Quotes from students in fall 2020 seminar:
"I learned how to gather key points from a scientific research article and apply my simple but fundamental knowledge on virology to real-life issues."
"My new knowledge about viruses will guide me through many casual conversations I'll undoubtedly have in the future about COVID-19."
Quotes from students in Fall 2018 seminar:
"I definitely gained more knowledge on viruses and disease in general, the epidemiology and clinical aspects of them, and Professor Beatty was extremely knowledgeable in guiding us towards this."
"I enjoyed learning about viruses and diseases in the way we did because it provided me with a structured, not-so-intense way to draw out and develop my leadership abilities in a Berkeley class."
Quotes from students in Fall 2017 seminar:
"I've had a very positive experience getting to know my professor and learning about different viruses through readings assigned each week."
"The course helped me realize how professors such as Professor Beatty really do care in helping the students learn. I realized that he was very open to the students."
"I learned about how disease prevention is carried out throughout the world and what biases and economical issues may prevent saving the lives of millions of people."
Quotes from Fall 2016 seminar:
The professor is caring and incredibly intelligent, and always willing to discuss information from class, topics related to class, or anything you might need help with.
You don’t really need a bio foundation/background, just interest in the subject. Professor Batty is spectacular!
You will learn quite a lot. This seminar is a good balance of work and fun.
Quotes from fall 2017:
"The professor interacts with his students to create an intellectually curious and thought–provoking environment while making the class fun. Because it was a smaller class, I made some close friends in it."