Fall 2020 - First off, Dr. Mohanty is a great teacher who emphasizes learning rather than grades. He provides a plethora of material to engage students and helps them learn, and he is incredibly understanding of the challenges presented by COVID 19 learning. He actually scanned in copies of the textbook to give out to students for free, something which I highly appreciated. Grading is extremely lenient. However, I would say that to those not taken other similar courses I would say the material is taught in a unnecessarily confusing way. I took AOS 104 which covers much of the same material, but in a clearer way. This does not mean that I wouldn't take this class again- I really like Dr. Mohanty!- I would just push for people unfamiliar to the topic to read up before class as not to get confused.
Winter 2022 - The class set up is interesting, the first half of the quarter there was homework and a midterm. For the second half, most of the time was dedicated to a group project. Groups of 4+ people with a research paper and presentation at the end. Lecture materials were interesting and the project wasn't so bad, professor and TA give a lot of help.