December 31, 2012
The best aspect of the course was the fresh new topics presented weekly by a very enthusiastic professor. Students enjoyed the class format of both discussion and lecture. The worst aspect of the course was the fast pace of the lectures because students often had a difficult time catching up. Many students also felt like the lectures were incoherent and incomplete, making it difficult for them to complete their homework assignments. The course could be improved if it was a bit shorter and if the professor took time to better organize her thoughts in order to present the information more clearly. Prospective students should know that this course goes in-depth into interesting scientific processes and they should prepare to do a sizeable amount of weekly reading and homework.