Nov 06, 2018
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
Apr 16, 2017
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.
創建者 Anne M•
Apr 25, 2018
I am giving this 3 stars for one reason. Although the instructor was terrific and the subject matter interesting, you cannot take the quizzes/tests without purchasing the course (I like to test my retention of the material). As I am an elderly and retired audit-only student and have NO interest in getting a certificate or using the course for college credit, I found that off-putting and dropped the class. Hopefully, other Coursera courses are not going to adopt the same requirement.
創建者 Benjamin W•
Dec 21, 2015
There is much to praise: nice mapwork, a steady and organized march through time, and some interesting case studies (I especially enjoyed the lecture on Henry Adams).
However, the title is a complete misnomer, as the course is regrettably white bread history. I found the approach stale and western-centric, as the content actually covers western Europe and the stretch of its influence through the time period. I also found myself questioning the veracity of many conclusions, as the lecture often had difficulty citing more than a couple specific points of evidence for his arguments.
創建者 Ulises A•
Jan 31, 2019
Increíble síntesis de los hechos que definen el mundo moderno.
創建者 Oscar T•
Dec 16, 2018
Muy bien presentado. Una perspectiva esclarecedora de una época esencial para comprender nuestro presente.
創建者 Charmaine L•
Jan 05, 2019
Dr. Philip Zelikow was really thorough and amicable in the way he lectures. He's done an exceptional job in fusing the historical patterns of history with that of modern events, thus allowing us students to understand and relate to the importance of these historical events even better. Thank you, Dr. Zelikow!
Jan 06, 2019
創建者 Manjula g•
Feb 20, 2019
The course is very informative and useful , and easy to understand the concepts.
創建者 Fernando H U•
Feb 25, 2019
This is a very good course with one of the greatest teachers I have ever seen.
創建者 Dimitris S•
Feb 15, 2019
An analytical and coprehensive presentation of the most important century in human history focusing on interpretations of stunning developments rather than a dry quote of dates and names
創建者 leslie c•
Feb 28, 2019
Amazing course, great professor! I can´t wait to begin Part 2
Mar 15, 2019
Great course, nice community, much engagement. Thank you for this.
創建者 John H•
Dec 22, 2018
Awesome high level view of history.
創建者 Vinayaka H•
Dec 22, 2018
I was interested to learn History but books were so boring for me, so I chose Coursera and now I can explore World History, how global forces interact with each other and influence lives of people in the community through this course.
Throughout the course Dr. Philip will not only explain about the history but he also tries to reason "Why it happened ?". In some of the videos, he even decodes the message hidden in art works of the past.
It is indeed a fascinating subject which is beautifully narrated. I look forward to take the second part of World history.
創建者 Pedro S N•
May 05, 2016
A clear and lean approach of this period. Well done UV!
創建者 Ellis W•
Oct 13, 2015
A rewarding walk through the What and Why of an interesting period in history.
創建者 Jorge P•
Aug 11, 2017
Excellent, insightful presentation of the "why?" behind the "what?" from 1760 through the Great Acceleration. The conversational style keeps things interesting and give one a good foundational understanding of the most important developments around the world, and is peppered with great little facts.
創建者 Scott E•
Oct 30, 2015
Great lecture series. It really make you want to travel and see where this stuff happened.
創建者 Luis A A N•
Mar 25, 2016
Jan 06, 2016
very good overview of world history
創建者 rodrigo a m•
Oct 26, 2015
創建者 Ana C C•
Oct 03, 2015
The course covers an extensive important period of time and in a very organized way. You never get lost. The quizzes are of remarkable level, very well-thought and never superficial. The way things get related and start making sense helped me get to another level in my knowledge of history. I will never study any subject without making reference to other important events that happened elsewhere. And will always refer my readings on this theme to what I learned in this course. Great chance to watch Professor Zelikow's classes from Brazil. Thanks Coursera!
創建者 Gabriel O M•
Jan 08, 2017
This is a terrific course, amazing prevention,
but it does lack reading material that Virginia's full online course has,
it would be nice to have a deeper engamente with the subjects.
創建者 Freddy S•
Oct 25, 2015
I found the course to be well structured, and striking an appropriate balance between insight and detail.
創建者 Lisa S•
Aug 01, 2016
I just audited this course for the fun of it with an interest in seeing patterns from the past in order to understand our present. I enjoyed the presentation and the professor's thematic approach and his relaxed conversational presentation style. I feel like I got exactly what I hoped to get out of it. I particularly found his use of images from the various countries and time periods helpful and memorable.
創建者 Nelson N•
Jun 24, 2018
Still trying to make myself comfortable with so much insightful information.