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Class Ratings

5Amazing Class
4Easy
5Very Interesting
5Very Useful

Prof: Brown / Fall 2020

Nov 17, 2021

Comments on the course

Well organized. 1st half of semester you review neurophysiology, which can be a bit challenging in points. But Dr B does a good job of reviewing. The last half or so you get to explore all kinds of different topics using the stuff you learned early like diseases of the brain (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s) and how we learn, why we sleep, psych disorders, sensation etc. .

Course Content

Very useful. I breezed through parts of physiology class b/c I already learned the neuro stuff from bio301. I actually used his notes instead of my phys text.

Comments on the professor

Dr B loves teaching and it shows. I wish more bio profs were like him. He’s laid back about most things. But I’ve heard he won’t give excuses for missed absences unless you have some sort of documentation. I suppose that’s fair since that’s what employers would want many times. Show up, study, give at least some effort & there is no reason you can’t earn an A. Slack off, don’t try, and get the lower grade you deserve I guess. Show up late, less time for your quiz. So be on time.

Advice

It’s all right in front of you in this class. All the notes, PowerPoint, even online lectures. If you apply yourself at all, you can earn an A.

Course: BIO 301Delivery: HybridGrade: A-Workload: ModerateTextbook Use: No
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Class Ratings

5Amazing Class
3Avg. Difficulty
5Very Interesting
5Very Useful

Prof: Brown / Summer 2020

Nov 17, 2021

Comments on the course

This class focuses on concepts more than memorization. yes, there is some stuff to memorize, but not like Anatomy!!!! Dr Brown is one of the better ones since he gives you all his notes, powerpoint, and the lectures are 100% online. you can go back and review any topic that is tricky over and over until you get it. He is available in ofc hours or by zoom. 4 exams which include a cumulative final. in summer 2020 it was all online but I hear in the future its hybrid (show up for exams only). Lab is also in person and really organized, but it also depends on how well your lab group works together. Challenging course for sure, but Dr Brown does not make it impossible. Study hard and you can get a decent grade.

Course Content

physiology - how the bodys organ systems work and work together. Required for most medical field careers

Comments on the professor

Very helpful. Very organized. He sets up the class so if you want to learn you can and be successful. But he is not going to baby you along and give out free point for nothing. You have to put in the effort. Most importantly you have to stay on schedule. You can't fall behind because it gets harder as the semester moves ahead. The material builds on itself. So get behind early and its really hard to catch up.

Advice

I wish I'd known that you have to understand and apply concepts. You can't just memorize your way through like in Anatomy class

Course: BIO 270Delivery: OnlineGrade: B+Workload: HeavyTextbook Use: Optional
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