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BIOLOGY 2230 introduction to Microbiology

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    May 31, 2016
    | Probably wouldn’t recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    While I found this class to be wildly interesting, I found that Kumar's teaching style and the mixed online/in class format made the class really frustrating. Kumar is a poor lecturer and doesn't give enough time for questions (of which you will have many). Further more when she does respond to questions, her answers are rarely helpful. The hybrid format doesn't allow nearly enough time in class, and we kept getting behind so we had to do a ton of the work online which is not conducive to learning the difficult material.

    Course highlights:

    Microbiology is super interesting. The information ties in a lot of what you learn in physiology and pathology. The lab portion uses real tests used in clinics to identify microbes and diagnose strep, flu, and even HIV. In the case studies portion at the end of the semester, you put together everything you have learned to diagnose illnesses that you will see in every day in a hospital or clinic.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    I would highly suggest opting for a different professor or atleast the full, in class section (as opposed to online or hybrid) as there is a ton of information to be memorized before you can really use it, and the online discussions really don't help the way sitting in class does. Read the whole chapter before you discuss it in class, so that you can pay closer attention to the lecture instead of trying to write anything down. Prepare any questions you have before hand. When you ask a question, especially about due dates or assignments, keep asking until you get a perfectly clear answer. Participation counts - make yourself known in class.

    • Fall 2015
    • Renu,Kumar
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    • Great Intro to the Subject Go to Office Hours Always Do the Reading


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