Aug 26, 2016
Broad spectrum over view useful to beginners as well as advanced learners. would have loved to be able to download slides along with Transcripts for later revision , Thank you UMCP and the Faculty !
Dec 26, 2015
I'm old - DNA was discovered in my last year of undergraduate studies. I am learning a great deal about what makes humans alike and different, what drives our behaviors. The course is informative
von Rutuja A P•
May 21, 2018
This course was very informative.The concepts are quite easy to understand.I surely recommend students who want to learn all the basics of biotechnology.
Jun 27, 2019
Interesting and didactic
Not a five stars because of the biased presentation of the GMO debate (I'm in favour of GMO but I'd have liked to have a fairer and clearer picture of the arguments against)
von Muhammad A•
Aug 24, 2019
The course is very interesting and useful.
There are two problems: 1) Some of the provided links are not working (should be updated).
2) The numbers, percentages and most of the data are old, like the course.
von Roger A P G•
Aug 24, 2019
Hi, I'm Roger Pineda, I'd like to thank the coordinators of the course for the information provided. I feel that it was a huge help in terms of acquiring and / or reinforcing knowledge. The lectures were well directed to what should be learned in terms of genetics.
von Kim A•
Apr 01, 2019
Lots of important information and a great overview of many different aspects of genetics. A bit heavy on the pro-GMO stance without really addressing the criticisms of it. The first part was great about human genetics.
von Alexis N•
Sep 12, 2018
Intro too long for each lecture; Backgrounds are distracting
von Rune B•
Nov 10, 2015
Large topic and well presented. Due to volume could perhaps be divided into smaller, more comprehensive,
von Amber S•
Dec 21, 2015
An excellent course as a short overview or as an introduction to a specialization.
Seemed to touch on neurology and evolution more than genetics. Didn't get into the mechanics of genetics or molecular biology as much as I had hoped. Read Genetics for Dummies and reviewed my old textbooks to refresh on topics I found interesting and this was a nice course to accompany that endeavor. I really enjoyed the short segment near the end that delved into the field of biotechnology.
Thank you so much for providing this as a self-paced class, I really enjoyed taking it.
von Michael D T•
Oct 02, 2015
Lots of bias on evolutionary theories.
von Konrad H•
Sep 03, 2015
The course was pretty good. Maybe concepts were illustrated too general and briefly (not in details) but maybe this course is just a warm up for people who are not specialists in those fields. Nevertheless it was quite fun to listen the lectures and that's why course went pretty fast. I only regret that there's no free Statements of Accomplishment.
von stephanie m•
Sep 07, 2015
good course a bit hard to understand at times the information can get confusing but the it is there wish they would add printable bulletins at the end so make information readable just for extra help with the understanding of the material
von Tom S•
Jun 26, 2017
Presentation speed was fast--particularly for my low level of current knowledge. I found the presenter's continual flinging of her hair (backwards) to be quite distracting. Perhaps she could pin it back--out of her eyes?
von Ethel-Jayne S•
Sep 12, 2015
Much trouble with freezing and no sound
von Aia M M•
Nov 03, 2016
Great content but making the theory of ape or chimp the origin of humans as the corner of the course and intruduce it as a truth is very wrong and shameful.
von Alexandra B•
Oct 15, 2016
The only option I had was to watch videos, I could not submit quizzes, which I completed, unless I paid.
What's even the point of having this course as part of Coursera?
Very disappointed. Shame on the University of Maryland, College Park. Will stay away from this school.
von Philip S B A•
May 10, 2017
I think the course is great... BUT...Why must you charge to take the quizzes?
I, like I am sure many of those wishing to take the course, live in countries where the $49. USD that is charged for a certificate can represent a significant portion of a monthly income.
It is unfortunate that you would make a decision that limits accessibility to learning based on the economic wherewithal of an individual .
I can understand charging for a certificate, but quizzes provide feedback and are an essential learning tool.
I hope that in future, your desire for profit does not interfere with the accessibility of education for the betterment of people, and thus, the world in general.
von Glenn M•
Nov 25, 2016
Not being allowed to submit quizzes without paying for the course - I am withdrawing from the course and any other Coursera courses where this is the policy - I will enrol in other free online course sites where the are "free".