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sam tan profile image
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10/10 starsCompleted
  • 33 reviews
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5 years, 11 months ago
Excellent introduction to various aspects of animal behaviour and the profound influence of evolution. Fascinating and fun as many different types of animals were used as examples to illuminate the concepts.... Excellent introduction to various aspects of animal behaviour and the profound influence of evolution. Fascinating and fun as many different types of animals were used as examples to illuminate the concepts. Very well-taught with just the right amount of content and difficulty...though i felt the material did get progressively more difficult towards the final weeks of the course. Great to see the bonus feature of guest appearance of other animal researchers as well as the written assignment of composing an article for the lay public based on a research paper. The latter turned out to be a good exercise of communicating scientific concepts and methodology and results without resorting to scientific jargon.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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4 years, 1 month ago
I'm extremely glad that I have taken this course, even though I had some trouble deciding whether I'll take it or not, since it was a bit time-consuming. I'm glad I have, this is one of the best courses I ha... I'm extremely glad that I have taken this course, even though I had some trouble deciding whether I'll take it or not, since it was a bit time-consuming. I'm glad I have, this is one of the best courses I have ever seen. The real-life examples and fascinating stories about animal world have clearly stated sources, which is great if you want to dig up further. There are two big assignments along with the quizzes, the first one is to sum up a scientific articles into something that a layman could read, and the second one was to observe animals in the wild, in your neighborhood or via webcam, and to track their behavior. That way everybody could do it, since the instructors provided lots of webcam links to various animals - in ZOOs or natural habitat. This course is a PERFECT BLEND of theory and practice, and I'd recommend it to everyone. It got me interested in animal science, and it's wonderful to see the course Facebook group still being alive and full of interesting articles and discussions. My best recommendations for this amazing course!
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