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AS.020.153 General Biology Lab I
Overall Rating: 4.36
Based on 8 reviews
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Professors: Rebecca Pearlman, Richard Shingles
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 2/5
Grade: A
Workload: 10 Hours/Week
Anonymous
4.00
May 13, 2018
Great easy professor, wants you to succeede
Professor: Rebecca Pearlman
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 2/5

Workload: 4 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
April 20, 2018
It is very interesting. Pay attention to the lab directions. Manageable amount of work. Most work done in class.
Professor: Rebecca Pearlman
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 2/5

Workload: 4 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
April 20, 2018
Professor: Rebecca Pearlman
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 1/5
Grade: A
Workload: 1 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
April 19, 2018
Professor: Rebecca Pearlman
Semester: Fall 2014


Johns Hopkins University
4.03
December 31, 2014
Students complimented this course which covered intriguing subject matter and allowed students hands-on laboratory experience. In addition, students were happy that the work load for this course was reasonable and most work could be completed during class time. Perceived issues with the course primarily centered around beliefs that the labs could be disorganized with equipment not set up in advance and with some labs having unclear instructions. Suggestions for improvement varied as many students couldn’t find any fault with the course while others wanted to see the course swap in new labs as existing ones weren’t challenging. Prospective students should know that students found the workload in the course lighter than other labs and described it as fun and informative.
Professor: Rebecca Pearlman
Semester: Fall 2013


Johns Hopkins University
4.01
December 31, 2013
Students broadly praised this course for having outdoor labs and for giving students hands-on experience. Students’ issues with the course included a dislike for the duration of the three-hour course, and they felt that the final portion of the course was completely filler assignments. Suggestions for improvement included a desire for greater clarity in terms of what students needed to do during lab assignments. Prospective students should know that the course had a decent amount of work, but there was little work that needed to be done outside of class.
Professor: Rebecca Pearlman
Semester: Fall 2012


Johns Hopkins University
3.81
December 31, 2012
The best aspect of this course was the active and fun labs in which students got to experience biology hands-on. The worst aspects of the course included the disorganized teaching assistants, unproductive flowcharts, and often unclear lab instructions. The course would be improved if it were more organized and if the lab instructions/manuals were gone over in detail before students began the labs. Prospective students should know that this is a strictly experimental course. They will definitely be successful and enjoy the course if they follow the instructions and complete all the lab experiments thoroughly.
Professor: Rebecca Pearlman
Semester: Fall 2011


Johns Hopkins University
4.02
December 31, 2011
Students enjoyed the interactive, hands-on nature of the course. The small class size made this a good, practical learning experience and the lab procedures were clear and concise which made execution very easy. Some students found the grading strict, arbitrary and inconsistent. Many also stated the flowcharts were not useful. Students said the class could be improved through more effective labs - some found them too easy, uninteresting, and not challenging. Future students should know many of the computer programs that were used were not compatible with MAC. Many students said the workload was manageable.