Dear Professor,\n\nI am fascinated with week one, even though I work in the scientific side, also like history, nothing more rewarding than visiting and ancient place and know what happened... Thanks
Such an informative course, and it linked together different regions & events; that's something only top-level sources of education does. I will no doubt continue on with the course to Part 2.
By Ken L•
Great class if you are looking for an overview of the 150-year span between the Enlightenment and World War I. What is unique (as far as classes I've taken) is that it makes mention of events in South America, the Middle East and Asia beyond how they affected the European or American powers.
By Ethan L•
I found this course to be well presented, interesting, and I learnt a lot thanks. In the presentation where you wrote things yourself, I couldn't read what you wrote, it would be better if it were typed. (I am only in Yr7 doing homeschool and I did your course as part of my History).
By Matias B•
Really interesting. I would like some recommended lectures (chapters or text or whole books) per week. Also the last weeks, the professor make extended use of handwriting when some slides would did the same but the plus of some additional notes in the fly are welcome.
By Scott M•
Presentation and content are excellent. The only thing I dislike is that some of the videos are excessively long (30+ minutes). Coursera recommends no longer than about 10 minutes per video. It's hard to pay close attention for such long periods in an online course.
By Bonnie L•
I thought the instructor was excellent. He engaged with the viewer in the video and was not dry and boring. He really kept my attention and framed information well. Some prompting questions once a week for discussion in the work forum might be nice.
By Umair N•
This was great. For em, a person who's just in need of learning new things, this is great. Besides, there's no limit of certifications that you can have. But, I still don't think these videos cover everything covered in a professional university.
By Nora B R•
Someone who doesn't know history is destined to repeat it. I'm not a fan of history, so why take this class? Because I believe in the first statement and wanted an overview of how we got to where we are. This is a great course for that.
By Derek W•
Excellent overview of the period. Engaging professor who alternates well between zooming in and keeping the big picture. The course could do with some readings or notes separate from lecture transcripts to cement a few topics.
By Jack J•
Very interesting, and probably useful too, as a student starting UK A-Levels next year. I thought it was slightly Eurocentric, but unlike many others taking the course, I was quite happy with it being rather self-contained.
By Clifford L B•
Interesting course, well presented with just the right amount of charts and graphics, a talk and chalk approach. Some of the diagrams could have been higher resolution to enable better understanding on a first run through
By Nadezda T•
I think the course is interesting, but very general.
The lecturer is very good and all presentations are clear.
There is a lack of references and links to self-study.
By Rhea L•
Very broad history, good for people who want to cover a lot of basic history. The professor is easy to listen to and gives great examples for better understanding!
By Liju G•
I liked the approach of the topic and the narration style. The focus on finding reasons behind historical moments is a good feature of this course.
By Mary S•
Very engaging professor, easily understood. The obvious editing was very distracting and made one wonder what was being deleted.
By Ricardo C•
Course presentations are very, very interesting. However, quizzes only very poorly assess the knowledge of the participants.
By Ms.Supriya A K•
Very glad to have found this course. Thank you Coursera and to the guide Mr. Philip Sir for taking us through this journey.
By James D•
Zelikow is great at explaining things. Would love if the slides were downloadable and had a bit more content in them.
By Alessandro B•
Very interesting course, Philip was a fantastic guide through this period of history that built our odern world
By Dylan L•
This course was great because history has always fascinated me and this helped fuel my love of history.
By Melissa R D•
A veces la dinámica del curso fue muy monótona. Del resto estuvo excelente, corto y comprensible.
the colonisation of Indian subcontinent and its economic degradation was not properly reflected
By ANDRES A G L•
Increible. El facilitador hace la narrativa muy interesante y entretenida. 100% recomendado
By Laura B•
The course was very interesting and the professor explained really well in simple ways.
By Vikash R P•
Excellent Oration packed with wonderful analysis. History has never been so much fun.