BIO4EE3 2017 Latest Review
This course was taught by Dr.Rama Singh in 2017.
1 Midterm 20%
2 presentations 10% each
participation mark 10%
Final paper 50%
The course structure was similar from before. Students were asked to pick a topic from the list provided from the prof and prepare 2 presentations and the final paper (group work).
The course content was very interesting and eye opening. However, there was no rubric for any of the presentations and the final paper. The students only had a generic guideline without the break down of marks but since the topics given were so diverse ranging from politics, social sciences to biology, it was not useful.
The TA and the prof were asking for very different things as well, leading to a huge discrepancy in what the students were asked to do by the prof and the marks given out by the TA. Not to mention that the students never got to see the marking sheet and the TAs notes for the second presentation and the final paper that supports and justify the marks given to the students.
I also think the TA this year (new) did not have adeuquent knowledge about these topics to provide proper feedback.
The workload of this course was not high and what I wrote might be subjective but I would advice you to think twice before taking this course. It was unfortunate that such an interesting course turned out to be so frustrating, not because of the content, but because of its disorganization.