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Ok guys, what was the hardest course you've ever taken in your life?


For me it was a course we had called psychobiology where we had to write 8 essays, each 10 pages + back in my first year.
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Calculus that involves lots of integration and polar stuff and the series and sequences.
 

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Physics 1 and 2 at the U. of Florida is INCREDIBLY hard. Class avgs are like 5 out of 20 for the exams... Our physics prof.s are notoriously bad also. Here's my list

1. Physics (1 and 2)
2. Organic 1
3. Organic 2
4. Biochem


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So far, Occlusion. Doing occlusal waxing in 4 colors and having to get contacts evenly distributed to within 12 microns is a pain in the butt anyway. Doing it as the second class of dental school, when you can barely tell a max. central incisor from the cusp of Carabelli, makes it even harder. ;)
 
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I took a speech anatomy class with the most ridiculous prof I have ever had. Good researcher bad teacher. He spent most of his time telling jokes and gave incredibly hard tests. Part of the grade was attendence so I had to suffer going to class. Glad that one is over..........
 

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So far I would so financial accounting (originally I was a business major)...
A close second to organic chem 2 (it doesnt help that I took 2 courses in 12 weeks...both orgo 1/2)
I think any class you take really depends on a professor...it can be extremely challenging...yet if the professor is really good...it makes it easy to understand.
 

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molecular genetics followed by multivariable calculus
 

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Zoology with all little details overlapping among organisms, plus...their names are hard to remember. I hate it to death.
 

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If I had to pick just one, I'd say organic chem. That class was a pain in the ass. Genetics was also a brutal class at my school. In our genetics lab, we had to map the genome of fruit flies by breeding them with each other. That was a disaster! :eek:
 
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I'd say my hardest class has been Dynamics, or possibly Linear Circuit Analysis.
 

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I would have to say my hardest class was college algebra. All those letters and numbers, it just got confusing.
 

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Biochemistry, hands down. Although Cell Biology is definitely in second place.
I think I failed another Biochem test today. I cried for about two hours. I may have to do some retail therapy. I don't know what I'm going to do about chem.
 

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MoCookiess said:
Biochemistry, hands down. Although Cell Biology is definitely in second place.
I think I failed another Biochem test today. I cried for about two hours. I may have to do some retail therapy. I don't know what I'm going to do about chem.
A lot of schools are planning to make Biochemistry as a standard pre-requisite (CASE). Many schools already do have it as a pre-dental requirement (IUSD, Tufts... and others).
 

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I'd have to say basic math. I got the addition and the subtraction down...but once we hit division, the whole class was lost. Glad that one is over...whew!
 

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Believe it or not, the hardest class I ever took was a cooking class! It may not sound hard, but this is what some of the questions were like. If preparing profiteroles using standard pate a choux pastry, what type of flour should be used (a correct answer must include type of flour as well as protein content). What does it mean to "sweat a mirepoix?" What do recipes with unsalted butter call for salt? We also were given recipes for different breads and asked to identify the type of bread soley based on the recipes! The hardest part of the class was the final, we were given a list of ingredients 24 hours before class, and had to prepare a 4 course meal in 3 hours. The meal had to include: an appetizer (soup, salad, or hors f'oeuvres), a yeast risen bread, a roux thickened sauce, 2 proteins (salmon, beef, pork, or chicken), and a dessert. It was the HARDEST class I have ever taken. I have new respect for the culinary profession after taking that class.
 

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Analytical chem, which will be overlapped next semester by P-Chem, I'm sure.
edk, is it bad that I know most of that stuff through incessant Food Network watching? ulp :(
 

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Physics was the toughest subject matter for me.

That, and a middle-English course.
 
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Cozmosis. I took the class because I have always been a big fan of the food network. I thought the class was still hard, even after watching every episode of Good Eats with Alton Brown!

PS-Biochemistry and Physics were pretty hard too.
 

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For me it was Writing 121 and 221 which is a year sequence in college writing at my sachool. I hate writing and had to write 7 papers 10 page each on that. Also english is my second language but i still hate writing no matter what. the second has to Solid Mechanics.
 

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Dr. Canon, General Chem 105 at BYU. Definately the most challenging and rewarding class I have ever had to date. I have never worked so hard for a class, but it payed off. I ended up as a TA for the class later on (not to mention my DAT chem score).
 
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O-Chem sucks, especially when you are like me. I am just a freshman and I have only had Chem I. Never should have taken it before Chem II. Oh, well I have an A so far.

