Fall 2023 - Dr. Rashidi is an excellent professor, though I think this course suffers from a time crunch. The sheer volume of dense information relayed means there's little time for discussion. All told there were over 1,000 slides by the end of my semester, most of them dense. If you are a humanities major, beware that you are expected to enter the course with a working knowledge of human biology, or at least not get lost in the information as you jump right into it from day one. In my opinion, the class should be a bit longer or cover slightly less information. The tests are difficult to study for as they are completely write-in and encompass anything mentioned in the slides up to and including single bullet points buried in hundreds of pages of information. However, with all that being said, Dr. Rashidi is a kind and wonderful professor. She records all the lectures in case you cannot make it, provides several extra credit opportunities, allows cheat sheets on the exams, and is available beyond her stated office hours and always willing to try and further your understanding of the material. While the tests are tough, she's a very fair (even generous) grader for the paper assignments. My recommendation: take the course if you're interested or have an aptitude in biology and disease processes, or if you have the time and ability to really sit down and study full-time.