Diamond will NOT be teaching IB 131 this fall...

<p>... but Carlson will.
<a href="http://ib.berkeley.edu/student/grad/forms/GSIproj.xls%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://ib.berkeley.edu/student/grad/forms/GSIproj.xls&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>GSI projections list Carlson as the teacher instead of Diamond. There is no grade data on IB 131 with Carlson on Courserank. I know for a fact that he has taught this class in the past.</p>

<p>uh.. hmm. -.-</p>

<p>is this class still gonna be an easy A?</p>

<p>Carlson isn't that hard of a grader, but it won't be like before where 90%/+ get free As. You will probably have to give this class its due time.</p>

<p>I took IB 117 with Carlson. ~50% of the class got A's but the course was pure memorization, so I ended up with a B. If you are good at memorizing a reader, Carlson is your man. This class was/is my alternate if IB 181 doesn't fit my schedule next semester.</p>

<p>ugh.. i regret taking ib 117.. that class was all memorization, and kind of a pain to study for, and totally not worth getting below an A in that class. Honestly, I don't know what all the positive reviews were for, the lecturing style was really dry and too dependent on readers.</p>

<p>I found the lectures interesting, except I am not a memorization learner (thus my B). Most of my other IB courses are conceptual, as opposed to all memorization.</p>

<p>so whats the verdict, will it be an easy A or...?</p>

<p>easy A if you can memorize efficiently</p>

<p>Do people usually take IB 131 lecture even if they can't get into the lab? What do you suggest? Should I wait?</p>

<p>anyone have anything on 131A? </p>

<p>any exams? will you get credit if you take 131/L after 131A? what do you do in it?</p>