Introductory Microbiology

Peter J Bradley

Introductory Microbiology

Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics department

Peter J Bradley

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  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Is Podcasted
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Tough Tests
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again

Textbooks

Brock Biology of Microorganisms, Books a la Carte Plus Mastering Microbiology with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package (15th Edition)
Michael T. Madigan, Kelly S. Bender, Daniel H. Buckley, W. Matthew Sattley, David A. Stahl
ISBN: 9780134603940
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Grades

Winter 2017
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Winter 2016
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Winter 2015
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Winter 2014
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Winter 2013
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Spring 2010
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Spring 2006
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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Winter 2019 Submitted April 16, 2019 Grade Received: B+

Professor Bradley is a great person. Charismatic lecturer and clear in his words. The first couple of weeks can be a drudge to get through, but once he gets to the things that he likes, the quality of lectures get vastly better. There's a ton of info in the class, so make sure you watch the Bruincast vids before a test and review over your notes a *ton* of times.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2019 Submitted April 6, 2019 Grade Received: A+

Dr. Bradley is an angel. Students can tell when a professor loves what they do and when they actually CARE, which is why my classmates and I were always interested in course content and motivated to study hard. That being said, this class is still tough and there is a ton of material. Dr. Bradley makes sure he's super supportive, available, and kind at all times to ease some of the stress. Thank you!!!

Quarter Taken: Winter 2019 Submitted April 2, 2019 Grade Received: A

Dr. Bradley is funny, charismatic, incredibly intelligent, and, simply put, cares. He will bring candy to every office hour, will hold extra review sessions, and will answer all questions thoughtfully. His exam questions are tricker than Dr. Gunsalus', but they're not at all impossible. If you can, take MIMG 101 with him and Gunsalus. The final is non-cumulative and Gunsalus is not as bad as a lot of Bruinwalk reviews make him out to be.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2018 Submitted March 30, 2018 Grade Received: A

Dr. Bradley was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend taking 101 with him. I took it with him and Gunsalus. They're both good but Bradley had more engaging lectures. Go to Bradley's office hours! They're very helpful, he's funny, and he often brought us cookies/ candy.
To get an A in this class:
Go to class (though this is not mandatory),rewatch as many classes on bruincast as you can, go to office hours even when you don't think you need to, and participate on the CCLE discussion board. (If your grade was borderline and you participated on the discussion board, they said they would round you up.)
The point breakdown is:
1. Midterm 1 100 points
2. Midterm 2 100 points
3. Final 150 points (Our quarter it was not cumulative, which is was great)
Getting an A is very doable, but you need to watch lectures/ study the slides constantly.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2016 Submitted April 4, 2017 Grade Received: B+

Bradley's a cool dude. Take him, even if he's teaching with Gunsalus. I don't know why people give Gunsalus hate he's a good professor too in my opinion. Bradley makes his material sound interesting and fun. I especially enjoyed the material after the second midterm. Before that it was pretty boring not gonna lie. But Bradley is very helpful over the CCLE discussion page which is HIGHLY appreciated. He can go through material quickly but since it's podcasted you can listen to it again. Nice guy. Would take him again.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2016 Submitted May 1, 2016 Grade Received: B-

Bradley was a pretty decent professor. He is SO, SO CONCERNED about students. I cannot stress that enough. A couple days before the final I got a really bad cold and was absolutely miserable, so I emailed him to ask about a potential extension on the final (something I've never done in my life) and he was SO ACCOMMODATING!!! We had an 8-11am final, and he told me to come in any time before 11 so that I could sleep in and he would make sure I got the full 3 hours. Not only did he do that, but he actually told me that I could just take as long as I wanted to and not to worry about time. He is just the sweetest/best person!
As far as lecturing, he's pretty decent but sometimes will rush through material when he gets pressed for time at the end, and it will often be important stuff that he really expects us to know. Other than that he will happily repeat anything and re-explain anything that wasn't understood. He's like your favorite uncle at Thanksgiving dinner who wants to make sure everyone had enough to eat and is just all around jovial and awesome. I'd recommend taking him if he's ever not co-teaching with Gunsalus...

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 28, 2014 Grade Received: N/A

I had Dr. Bradley for MIMG 101. He's a great professor and gives you plenty of contemporary examples during lecture. Dr. Bradley focuses on major concepts and his test questions are based on experimental design or a hypothetical situation that you must reason through. He answers students' questions on the discussion board and is awesome in office hours. I would recommend waiting til winter quarter to take MIMG 101 because that is when he teaches it.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 5, 2011 Grade Received: N/A

Although I have not yet finished this course, I can already say that Dr. Bradley truly cares about student learning. He is indeed a personable person and teaches microbiology with enthusiasm and humor. One upside to his lecture style is that you will never fall asleep; Dr. Bradley connects with his students, partly because he has that type of personality himself.

More importantly, he is akin to the needs of students and so he tries to provide as much help as possible during office hours and in class. He literally tells his students what he expects them to know on the exam, contrary to what some others might have said below me.

Dr. Bradley's questions, however, are much more difficult than Dr. Gunsalus' questions. Bradley requires you to understand mechanisms, experiments, and big concepts. He asks a lot of hypothetical "situation" questions so that you can apply your knowledge.

If you attend his office hours, he is always willing to help in any way. I have found that he is increasingly willing to give you hints about what he likes if you ask him. But... as I already said, his questions are not as easy as Gunsalus'.

Anyhow, this is an excellent course, independent of the instructors. I am impressed with the topics they chose to teach because these topics covered a wide span of topics, which caused me to stay interested.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted July 6, 2010 Grade Received: N/A

I took MIMG 101 in Spring 2010 with Professor Bradley and Professor Gunsalus. The class was a great introduction to MIMG and has really persuaded me to continue with the major. Professor Bradley was a great lecturer, and made the class extremely entertaining and interesting. I attended 5-6 of the lectures in person all quarter b/c I was extremely busy that quarter and I never fell asleep listening to Bradley. My only complaint is that it is much harder to determine what Bradley wants you to know (in terms of studying for the exam). Gunsalus is much more straightforward and his slides are very sequential within each lecture. Overall however, both Bradley and Gunsalus are great professors and I would highly recommend this course.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Nov. 3, 2008 Grade Received: N/A

One of the best professor at UCLA. MIMG 101 wouldn't be as interesting without Dr. Bradley. He's a really cool guy and he really reaches out to help his students. Must agree with everybody else, his questions are definitely tougher and require more thinking than Gunsalus' but it's definitely do-able as long as you really understand the concepts. Make you sure you understand all the experiments and know how to use them if you're given a case. Take the class, it's a really interesting and fun class

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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Is Podcasted
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Tough Tests
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again

Textbooks

Brock Biology of Microorganisms, Books a la Carte Plus Mastering Microbiology with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package (15th Edition)
Michael T. Madigan, Kelly S. Bender, Daniel H. Buckley, W. Matthew Sattley, David A. Stahl
ISBN: 9780134603940
View on Amazon
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