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MCELLBI C100A (Fall 2014)

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80 70 72 71 73

Comment: Lecture was mostly very clear. Homework could be tricky, but he was very responsive on Piazza.

MCELLBI C100A (Fall 2013)

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100 100 100 100 100

Comment: Professor Kuriyan is one of the most eloquent professors at Berkeley. His lectures are well-structured and -oriented that even non-Biologists will be able to latch on and be engaged in the topics discussed. Professor Kuriyan's homeworks are relevant to questions on the exam, so it's highly advisable that you review them before all his midterms. Kuriyan's exams are reasonable and are based on materials emphasized in class. There will be 3 midterms and 1 finals for MCB C100A. Kuriyan writes the first two midterms and Wemmer the third midterm and the final. The curve for Kuriyan's exams are around 70% with a healthy SD of 15%.

MCELLBI C100A (Fall 2012)

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81 70 65 50 74

Comment: Kuriyan was the more straightforward professor and his notes are easier to follow. He was pretty clear/passionate about the topics he liked or tested. Overall I wish I paid more attention to his lectures and remember VDW rules!

MCELLBI C100A (Fall 2012)

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85 97 41 86 81

Comment: This guy knows his stuff and can explain it very well. He is just an uptight, intimidating guy... HIs office hours are really useful. Much better at teaching than Wemmer.

MCELLBI C100A (Fall 2011)

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93 65 16 88 87

Comment: This class was the reason why I changed my major

MCELLBI C100A (Fall 2011)

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54 73 36 64 45

MCELLBI C100A (Fall 2011)

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50 50 24 68 73

MCELLBI C100A (Fall 2011)

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84 89 77 93 86

MCELLBI C100A (Fall 2011)

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89 50 97 81 79

MCELLBI C100A (Fall 2011)

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82 78 74 81 71

MCELLBI C100A (Fall 2011)

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MCELLBI C100A (Fall 2011)

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MCELLBI C100A (Fall 2011)

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52 40 66 50 53

Comment: lectures are very clear on what you need and not need to know. exams are hard but fair.

MCELLBI C100A (Fall 2011)

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90 87 83 88 84

Comment: Kuriyan is a decent lecturer. His test questions are generally pretty similar to the problem set problems he assigns. Pay attention to his lectures and read the relevant sections of the chapters and you'll be good.

MCELLBI C100A (Fall 2011)

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95 82 88 74 97

MCELLBI C100A (Fall 2011)

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78 87 68 74 43

Comment: Lectures are dry, but are enough to suffice if you can't do all of the reading. Exams are challenging and test to see if you can apply what you know - it's not just about memorization. Do practice exams!

MCELLBI C100A (Fall 2010)

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71 84 100 7 16

MCELLBI C100A (Fall 2010)

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88 97 68 74 88

MCELLBI C100A (Fall 2010)

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52 43 50 50 85

MCELLBI C100A (Fall 2009)

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88 82 80 49 71

Comment: He explained things very well... exams were very fair and the averages were high (so not much of a curve)... discussions were very helpful, as were the weekly review sessions :)

MCELLBI C100A (Fall 2009)

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100 100 87 94 100