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    Advanced Biology courses...

    Any good ones you've had experience with? Really not wanting to end up in Dendrology.



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    Re: Advanced Biology courses...

    Quote Originally Posted by Chipper View Post
    Any good ones you've had experience with? Really not wanting to end up in Dendrology.
    Biology 423 and the lab to go with it was a great one. It's take home tests where you can work with anyone or any professor.
    Biology 393A and 393B. Boundary Waters field trip.
    Biology 355. Plants and People. I know it sounds boring, but it is pretty interesting especially since it's taught by Dr. Wallace.
    Biology 354. Animal Behavior. Pretty interesting if you would like to know why animals do certain things.

    That's all I can think of off the top of my head.



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    Re: Advanced Biology courses...

    Quote Originally Posted by Chipper View Post
    Any good ones you've had experience with? Really not wanting to end up in Dendrology.
    Are you an NREM or Forestery major? If not, I would not recommend taking dendrology unless you REALLY like trees. It is a good course for people who need the info for their careers, but it is intense and requires LOTS of memorization.

    Not for the BIOL major looking to pick up some upper level restricted electives to graduate.



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    Re: Advanced Biology courses...

    I agree with GMackey32:

    Biology 355. Plants and People. (My wife took it and really enjoyed it)



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    Re: Advanced Biology courses...

    Quote Originally Posted by RayShimley View Post
    Are you an NREM or Forestery major? If not, I would not recommend taking dendrology unless you REALLY like trees. It is a good course for people who need the info for their careers, but it is intense and requires LOTS of memorization.

    Not for the BIOL major looking to pick up some upper level restricted electives to graduate.
    Yeah, not a forestry major. Simply a BIOL major.



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    Re: Advanced Biology courses...

    Entomology 211 = Insects and Society
    Entomology 411 - Insect Ecology

    Granted, 211 isn't exactly advanced, but I found it fascinating and ultimately, changed my major to entomology.

    I don't remember 411 being offered when I was a student, so not sure how hard.



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    plants and people is the best class i have taken since ive been at ISU.



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    Re: Advanced Biology courses...

    Ugh i hate Bio. Bio 212 is driving me crazy.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Final42b View Post
    Ugh i hate Bio. Bio 212 is driving me crazy.
    That's because Bio 212 is a "weed-out" course. Get through that and 312-314 and you'll be fine. After the required classes, it gets a lot better.



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    Re: Advanced Biology courses...

    The History of Science and Religion was the most interesting class I took at Iowa State. Very cool stuff.....although I don't think it had science credits....philosophy and religious studies I think.



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