I’ve gotten so far behind in the Diversity of Exoplanets online course that I’m going to be cutting it. Honestly, there’s not much that’s new, since I’ve already done two exoplanet courses. What’s special about this one is that it’s taught by the exoplanet experts, the ones who have discovered so many at the University of Geneva. Oh well. The lecture videos are so long and there are so many that it would take up too much of my time. I’ll take it again if it’s offered again next year.
I’ll be finishing the Ecosystems course tonight, as all I have left to do is the test. It’s been interesting and fairly useful, particularly the parts dealing with biodiversity and conservation. I’ll also finish the Archaeology of Portus course in the next couple days. I’ve found that this course was very useful to me for worldbuilding. Understanding the past is very important.
I have one ongoing course that I haven’t even touched, the Paradoxes of War. However, I don’t want to quit this one. I’ll just watch the videos. I have about 3 weeks to get caught up, so that’s okay. Next week, I start the Richard III course, which should be useful in understanding what society was like back then. And next month, I’ll start a course on the French Revolution. I also think that’ll be useful to me. So, lots of history courses going on, which is great for developing cultures in speculative fiction.
No new courses until the end of summer after these. I need to spend more time actually writing than doing courses. I’ll conserve my time.