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BIO 111 General Biology

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    • Profile picture
    Jun 11, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course to any individual who is interested in science. This course allows you to learn the basics about biology. After taking this course you will be able to build on the knowledge you already have. There is a lab that goes with this course which will help further your understanding of the subject.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of this course were the labs. I was able to learn more by doing hands on activities. I learned about how DNA replicates and how it was discovered. It is amazing that everything about us is determined by twenty-three chromosomes.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    I would advise someone taking this course to study the material every night. This class covers a lot of information in a short period of time. Attend every lecture to ensure that you do not get behind and take several notes.

    • Spring 2016
    • Bailey
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Many Small Assignments
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    Dec 11, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Biology isn't the easiest subject out there, but Bailey makes the educational experience truly interesting! She naturally engages herself into each lesson and goes into depth with her descriptions and explanations, and thereby has each student fully enthralled in the lesson, as well. She keeps the labs interesting, too, which is quite a feat, considering it's no simple task to keep college students mentally engaged and occupied for a solid three hours straight (especially when lab falls on a Friday, such as mine).

    Course highlights:

    In a nutshell, I learned a whole lot. This course comes with a large amount of content to learn, but thanks to my professor, Bailey, every second was interesting and easy to keep up with. The overall highlight of this course would certainly be having a professor who is so dedicated to making class interesting for students. It's easy to tell that this comes naturally to Bailey as she has an undoubtedly true vested interest and history with the subject, herself. Through my professor's style of teaching, Biology was made very enjoyable (unexpectedly so), and that above all is the ultimate highlight of the course.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Be sure to pay attention during lecture, and pre-read the material! A lot is covered in class each day, so don't be afraid to record the lecture. This makes it easier to study when you're going back over the material and need clarification on a certain section. By having a recording, you'll be able to play the lesson back and learn what you may have missed or forgotten in lecture.

    • Fall 2016
    • Alex Bailey
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Great Discussions
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    Oct 08, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This course provides knowledge of the basic structure and function of biological life. This study is relevant to all animals; human and non-human animals. Understanding the basics of life is beneficial to all fields of study.

    Course highlights:

    This course introduces the mechanisms of all living things from tiny microscopic living organisms on Earth, to cells of plant life, to cells within animal bodies. This course explains how these tiny cells make up the leaves and stems of plants to how they make up the tissue and organs within animal bodies. This course explains how the environment is just as important, if not more important, than our genes are to our adaptation and evolution.

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    Actively read your text and take notes before each lecture to give your brain a "roadmap" for information. Study relaxed and study hard. Do not try to memorize material but study to know the material.

    • Fall 2014
    • Alex Bailey
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Many Small Assignments


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