I hope it stays that way. :cool:
 

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Order of Difficulty:

1. Biochemistry
2. Inorganic Chemistry
3. Histology
4. Molecular Biology
5. Phys II
6. Calc II
 

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I took a Biochem and thought it was very easy. Diff people diff strengths.

But yeah calculus II is the hardest, than or psychobiology. i had nightmares about integration and polar coordinates and series...ahhh!
 
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I took 3 quarters of Bio chemistry, Physical biochem, physical chem., genetics, comparative anatomy, animal physiology, and the D-school requirement; all of them being difficult. For me the most difficult class was endocrinology. Also for the classes mention, I needed to contend with a selected group of students called the bio-meds. These students are highly competitive only 30 of them are admitted into the 3 year of med school at UCLA after attend UCR.
 

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Physical Chemistry I&II : statistical mechanics, kinetics, free energy, quantum mechanics. Great professor though, learned alot.
 

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BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY

Prereq: ALL the chems, including Biochem, Physical chem I and II plus Calc III.and some other classes.
Well a complete hell!
 

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Woodsy said:
Ok guys, what was the hardest course you've ever taken in your life?


For me it was a course we had called psychobiology where we had to write 8 essays, each 10 pages + back in my first year.
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Calculus that involves lots of integration and polar stuff and the series and sequences.

Thats we be yoga. Hot dang, I looked like a pretzel sometimes. Course, being the only guy in there helped. :smuggrin:
 

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In order from hardest to not quite as hard

1) Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
2) Chem E. Kinetics
3) Applied Mathematics for Chemical Engineers
 

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edkNARF said:
Believe it or not, the hardest class I ever took was a cooking class! It may not sound hard, but this is what some of the questions were like. If preparing profiteroles using standard pate a choux pastry, what type of flour should be used (a correct answer must include type of flour as well as protein content). What does it mean to "sweat a mirepoix?" What do recipes with unsalted butter call for salt? We also were given recipes for different breads and asked to identify the type of bread soley based on the recipes! The hardest part of the class was the final, we were given a list of ingredients 24 hours before class, and had to prepare a 4 course meal in 3 hours. The meal had to include: an appetizer (soup, salad, or hors f'oeuvres), a yeast risen bread, a roux thickened sauce, 2 proteins (salmon, beef, pork, or chicken), and a dessert. It was the HARDEST class I have ever taken. I have new respect for the culinary profession after taking that class.

Hrmmm, well I'm a dude who likes cooking. Sounds like a fun class. :D
 

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Biochem at UC Berkeley... especially when we had to memorize the structures of 20 amino acids and all of the various metabolic cycles + enzymes... it was hell :thumbdown:
Well, you had that coming. Seeing as 1/2+ the periodic table was discovered at Berkeley....Berkelium anyone (dunno if that's spelled right or not you chem geeks, don't flame me)? What was that famous guy's name? Seaborg? Seaborgium? :D
 

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RaiderNation said:
I'd have to say basic math. I got the addition and the subtraction down...but once we hit division, the whole class was lost. Glad that one is over...whew!
There there, that's why God invented accountants. On the 8th day, he created accountants, who advised him 7 was better. He can deduct the 7th day for taxes and designate it nonprofit and take a rest.
 

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Physics II, i definitely dont think i remember anything that i learned that semester. Electricity and magnetism just flew way over my head..
 

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Physics.....I just plain stunk at it. I didnt even pull good grades in both semesters. I made up for it in my Bio classes.
 

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I would have to say my worst classes so far have been biochemistry and organic II. the biochem class was so boring, it was the first class ever that I actually took a nap in. Immunology is also kicking my butt but that might be more because i don't have any motivation to study anymore.
 
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Zoology----> hands down, instructor insisted on teaching the class "OLD SCHOOL" ---> no notes only suggested textbooks from which you can make your own notes, lab covered about 40- 50 specimens which needed to be dissected viewed under the microscope and drawn on white sheets of paper, with labels and descriptions - all in 4 hours by the end of the semester 7 people remaining
 

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Dool said:
Zoology----> hands down, instructor insisted on teaching the class "OLD SCHOOL" ---> no notes only suggested textbooks from which you can make your own notes, lab covered about 40- 50 specimens which needed to be dissected viewed under the microscope and drawn on white sheets of paper, with labels and descriptions - all in 4 hours by the end of the semester 7 people remaining
Whoa....that does sound bad!! :thumbdown:
 
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