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AS.020.152 General Biology II
Overall Rating: 4.27
Based on 31 reviews
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Professor: christov roberson
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 2/5
Grade: A
Workload: 5 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
June 12, 2018
the textbook is unnecessary, and the homework may not correlate in terms of difficulty with the actual exams.
Professor: christov roberson
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 3/5

Workload: 11 Hours/Week
Anonymous
4.00
June 8, 2018
great professor
Professor: Aaron Robinson
Semester: Fall 2016
Difficulty: 3/5
Grade: C+
Workload: 6 Hours/Week
Anonymous
4.00
May 17, 2018
do not take it lightly! you can definitely get a c!!
Professor:
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 2/5

Workload: 2 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
May 17, 2018
Straightforward class
Professors: Rebecca Pearlman, Christov Roberson, Richard Shingles
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 3/5
Grade: B+
Workload: 10 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
May 16, 2018
Dr. Roberson is the best guy you will ever meet and he goes over problems after problems with you to help you understand the material.
Professor: christov roberson
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 3/5

Workload: 2 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
May 13, 2018
The class is easy and the professor explains everything very clearly!
Professor: christov roberson
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 3/5

Workload: 2 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
May 13, 2018
its a great class bro
Professors: Carolyn Norris, Christov Roberson
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 3/5

Workload: 1 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
May 13, 2018
The material is easy and Dr. Roberson explains everything very well!
Professor: christov roberson
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 3/5

Workload: 6 Hours/Week
Anonymous
4.00
May 12, 2018
he's funny
Professor: Rebecca Pearlman
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 2/5

Workload: 5 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
May 12, 2018
Lots of assistance provided - panoptos, back tests, problem solving sessions ...
Professor: christov roberson
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 3/5
Grade: A
Workload: 3 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
May 11, 2018
AMAZING class, great professor, interesting topics. All in all, the class is great.
Professor: christov roberson
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 3/5

Workload: 8 Hours/Week
Anonymous
4.00
May 10, 2018
he's funny
Professor: christov roberson
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 3/5

Workload: 8 Hours/Week
Anonymous
0.00
May 8, 2018
Make sure you are understanding rather than memorizing it will help in the long run
Professor: christov roberson
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 3/5

Workload: 30 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
May 8, 2018
They should know what study habits are best for them
Professor: christov roberson
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 3/5

Workload: 30 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
May 8, 2018
They should know how to study efficiently and how to best understand diagrams and concepts
Professors: Rebecca Pearlman, Christov Roberson, Richard Shingles
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 4/5

Workload: 20 Hours/Week
Anonymous
4.00
May 6, 2018
reivew back test! they really help
Professors: Rebecca Pearlman, Richard Shingles
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 3/5

Workload: 20 Hours/Week
Anonymous
4.00
May 6, 2018
Take good notes in class; they will be very helpful when studying. It is also very helpful to complete practice exams.
Professor: Rebecca Pearlman
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 3/5
Grade: A-
Workload: 15 Hours/Week
Anonymous
4.00
May 3, 2018
Online assignments are a pain
Professors: Carolyn Norris, Christov Roberson
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 3/5
Grade: B
Workload: 4 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
May 3, 2018
The professor is super energetic and engaging. Class is long and filled with a lot of information but direct correlation between amount of studying and grades
Professors: Rebecca Pearlman, Richard Shingles
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 1/5
Grade: A
Workload: 10 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
May 2, 2018
Easy A, study for midterms
Professor: christov roberson
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 2/5

Workload: 1 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
April 29, 2018
This is the greatest course I have ever taken in the history of both modern medicine and my life. 19/18 would recommend.
Professor: roberson
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 3/5
Grade: A-
Workload: 10 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
April 19, 2018
It's manageable.
Professors: Rebecca Pearlman, Christov Roberson, Richard Shingles
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 4/5

