Genetics, Evolution and Ecology
Prof: Lynn Norman / Winter 2023
Jul 8, 2023
In overall, this is a great course. The Genetic unit is hard but the evolution and Ecology units are easy. The workload is reasonable as long as you don't cram for studying.
the course content is not very difficult to understand as long as you spend time studying. The genetic unit might look a little bit confusing if this is your first time studying genetics, but evolution and ecology units are easy.
Lynn is a fantastic professor!! One of the best professors I've met at ubc. She is always supportive, and her class is pretty fun. Sometimes the course content is boring, but Lynn would always tell some jokes to make it more interesting. Her class is strongly recommended!!
Spend time studying the genetics unit before midterm 1. Don't cram for exams and assignments. Don't be frustrated if you didn't do well in the first midterm. The second midterm and the final will be much better.
Prof: Lynn Norman / Spring 2022
Jan 11, 2023
Literally cannot say enough good things about Lynn Norman. I've never come across a prof with more compassion and care for their students, she made class super interesting and was always really receptive to student feedback! My motivation for coming to class was mostly just because she was so great at what she did. The course was organized extremely well and is very fairly marked I thought.
Prof: Lynn Norman / Winter 2022
Apr 21, 2022
Overall, the class is easy as long as you put the work into it. There is nothing overly difficult about it.
Lynn is AMAZING. Anyone who has her as a prof would say she genuinely cares about her students. She teaches very well and is super kind!
Sep 7, 2021
Definitely a GPA booster if you put work into it!
Very fair grading and easily accessible. Love her!!
Prof: Lynn Norman / Winter 2021
Mar 17, 2021
Very enjoyable overall, recommend taking it
Mar 16, 2021
Interesting but easy class if you put in the work. Lynn is a gem and you just need to familiarize yourself with written questions.
Go over slides and clickers. DO some extra written problems to solidify ideas.
Prof: Gregory Bole / Winter 2020
Dec 27, 2020
Greg is such a good professor, he connected with us, got to know us a bit and even showed his new pet. You will enjoy his class for sure. I don't like and didn't understand the concepts of evolution and ecology in highschool but Greg made it easy. I was in section 123 and it's was honestly the most relaxing class I had this past term. We did coloring pages 10 minutes before class and had an organism of the day each day to learn something new. All that you need to know was in the recorded lectures and if it wasn't covered in the lecture that you don't need to know it for the tests. The worksheets, practice exams and practice final was very useful because they were similiar to the real test and exams. Overall, it was a fun class, of course it had it's ups and downs but I didn't think that I ...read more
-If this class is still online and there are still lecture recordings, then look over the lectures and take notes of what is said there because it's what is going to be mentioned on the exam( unless otherwise stated by your professor). -DO THE WORKSHEETS AND PRACTICE EXAMS/FINAL -Talk to the professor, you can get to know them and it will make that class more fun. -Create a group chat with classmates so that you can ask last minute questions and actually get a quick reply.( Question about exam date and time and even to clarify anything)
Prof: Lynn Norman / Fall 2020
Dec 27, 2020
Lynn is the best. No cap. She genuinely cares about her students and the topics she teaches. The TAs were also great and very helpful! Honestly one of my favourite classes so far because Lynn made it so enjoyable!!
Dec 26, 2020
My comment can be summarized in one word: WOW! I cannot even begin to put into words how fantastic of a job she has done. Lynn has all the essential qualities of a teacher: passionate, knowledgable, and a fantastic pedagogue. Lynn's passion for both teaching and the subject matter clearly comes out during lectures. She often goes above and beyond to research and discover more about the topic. I came into this class as someone with very little passion for biology in general and come out as a student with a newfound appreciation of nature. She puts in the effort to make every single class enjoyable and she has succeeded - her class is a treat to go to. Lynn is also constantly pushing herself to discover new material to teach and demonstrates a clear understanding of the topic. Whenever...read more
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