BIOL 1209: Biology Laboratory for Science Majors II

Overview

Course: BIOL 1209
Title: Biology Laboratory for Science Majors II
Department: BIOL - Biological Sciences
Credits: 1
Description: Prereq: credit in BIOL 1208, credit or registration in BIOL 1202. Credit will not be given for this course and BIOL 1005. Primarily for students majoring in science, agriculture, or education.
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History

Semester Average W-Rate A B C D F Enrolled Avail Sections
Fall 2016 (shown) 363 21 12
Summer 2016 59 5 2
Spring 2016 898 142 34
Fall 2015 367 17 12
Summer 2015 60 4 2
Spring 2015 909 83 32
Fall 2014 448 14
Summer 2014 39 25 2
Spring 2014 1030 14 34
Fall 2013 360 24 12
Summer 2013 49 15 2
Spring 2013 964 36 34
Fall 2012 311 9 10
Summer 2012 70 26 3
Spring 2012 965 60 33
Fall 2011 371 13 12
Summer 2011 73 23 3
Spring 2011 897 60 30
Fall 2010 448 14
Summer 2010 71 25 3
Spring 2010 851 110 34
Fall 2009 428 20 14
Summer 2009 3.305 0% 51% 30% 15% 2% 0% 82 14 3
Spring 2009 3.052 3% 33% 42% 14% 3% 2% 737 1 23
Fall 2008 345 7 14
Overall 3.078 3% 35% 42% 15% 3% 2% 820

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NOTE: Grade distribution information for this semester is not yet available. The Average and W-Rate shown are averages for the given instructor in BIOL 1209. Click an instructor's name for a full breakdown.

Section Course Days Start End Enrolled Avail Type Average W-Rate Distro Instructor Room/Building
1 BIOL 1209-1 M 1:30p 4:20p 32 0 LAB 0120 LIFE SCIENCES
2 BIOL 1209-2 M 4:30p 7:20p 32 0 LAB 0120 LIFE SCIENCES
3 BIOL 1209-3 T 8:30a 11:20a 32 0 LAB 0120 LIFE SCIENCES
4 BIOL 1209-4 T 11:30a 2:20p 17 15 LAB 0120 LIFE SCIENCES
5 BIOL 1209-5 T 2:30p 5:20p 32 0 LAB 0120 LIFE SCIENCES
6 BIOL 1209-6 T 5:30p 8:20p 31 1 LAB 0120 LIFE SCIENCES
7 BIOL 1209-7 W 8:30a 11:20a 27 5 LAB 0120 LIFE SCIENCES
8 BIOL 1209-8 W 11:30a 2:20p 32 0 LAB 0120 LIFE SCIENCES
9 BIOL 1209-9 W 2:30p 5:20p 32 0 LAB 0120 LIFE SCIENCES
10 BIOL 1209-10 W 5:30p 8:20p 32 0 LAB 0120 LIFE SCIENCES
11 BIOL 1209-11 Th 10:30a 1:20p 32 0 LAB 0120 LIFE SCIENCES
12 BIOL 1209-12 Th 1:30p 4:20p 32 0 LAB 0120 LIFE SCIENCES

Reviews

Not Recommended/F Instructor
Not Recommended/C Course
F Communication Skills
F Personality
B Course Content
F Exams and Grading
D Time Required
F Grade You Earned
Review #1 / Course: BIOL 1209 / Instructor: WISCHUSEN E
This lab isn't bad, but Wischusen is a tool! To busy to be concerned with his students in his labs. He wrote the lab book I think, but most of the labs are explained horribly. My TA was hard to understand and mean. He literally said "I don't know what I'm doing" a few times and his grading was unfair. He didn't explain assignments well. This is the only course I ever got a W in for dropping because I disliked the TA so much and a lot of others in the lab dropped. We went to Wischusen about the issues with the TA and he was rude and didn't care. I got in A in the lab next semester when I took it with Hrincevich.
Posted: 4/13/2014 1:45:26 PM
Not Recommended/A+ Instructor
Not Recommended/D Course
C Communication Skills
C Personality
C Course Content
B Exams and Grading
C Time Required
C Grade You Earned
Review #2 / Course: BIOL 1209 / Instructor: WISCHUSEN E
This class sucks. No one cares about plants. This is basically just memorizing plants. For the final, you have to identify certain plants. It's not fun or interesting. Take pictures to study for the final.
Posted: 5/16/2010 1:27:02 AM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Not Recommended/D Course
C Communication Skills
A+ Personality
F Course Content
F Exams and Grading
F Time Required
C Grade You Earned
Review #3 / Course: BIOL 1209 / Instructor: WISCHUSEN E
Wischusen doesn't actually teach the 1209 course. That, unfortunately, went to a TA named Adriana Dantin. She doesn't know most of the material she "attempts" to teach (she said "Cnidarians" are worms). I would think that if you have a Bachelors degree in Biology, you would at least know the basic stuff taught in an introductory course. The lab is a waste of time, overall. It covers experiments without explaining their significance, and the practical part of the final is based on identifying few select samples from a very large pool that you have to view during the semester. No dissection (surprising for a college level course, as we dissected stuff back in high school), no creating our own experiments - it is shameful to call it a majors science course, and if they're looking to cut funds somewhere, this course should be eliminated, because it is completely pointless.
Posted: 5/14/2010 1:45:13 AM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/B Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
B Course Content
A+ Exams and Grading
B Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #4 / Course: BIOL 1209 / Instructor: WISCHUSEN E
The class is easy. For the final, you have to be able to identify many different types of plants, animals, fungi, bacteria, etc. which can be tricky, but if you have a good TA, you'll be fine.
Posted: 5/12/2010 12:03:06 PM
Not Recommended/D Instructor
Not Recommended/D Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
F Course Content
D Exams and Grading
D Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #5 / Course: BIOL 1209 / Instructor: WISCHUSEN E
It all depends on the TA you get, I had Tracy Hmielowksi and she was awesome. The final is horrible, study a lot for that. Class is pretty boring though
Posted: 1/18/2010 11:58:18 PM

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