By Michael Syracuse•
Jan 14, 2019
Course is top-notch. It is nothing less than an excellent survey of the 4.6 billion year history of life on Earth and beyond. The lessons are well researched and presented with intelligence and wit by Dr. Bruce Fouke and Ms. Carley Miller. Content and delivery are ideal for distance learning. The material draws from among the fields of geology, paleontology, biology, and the ground-breaking work of Carl Woese. There is sufficient challenge in the quizzes and discussion topics to really engage with the material and learn. Highly recommended!
By Anthony D. Moore•
Apr 09, 2018
Very Interesting subject matter.
Mar 28, 2018
This course really jumps from one broad aspect to another. I really hate that unlike edX, you cannot really do much without purchasing the course. Whenever you resume, it takes you to the orientation quiz that you can't even submit without buying the course (can't even do an orientation quiz for free?). And if you don't pay attention to what you can or cannot do if auditing the course you can do a whole assignment then find out you can't even submit it. This should be spelled out before you begin.
Feb 07, 2018
By Victoria C Leo•
Jan 07, 2018
A first-rate experience - some new ideas, some review, all excellent. Good quality speakers. Next time, use cats instead of ferrets, more well-behaved. Ideas are built on each other in a good ed-psych way. Bravo/brava.
Sep 06, 2017
And very precise and detailed information.
Thank you so much for putting together such a beautiful course.
By Sourav Chattopadhyay•
Aug 07, 2017
The course materials especially the multiple choice questions are intentionally designed to fail students. The assignments are not good and why it should be checked by peers and why we should be subjected to write two different essays on same week and check others for no reasons. There is an over emphasis on Carl Woese and his works and less emphasis on other important course materials, the lectures are not that engaging and not good explaination is provided and students are flooded with lectures on Carl Woese and his greatness which I find pretty baffling and time consuming.
I expected more from this course but compared to other courses this one is more challenging and intentionally designed to over emphasize Carl Woese and fail students by repeatedly bombarding us by needless written assignments.
Jun 03, 2017
Good overview course of ALL life even though I was expecting something more on the early emergence of life rather than the Carboniferous-->Mesozoic-->Cenozoic; loses a star for restricting quizzes & activities to only paying members
By Joy Smith•
Apr 27, 2017
Different, fun approach. Basic science.
By Shenyan Zhen•
Apr 11, 2017
Excellent lectures. Personal transformation observed while watching.