This class was tough.
I'd recommend this course if you're interested in or are enrolled as a biological sciences major. This course is one of the requirements for biological sciences majors. However, if you are not interested in or are not enrolled as a biological sciences major, I would not recommend this course. It is an extremely difficult course, especially if you do not like science or are not good at it.
I really enjoyed learning about photosynthesis and DNA in this course. It was sort of like review from high school biology, but much more in depth. We learned about the different stages of photosynthesis such as photosytem 1, photosystem 2, etc. In regards to DNA, we learned how it is coded, RNA, etc. One of the highlights of this course was playing Kahoot!, which is a quick game that quizzes you on the course material for review. It's fun because the whole class joins in.
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Advice for students:
If you are considering this course, I'd recommend completing the reading guides, taking notes before each lecture, and making flashcards to study for midterms and the final exam. This class very much involves independent study. If you are not consistently studying and completing your assignments, then you will fall behind and won't be prepared for your exams. Also, make sure to attend every study hall or peer tutoring session you possibly can. They are very helpful and a nice review of everything the professor expects you to know.