As I think every MIMG major does, I dreaded this course. But it really has the same effect as Biochem 153A, whether you are interested in it the subject or not the course makes you respect the field, the research, and the professors teaching. I got an A- in the class and can give you some tips on how to do well. Attend lecture to identify which concepts they are stressing in the reader. The reader can be unorganized and the diagrams are poorly printed making it difficult to understand which material is actually important. The homework problems due every week are old exam questions and extremely helpful. Make sure to understand all techniques and the different ways you can apply them to the material. You can use all your notes and books during the exams but don't rely on this. Make your own lists of key terms and definitions, flag important pages on your reader, and bring the old test answer keys because sometimes questions can be similar. Attend OH with a good TA. This year Chris Nixon was definitely the superstar TA going out of his way to make extra OH almost every day for 2 weeks before the final. He also made quick reference sheets of all the IL's and T and B cell specific markers which saved SO much time during tests. Goodluck!