Ratings for Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology 104

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82

Based on 9 ratings for the instructor(s) that have taught this course.

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77
Enthusiasm
80

Instructor Ratings

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Rasmussen, K K (NST 104, Spring 2014)
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Comment: I took this class over the Summer (2014) and I really enjoyed it! She's such a good professor and I had to study a lot before the exams, but they were pretty straight forward. I ended up getting an A, but you definitely need to study to get an A, like NST 10. I really recommend her as a professor because she's so sweet and nice! As for assignments, the GSI graded them and she was super lenient as long as you knew what you were talking about. I made a couple of grammar mistakes (because my grammar isn't the best) but she marked it on my paper, but still gave me full credit.

Submitted July 24th, 2014

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Rasmussen, K K (NST 104, Spring 2014)
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100

Comment: I took this class in the summer, it's offered session A. I highly recommend it either as a 2-unit booster course or for anyone interested in nutrition, food, health, agriculture, the environment, policy, etc. It's a very interdisciplinary course, with elements of anthropology, public health, public policy, all with a focus on human relationship with food. 3 very easy, very short papers that were graded easily. 2 50 question multiple choice exams, memorization-based, easier than NST 10 level difficulty. Very interesting class- you get to learn about food cultures around the world! Professor was very knowledgeable and would get back to us the next lecture if there was a question she wasn't sure of. The only issues I had were that I thought the presentation was graded a little bit harshly, and I didn't think that the discussion section was necessary. Otherwise, great class!

Submitted July 13th, 2014

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Rasmussen, K K (NST 104, Spring 2014)
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32
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86
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40
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66

Comment: The class isn't hard (exams are pretty straightforward) but there's a lot of busy work (4 essays, 3 exams, and a 10 min presentation). She grades pretty hard on the essays and it's usually not the content she's grading but the nonexistent "grammar mistakes." For example, she wrote how "hundreds of years" was a grammar mistake and then decided that it was because she didn't like the phrase itself that's why she docked points off. If you talk to her about it, she might give you some points back, but hopefully, she won't be the one grading your papers when you turn them in.

Submitted May 29th, 2014

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Rasmussen, K K (NST 104, Spring 2014)
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100
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Enthusiasm
86

Comment: This was a great class. The exams were very easy. The assignments, which all include a short paper, were straightforward, but can be graded a little harshly, so make sure your write-up is clear and detailed.

Submitted May 17th, 2014

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McCoin, M C (NST 104, Spring 2011)
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Submitted Oct. 24th, 2012

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Lafleur, M S (NST 104, Spring 2012)
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94

Submitted Sept. 24th, 2012

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Lafleur, M S (NST 104, Spring 2012)
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76
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78
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76

Comment: Great instructor; very knowledgeable and experienced. The assignments were interesting and exams were very reasonable.

Submitted May 2nd, 2012

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McCoin, M C (NST 104, Spring 2011)
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100
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Comment: I liked Mikelle because she was super laid-back, though I have friends who didn't like her because she wasn't "professional". Topics are interesting, class is very straight-forward. Exams are really all based on lecture.

Submitted Oct. 12th, 2011

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McCoin, M C (NST 104, Spring 2011)
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Exams
94
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96
Enthusiasm
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Submitted May 31st, 2011