So, are you screwed if you get a "B" in biology 101? (Since ochem is a harder level class and bio 101 is a basic level class.)
Uh...yeah, it does. This is a lot like saying "Intro sociology doesn't necessarily have to be easier than advanced thermodynamics." Sure, there's no official rule that says one class has to be harder than another, but that's just kind of how it is.An introductory bio class doesn't necassarily have to be easier tha O'chem.
The OP has created several threads like this as of late. I'm starting to wonder if he/she is simply trolling.
Uh...yeah, it does. This is a lot like saying "Intro sociology doesn't necessarily have to be easier than advanced thermodynamics." Sure, there's no official rule that says one class has to be harder than another, but that's just kind of how it is.
Let's not bog this down with semantics. Your statement was generally misleading. It's very safe to assume organic chem is going to be monumentally more difficult than intro bio, so let's not be suggesting to people there's a chance they'll cakewalk through their later chem classes.The easiness of any course can not be measured solely by the difficulty of the course-material. The Instructor, class size, etc. can also factor in.
I took Organic II with two introductory bio courses. My Organic II class was not too hard, and the instructor was of average difficulty. On the other hand, both of my bio courses had really hard profs, and I had to compete with 500+ kids in my class. I remember specifically having trouble with the bio lab practical's....
Also, usually people take intro level Bio classes during their first couple semesters of college, when you're still getting used to the whole college thing, so even if OChem is usually harder than intro Bio, I don't think one grade reflects the other. Also the material is completely different. I got a B in my first intro Bio class taken during the first semester of college, and made As in both O-Chems, taken my junior year.
I got a B in Ochem I, a B- in Ochem II, and a C in Ochem III. I really hated that class and could not force myself to study. My school obviously didn't seem to care. I guess maybe those grades were balanced out by my majoring in physics and doing well but who knows. As long as you do well in whatever you're doing they won't care.