Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I appreciated the course because we delved into difficult concepts like proteins and cell organelles. I feel that the knowledge I received in Bios 103 will help me with physiology and anatomy, which I am taking this year. I was disappointed we were not able to learn more about the brain.
My favorite part was when we learned about cloning and DNA technology. We also had to write two 'science in the news' articles; for these assignments, we had to find a reputable article that was more than 3 pages long and relevant to the course material. I learned more about asexual reproduction in Zebra sharks and the medical applications of conotoxins from venomous cone snails.
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Advice for students:
For the previously mentioned 'science in the news' articles, I started the assignments well in advance because there were several articles that did not seem adequate. Make sure you read the material beforehand because the teacher sometimes goes too fast. Part of my success in the course was due to my natural interest in the course.