I think the review on this class deserves an update from the 2004 review. In the 2007 version of the class, he never once read word for word from a biology textbook. Nonetheless, the class is.....trying.
My biggest issue with the class is that it is, as the previous reviewer said, billed as a general overview of various topics in biology. It is NOT. It is very specific in whatever aspects of biology he is into at the time. This year, that is cell motility and division.
Another thing to note is the way the course is structured, which he has learned to take care to explain in the intro class. It is a roundtable seminar, discussing whatever papers he decides to cover, which a different student presenting that paper each week. Usually we cover 2-3 papers a class. The class does help to get used to critically reviewing journal articles, not just taking their claims at face value. If your are not extremely interested in his area of interest, however, you may find yourself pretty bored with the level of detail each snippet of information is analyzed.
Overall, it's not a bad course. I did gain some skills from it, as I had hoped, regarding reading and discussing journal articles. But I am bored, bored, BORED during most of the meetings, and I wouldn't wish it on anyone who wasn't extremely interested in the EXACT biology topics that he is interested in covering.