Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend this course to someone that is planning on making a career in biology. This is not only because it is a requirement for an associates degree in biology but, also, because it is a very informational course. Professor Rushton does a very nice job of teaching the material and is there to help whenever you need it. She is funny and very kind but does not care if you do not show up to lectures. If you do not attend then it is your loss not her's. As long as you keep up with the course work and attend lectures and study you should be successful in this course.
The highlights of this course were definitely the labs. They were all very interesting and informational. What is taught about in lecture is applied in lab. One of my favorite labs was when we inserted jelly fish "glow in the dark" genes into e-coli to illuminate them under an ultraviolet light.
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Advice for students:
To succeed in BIO 211, I recommend sitting close to the front of the room, engage in conversation about the topic at hand, study the topics brought up on the study guides she makes, and use Wiley Plus for study material and not only the weekly quizzes.