic, but in total a very solid class. Approachable, eager to help. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Take this class P/NP unless you're good with the science classes that focuses on geology. He wants his students to succeed and wants to make sure all questions are thoroughly answered. The midterms can be specific and tricky, so be prepared to do a lot of reading from the textbook. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Good, clear teacher. He is passionate about geology and truly wants to help his students better understand the world around them. I felt the class was simple. The tests are 100% multiple choice. You have to review his slides and the text very thoroughly. You also have to make sure you know exactly what you're doing in the lab. Overall, difficult, but by no means impossible. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    relatively easy class. Very challenging. good material. Stott really seemed interested in me learning the material rather and answering my questions ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Professor Stott is clear in his lectures and is always willing to answer students' questions. The exams could be fairly tricky though. All in all very good for a GE ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    very good and kind professor ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Decent Class, easy labs. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Awesome class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Stott was always there, prepared for lecture. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Really hard for a GE, but if you go to class, read the textbook, and just show up to labs it should be ok. Failed first midterm but managed to get an A- in the end through hardcore memorization. Overall a lot of memorization is required for this GE. Not recommended if you are not particularly interested in the subject. He doesn't take attendance so I rarely went to class, but when I did I really hated him. My TA was cool for the lab. It's an easy B but a hard A ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Midterms are very difficult because he puts in specific questions from the textbook that are not covered in lectures. Concepts in lecture make sense, but tests are specific & difficult to do well on unless u memorize lots of little details. He is available for help outside of class, does an ok job of explaining concepts. Lab can be hard, TAs are semi helpful. Def review tests even if u did well bc the final is cumulative. He cares about his students and I think tries his best but tends to be unclear about what information will be on the tests. Labs will save you. Wouldn't be my first choice if I had to choose classes again but at least the info was interesting. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Ridiculously hard for a 100 level GE. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Tests are hard, everything else is fine. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He knows what he is talking about, which is usually a good thing. Also, TOO MANY ALL OF THE ABOVE AND NONE OF THE ABOVE. In addition, he makes this class so hard for no reason, It's a GE CLASS!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    This was terrible GE. Pop quizzes and homework were vague. One particular homework was canceled/omitted because the TA even began asking him questions about what he wanted. Midterms/Finals were composed at the last moment with confusion. Made an A, but I don't recommend. A nice guy but doesnt know how to teach. Confusing lectures and he always needs time to find what he needs. TAs r more helpful. Go to labs & read handouts carefully. Midterms & Finals r easy - all multiple choices. Overall easy but boring class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    DONT PICK THIS TEACHER! But he made it so hard for no reason. Attending his class was not mandatory. however, he sometimes threw out pop quizzes. So, it'd better to attend his classes. TAs are so great. Exams were quite difficult. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    The class overall was not too bad, lectures were boring but short and he did not take attendance. He was not in class half the time and we had substitute professors. When the drop date for classes rolled around about 50 students were in his office asking if they should drop. Test are extremely hard and nothing like his study guides! Labs are the only thing they keep you above water. The class was a waste. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    I'm pretty this prof knows a lot about climate change, but he knows too much. However, it is at a point where he possess so much knowledge about the subject and try to give you everything - there's just too much information to memorize. He will test you on details rather than overall concepts as well hard tests. Unless a GEOL major, take a different GE ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Lowell's slides doesn't match his fxxxing hard test. The lab was pretty easy, the TAs are chill and actually know the material. Stott is a bit arrogant and not ever helpful. He posts his slides online but his tests do not always correlate and are very hard. The main problem is the very difficult tests. We have to learn literally everything about the atmosphere in this class. I'm really interested in climate change but not geology nor climatology. Plus, the exams are SUPER DUPER HARD. