I loved how this class was presented. I have no background knowledge in this subject at all and professor Noor made it very easy to follow.
Yes it was very different than what I expected. I thought it would be boring and tough and I had doubts that I would be able to keep up. Professor Noor made it very easy to follow and gave all the information you needed to complete the quizzes and exams.
I would like to see the 90 minute exams done away with or at least if you leave the the exam, the timer stops until you come back to finish it. I can understand that this might be to discourage people from using notes or lectures or what ever to help with the exam; However, this is a global class and some people around the world might not have access to a computer to a straight 90 mins at a time for many reasons.
This course fits in nicely with what I have taken so far especially Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life. Some common terms and information is shared in both classes.