May 28, 2018
This is indeed a great course. It is very simply put and very easy to follow up.\n\nDo join without any hesitancy if you have a genuine interest in learning about the history of ancient Egypt!
Mar 21, 2018
Learned more then I could have wished for, this is the best course I have had on Ancient Egypt. Thank you Professor David P. Silverman, you made this class very interesting.
創建者 Valentin P•
Nov 15, 2016
I did learn a few new things, but I would have to say the course is very easy to pass. The hardest part is the essay questions, but these are optional. Anyone having basic knowledge of Egyptian history could pass all the quizzes without doing anything else. You only have to get 50% correct.
The recorded lectures were good, but not great. The speaker is reading the transcript and it seems like for the first time. He is not speaking naturally and it's a bit stiff.
Nevertheless, for someone just starting, the course has all the essential information needed and you will learn a lot.
創建者 Sanjeet A•
Feb 11, 2017
A good introduction to the history and culture of the ancient Egyptian people. If you are truly interested in the subject, further independent research is absolutely required to gain more than a perfunctory understanding of the topic.
創建者 Sachin R•
Apr 26, 2017
I wanted to give it 4.5 Stars. The course was wonderful and was well thought.
創建者 Philippe A•
Dec 20, 2016
Interesting class, which give a good overview of Ancient Egypt.
創建者 Ingeborg B•
Jan 06, 2017
It was not quite easy to listen to professor Silverman in the lectures and remember the details later. But I very much appretiated the suggestions for further reading. All in all the course helped me to get further in my studies on Ancient Egypt.
創建者 Marisha W•
Sep 05, 2017
Enjoyable course. Thank you!
創建者 Tammi D•
Jan 06, 2018
Very informative course. The instructor uses a lot of beautiful images of ancient Egyptian art and architecture.
創建者 Colleen M•
Apr 09, 2017
Interesting course stimulated my desire to learn more about ancient Egypt
創建者 Carlos A A B•
Dec 09, 2016
Very interesting course. I was looking forward to at least a week dedicated to studying ancient hieroglyphs but they were only mentioned in passing.
創建者 Kira S•
Mar 10, 2017
I liked it, but I've expected more videos. For example, on the cult of Aton, on daily life of ancient Egyptians and their art.
創建者 Yente B•
Aug 13, 2017
I did enjoy this course, but the instructor seemed very stiff and was clearly reading from a prompter. This made it hard to focus on what he was saying sometimes
創建者 Brinda J•
Dec 05, 2016
創建者 Dimple P K•
Jun 22, 2017
Loved being able to take a course on a subject that I'm passionate about. I was fortunate to visit Egypt before taking this course so when I went through this course, it was a refresher to what I had learned during my trip. The professor was extremely informative but he seemed to jump around quite a bit and came off dry.
創建者 Susan E B•
Oct 22, 2017
As I was going through the course, it struck me that I was hearing almost the same thing I studied in my courses in the early 1970's in which the material for the sphinx and Giza pyramids was based on determinations by "scholars" from the 1880's and early 1900's. I was also surprised that no consideration was given for more recent re-interpretations of the timeframe for the sphinx, in view of studies done on the possible water erosion, possible reshaping of the head and so on. To me, these theories are worth mentioning as possibilities; thus, I felt some disappointment.
Nevertheless, I enjoyed the course overall and enjoyed seeing so many different artifacts that helped define different eras in the history of Egypt. I also enjoyed learning about the dig in which the university is involved. Thanks!
創建者 Marly Y•
Jan 16, 2017
It needs more written notes so that it would be easier for a person follow up.
創建者 Michal A•
May 25, 2017
Very pleasant narrative, although a bit arbitrary choice of topics. At some points it got too detailed in relation to the general overall nature of the course.
創建者 Jay G•
Nov 13, 2017
Great course. I wish it demonstrated more of the Nubian culture of Egypt as well. One of the last videos, was disappointing to see a clearly black Mummy whose name was Pontious (sp) which means Black or Nubian, and the narrator made a disclaimer on it. Also, the narrator appeared as if he was frightened and reading from a script the entire time. Sort of took away from the lecture. Other than that it was a good class.
創建者 Mitchel W•
Jun 23, 2017
Course was intresting, material was explained in a way that most people would have understood it. Even without a degree in history or anything like that. However David P Silverman is not a person to be put in front of a camera. He doesn't look at the camera and I think this is caused because most of the time he is reading of what he wants to say. Apart from that he speaks in one tone all the time wich in due time gets quit boring. Try to sound more entheusiastic. I know he probarbly is, it just doesn't show on camera.
創建者 Sharon P•
Dec 11, 2016
The course was very enjoyable. I would like to see a video lesson the geography of Egypt as there is much mention of locations in the early lessons. There is nothing about temples or rituals or the Valley of the Kings. Perhaps this could be a 2-part course with more themes. Many of the url links I tried to look at do not work. That needs to be addressed.
創建者 Paraskevi G•
Nov 09, 2017
Very interesting course that doesn't require the learner to have any knowledge on ancient Egypt. Regardless, it is also interesting for people involved in Archaeology (especially beginners who may not have had much contact with the area yet) since it provides interesting and accessible information. The lector is easy to comprehend, very knowledgeable and shows many examples but it is obvious that he reads his speech from a screen in front of him and that makes his lectures rather stiff and less enthusiastic.
創建者 Toni M•
Oct 15, 2017
Good information, organized in an interesting and unique way. The graphics and labeling are beautiful.
The course is flawed, however, by the way the professor is obviously reading a script from a teleprompter. His delivery is uncomfortably slow. and. Awkward. withunatural. pauses. In. hisspeech. I wish he would just talk! He seems knowledgeable but his passion for the the subject is ruined by the stilted speech. My favorite video was the last one, where he and a lab technician are in a restoration lab, and the two of them are just talking. If the entire course had been that way, it would be a 5-star winner.
創建者 kouassi n c•
Aug 06, 2017
très bon cours dommage qu'il n'y ait pas de sous-titres en français j'ai appris beaucoup sur ce pays
創建者 Amber B•
Aug 20, 2017
I had fun with this course and definitely learned a lot from it. It seemed easier than it should have been for being labeled an intermediate course, I felt it should have been more in depth for that ranking. Overall good course if a bit basic.
創建者 Julie H•
Sep 10, 2018
This was a very interesting course and I learnt a great deal from it. I did feel that it could have been presented in a more dynamic and engaging way, although I recognise that the presenter is obviously an expert in this field and has a wealth of knowledge. I'm sure that if I visited the sites of Ancient Egypt again I would see them differently and in a much more informed way.
創建者 Clotilde D•
Oct 20, 2018
Thanks for all the informations, it's a great course !