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AS.020.154 General Biology Lab II
Overall Rating: 3.87
Based on 6 reviews
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Professor: Rebecca Pearlman
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 3/5

Workload: 3 Hours/Week
Anonymous
4.00
April 19, 2018
Overall a pretty fair course. This lab is not as demanding as other labs at Hopkins and for the most part of the semester, you do not have a lot of work outside the lab given that you have to finish your labwork within the time allotted. You're given one lab paper to write which is overall pretty easy since you're only given 2 pages to write the report. The dissection labs are great hands on activity if you're into dissections. You do have to pay for access to the aquarium for one of the labs which is ridiculous.
Professor: Rebecca Pearlman
Semester: Spring 2016


Johns Hopkins University
4.00
June 1, 2016
Most students appreciated the interactive lecture style and hands-on course structure. Some students found that the labs lacked structure and would have liked more clarity. Suggestions included simplifying the lab manuals and providing more in depth assignments. Prospective students should expect a fun class with a highly interactive lab period. Students should ensure they have enough time to complete dissections in class.
Professor: Rebecca Pearlman
Semester: Spring 2015


Johns Hopkins University
3.64
June 1, 2015
The best aspects of this class included the interactive and hands on labs which included multiple dissections. Many students found the labs to be too long and were frustrated they had to pay full price for the field trip to the science museum. This class could be improved by better integrating General Biology II with the Lab section, having labs with shorter wait times, providing students with more lab resources, and funding the field trips. Prospective students should know that the course is not too challenging and can be fun if dissections do not bother you.
Professor: Rebecca Pearlman
Semester: Spring 2014


Johns Hopkins University
3.75
June 1, 2014
The best aspects of this course were the dissection labs, hands-on experience, and great teaching assistants. The worst aspects of this class were disorganized and tedious labs and lack of instruction and guidance. Students suggested more organized procedures, elimination of flowcharts, and use of the
Professor: Rebecca Pearlman
Semester: Spring 2013


Johns Hopkins University
3.85
June 1, 2013
The best aspects of the course included the fun and enjoyable labs where students got a chance to learn hands-on and even do some dissecting. The worst aspects of the course included the time consuming and occasionally disorganized labs, as well as the insufficient amount of lab materials available. There were often lots of assignments associated with labs making students to feel rushed and pressured. The course would improve if the labs were better organized and stocked with enough equipment for students in the class to use. Prospective students should expect a fairly easy biology lab with lots of engaging lab experiments and lots of dissections to partake in.
Professor: Rebecca Pearlman
Semester: Spring 2012


Johns Hopkins University
4.00
June 1, 2012
The best aspects of the course included the labs themselves which students found engaging and a great hands-on experience � especially the dissection labs. Also, students enjoyed the relatively small class size. Students felt that the teaching assistants� grading system and knowledge base was inconsistent and made it difficult for certain labs and lab reports. Students also felt that the due dates for the assignments were confusing and disorganized. Suggested improvements include standardizing the grading system to avoid differences in teaching assistants� grading styles, clearer instructions from TAs. Future students should be aware that there are a lot of dissections, the class can be time consuming, and they should keep up with the course work by being prepared prior to class.