Biology 1M03: Biodiversity, Evolution and Humanity

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Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
Dr. B. Bolker & Dr. J. Stone (Fall, 2020)

The course was structured around having 1-3 weekly asynchronous modules, biweekly labs & assignments, and a PBL group project that ran throughout the semester. The PBL project was quite manageable however we had to do a lot of research to propose a solution for an ongoing environmental problem and create a final lab report & presentation. For the PBL project, it’s important to divide up the tasks among your group members throughout the semester to avoid last-minute problems. Regarding tests/exams, the profs provided us with study material and practice questions before each test which helped us apply our knowledge. At times the content seemed overwhelming but the concepts weren’t too difficult to understand. Therefore, the main advice I would give to someone taking this course would be to understand the material instead of memorizing it because the test/exam questions are application-based.

Textbook: Required, Helpful

Methods of Evaluation: Tests, Exams, Lab Reports, Group Projects

Rating: 1 out of 5.
Dr. Stone & Dr. Bloker (Fall, 2020)

Not really accommodating for students adapting to technology use, extremely difficult and there’s no outline or barely practice for tests/quiz/exam.

Methods of Evaluation: Test, exams, assignments, group projects


Rating: 3 out of 5.
Dr. Dushcoff & Dr. Bolker (2018)

Make concept charts from reading the textbook as this HELPS A LOT to link information together. Pay attention to lectures and take notes as they definitely expand on the information/examples and these are on the midterms!!!


Rating: 3 out of 5.

Try and make analogies/connections to help remember everything.

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