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PHYS ED 1 (Fall 2012)

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PHYS ED 1 (Spring 2012)

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91 79 78 100 96

PHYS ED 1 (Fall 2011)

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Comment: very helpful and energetic; class is not too demanding, but she highly recommends taking class P/NP since if you miss class two times your letter grade drops each absence. There are make-ups during dead week though.

PHYS ED 1 (Fall 2011)

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99 70 83 77 85

Comment: Very nice lady. Very considering in class

PHYS ED 1 (Spring 2011)

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50 50 50 50 50

PHYS ED 32 (Spring 2015)

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100 100 100 85 100

Comment: The way Johannessen teaches is great. She lectures and everything you need to know is in the lectures (I bought the book and didn't use it too much, but the kindle version helps with hw assignments since every section is in the table of contents and it's really easy to find the answers). If I were to take this class again, I wouldn't buy the book. She curves a few percentages up and for my class an 88.9% was a solid A (not A-). Her tests are a little tricky for some questions, but it's VERY fair which is what you can only ask for. Everything really is in the lecture slides. For the final, it is cumulative, but I was able to read through the previous section notes once and through the last section twice and I was able to get an A. If you pay attention in class, you don't need to study much. This was a great class and assignments were easy.

PHYS ED 32 (Spring 2013)

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Comment: Sue is such a great lecturer! She is funny and enthusiastic 8 am every morning! Her exam questions can be a little tricky, but everything is on the lectures. Also, big HINT. Do the Section Questions because those questions are VERY similar to the test. Wish I had known this earlier.

PHYS ED 32 (Fall 2012)

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99 93 73 83 89

Comment: Johannessen is super enthusiastic about health and everything she teaches, so it's pretty interesting lectures. I still brought my laptop and did other homework most of the time and checked in and out of lecture. Everything you need is in the book, so I highly recommend buying and reading it. A lot more focused on overall health rather than physical activity, which was kind of misleading. Great class!

PHYS ED 32 (Fall 2012)

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78 72 70 79 75

PHYS ED 32 (Fall 2012)

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98 84 85 98 96

PHYS ED 32 (Spring 2012)

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99 100 50 51 100

Comment: A really easy/ boring class. Didn't learn anything from lectures except all those heart diseases. But this class is the easiest way to satisfy bio breadth requirement, so no complaints.

PHYS ED 32 (Spring 2012)

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93 81 78 83 93

Comment: She is awesome! Easiest and best class Ive taken at Berkeley

PHYS ED 32 (Spring 2012)

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94 78 64 79 93

Comment: DO THE READING. It is very helpful when exams come around! Johannessen is a fantastic professor who really loves what she teaches. This is an interesting and worthwhile way to satisfy a breadth requirement. The labs are fun and easy!

PHYS ED 32 (Spring 2012)

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100 98 86 99 98

Comment: The person below pretty much sums it up. I definitely recommend it for the breadth satisfaction. It's an easy A but the exams aren't as easy as people predict so you definitely have to put in work for the A but it's doable. Labs are the easiest labs you're going to find in any science class at Berkeley (pretty sure we just watched Oprah once and then meditated another time) so look into it! Make sure you are interested in physical fitness and stuff though, and if you're really fat, being in this class could be awkward, just giving you a heads up.

PHYS ED 32 (Spring 2012)

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100 99 83 92 100

Comment: Johannessen is probably my FAVORITE professor so far at Cal. She is always funny and enthusiastic, even at 8 AM (which is when lectures always are). I've learned so much from this class that I can apply to real life. More about the course though. The assignments take 1.5 hours tops, and those are usually watching an hour long video and answering questions. I'd say most took a mere 30 minutes to do. Always try to make lectures. She is very good at lecturing, and much of her lecture information shows on the exams. However, if you miss the lectures, don't fret. Most of the material is study-able from the textbook. Lab was always very fun, except perhaps the 1.5 mile run/walk. That was kind of painful. But once you finish it, that's pretty much the hardest part of lab, physically speaking. Exams aren't actually too easy, but it's very do-able. Just do your readings (which are pretty short, in my opinion) and you'll be fine. SUPER RECOMMEND, especially for Biological Breadth.

PHYS ED 32 (Spring 2012)

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83 75 77 72 72

Comment: You have to study

PHYS ED 32 (Spring 2012)

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100 100 100 100 100

PHYS ED 32 (Fall 2011)

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PHYS ED 32 (Fall 2011)

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PHYS ED 32 (Fall 2011)

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92 95 83 93 99

Comment: She exudes passion during her lectures. Definitely a worthwhile class, not just because she was a good professor but it is just about the easiest fulfillment of the biological sciences breadth requirement you can find. Also a lot of real life application to her lessons.

PHYS ED 32 (Fall 2011)

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90 94 90 78 95

Comment: This class is very easy as far as assignments go. The tests do require some studying. The instructor is very friendly and excited about the material, and the labs were pretty fun. Only a few of them involved any actual physical activity.

PHYS ED 32 (Fall 2010)

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87 71 50 90 92

PHYS ED 32 (Summer 2010)

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71 81 100 70 72

Comment: If you still need to get biological science breadth out of the way, this is the way to go!

PHYS ED 32 (Fall 2009)

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73 90 65 85 100

Comment: Good professor. Has taught this class for a really long time so is really good at her lectures. Labs are fun and everything is relevant in everyday life.