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AS.020.136 Phage Hunting II
Overall Rating: 4.80
Based on 6 reviews
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Professor: Emily Fisher
Semester: Spring 2016


Johns Hopkins University
4.79
June 1, 2016
Most students found this class to be interesting and appreciated the lab work and research experience. Many students found it difficult to keep up in this course due to the disorganization of the lectures and lack of feedback provided. Suggestions for improvement included providing more time for special projects. Prospective students should have taken Phage Hunting I and be prepared to gain experience in researching.
Professors: Emily Fisher, Joel Schildbach
Semester: Spring 2016


Johns Hopkins University
4.75
June 1, 2016
The majority of the students appreciated the hands-on lecture style and that the students were able to lead the discussions. Most students felt that the class lacked organization and that the syllabus was not clear. Suggestions for improvement included a more structured course and allowing more time for labs. Prospective students should be advised that a basic background in DNA and genes is helpful when taking this class.
Professors: Emily Fisher, Joel Schildbach
Semester: Spring 2015


Johns Hopkins University
4.81
June 1, 2015
The best aspect of this course was that it allowed students the opportunity to do personal research on a phage topic of their choice. Students received abundant attention from the Professors while getting hands on experience in a relaxed and effective classroom environment. Some students felt that expectations were not always clear and there was not enough time to complete assignments. This course could be improved by adding a class that showed students how to use lab material and providing a syllabus with a clear outline of the course. Prospective students should know this course does not require any background knowledge.
Professors: Emily Fisher, Joel Schildbach
Semester: Spring 2014


Johns Hopkins University
4.70
June 1, 2014
This course offers students independence and the opportunity to explore their creativity by allowing them to design their own experiment. This course also offers hands-on experience and a professor who is approachable. The worst and most difficult aspects of this course were annotating the genome and the readings. Suggestions for improvement include: more time spent on genome annotation and more focus on individual projects. Prospective students should be prepared to spend a great deal of time in the lab, but a fun time is guaranteed.
Professors: Emily Fisher, Joel Schildbach
Semester: Spring 2013


Johns Hopkins University
4.81
June 1, 2013
The best aspects of the course included the overall environment created by the helpful and very experienced professor. The students got to do lots of hands-on lab activities and were able to learn about real research and biology related programs going on in the real world. The worst aspects of the course included the gene annotation assignments which students found boring and tedious, as well as the monotonous and repetitive structure of the class after some time. The course would improve if there was a little more time in lab so that more experiments could be done. Prospective students should expect a fun and exciting class on Phage Hunting in which they will learn so much and appreciate the applicable experience.
Professors: Emily Fisher, Joel Schildbach
Semester: Spring 2012


Johns Hopkins University
4.94
June 1, 2012
The best aspects of this course were the hands-on lab experience that students received, the small class size and individual attention from professors, and the independence given to students for their research projects. Students felt that the time of day at which the class was held was inconvenient. Suggested course improvements include a more organized class schedule. Future students should know that this course prepares you for working in a science lab and that this course is highly recommended.