Jul 05, 2017
Larry Sabato is a true genius in political thought. Great realizing that he is fascinated by John Kennedy as I am. There was technical difficulty in Coursera realizing that I had finished the course.
Oct 22, 2015
I really loved this class! Professor Sabato taught this class so eloquently and so well. I have studied the JFK Presidency and Assassination for years, and I loved learning more from this course.
創建者 Maria K•
Jan 04, 2018
It was interesting to learn about the influence of Kennedy.
創建者 Joan E F•
Sep 01, 2015
Oct 31, 2017
Professor Sabato explains everything in a really nice manner, slowly enough to not get confused and fast enough to not get bored. The course in itself is well organised and the material provided (videos, photos, recordings etc) is a "nice touch". I am really glad I followed the course and I would recommend it to anyone, since the topic is important not just for humanities students. Also the workload is so little that allows even the busiest of you to follow it, I promise! I had fun and I cannot wait to buy the book. Thank you!
創建者 Hugh G•
May 17, 2018
The course spent too much time on the details of the assassination; the discussion of the following half century was weak, with a peculiar emphasis on tax cuts and military action -- did terrorism 'restore purpose' to America's foreign policy? The frequent exhortations to consult the professor's book for important details were particularly vexing.
創建者 Gary B•
Jul 09, 2020
I would rate it only 2.5 stars.
This started out as an interesting course on Kennedy during weeks 1 & 2 but then turned into a glorified infomercial on the book written by the instructor.
創建者 Jim C•
Oct 16, 2017
I wish there was more about his life and career, less on following presidents. Half the course focused on the assassination, which is misleading
創建者 Donald B•
May 22, 2020
None of the videos would download.
Nov 26, 2015
創建者 Hanno H•
Jan 31, 2020
Why pay for a course, when every video has the lecturer displaying his book, telling you to "go check out the book", suggest and recommend you "get the app" and over and over again state that "this course cannot go into the details, but go buy the book". Which book you ask? The one with the same title as the course, written by the lecturer.
The course is well done, and fun to listen to, but the constant pushing of the book is kinda ruining it for me. I got so annoyed that I stopped half way through.
創建者 Paul J L•
Aug 31, 2015
Between the book plugs,and the seemingly partisan descriptions of later Presidents,the course goes from a factual overview,to a meandering book pitch