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AS.020.306 Cell Biology
Overall Rating: 3.80
Based on 9 reviews
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Professor: Emily Fisher
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 4/5
Grade: B
Workload: 30 Hours/Week
Anonymous
5.00
May 31, 2018
You learn a lot. The teachers are good and accessible.
Professors: Kathryn Tifft, Emily Fisher, and Yumi Kim
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 5/5

Workload: 30 Hours/Week
Anonymous
4.00
May 15, 2018
this is a really difficult class, but well taught by these professors. Study the material beforehand, and don't wait until the last minute
Professors: Kathryn Tifft, Emily Fisher, and Yumi Kim
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 5/5

Workload: 30 Hours/Week
Anonymous
3.00
May 5, 2018
Lots of memorization required!
Professors: Kathryn Tifft, Emily Fisher, and Yumi Kim
Semester: Spring 2017
Difficulty: 5/5

Workload: 30 Hours/Week
Anonymous
3.00
April 30, 2018
This class is hard
Professors: Emily Fisher, Myles Hoyt, Rejji Kuruvilla, Trina Schroer, Kathryn Tifft Oshinnaiye
Semester: Spring 2016


Johns Hopkins University
3.98
June 1, 2016
Most students agreed that the lectures were the best aspect of this course. Students found the lectures to be engaging and interesting. Some students found the class to be too fast paced, and were not pleased with the instructor's grading system. Suggestions for improvement included choosing a more affordable textbook, and using a more balanced grading system. Prospective students should expect a challenging course and prepare time to self-study to ensure comprehension of subject matter.
Professors: Kyle Cunningham, Emily Fisher, Trina Schroer, Kathryn Tifft Oshinnaiye
Semester: Spring 2015


Johns Hopkins University
3.69
June 1, 2015
The best parts of this course were that grades were returned quickly and lectures were interactive.
Professors: Emily Fisher, Myles Hoyt, Rejji Kuruvilla, Kathryn Tifft Oshinnaiye
Semester: Spring 2014


Johns Hopkins University
3.69
June 1, 2014
Students who took this course thought that the best aspects included that the course was taught by a group of instructors, notes and slides from lectures were available online, and the information was interesting and engaging. However, there was a great deal of material to cover in a short time, and many students thought the tests and grading curve were the worst aspects of the course. Improvements could be made by matching teaching styles of the various instructors, and making the test material clearer. Prospective students should know that this class requires a lot of work, but the instructors give opportunities for assistance.
Professors: Emily Fisher, Trina Schroer, Kathryn Tifft, Beverly Wendland
Semester: Spring 2013


Johns Hopkins University
3.98
June 1, 2013
The best aspects of this class were that resources were widely available to the students, and the instructors’ willingness to help. Students appreciated the recitations, online lecture summaries/notes, and the instructors’ knack for making lectures both interactive and interesting. Some students felt that the rapidity of concepts covered made the content difficult to grasp, that the amount of memorization required was unreasonable, and that the exams were worded, phrased and/or structured in a deceiving manner. Suggestions for improvement included adding the option for students to drop his/her lowest test grade, assigning more homework to enhance student test preparedness, and having the lessons aligned so that the delivery of information is more fluid when being taught by different instructors. Prospective students should be prepared to study hard, keep up with the reading assignments, and take full advantage of recitations and office hours.
Professors: Emily Fisher, Myles Hoyt, Rejji Kuruvilla, Kathryn Tifft
Semester: Spring 2012


Johns Hopkins University
3.89
June 1, 2012
The best aspects of this course include the course summaries, the recitations, the study materials and resources, and the depth of material that students learn. Students also felt that the professors were knowledgeable and available to help them understand the material. Students felt that the grading scale was unfair and that there was an excessive amount of material to cover for a single semester. Students also felt that the homework was not helpful in exam preparation and that having multiple teachers lead to inconsistency of teaching style at times. Course improvements suggested by students included making the homework assignments more relative to the exam questions, to only have one professor for the course, and to having more practice exams available for studying. Also, students felt strongly that the grading system should be more lenient. Future students should be aware that the course has a heavy workload and is difficult. Future students should also know that they should do all of the assigned readings and to use the many study resources available, especially the recitations.