I would not recommend taking this class. Personally, I took it to fulfill my science lab requirement and it certainly did not make me want to take any more science classes. Heller is a perfectly nice person, but she does not come off as particularly knowledgeable in biology, especially when she fails to answer almost any question asked by students during lecture. It’s as if she memorized the information contained within her slides and has no knowledge outside of that. I have no desire to unnecessarily bash her, but that is the experience that my peers and I *generally* had. I found the exams to be very difficult and hard to study for, with the exception of the final. If you are a science major looking to fulfill the “thinking through global inquiry” requirement or you are otherwise very well-versed in biology, this class is probably a decent -- albeit boring and occasionally frustrating -- way to do it. However, if you aren’t a fan of biology or tend to struggle in science classes, I would not recommend it in the slightest. Overall: boring lectures, difficult exams, less than stellar prof.