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AS.020.162 Biology Workshop II
Overall Rating: 3.99
Based on 5 reviews
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Professor: Rebecca Pearlman
Semester: Spring 2016

Johns Hopkins University
June 1, 2016
Most students appreciated the interesting subject matter, and the variety of biology topics touched on. Some students felt that the course workload was too heavy for a one-credit class. Suggestions for improvement included a more interactive lecture and providing more feedback on assignments. Prospective students should expect many group assignments, and that they should have some background in biology.
Professor: Rebecca Pearlman
Semester: Spring 2015

Johns Hopkins University
June 1, 2015
The best aspect of this course was the interactive nature of the class that allowed students to learn about different areas of biology through student presentations. Many students felt the course was not challenging enough and they did not get enough feedback on their work. This course could be improved by having more review material for the final and changing groups throughout the semester, so students can get different perspectives. Prospective students should know this class is a good starting point for learning about modern age biology.
Professor: Rebecca Pearlman
Semester: Spring 2014

Johns Hopkins University
June 1, 2014
The best aspects of this course were the workload, discussions, and interesting topics covered. Many students agreed that the long guest lectures and the reliance on technology were the worst aspects. To improve the quality of this course, students suggested more hands-on experiences, simple homework assignments, and more peer interaction. Prospective students should know that this course is a great option to fill one credit and a background in biology is not needed.
Professor: Rebecca Pearlman
Semester: Spring 2013

Johns Hopkins University
June 1, 2013
The best aspect of the course was the laidback atmosphere where students learned interesting biology topics. The worst aspect of the course was the structure, with many of the topics being scattered and unrelated. Students were often unclear of the course’s expectations and felt that some topics were not covered in enough detail. The course would improve if there were more in-depth lessons on some of the topics and if the curriculum were better structured. Prospective students should expect a really light workload in this simple one-credit bio course with lots of exciting material to learn.
Professor: Rebecca Pearlman
Semester: Spring 2012

Johns Hopkins University
June 1, 2012
The best aspects of this course include a variety of interesting guest speakers and a very manageable workload. Students felt that the grading system was disorganized and fairly slow. Students also felt that there were only a few opportunities to improve their grade due to the lack of assignments. Course improvements suggested by students include a more organized grading system with clearly posted assignments. Future students should be aware that attendance is a crucial aspect of this course and that the course is based on lectures given by guest speakers. Future students should also know that the material was interesting and that the speakers were very knowledgeable in their respective fields of study.