Creative course. Beneficial for acquiring knowledge about computers.
Especially good for a world that is becoming increasingly dependent on
Good course for the non-science major students.
Prof. Watson was a very good instructor who did a great job introducing
this new course. He held very interesting lectures where he explained
electronics that specifically pertained to students.
Overall I liked the course very much.
I thought Prof. Watson was great and very patient with me since I didn't
understand a thing he was saying. He never gave up on me.
I sometimes thought he assumed I knew things that I didn't.
I found it very hard not having a textbook to refer to when
I didn't understand what was taught in class.
The course was very different [from] any other class that I have ever
taken. I really liked the class lessons on-line, very helpful.
Watson could be a little more energetic. The course needs more direct and
organized structure, but that's understandable because it's the first time
the course was given. Watson's grading was very clear and very fair.
Could spend less time on circuits; I kind of felt like a lot of information
was crammed in at the end. Overall, I would recommend the course.
I think it will get better with time. We were the guinea pigs.
Originally I took this class as a requirement, but I'm really glad I took it.
Prof. Watson is an outstanding teacher with a lot of energy for the subject.
The Internet was a good teaching technique.
Prof. Watson is a great professor. Very understanding and works well with
The class was extremely interesting and provided a great deal of information
on difficult subjects. The mechanisms involved in a compact disk and other
electronic equipment can really be appreciated at this point.
Professor Watson's activities on the Internet gave the class a working
knowledge of the latest Internet technology, which will be useful in the
future. Finally, the group work helped everyone get together and understand
the material better together.
I think there needs to be a textbook in the class, the material covered
seemed too abstract to not be in a text.
I give Professor Watson credit for his attempts and efforts towards the
class. I'm sure this wasn't easy for him.
There can be a lot done in this course differently, as in:
1. using a textbook -- this would have made it easier.
2. more time to work in groups.
3. Overall more clear instructions and concrete materials.
Good instructor. Cares about your understanding of topics.
Makes the extra effort to prove experiments.
The on-line lessons are very nice and the way the teacher [taught]
us how to used E-mail, pine, Netscape are also very very good.
Very beneficial too.
Dr. Watson was very patient and happy to answer any and all questions,
which was also very helpful. Some of the classes dragged on though,
and discussions outside of the computer lab weren't very beneficial.
I enjoyed the computer aspect of this course. Professor Watson was
very knowledgable about computers, which helped me a lot.
I did not like how we did not learn out of a textbook because when exam
time came it was difficult to know what was on the exam.
The only critical comment I have is that Professor Watson needs to raise
his tone of voice and sound like he's interested. I feel that when a
teacher has a loud and enthusiastic voice it makes me more interested.
I regret that this was (out of necessity) peopled by non-major, non-interest
students. Prof. Watson was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I enjoyed
learning much-needed e-mail and web info. The University should REQUIRE
a course in these!!
Great idea for a class. A little shaky for the first time offered, but
I'm sure he will work out the bugs for next semester.
The class could have been a little more structured with relation to a
curriculum. The things he would talk about sometimes were not at our
level of understanding. He went quickly through things.
This course needs a textbook! Professor Watson is a good instructor,
but he is over-qualified to teach this course. This course was too
geared to circuitry. I would have preferred to spend a short time on many
topics, not a lot of time on 1 or 2 difficult topics, which was done in this
The best part of this class was working on the computer on-line.
Very good instructor, very willing to help all students succeed in learning
the material. He knows a great deal of information and is very enthusiastic
about teaching it. The course overall was very interesting.
George Watson is deeply fascinated by physics and tries to bridge high-level
science and real-world applications and relevance. However, this is not
very easy. He is compassionate to his students and tries to be a likeable
prof, I don't know why they're so rude to him. He's warm and sympathetic
and responsive to his students but the particular subject is hard to bring
down to earth.
The approach the instructor took in teaching this class was excellent.
It was the kind of course I've always wanted to take, but was never
offered. The overall course was great and I enjoyed it very much.
Professor Watson's enthusiasm for the subject helped my motivation.
His physical demonstrations aided in putting concepts into reality.
This course was successful in gaining student's interest in a subject
that was not of the student's natural interest. However it could
have moved a little faster. I found myself tuning out at times because
we reviewed so much.
I feel this class was beneficial in the teaching of technology because that
is what I'm interested in. Unfortunately I don't think enough emphasis
was placed on individual class and homework. This hindered me because I'm
more of an independent person and learn better if I do it myself.
Overall, this course was okay, but could be improved if more aspects
of physical science [were] covered along with individual work.