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Hey guys,

So currently I've taken PSYCH 253 (Social Psychology) as my elective for the fall term, but I'm debating if I should take a bio course instead. I'm looking at BIO 110 (Introductory Zoology). I've also considered BIO 150 (Organismal and Evolutionary Ecology). I'm particularly interested in zoology, but I'm unsure if I should take it because it requires a lot of memorization and I've heard the lab component is hard. I have BIO 239 (Genetics) and BIO 273 (Introductory Physiology) in the winter term so I'm wondering if should just not take a bio elective this term? Let me know what you guys think! :)

Thnx 

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If I recall, BIOL 110 labs does bell ringers for their final lab exams. What's your upcoming Fall term schedule like? if you already meet the 3/5 rule for that term, I would just take something not as time consuming, but still rewarding in the end - maybe look in to learning a second language or something (CHINA, JAPAN, KOREA, SPAN, FRENCH). I personally would take psychology courses over any biology that isn't physiology (bit biased here since I completed my degree in Kin). IMO, I think psychology/sociology courses will definitely benefit you more in the future than zoology or ecology.

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BIOL 110 does require quite a bit of memorization and is a little more challenging than 150. However, I would take whatever you're more interested in (they are both standard biology courses). I agree with the poster above that you could explore courses outside the science faculty. I personally took some CS courses as electives that I found super interesting. If you're interested in languages, go for that instead. Also, just take a quick look at some upper year bio courses that you might be interested in and make sure you take all the necessary prereqs. 

 

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If you're going to look outside science, i highly highly recommend engl 101b its introto rhetoric,  or rhetoric in pop culture or something,  and i crefit a lot of my cars success tothat. It just is an examination of how arguments are made in a numberof sources and how the language used and how things arr framed influencehow we think about them. It gets you thinking in the way you need to attack cars, and its just such fascinating subject matter

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On 7/31/2017 at 0:13 AM, CardiacArrhythmia said:

If I recall, BIOL 110 labs does bell ringers for their final lab exams. What's your upcoming Fall term schedule like? if you already meet the 3/5 rule for that term, I would just take something not as time consuming, but still rewarding in the end - maybe look in to learning a second language or something (CHINA, JAPAN, KOREA, SPAN, FRENCH). I personally would take psychology courses over any biology that isn't physiology (bit biased here since I completed my degree in Kin). IMO, I think psychology/sociology courses will definitely benefit you more in the future than zoology or ecology.

Hi, 

Thanks for replying! My schedule consists of HLTH 201, HLTH 204 and the tutorial, HLTH 202 and KIN 217. I think I'll stick with PSYCH 253. Have you taken it?

Thanks 

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1 hour ago, JKT said:

Hi, 

Thanks for replying! My schedule consists of HLTH 201, HLTH 204 and the tutorial, HLTH 202 and KIN 217. I think I'll stick with PSYCH 253. Have you taken it?

Thanks 

I haven't taken PSYCH 253, so I can't really say anything about that. Usually the popular psych courses are 207, 211, 261, and 257.

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