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AS.020.329 Microbiology
Overall Rating: 3.83
Based on 4 reviews
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Professor: david dwyer
Semester: Fall 2017
Difficulty: 3/5
Grade: B-
Workload: 10 Hours/Week
June 14, 2018
The labs are a lot of busy work, make sure you do them early to have time to study for the lecture tests.
Professors: Jocelyne Diruggiero, Emily Fisher
Semester: Fall 2014

Johns Hopkins University
December 31, 2014
Students praised this course for covering an interesting topic and for having a manageable amount of projects and homework. Perceived issues with the course were few as many students found the course to be fine; however, multiple students found the lectures to be dry and not engaging, leading to people skipping class. Suggestions for improvement varied; multiple students felt the course could use more structure. In particular, students wanted a clearer picture on how assignments would be graded.
Professors: Jocelyne Diruggiero, Emily Fisher
Semester: Fall 2013

Johns Hopkins University
December 31, 2013
Students praised this course for having amazing lecturers who went over both molecular and ecological aspects of microbiology. Multiple students found that the first half of the course was more cohesive and effective than the second half. Other students overall found the course involved too much science minutiae. Suggestions for improvement included a desire for speedier feedback on assignments and additional material such as practice exams or actual assignments so students could have a better sense of how well they were doing in the course. Prospective students should know that the course had a manageable amount of assigned reading but stressed attending class and paying attention in lectures was necessary for success in this course.
Professors: Jocelyne Diruggiero, Emily Fisher
Semester: Fall 2012

Johns Hopkins University
December 31, 2012
The best aspect of this course was the interesting material that was explored through the selection of journal articles. Students found that the professors did a good job at relating reading materials to reallife examples. The worst aspect was that there was an extensive amount of assigned readings, which subsequently led to an extensive amount of discussion. A suggestion for improvement was to find a better balance of day to day activities, so that all the material could be covered. Prospective students should know that this class is extremely reading intensive, so they must set aside ample time for reading.