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    Pandolfi, Popadic,Aleksandar, bak, NataliyaI.Turchyn, thomasdowl, NataliyaTurchyn, kashian, dankashian, Dowling, jyoti, Dr.Xiang-DongZhang, WilliamBranford, Mhyr, NatalyaTurchyn

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    Great Intro to the Subject

    Always Do the Reading

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    Jan 01, 2017
    | No strong feelings either way.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    This course was focused on providing an overview on diversity of life on Earth and the processes that impact it. Some of the things we learned about included plants, animals, fungi and evolution.

    Course highlights:

    My highlights of the course was the lab section. The lab was amazing, we got to dissect some animals such as rat, earthworm and fish - looking at its internal structures and studying the anatomy. Also, we got to look at different slides through the microscope for protists, fungi and etc.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    In order to succeed in this class, you have to study for tests ahead of time; there's a lot of material covered in this class that you wont be able to cram it in just few days before a test. You should not only go to class but also re-listen to the lectures to get better understanding. If you don't understand a concept or need help, make sure to go to professor's office hours and get help.

    • Fall 2016
    • NatalyaTurchyn
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Go to Office Hours Meetings Outside of Class
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    Dec 23, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Although it is required for all Biology majors, I would recommend others to take the course. The course is quite difficult, yes, but I found the lessons helped me appreciate life even more. by learning about evolution, the ecosystems, and the various ways life thrives, it will greatly think about how, today, Earth is dying due to humans, and how we can prevent extinction of today's life.

    Course highlights:

    I gained an appreciation of biodiversity on earth, as I learned about the different lifestyles organisms have created to survive. Besides this, another highlight was doing the labs, especially dissecting animals like worms, starfish, rats, squids, and fish.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Look over the powerpoints daily, not a day or two before the exam. Many of them rely on memorization, but also require critical thinking, especially in Dowling's. Create study groups to understand the concepts better. Also, always attend the lectures, since you might get confused when you study on your own. Turchyn creates her own notes during this, so it is important to get them. For Dowling, attend them to understand the concepts better. As for lab practicals, look over the lab worksheets, look at various dissection pictures on Google or the Lab manual pictures. Many of the practicals rely on identifying parts of plants, fungi, and animals.

    • Fall 2016
    • NataliyaTurchyn
    • Yes
    • Always Do the Reading Competitive Classmates Meetings Outside of Class
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    Dec 12, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    It is required if you are to major in Biological Sciences. It teaches you about evolution, the various kingdoms, the dangers of extinction, and the threats humans pose for biodiversity, for life on Earth, and possibilities to prevent it. I found that this course motivated me to appreciate life and cherish it, since millions of years have been spent to create the creatures today.

    Course highlights:

    Learning about extinction and the threats humans have on life. There was also learning about the systems-digestive, circulatory, urinary, nervous systems- on various animals, which I found were interesting. Also, doing this course means that you can dissect animals in the labs to see their systems.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    The lectures are just Powerpoints, so you can study off of those. Always attend the lectures. Turchyn writes down additional info on hers that will be on the exams. For Dowling, he does not, but attending his lectures provides more understanding on his Powerpoints. Always do Turchyn's practice exams to get an understanding on what will be on her exam. Dowling does not have one, so you must look over his notes everyday and memorize them.

    • Fall 2016
    • NatalyaTurchyn
    • Yes
    • Background Knowledge Expected Great Intro to the Subject Participation Counts

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