Aug 27, 2020
I,Adike Shambhuprasad learnt a lot in thiscoursera course. From formation of Universe,Solar system to origin of life and extinction of many species is very interesting.Thanks to all faculty members.
Aug 29, 2018
The course help me discover answers to so many questions I had in mind and discover so many more. It made me realize how little I know about life itself and how precious life on earth is.
von Ana P S•
Apr 02, 2018
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Dec 10, 2017
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Jul 20, 2017
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May 22, 2016
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von Philip M•
Apr 12, 2016
This was an interesting and enjoyable course. The content was wide and varied. On the whole the lectures were well supported by videos and associated charts and tables..
However, I found that one or two of the lecturers', though they tried gamely, were a little unfamiliar with English. I fully understand that almost all of these people do not have English as a first (or second) language and admire their competence. If the transcripts had been corrected so that they more accurately reflected what the speaker was trying to say rather than what was actually said, I feel that would be a help. In spite of this, I would recommend this course to my friends and family.
von Daniel S•
Sep 08, 2016
This course is almost outstanding. Half of the presentations are top-notch reviews of the relevant highlights of their subject matter. Half of the rest are logical, but somewhat perfunctory reviews of similar sets of highlights, and finally, the other quarter are sadly hampered by having no visible organization, with delivery that could only have been improved by rehearsing the narrations a couple of times before the lecture was videotaped. I give most praise to presenters Connelly, Pope, Eibye-Jacobsen, Sørensen, Cuny, and Dahl. These lectures alone make the course eminently worthwhile.
von Bethany B•
Sep 04, 2016
I enjoyed this course immensely! I was a bit hesitant due to its length, however, the content was usually manageable and mostly interesting. A couple of the weeks, the lectures are quite lengthy and dense while others were a bit dry. Also, I think the week about bacteria could use a little more explanation. I feel as though I didn't really understand those concepts until watching that week's as well as the next week's lectures. Finally, the quiz questions for the third to last week were a bit confusing and didn't match well to what the instructors actually said.
von Ildiko Z•
Jul 24, 2016
Thank you so much for this course, I really enjoyed it!
I only gave 4 stars because sometimes it is really hard to understand, especially key words (I am not talking about the accent but the group and family latin names, etc); I constantly had to check the subtitles for these.
To be honest I wasn't expecting this content after reading the course title, but it was nice to see evolution from this point of view, great job!
von Rice H•
Oct 18, 2017
Enjoyed course. Was not what I expected from the name of the course but I enjoyed it anyway. Found climate information interesting. Instructors English was generally correct, however I found some hard to understand because of enunciation issues. PS: I am a retired electronics engineer with an advanced degree who is interested in how everything works.
Would have given you 5 stars except for the enunciation issue.
von Deyan C•
May 10, 2019
A wonderful and informative course! I learned about evolution from a lot of different perspectives and fields of science! There were a few points where I wish things had been explained a bit more slowly/carefully/thoroughly, but otherwise I had a very good experience.
von Evgueni G•
Jul 21, 2016
Really informative course, the reason why I rated 4/5 is because the lecturers read much too often from the teleprompter. Obviously they all know the material very well but reading it off a screen doesn't feel very natural.
von mario a•
Jun 10, 2017
Excellent program (5 stars). But most teachers were clearly reading a script, with little or no graphic information, which made retaining the information practically impossible (2-3 stars).
Mar 03, 2016
Excellent course on this topic. I have really enjoyed the process of learning and the knowledge I gathered during the process. More importantly, it has broadened my thinking.
von Roberto D•
May 17, 2016
Great course, a clear and complete introduction to the different aspects of life evolution on earth.
A great base to start from. Thank you,
von William D C•
Jun 21, 2020
Excellent and informative course - a great deal of factual information packed in. Very well presented by a range of experts in different fields.
Jan 04, 2016
A very interesting course with a broad spectrum.
Some of the professors might work a little bit on the pronunciation of English!
von John N•
Jul 27, 2016
Did not want to take this course for credit. Basically watched all of the videos.
Found it very interesting and informative.
von Mahbub A K•
Aug 10, 2017
It's a marvelous course. But it has one problem, the pronunciation of instructors are much herder to understand.
von Jonathon B•
Feb 16, 2016
Assessment for the last half of the course was on stupid dates and small, boring, unimportant details.
Jul 18, 2020
Very interesting covering different disciplines. I enjoyed the Paleontologic part, well documented.