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    This class was impossible. Don't get me wrong, he knows his stuff. But it seems that he can't get it across to students. And he gets mad if you don't get it. He is so arrogant. Good for you that you know your stuff dude. But I only took your class because I had to. I am not trying to be a Scientist. Just a G.E. dude. Horrible people skills ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    this class was supposed to be easy. He does not know how to teach at all. If you're not good at geology/science get another class for this GE. He is not helpful or approachable. He makes you feel stupid at office hours. The TAs teach way better than him so if you have questions, go to them. He's completely pompous and unnecessarily rude to students with questions. He overcomplicates things that you should just ask the TA's about. It was a highly unpleasant experience ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Just awful. the everyday class stuff is alright but his exams are really difficult. Good luck if you suck at science classes because you will probably do horrible. It was essentially a complete waste of my energy ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    He is a pure researcher. This COLLEGE course uses a high school textbook, and while it is a GE science course, thus not targeted toward engineering/science majors, he still simplifies the science so much that it's WRONG. Do not take this class. I have no idea how anyone hired him as a professor. I hope his research makes up for his idiocy. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    He has no idea how to teach. YOU WILL NEVER WANT TO COME TO CLASS. AND IF YOU DONT, YOU WILL FAIL THE CLASS. EVEN IF YOU DO ATTEND, YOU WILL LIKELY TO GET A C, IF YOU WORK HARD, YOU WILL GET A B, IF YOU STUDY EVERY THING AT HOME( SPENDING HOURS EVERY TWO DAYS) AND COME TO CLASS PREPARED FOR EVERYTHING. YOU MAY GET an A Even my t.a. - who was awesome - - said that stott had totally lost him. He gets pissed off that so many students skip lecture and throws in random impossible pop quizzes. I was lost in this class within a month ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    NO NEED for textbook - Tests r based on his website and lectures so dont waste $ just go to class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Worst professor at USC. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    He was pretty bad. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Stott was a horrible prof who had no idea what he was doing. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Complete ill-prepared and unorganized. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Davis is alright. I don't dislike him, but having him for class everyday could be a little boring. I'm lucky enough to have a class that switches off professors every few weeks. This allows some rest, and I can experience two faculty of the geology department instead of just one! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Great professor, interesting subject. Material is hard but he makes it easy to succeed. Show up and pay attention and it's an easy A. Can probably get by without going, but there's no reason not to- he's a captivating speaker and is clearly passionate about his work. Thank god he gives study guides because without them the exams would be almost impossible to pass. Would take again. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He's a good professor and tries to make the lectures entertaining and engaging. Great GE class if you're at all interested in the environment. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    I took this class two years ago. He's a really laid back lecturer and you can tell he loves the topics he teaches. He doesn't make the exams too difficult as long as you put in the work beforehand (taking notes in lectures and filling out the study guides). The exams are very straight forward 50 question multiple choice tests. The lab helps a lot too! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Really smart guy who explains things well without seeming preachy. The class was easy, just study the guide and notes when he gives it to you. However, he is very flippant and somewhat rude to some students. I learned a lot about climate change though. Easy A ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Julien's class is great. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    As long as you understand the material and take good notes you should be fine. He puts all lectures on blackboard but takes attendance everyday through TopHat which turns into EC. Lab is tough but not a lot of weight on overall grade. Textbook not required ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Julien was possibly the worst GE teacher... Terrible person. He lives up to the second part of his last name. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Provides unhelpful study guide Powerpoints are unclear Went to him for help and he all but spat in my face. Specifically he mentioned to someone that he was tired of students thinking GE's would be easy at USC, so he made his incredibly boring and difficult. I actually had to learn climate science to pass this GE. On top of that he's terribly rude, won't help you at all, and knows GEs suck. Avoid it if possible ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Easy class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Pretty easy class but terrible human being. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Worst professor, not helpful. AVOID. Material is interesting but do not take him. He seems to be a knowledgeable teacher, but he doesn't know how to teach. He makes everything more confusing with numbers and formulas. Ppt not helpful, he does not let you record lectures, books useless for the midterm, exams crazy hard. Lab quiz every week+ pop quizzes. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    The worst professor I've ever encountered in SC. He seems to be a knowledgeable teacher, but he doesn't know how to teach. He makes everything more confusing with numbers and formulas. Ppt not helpful, he does not let you record lectures, books useless for the midterm, exams crazy hard. Lab quiz every week+ pop quizzes:) ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    The worst professor I've ever encountered in SC. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Anything that I did not understand from what was said in lecture or that I had read from the textbook, I asked him during office hours. He is very helpful and approachable. One of my favorite professors! To succeed in GEO 150, you must work hard, but I ended up loving the material. =) ...Continue reading