Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend this class to everyone in a science degree and if you aren't a science major, take the required classes to be able to take it. You will never regret it! This class focuses on the human immune system and walks you through different diseases and how they infect the human body and how the human body reacts to certain infections. The class isn't overly difficult, however there is a bit of studying you will have to do, but the material is really exciting. If you like learning about yourself, you will love this course because you will reflect on times that you were sick with something or heard of someone being sick with something and be able to remember that pathogen and the immune response really easy. You will walk out of there feeling like a total genius and will make your girlfriend/boyfriend feel like they are dating the coolest man/woman in the world.
I learned how to do research on something I have never heard of. You get a project on a bacteria or virus that I had never heard of and you have to write a paper on it. You can't really BS your way through it because the professor know's what she is talking about. She will guide you on where to go and help you find the right resources if you ask. I also learned the basics on how to write scientifically and also learned how to read scientific research studies. There is a lot of cool information out there and given the right skills to use to decipher what is in those papers makes the world a lot bigger!
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Advice for students:
Take great notes. Everything the professor goes over in her presentation will be almost identical to what is on the test. She does it in a very easy way to understand so take great notes. I took notes on a tablet and students would buy them from me because I had such a great record of the slides. One other way to succeed is to draw things out. Visually drawing out the pathways make's understanding increase and decreases study time.