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    • Profile picture
    Apr 12, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    The teacher puts his heart and soul into what he teaches, and it has made me, personally, feel involved and interested in the class material. His excitement within every class gives me the motivation to learn about astronomy and everything there is to it. He interacts with his students and gives them the opportunity to think outside the box regarding any astronomical subject out there. He provides any kind of astronomical information with ease and preciseness, and he doesn’t proceed until he is confident that his students are well-educated from his teachings. It is overall an interesting class with an extremely effective teacher, and I highly recommend it to any student seeking an eye-opening course.

    Course highlights:

    We spend the physical portion of this course in a planetarium, so we are able to have all means of astronomical references shown to us in a “dome-like” demonstration. It is extremely interactive and totally different from anything I’ve ever seen. It’s a different, and innovative, type of way to become educated on topics like planets’ orbital patterns, constellations, and galaxies that lie outside of our own. By utilizing this amazing source of technology, the students are able to really gain a new perspective on the universe and our purpose within it.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Coming from a “Pre-Business major state-of-mind”, I came into this course not knowing anything about what occurs within the endless boundaries of our universe. This course gives you all the basics you may be curious about regarding our solar system and what lies around it. You are able to learn about orbital patterns, the moon’s phases, why seasons work the way that they do, and many other astronomical topics. Utilize the tutorials and activities the instructor provides for you. It will help your studies and help you attain the correct information necessary to succeed in this course. It has truly been an eye-opening course and personally one of my favorites. The combination of a great subject, an interactive classroom, and a motivated teacher all come together to provide the best possible way to learn about our solar system.

    • Spring 2017
    • Dr.ThomasA.Fleming
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Many Small Assignments Participation Counts
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    Oct 25, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Do the homework and attend the study sessions.

    Course highlights:

    The in class study sections before tests.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    It's a fun class, not the easiest, but easily not the hardest Gen-Ed you cab take at the UofA.

    • Fall 2014
    • RIEKE
    • Participation Counts Great Discussions
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    Mar 27, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course because it gives you a prompt that you wouldn't normally receive and makes you think more critically.

    Course highlights:

    I learned that there are features that make a good question and I learned why my teachers ask certain questions.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    A tip I have for other students trying to take this course is to really think to yourself before typing to realize exactly what you want to say.

    • Winter 2016
    • N/A
    • Background Knowledge Expected Great Intro to the Subject Great Discussions

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