Biotechnology and Society: Special Topics: Hormonal Bodies: Hormones as Culprits and Cures in 21st Century
Spring 2022 - I don't have enough good things to say about Dr. Rensel and the Hormones seminar. She's a very sweet, knowledgeable lady who is always willing to listen, offer advice, etc. I got sick on the final presentation day and she was super understanding about it, which is not common in teachers around finals time. The course content was super interesting and felt intentionally chosen / hand selected. We covered so many topics that I would not have known about and I really felt like my perspective and understanding of multiple controversial issues became more nuanced and educated. The course load was manageable, a few readings and activities a week for a once a week class session. I felt like it was all teaching me something new, so I usually didn't mind doing it. We were also provided plenty of resources to learn how to use UCLA research resources, which I think will help me throughout my years at school. That made doing our research paper much easier and smoother. I'm not yet sure what grade I received, but I don't doubt it will be high thanks to her timely inputting of assignment grades and a fair grade distribution between assignments, participation, and the paper.