Online CHEM101/BIOL201 - Summer
- 0Feb 16, '09 by RNwntaBI am wanting to take CHEM 101 & Microbiology 201 online.
(These will be my last 2 pre-req/gen ed classes)
Which of the two do you all recommend taking over the summer?
I read that you need to go to Terre Haute for 1 lab in BIOL 201...That is close to a 2-1/2 hour drive for me, so I was leaning toward taking it in the summer since road conditions wouldn't be an issue.
ANY & ALL advice is appreciated!! Is biology easier after taking chemistry? Do you believe both of these classes would be too tough to take in an 8-week session?
Thank you so much for any and all feedback given!!!! :bowingpur
- 2Feb 16, '09 by RespiratoryGirl011I am taking Chem 101 online through SB this semester. It has been pretty easy. There is a lot of math involved & I love math though. I also like the online labs better because not as many things can go wrong as with a real life lab. Also, everything is online. You don't have to drive anywhere to take the quizzes, but they are timed. There is a quiz every week but no tests.
Since you want to take one of these courses over the summer, I would first evaluate how much time you will be able to devote to the course. The material won't be any harder, but it will be faster paced with more assignment deadlines and such.
I am taking microbiology in person this semester, and I do not think taking chemistry first would make it any easier. There was only one chapter of chemistry at the beginning, and it was basic. The book explained everything you needed to know pretty well, IMO.
- 1Feb 17, '09 by RNwntaBcsab
i looked at the iupuc site and found a "transferability list" of ivy tech courses. i hope it helps a little with your question....
it states, bio
bio 211 & bio 212 do not fulfill the microbiology requirement for entry into the iu school of nursing generic bsn program. effective fall 1999, bio 211 & bio 212 fulfill the microbiology requirement for rns who completed the asn program and wish to enroll in the rn-bsn mobility option.
Last edit by RNwntaB on Feb 17, '09 : Reason: Did not respond to CSAB's post / Responded to my orig post
- 0Feb 17, '09 by csabSo I guess whether you take the 3 cr. or 4 cr Micro, might depend on if you think you might go on for a BSN someday. I looked at Ball State's website for RN(ASN) to BSN program, and they say you need "Microbiology 3 cr." but doesn't specify which course would transfer. I suppose I would have to call them to make sure.
- 1Feb 21, '09 by stupidcancerI'm taking both Chem 101 and Micro (both online) this summer. I emailed the Micro prof and she told me that there is one Saturday (all day) session in TH where all the labs are completed; other labs are done on computer simulations or "using items you would normally have in your household". Also, there are five lab write-ups to complete for a grade and all exams are proctored at the campus of your choice. I don't have any additional info about Chem. Hope that helps!