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This class was tough.
I would definitely recommend this course, especially with Professor Andres. He is very knowledgeable about Genetics, and cares about whether or not the students are learning. He is clear with his explanations, and there's never a point in class where anything is wishy washy. Although Professor Andres can deliver the information thoroughly and clearly, the material is very difficult. This course requires more than 15 hours a week of study time. However, every content that is taught can be applied to real life, so you won't be wasting your time.
Genes are a mystery, and there's always something new to discover about them. Genetics is so complex that even with the finest technology we can't seem to pinpoint where a disease truly originates from, because there are traits that are controlled by more than one gene, this is called polygenic inheritance. If you have a passion of learning about how genetic traits are inherited or how cancer develops, then this is the class for you.
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Advice for students:
In order to succeed in this class, you definitely need dedication and determination. This course isn't easy, breezy, beautiful (cover girl). Spend at least 15 hours per week studying. Read the material before each lecture so that you know what to expect for the next class. Attending lectures is very crucial to your chances of succeeding. This course also comes with a discussion portion that gives out quizzes every discussion day, therefore discussion is essential to your success in lecture. Pay attention in discussion. It will supplement your understanding of the material.