Workload: 12 Hours/Week
Anonymous
4.00
April 19, 2018
Professors: Carolyn Norris, Christov Roberson
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 3/5
Grade: A
Workload: 6 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
April 19, 2018
Professor Roberson is a great teacher, he is very engaging and caring. Teaches the material in an interesting way and cares about his students doing well. The class is not too tough, one homework assignment per week and midterms are manageable.
Professors: Rebecca Pearlman, Christov Roberson, Richard Shingles
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 4/5

Workload: 10 Hours/Week
Anonymous
3.00
April 18, 2018
Interesting lectures. Exams are tough.
Professors: Rebecca Pearlman, Christov Roberson, Richard Shingles
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 4/5

Workload: 5 Hours/Week
Anonymous
3.00
April 18, 2018
It's harder than Gen Bio I and can be particularly niche-y on certain topics.
Professors: Rebecca Pearlman, Christov Roberson, Richard Shingles
Semester: Spring 2016


Johns Hopkins University
4.00
June 1, 2016
Most students appreciated the instructor's engaging lecture style and light course workload. Some students did not feel that there was adequate explanation for complex subjects. Suggestions for improvement included a clearer, more structured lecture period. Prospective students are advised that this is a straightforward biology class, and that they should be sure to do some self-studying to be prepared for exams and assignments.
Professors: Richard McCarty, Rebecca Pearlman, Christov Roberson, Richard Shingles
Semester: Spring 2015


Johns Hopkins University
3.89
June 1, 2015
The best aspect of this course was the accessible lecture slides posted online. This course provided students with interesting course material and multiple opportunities to do well. Many students found the BioLit assignments frustrating and tedious, exams were too short which made it difficult to perform well, and there was a significant amount of material to memorize. This course could be improved by having a more interactive classroom environment, decreasing the workload, and no longer assigning BioLit exercises. Prospective students should know they need to keep up with all material covered in order to do well in this course.
Professors: Richard McCarty, Rebecca Pearlman, Chistov Roberson, Richard Shingles
Semester: Spring 2014


Johns Hopkins University
3.75
June 1, 2014
Many students agreed that the professors for this course were great. They were able to teach biology in an understandable way and covered interesting materials. However, students did complain of information being crammed into a short amount of time and that some of the professors rely on video clips to teach. In addition, students were not pleased with the Biolit assignments. Suggestions for improvement include: no Biolit assignments, easier exams, more interaction, and concise course readings. Prospective students should have prior biology knowledge and have taken the AP biology test for best success.
Professors: Richard McCarty, Rebecca Pearlman, Christov Roberson, Richard Shingles
Semester: Spring 2013


Johns Hopkins University
3.79
June 1, 2013
The best aspects of the course included the organized lecture slides, podcasts, and the available materials for students to get a better grasp of the content. The worst aspects of the course included the constant biome assignments and the hefty amount of content that had to be learned within short periods of times. There were often more than 4 chapters in each exam and students felt themselves having to memorizing too much content for each exam. The course would improve if the lectures were more focused on specific material and actual content that would be covered in exams. It would also improve if the biome assignments were completed removed from the course as they were overwhelming for students and often unrelated to what they were learning. Prospective students should endeavor to attend all class, take notes, and study very hard as there is a lot of material to cover in the course.
Professors: Richard McCarty, Rebecca Pearlman, Richard Shingles
Semester: Spring 2012


Johns Hopkins University
3.81
June 1, 2012
The best aspects of this course included interesting lecture topics, an organized class, the numerous study materials available to students and the in-class clicker questions. Also, students felt that having three professors teach one class was useful at times due to the various topics and the professors� various knowledge bases. Students felt that the Biome assignments were time-consuming and irrelevant. Students felt frustrated that the course was mostly a memorization-based course and that there was an excess of material to cover in a short amount of time; they also expressed concern that the professors were patronizing toward students at times. Suggested course improvements included: removing or reworking the Biome assignments; slowing down the pace; and having recitation sections. Future students should be aware that the course is mostly memorization, and that they should attend lecture.