This was one of the most interesting coursers so far, especially the Game part. I'd definitely recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn how to understand political behavior.
This is an awesome course. And the presentation was good and informative. The course help us to learn more about EU. Thank you so much providing such a wonderful course.
By Tseng M•
good, but exam is too detail.
By Tomáš Z•
By Luca J S•
I really enjoyed this course. It was really enlightening for me, as I don't live in Europe but have always had an interest in European affairs. This course was really well structured and informative. My only problem was that I don't speak French. And as a result I couldn't understand many of the websites that were linked to in the course and although the captions translate for everyone speaking, they don't translate writing. So I couldn't actually tell what the question was and could only try and guess from the answers. I also checked the transcript and I couldn't read the questions there either. Other than that though really good course, thank you Coursera.
By Chaya S•
It was an interesting overview of the Geopolitics of Europe necessary for understanding current issues such as Brexit. I liked that the point of view of many smaller European countries as well as North African countries were represented. However, the course was in French and the English translations were not good. If this course is intended to reach an English-speaking audience they should hire someone with English fluency to prepare the material. I'm sure in Europe that should not be difficult to find. Then again maybe a refusal to invest in a proper English translation for a French course also reflects European politics on some level.
By Sigurd T•
Good course, if you speak French. I enrolled in this course because it was marked as English. While it is possible to follow the course in English, most of the translations are of a poor quality. It seems as if an original French transcript was simply funnelled through Google Translate. This is lazy and reflect poorly on Sciences Po.
By Adrian J•
The lesson on the structure of the European government was the most interesting part of the lesson, but the readings and the commentaries from the "experts" provided very insight into the current situation. Also, this course should be updated since a lot of events and changes have happened over the last couple years.
By Marta J•
This course is a good idea if you want to "refresh" or get a basic idea of geopolitics of Europe. Everybody interested in EU policies should take the course.
However, please take into consideration hat some of the materials and all the lectures are in French (you can use english subtitles to follow it).
By Nuno S•
The quality of the contents of the Course is good, however it is quite outdated by know as most resources are from 2014-2016. In addition, the quizzes are very easy, short and frequently don't cover important topics from that week's lectures.
By Alejandro P•
A good introduction to the EU and its formation, although perhaps slightly outdated when it comes to EU politics (the course is a good 5 years old). The outlook of some of the teachers is a bit too optimistic at times. Still recommended.
By Soren G•
One reason why France has lost its grandeur, is because of the insistence of using the French language, although beautiful, it is not the language of today. Please next time, make the course in English and you will get five stars.
By María C R M•
Muy recomendable, si bien debe realizar una actualización en el contenido. Ya que el material no ha sido actualizado desde 2016 y para hablar de geopolítica europea debe estar actualizado a fecha de hoy.
By Lucía S B•
The course is ok, but needs some improvement. I felt the course was somehow a bit disorganised. The content also seems sometimes quite basic if you already know something about the European Union.
By Elvia L•
Needs to be updated,
Some of the online resourses are not even available anymore.
The questions of the exams are irrelevant.
Some of the materials are not translated or poorly translated
By Johnathan A•
There really isn't that much to absorb if you already read current journals and papers. For history of geopolitics maybe there is some usefulness, but even then it is scant.
By Maria L•
Os textos e depoimentos e vídeos estão um pouco ultrapassados reportando-se à realidade de há 4/5 anos. Muitos dos vídeos e textos não se encontram disponíveis.
By Joya K•
Overall I found this course very interesting, yet now in 2019 this course is somewhat outdated given the geopolitical challenges that Europe is facing today.
By Aleksei E•
The material of the course is already way too old and barely relevant anymore. I liked the games suggested for play after every quiz though.
Informational and the games a fun
By Mónica G C•
Interesting course, but not updated at all to the current crisis the EU is going through. It should be update and include topics from nowadays debates and challenges in the EU. All materials date from before 2016 and some of them are not even available any more, that should be revised aswell. Non-French speakers, be careful, most of the materials are in French, some are translated but with very poor quality. All in all it would be a more enriching course if it was updated and not already 4 years old.
By Thomas B•
Unenrolling. The information is clear and well laid out but basic (a wikipedia search would be as productive and more neutral). Unfortunately the views expressed in the videos are presented as factual, without rebuttal or discussion. Very one-dimensional and prescriptive approach. Has a weird air of propaganda about it, as opposed to academic debate.
By Verdelle K•
The translations are par, the quizzes are weird and don't actually quiz you on whats taught or provided.
By Roman C•
Outdated information. Course materials and articles dating back to 2014. Information not relevant.
By Mona M•
Not engaging, not updated.... I simply abandonned it, very disapointed.
By Filippo G•
overall the course gives a fairly good view of
By Marcelo C•
Quite introductory, lacks bibliography.