Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This class is perfect for anyone with an interest in the natural world and how photosynthetic organisms play a huge role in the world's ecosystems. The professor is knowledgeable and enthusiastic. It is rather hard to be bored in this class. If you didn't think you liked plants before taking this class, you'll learn to love (or at least appreciate) them along the way.
The material in this course is rigorous. The anatomies, characteristics, classifications, and reproductive functions of different classes of plants, fungi, and photosynthetic microorganisms are discussed. In the lab portion of this course, a lot of time is spent outdoors, or in the lab observing examples of organisms discussed in class. Both the lab and the lecture are well integrated to provide a thorough understanding of the material.
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Advice for students:
Be ready to be challenged. The course is not overwhelmingly difficult, rather it requires a lot of dedication and commitment. The professor gives students a lot of support and extra considerations that most professors don't. Don't be afraid to reach out to her if you need help. She makes her expectations clear, and if you do your best to follow those expectations, you are likely to get a very good grade in the course.