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AS.020.305 Biochemistry
Overall Rating: 3.57
Based on 12 reviews
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Professors: Emily Fisher, Vincent Hilser, Chrisitan Kaiser, Young-Sam Lee, Kathryn Tifft Oshinnaiye
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 4/5
Grade: A
Workload: 16 Hours/Week
Anonymous
3.00
August 30, 2018
The information is interesting but the class takes a lot fo studying!
Professor: Robert Horner
Semester: Summer 2017
Difficulty: 4/5

Workload: 25 Hours/Week
Anonymous
0.00
June 16, 2018
he tried doing a curve with an 8 person class...ridiculous. many couldnt get an A- cuz you have to be 1 SD above the average. Made mistakes sometimes and couldnt figure out problems.
Professors: Emily Fisher, Vincent Hilser, Chrisitan Kaiser, Young-Sam Lee, Kathryn Tifft Oshinnaiye
Semester: Fall 2016
Difficulty: 3/5
Grade: A
Workload: 3 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
June 5, 2018
Organic chemistry not needed beforehand
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Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 4/5
Grade: A-
Workload: 30 Hours/Week
Anonymous
4.00
May 12, 2018
this is kind of hard because you will need to spend a lot of time outside classroom to keep on the pace
Professors: Emily Fisher, Myles Hoyt, Rejji Kuruvilla, Kathryn Tifft Oshinnaiye
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 4/5

Workload: 30 Hours/Week
Anonymous
3.00
May 6, 2018
It’s bad
Professor: A Brinton Cooper
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 4/5
Grade: C
Workload: 12 Hours/Week
Anonymous
3.00
April 29, 2018
a
Professor: A Brinton Cooper
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 1/5
Grade: A-
Workload: 30 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
April 27, 2018
great class, interesting but difficult. great prof
Professors: Emily Fisher, Vincent Hilser, Chrisitan Kaiser, Young-Sam Lee, Kathryn Tifft Oshinnaiye
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 3/5
Grade: B+
Workload: 8 Hours/Week
Anonymous
4.00
April 18, 2018
The more time to devote to it, the better it will be. Simple as that.
Professors: Emily Fisher, Vincent Hilser, Chrisitan Kaiser, Young-Sam Lee, Kathryn Tifft Oshinnaiye
Semester: Fall 2014


Johns Hopkins University
3.96
December 31, 2014
Students praised this course, which had a variety of rotating instructors, as being an intellectual challenge that included useful recitations. Perceived issues with the course included a feeling from multiple students that the variety of instructors made it difficult to follow lessons as each instructor’s style and content could vary greatly. Suggestions for improvement varied. Multiple students thought that the course would be improved by providing students with more problem sets or other exercises in which they could test their expertise. Other students felt that the course would be better with a single, well-spoken instructor. Prospective students should know that students found the course had a heavy workload and required a good amount of studying. Students also found it was important to pay attention to recitations and to make sure to memorize information in order to be successful in this course.
Professors: Emily Fisher, Vincent Hilser, Young-Sam Lee, Kathryn Tifft Oshinnaiye
Semester: Fall 2013


Johns Hopkins University
3.81
December 31, 2013
Students broadly praised this course for having multiple instructors who worked to keep the course interesting and engaging despite its large size. Students also praised the support of student learning through podcasts and instructors who seemed genuinely interested in seeing students succeed. However, students felt that having four instructors led to issues ranging from disjointed instructions to lectures of varying quality. Some students also felt the course covered so much ground that learning felt rushed. Suggestions for improvement included some students wishing the course was taught by one professor, while multiple students stressed the importance of having an instructor or instructors who are comfortable teaching in English. Prospective students should know that the course required some background in biology and chemistry and that regular studying was required to succeed.
Professors: Emily Fisher, R Blake Hill, Vincent Hilser, Kathryn Tifft
Semester: Fall 2012


Johns Hopkins University
4.05
December 31, 2012
Students found that recitations were helpful and provided a good opportunity to reinforce their knowledge. There was never an issue with contacting one of the multiple professors for outside help; they were always available and were genuinely invested in helping students. The worst aspect of the course was that even with the lengthy and fast paced lecture, students felt like there was not ample time to cover such a great deal of information. Many students found a certain level of disconnect between the depth of the material covered in class and the exam. Suggestions for improvement included more streamlined preparation for exams and providing more relevant practice questions. Prospective students should take advantage of the different opportunities to understand the information and be prepared for a fast paced learning environment that will be rather demanding.
Professors: Emily Fisher, R Blake Hill, Vincent Hilser, Kathryn Tifft
Semester: Fall 2011


Johns Hopkins University
3.96
December 31, 2011
The students found that most of the professors taught with clarity and were easy to understand. They described them as engaging, interesting, enthusiastic, helpful, and approachable. Students especially liked the teaching style of Professor Fisher. They found her teaching style inspiring, passionate, and very effective. Students found the grading system very fair (students are able to drop their lowest test grade) and said that the review sessions, recitation, podcasts and office hours were all great resources; however, students made the following comments about the exams: there is a lot of material covered them, they are very difficult, and did not really test their knowledge but rather tested random facts. Students also said the pace of class is fast. Students also said that Dr. Brand was not as an effective instructor as the others. Students would like to see this course broken into 2 semesters.