ENY 3005

Principles of Entomology

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Prof: Rebecca Baldwin / Fall 2021

Jun 17, 2022

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There's a lot of work for this class. It's not a bad class, but be prepared for the amount of work required. This is what a lot of people struggled in and what made people less interested. If you get past that then you're fine.

Course Content

If you are going into entomology, the medical field, veterinary field, pest management, plant science, agriculture, or similar then this is useful. Basically, anything that could involve disease vectors would benefit from this class. It's also a prereq for other bio classes. If that is not what you are getting into then go another route.

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The prof was very understanding about some of the issues that came up during the pandemic and even hosted study nights before exams. She gives you every opportunity imaginable.

Advice

Take advantage of study sessions and stay on top of assignments. Buddy up with fellow students. You'll be ok.

Delivery: OnlineGrade: B+Workload: Very HeavyTextbook Use: Optional
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1Useless

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1Awful Prof

Prof: Rebecca Baldwin / Spring 2022

Mar 4, 2022

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Terrible class, harder than a Bio class

Course Content

Don't take this

Comments on the professor

Terrible professor, unfair exams

Advice

Not to take it

Delivery: OnlineGrade: Not sure yetWorkload: HeavyTextbook Use: Yes
Exam Heavy
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5Amazing Class
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5Very Interesting
5Very Useful

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5Amazing Prof

Prof: Christine Miller / Fall 2021

Feb 23, 2022

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I thoroughly enjoyed the course, enough to change my major to entomology because of the class actually. They do a great way of introducing insects in an easy to understand and accessible way.

Course Content

Content is very relevant. Talks about the environmental impacts of insects, their anatomy and physiology, diversity, evolution, uses for humans, etc. I don’t think there was a topic that was not relevant to the course.

Comments on the professor

Dr. Miller sets clear standards for the class and allows more than adequate time to complete assignments.

Advice

The textbook isn’t necessary, and there is a lab as a co-req and it involves curating your own insect collection!

Delivery: In personGrade: AWorkload: ModerateTextbook Use: No
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2Bad Class
2Hard
4Interesting
3Kinda Useful

Prof: Rebecca Baldwin / Fall 2021

Oct 21, 2021

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Do NOT take this class with Baldwin. I know it may seem easy because it's online, but it's only a 2 credit class but she makes it like 4. The textbook is long and all memorization (so you'll just forget what you read) and some of what you need to read isn't ever attached to what you're learning that week. The worst part about this class is the group project. Already with 3 exams and writing assignments, a group project for a 2 credit class is way too much, but it's even worse when no one does their part (which most won't). The exams are open notes, but she asks tricky questions or obscure ones from the textbook. She seems like a really nice lady, but she never responds to emails, she took points off my group project because our group leader bailed (which isn't our fault) and her exam revie...read more

Course Content

Learning about insects is useful for those going into bio, plants, or life science

Comments on the professor

Pros - nice - open note exams Cons - tests are tricky and very timed - textbook is unhelpful - course is way to much work for 2 credits

Advice

Don't take Dr. Baldwin. The TA from the in-person section told me everyone there a few semesters ago all got A's, in Baldwin's class, only a few people will.

Delivery: OnlineGrade: Not sure yetWorkload: HeavyTextbook Use: Yes
Exam Heavy

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