Biology of Cells

Alvaro Sagasti

Biology of Cells

Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology department

Alvaro Sagasti

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Clarity of professor 3.7
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Helpfulness of professor 4.2
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  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Is Podcasted
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again

Textbooks

Cell and Molecular Biology, Binder Ready Version: Concepts and Experiments
Gerald Karp, Janet Iwasa, Wallace Marshall
ISBN: 9781118886144
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Winter 2017
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Winter 2015
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Winter 2014
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Winter 2013
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Reviews

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 26, 2012 Grade Received: N/A

This was the first quarter that Sagasti taught 165A, so our class in a sense was experimental in that he had to get an idea of how much material he has time to cover and how difficult the exams have to be. Quite honestly, I thought Sagasti did a really good job teaching this class. You can really tell that he's passionate about cell biology, and I think that's a very important aspect of making a class enjoyable. He also loves cracking jokes in class so that definitely makes lectures more entertaining too. I think his lectures were very straightforward and easy to understand, and he's very nice, patient, and helpful while explaining things during office hours. The exams were also not too bad either--the averages were around mid-70s--and Sagasti said he's really happy with those averages because he wants everyone to do well in his class. The only complaint I really had about this class were the papers that we had to read during discussion--some of the papers covered very boring topics, but that's more of a personal preference than a flaw of the class. We had to read about one paper a week, and after we discuss them during discussion, we have a quiz assignment where we just answer the questions asked about the paper, and we just turn in the assignment in discussion next week. Overall, this class was not too difficult and did not require too much work as well--as long as you read the papers (a lot of the exams were about the experiments done in the papers) and pay attention in lecture, you'll be fine.

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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Is Podcasted
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again

Textbooks

Cell and Molecular Biology, Binder Ready Version: Concepts and Experiments
Gerald Karp, Janet Iwasa, Wallace Marshall
ISBN: 9781118886144
View on Amazon
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