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AS.020.151 General Biology I
Overall Rating: 4.12
Based on 29 reviews
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Professors: Rebecca Pearlman, Richard Shingles
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 2/5
Grade: A-
Workload: 2 Hours/Week
Anonymous
4.00
July 8, 2018
pay attn in class
Professor: Aaron Robinson
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 3/5

Workload: 30 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
July 1, 2018
Awesome genuine professor!
Professor: Rebecca Pearlman
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 1/5
Grade: A
Workload: 30 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
June 8, 2018
Make sure to keep up with the recordings.
Professor: Rebecca Pearlman
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 3/5
Grade: A+
Workload: 16 Hours/Week
Anonymous
0.00
June 7, 2018
Be sure to use the backtests given! They also help with assignments!
Professor: Rebecca Pearlman
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 2/5
Grade: A+
Workload: 5 Hours/Week
Anonymous
4.00
June 6, 2018
Very easy! Lectures could be improved, but exams were straight forward.
Professor: christov roberson
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 3/5

Workload: 3 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
June 3, 2018
Great class and amazing professor! Make sure to take it with Roberson because I've heard complaints about the other professors.
Professors: Carolyn Norris, Christov Roberson
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 3/5
Grade: A-
Workload: 30 Hours/Week
Anonymous
4.00
May 22, 2018
Good teacher, really liked the class
Professor: christov roberson
Semester: Fall 2015
Difficulty: 2/5

Workload: 10 Hours/Week
Anonymous
4.00
May 16, 2018
review the powerpoint slides
Professor: christov roberson
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 3/5
Grade: B+
Workload: 2 Hours/Week
Anonymous
4.00
May 10, 2018
review backtests
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Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 3/5

Workload: 8 Hours/Week
Anonymous
4.00
May 9, 2018
Great class
Professor: christov roberson
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 3/5

Workload: 16 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
May 8, 2018
Great Professor
Professor: christov roberson
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 3/5

Workload: 10 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
May 8, 2018
Great professor
Professors: Rebecca Pearlman, Richard Shingles
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 3/5

Workload: 10 Hours/Week
Anonymous
3.00
May 7, 2018
It can be an easy class if you are willing to dedicate a lot of time to it. I really like Dr. Pearlman and Professor Shingles, but Shingles seems to fly through the material a bit.
Professors: Rebecca Pearlman, Christov Roberson, Richard Shingles
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 3/5

Workload: 10 Hours/Week
Anonymous
4.00
May 6, 2018
It is enjoyable!
Professors: Rebecca Pearlman, Richard Shingles
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 3/5

Workload: 30 Hours/Week
Anonymous
3.00
April 30, 2018
Lectures are relatively boring and they move quickly through the material so it is hard to hear. Panapto videos of lecture are have bad audio quality so recommend going to class.
Professors: Rebecca Pearlman, Richard Shingles
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 2/5
Grade: A-
Workload: 3 Hours/Week
Anonymous
4.00
April 28, 2018
the textbook is unnecessary, and the assignments do not match up with the difficulty of the exam in that the assignments are much more difficult.
Professor: A Roberts
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 1/5

Workload: 4 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
April 27, 2018
Easy Class
Professor: christov roberson
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 3/5

Workload: 3 Hours/Week
Anonymous
3.00
April 26, 2018
Study!
Professor: christov roberson
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 1/5
Grade: A
Workload: 30 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
April 25, 2018
HE IS AN AMAZING PROFESSOR. WATCH THE LECTURES AND EVERYTHING IS EASY FROM THERE.
Professors: Carolyn Norris, Christov Roberson
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 3/5
Grade: B+
Workload: 30 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
April 24, 2018
This class was really enjoyable!
Professor: roberson
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 3/5

Workload: 10 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
April 20, 2018
Professor: christov roberson
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 3/5

Workload: 10 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
April 20, 2018
Professor: roberson
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 3/5
Grade: A
Workload: 30 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
April 19, 2018
Review alll the lecture slides!!1
Professors: Carolyn Norris, Christov Roberson
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 3/5

Workload: 18 Hours/Week
Anonymous
4.00
April 19, 2018
Professors: Richard McCarty, Rebecca Pearlman, Christov Roberson, Richard Shingles
Semester: Fall 2014


Johns Hopkins University
3.82
December 31, 2014
Students broadly praised this course for having enthusiastic professors as well as online lectures and interactive quizzes that aided learning. Perceived issues with the course varied greatly, however, many students found the Biolit assignments to be unhelpful, confusing and annoying. Suggestions for improvement largely centered around a request for an overhaul of how the Biolit assignments work in the course with students alternatively requesting that the assignments be removed or changed so that they better connect with topics being covered in the course. Prospective students should make sure to pay attention to in-class lectures and assigned readings.
Professors: Richard McCarty, Christov Roberson, Richard Shingles
Semester: Fall 2014


Johns Hopkins University
3.96
December 31, 2014
Students praised this course as being a great introduction to biology. They also appreciated the posting of lecture slides and other notes online so students could study and prepare independently. Perceived issues with the course included a belief from multiple students that lectures could be boring and not interactive and largely stuck to PowerPoint slides rather than building off them. Suggestions for improvement varied as well. Some students wanted some assignments such as biome to be done away with as they found them unhelpful while others found that instructors sped through lectures leading to requests from students that they slow down the pace of instruction. Prospective students should know that a background in biology is helpful but not required for success in this course and that student found the course manageable so long as students stayed on top of studying.
Professors: Richard McCarty, Rebecca Pearlman, Christov Roberson, Richard Shingles
Semester: Fall 2013


Johns Hopkins University
3.92
December 31, 2013
Students praised how the course had multiple professors leading the class, which they felt kept the class fresh and engaging. However, some students disliked some of the instructors’ teaching styles, and other students found the course wasn’t challenging enough. Suggestions for improvement varied; many students suggested changing how grades were determined, while others wished that some assignments such as BioLit were eliminated entirely. Other students wished exams included more short-answer portions. Prospective students should know that having a background in Biology was helpful, and that the course had a reasonable workload.
Professors: Richard McCarty, Rebecca Pearlman, Christov Roberson, Richard Shingles
Semester: Fall 2012


Johns Hopkins University
3.81
December 31, 2012
For a very large class with so much content to cover, it was very interactive and the professors were very knowledgeable. The best aspect of the course was the extra resources made available to assist students outside of class, such as Bio-Portal. The worst aspect of the course was the large amount of material covered in a short period of time. Students felt the professor covered too much in a short period of time and as a result missed many crucial topics. The class could be greatly improved if the lectures were slowed down and information was more spread out. Prospective students should understand that the course is intense and a lot of extra studying will be of great benefit because there is a lot is covered.
Professors: Richard McCarty, Christov Roberson, Richard Shingles
Semester: Fall 2012


Johns Hopkins University
3.88
December 31, 2012
The best aspect of the course was the extra tools the professor provided for students. There were many PowerPoint’s, notes, diagrams, and online portals to help students better understand the content. The worst aspects of the course included the biome assignments, which many felt were not relevant, and the overload of information in such a short period of time. The class could be improved if there was less emphasis on assignments and more emphasis on the teachings. Prospective students should understand that this is a typical college biology class, which requires a lot of reading and extra studying. There is a lot to cover and students should be sure to take advantage of office hours in order to help them stay on top of the work.