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Professor Ratings & Grade Distribution Data for Karen Gerhart

Karen Gerhart
Professor (2007 – 2011)
UC Davis (UCD)
Biological Sciences
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2.7083**+
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Rated by 24 students
2.57
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across 1 classes
Fall 2014 Schedule
No classes for this semester.
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BIS 001A
BIS 002A
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4****
BIS 002A - Introduction to Biology
She is good but can be confusing if you fall behind. Pay attention to practice tests since she uses the same questions a lot. Listening to podcasts helps a lot too
Professor rated by: Biological Sciences Student on 11/9/09
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2**
BIS 002A - Introduction to Biology
If you're the type that sucks at test taking and seizes all the points out of written assignments, this may be the class for you. Extraordinarily difficult professor, with an extreme amount of hatred created for her at the end of the quarter see...
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Professor rated by: Science & Technology Studies Student on 12/11/09
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BIS 002A
Introduction to Biology
4****
She is good but can be confusing if you fall behind. Pay attention to practice tests since she uses the same questions a lot. Listening to podcasts helps a lot too
Professor rated by: Biological Sciences Student on November 9, 2009
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BIS 002A
Introduction to Biology
4****
I think this style of teaching must have been part of some pilot program having to do with "Bloom's Taxonomy". A LOT of work, although not hard, but can be quite challenging trying to figure out what's due when and where to get the reading/other material to complete the assignments (which are also difficult to determine the location of).
Professor rated by: Psychology Student on December 5, 2009
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BIS 002A
Introduction to Biology
2**
If you're the type that sucks at test taking and seizes all the points out of written assignments, this may be the class for you. Extraordinarily difficult professor, with an extreme amount of hatred created for her at the end of the quarter seen via Chatrooms. Personally, would not recommend ever taking a class of hers.
Professor rated by: Science & Technology Studies Student on December 11, 2009
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BIS 002A
Introduction to Biology
1*
Pros: She is very intelligent and gives many examples and suggestions for studying. There are a lot of points available other than the 2 midterms and final.
Cons: I am taking summer session, so it's very fast paced. There is a lot of reading and quizzes on SmartSite for each lecture. There are PDQ's due for each lab, too. The class just encompasses a lot of information that without a good TA is difficult to grasp.
Professor rated by: Wildlife, Fish & Conserv Biol Student on July 31, 2013
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BIS 002A
Introduction to Biology
2**
Cons: there is A LOT of work for this class
She wants you to be able to do more than memorize the information, which is the Pro of the class, but she goes above and beyond with the application of biology. Get a GREAT TA and you'll be fine for the quarter...
Professor rated by: Psychology Student on June 26, 2011
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BIS 002A
Introduction to Biology
2**
Pros: Lot of other work, so even if you fail the tests, you'll pass the class.
Cons: Didn't clarify terms used.

Hard exams

Not good at lecturing.
Pretty much failed all the tests, but all the other coursework brought me up to a C.
Professor rated by: Psychology Student on June 17, 2011
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BIS 002A
Introduction to Biology
4****
Pros: The extra assignments ensure you will get a good grade if you put in the time. She is really passionate about the subject and a great teacher.
Cons: The class has more assignments than a normal college biology class
Professor rated by: Biological Sciences Student on November 1, 2011
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BIS 002A
Introduction to Biology
4****
Pros: Very knowledgeable about the subject, good lecturer.
Cons: Way too much work for an introductory class. Work often seemed pointless and much more like busy work than an actual learning aid.
Professor rated by: Exercise Biology Student on November 14, 2010
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BIS 002A
Introduction to Biology
2**
Pros: Good professor overall
Cons: Gives a lot of homework
Okay professor but would recommend her if you can live off just doing a bunch of work.
Professor rated by: Neurobiology,Physio & Behavior Student on April 28, 2011
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BIS 002A
Introduction to Biology
3***
Pros: easy to understand
Cons: doesnt like to curve, has been on probation for failing too many people. has lots of writing
Professor rated by: Undeclared Student on December 7, 2010
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BIS 002A
Introduction to Biology
3***
Pros: easy if you just memorize her book
Cons: A LOT OF WORK, too many weekly homework to turn in
Professor rated by: Molecular and Cellular Biology Student on February 10, 2012
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BIS 002A
Introduction to Biology
3***
Pros: learned a lot in this class
Cons: TOO MUCH WORK
Professor Gerhart assigns a TON of work.
Professor rated by: Engineering Applied Sci-Davis Student on December 7, 2010
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BIS 002A
Introduction to Biology
1*
careful uses her own book for class, but most of the time it is not necessary
Professor rated by: Biological Sciences Student on December 7, 2010
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BIS 002A
Introduction to Biology
2**
Pros: structured powerpoint lecture notes
Cons: bad book, too much busywork, BORING
Professor rated by: Engineering Civil & Environ Student on December 8, 2010
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BIS 002A
Introduction to Biology
4****
Pros: non ereally
Cons: papers and assignments where you rely on other students
Professor rated by: Engineering Biomedical Student on December 9, 2010
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BIS 002A
Introduction to Biology
4****
Pros: you learn what you need to learn
Cons: a bit heavy on the workload
Professor rated by: Biological Sciences Student on October 13, 2011
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BIS 002A
Introduction to Biology
2**
Pros: lots of grade pading busy work
Cons: tests confusing
Professor rated by: Food Science & Technology Student on October 25, 2012
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BIS 002A
Introduction to Biology
3***
Pros: Good lecturer, very organized
Cons: Tests are tricky
Professor rated by: Med - Intrl: Emergency Med Student on October 19, 2011
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BIS 002A
Introduction to Biology
2**
Pros: Homework buffer
Cons: Hard midterms
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Professor rated by: Psychology Student on April 28, 2011
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BIS 002A
Introduction to Biology
3***
Pros: none
Cons: make u buy her textbook!!
Professor rated by: Neurobiology,Physio & Behavior Student on October 13, 2011
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