Well thought out well presented. I feel I have gained a very knowledgeable and thorough understanding of both Greek and Roman mythology and their historical gods and goddesses from taking this course.
I loved this course. It covers material that is generally available to those who can afford an expensive private education. It was a great way to keep myself occupied during the coronavirus lockdown.
By Ankita R•
By Lionel J P•
Professor Struck's objective, stated at the end of the course, is to encourage participants to read widely on Greek and Roman myths. In this he is successful, because, if you don't read the texts, you would have very little idea of what is being discussed in the video lectures and asked about in the tests. For my tastes, the video lectures reduced these classical myths to North American vernacular and had far too much tautology. If you were to read the transcript alone you would find them indecipherable.
However, I will give Professor Struck his due,: in my case he achieved his objective and I shall continue reading this fascinating genre.
By Anne M Y•
Professor Stuck chose interesting poets and reading material. I was thrilled to finally read The Odyssey in its entirety! I feel that I have a better knowledge of Greek and Roman myths as a result of this course. My only suggestion for improvement is with regard to the quizzes. Some of the questions could only be answered by reading the materials, but the reading materials were not required. There were definitely some questions that were not covered in the lectures. I would recommend updating the questions accordingly to ensure that they cover the materials presented during the lectures.
By Daniel R•
i would like to leave this course and it is not giving me the option to do so. the course is awesome, alot of great information, i simply decided to lean my studies a different direction.
By mbergie 1•
The transcript is not good at all and need to be proofread. Despite that, it was nice to get back into interpreting myth, since I haven't had much practice since my undergraduate program.
By Kimberly C•
Its a great course, however when I signed up for it I thought I had not taken it before so Ive been trying to unenroll but it wont let me.
By Christian D•
The way peter talks is very boring. Also i thought i would learn alot about the greek and roman gods. Not about some weird filosifers.
By Marc P V•
The information offered is really interesting, but the most of the videos did not have the option of spanish subtitles.
By Theresa N•
Tests were unfairly complex and no effort was made to use visuals to any extent. Turgid
By Arthur H•
By Ni N•
Not too clear.
By Dawn R•
Although extremely interesting, this course did not live up to my expectations of being a basic course in Greek mythology. It's a very good course for early Greek literature, and its title should reflect that. One more thing, the lectures were very conversational, almost too much...it was difficult to follow and hard to determine what info should be noted and what could be just conversation. Perhaps a bit more preparation on the part of the instructor would help. I enjoyed the overview/interpretation of Homer's Odyssey, but the syllabus said the suggested reading was not mandatory...I think it was considering some of the lectures didn't cover areas that were in the reading, and reading the text would have greatly helped when taking the tests.
By Marine W•
the content is very good and detailed but it is very hard to focus. the tone of the professor is monotonous and you easily lose track of what he is saying.
By Thomas T•
We were interested in Greek and Roman Mythology but this was way too intense on one part of it. We even tried to skip ahead out of the weeks of the Odyssey but even trying week 5 seemed repetitive. So this just wasn't for us. The professor is extremely knowledgeable but has a slight problem in communication. Thanks
By Aaron M F I•
i was unable to complete this course do to the fact that the professor was mind numbingly painful to listen to. the lectures are to long, and there is nothing that makes the subject more interesting or fun to learn. i'm better off doing research on my own.
By Saylee K•
The content was good but the professor wasn't that pretty good concerning teaching. The course went on at a slow pace though.