This class was tough.
This was a team taught course and I loved it. Dr. Marrs & Dr. Vaughn are truly invested in their students' success and they make sure to give you as many opportunities to succeed. They have are quick to respond on emails and have office hours that work with pretty much everyone's schedule.
As an undergraduate student, I learned more about what I want to do and why my passion for science is what it is. I've learned that you really have to find a way to love at least one thing about the information you are taught otherwise you aren't really learning anything. In this course learning about the Cell, our Genetics and Diseases were very intriguing for me. The reason why these were the most intriguing is because I learned more about how our cells keep us alive and how it ties to genetics. I also learned that diseases can be genetic but they can also be environmental (i.e., malaria). I feel that these three really tied together and really showed me how much more I wanted to know about how our bodies work, how everything on the inside of us communicates to make the person we are on the outside. It's quite fascinating and I recommend this course to everyone, even if you're not going into the medical field or a science student.
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Advice for students:
Put your education as a priority. Once you have a degree, that's the one thing that no one could ever take away from you and that is something to take pride in. Give your best even when it's hard and you'd rather hang out with friends. Your real friends want to see you succeed, so go to class, create a good study group, don't cram and most importantly don't be afraid to ask questions. I've learned that if you try to play catch up, in any course, it will be hard to catch up and be successful in the class or as a student.