Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend this course not only because of Walter Freeman, but also because I found the material to be very interesting. Furthermore, it offered challenges without causing large amounts of stress.
Astronomy 101 taught me many things, from the different kinds of light, to how we see space and why, and even the laws of space and all its interactions. However, most importantly, I learned how to think differently. The class was not about memorizing facts for tests, but rather obtaining an understanding so that what was learned could be applied to problems in order to discover solutions. AST 101 really opened my mind as to how to go about problem solving, an important life skill.
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Advice for students:
Ask questions. That is the best thing to do in this course. There are no wrong questions and more often than not, you'll be helping everyone get a better understanding of the topic at hand. In addition, even though attendance isn't taken, going to class is interesting and the best way to experience the material, rather than sitting there trying to cram before exams.