Not too easy. Not too difficult.
If you a pre-med it's a must have. Not super difficult if you paid attention in the prerequisite biology classes, it'll just be going a bit deeper into how things work and what they do, transcription factors, signaling molecules, translation, transcription. It's ALOT of memorization but it all ties together nicely. There are two professors. One sort of goes right off the slides in a very monotonous voice, it all sort of becomes a run on sentence. The other tries to keep you engaged and use real life basic examples to drive points home. If you are good at going over slides and learning things on your on it's not big deal to miss a class every now and then. It's very easy to get behind and at atleast 30 slides covered each class its hard to get caught up. I'd definitely recommend taking this and biochem together.
For me every was a highlight as I'm studying for the MCAT and it can all be expected to be of some relevance. Half of the chapters talk about transcription factors and have pathways and understanding both how these pathways are carried out (what activates what or inhibits it) and their importance will be the mot important I think.
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Advice for students:
If you're not a regular studier, become one. This is not a class you can cram all the information in over the weekend before the test. Also it helps to go over the slides before the lecture so you already have a general idea.