Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I highly recommend this course because the instructor, Chuck Bell, has a wonderful way of coloring and illustrating his method of teaching. He really has a way of bringing to light his perspectives on learning and makes biology fun and easy to digest. Science was never one my strong suits, but this class has definitely changed the way I view science and even life in general. I recommend this class to anyone.
The highlights of this course was learning about the fundamentals of life and the details of those fundamentals. This is an introductory biology course, so the main concepts deal with basic, interpersonal relationships between organisms in nature. Topics that pertain to the course are cellular life, metabolism, biological diversity, genetics, reproduction, ecology, evolution, and other similar aspects. So far, I have learned about the complexities of life, DNA and genetic reproductions, the impact enzymes have on our bodies to the electricity in our homes, and much, much more. Mr.Bell also applies the material to actual life occurrences, such as diffusion and osmosis and the dangers of hydroplaning on the highway up to fifteen minutes after a heavy rain.
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Advice for students:
Advice I would give to anybody taking this class is to show up to class and do your assignments! Just showing up to class can earn a student 50 points at the end of the semester and the assignments are a big part of your grade. Mr. Bell typically assigns work that is interesting and fun to learn and is very lenient and understanding. His tests are very dense and contain a lot of information, so it is important that you study for his exams. However, Mr. Bell periodically allows students to use cheat sheets and notes on tests if he notices students putting forth effort in his class. Do not slack!