Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This class taught me so many valuable things that I was able to apply to my studies in veterinary medicine. I also found it fascinating being able to trace evolutionary changes occurring in the anatomy of animals. It's definitely a class that is wonderful. Also, Dr. Strickler is an amazing professor who cares about your education and whether or not you are learning. You can see that he is truly passionate about what he does.
The highlights of this course were obviously the numerous animal dissections performed. In my experience, the best way to learn is through hands on opportunities and this class definitely allows for it. We dissected a mudpuppy, shark and a cat. Comparing their anatomy was fascinating. Microscopy was also used to asses minute vertebrates as well.
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Advice for students:
My advice is to be proactive with this course and make sure you don't take it for granted. At times it may seem like the course is easy but in reality, a lot of the information grows on itself. Also, never be afraid to ask questions if you get confused. Dr. Strickler is more than willing to try to put things into a different perspective in order to aid your understanding. Last but not least, colored pencils are your friend so don't forget them. Colored diagrams are always a big help in any anatomy class.