Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
If a student is trying to discover how statistics, and math in general, applies to biological systems, they should definitely consider taking this class. This introduces coding at an initially basic level, but the course helps to build on the student's coding abilities throughout the quarter.
Course highlights:
I mostly learned how to code during this course and how to apply certain mathematical concepts that I was already comfortable with to biology. The labs were the most valuable part of the course because they required students to put all that they learned in class and from the book into practice. Labs required students to write their own codes, which demonstrated mathematical concepts in a biological setting.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
To succeed, students need to go to class to get participation points, and they should go to their lab sections. During lab, students are able to ask their teaching assistants questions about how to write specific codes. For the tests, do not wait till the last minute to study. Taking more than one day to study will allow students to complete the practice questions and ensure that they understand all the other concepts associated with that midterm.