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    May 16, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    You get to learn about the major concepts in biology including the origin of life, evolution, DNA, genes and genomes. Principles and patterns of inheritance, biotechnology, biodiversity, earth systems, environments and disease relationships in addition to ecosystem structures, function, nutrient cycles, pollution, and genotypes to phenotypes

    Course highlights:

    My favorite part of it was learning about disease relationships and how we interact with them

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Study every day, take really good notes, if you're more of a conceptual person, draw as much as you can form small study groups with your peers and engage as much as you can. Basically, you have to apply yourself!

    • Spring 2017
    • Staff
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Requires Lots of Research
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    Jan 21, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    If you like Biology, this is the class for you. But this class is CHALLENGING; not because the content was difficult but because of how much time and work you have to put into the class. While taking the class, I was taught by two professors, Professor Jennifer Manilay and Professor Laura Beaster-Jones. This means that we have to constantly readjust to two different teaching styles. However, Prof. Beaster-Jones and Prof. Manilay are two very intelligent and very helpful professors. They really do do their best in trying to simplify the information and are willing to help their students in any way possible.

    Course highlights:

    From this course, you gain two very wonderful professors and amazing TAs. Although the course may be difficult, there are many people who are paid and willing to help you pass. The course itself is also very interesting. We cover a wide range of topics so you're bound to find a unit or a chapter that interests you the most.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    1. FIND HELP IF YOU NEED IT. You've got 2 professors, a handful of TAs, office hours and FREE tutoring. If you are struggling to keep up or find difficulty in understanding the material, please find help from people who know their stuff. I promise you that it will help and save you a lot of stress and tears. 2. Go over the powerpoint slides, take notes in class, ask questions, and PAY ATTENTION TO LECTURE OBJECTIVES. 3. The online textbook is your holy grail. Use it, live it, love it. If you don't read and use the tools that the textbook offers, then you're not going to do well on the midterms or the final. 4. Study a 3 days (at the least) prior to the midterms and final. There are 3 midterms. Try your best and study hard for the finals because they will act as a cushion for you to fall back on if you don't do well on the final. 5. Listen to the advice and the hints that the professors and TAs give you during lecture and discussion. If they tell you to answer the lecture objectives, do it. 6. Do all of the assignments and take your time. Every point counts, and I mean it.

    • Spring 2016
    • Manilay,Jennifer
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Go to Office Hours Always Do the Reading
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    Jan 02, 2017
    | Would not recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    The class was difficult and no study guides are given for midterms.

    Course highlights:

    I learned my study habits were not good enough and a lot about the human body,plants, phylums.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    study a lot and go to the professors office hours not the TA's.

    • Fall 2016
    • Manilay,Jennifer
    • Yes
    • Go to Office Hours Always Do the Reading Requires Lots of Research

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