I really like the professor and his narration, quite engaging and interesting course. The only suggestion I have is to improve the quizzes with more analytical rather than fact-based questions.
An excellent introduction to the formation of what we know as the Middle East. This course offers great insight and context into this area, its peoples, cultures, economy, and politics.
par Charalambidou K•
This course is not only informative but it also provides insight into the Middle Eastern history. It helps our understanding of the history and relationships between European countries and the Middle Eastern countries as wel as between the Middle Eastern countries themselves. I am glad I attended it.
par Karin H•
Good overview. Wish we could have articles rather than books for complementary readings (from a time perspective). As well, would be great if, when showing and talking about maps, the professor could point to the area he is talking about. Sometimes it was really hard to make out what was on the maps.
par Kimberly K•
The information is great and delivered in a way easy to understand. It is clear the presenter is passionate about the topic and presenting. The quizzes capture knowledge that is actually important to know. There are photos, literary sources, and many maps. However, slightly boring to watch.
par Richaundra P•
The professor was very pleasant to listen to. The pacing was overall good, though the last few lessons have quite a bit of information packed in. My only real complaint was that I was hoping for more explicitly direct links to be made to modern events. Still, very enjoyable class.
par Euin C K•
Information organized in an accessible manner and articulative of key points.
However, note takings are time consuming due to lack of presentational material during the lectures.
Perhaps extra addition of visual aid would enhance the educational experience.
It was excellent course, this course help me to know the politacal relationship between arab and west country. How to west culture influence to the arabic culture that is specified this course. Thanks dear honourable teacher who conduct this course
par bethany l•
Thorough and in-depth without being overwhelming. An interesting perspective with logical arguments. The final exam is reliant on remembering facts rather than the bigger picture, though the facts aren't simply directly copied from the lectures.
par Jennifer B•
A good overview of middle eastern politics in the 18-19th century. The pace of the course is very brisk, especially if you're not familiar with imperial history, but if you do some of the readings it will be very easy to follow the pace.
par Samantha B•
I very much enjoyed the thoroughness of Dr. Susser's explaination, the slow and clear manner of his teaching and the structure of the course into small, short videos. This allowed me to complete the course in small doses through my busy
par Deleted A•
Very interesting. Enlarged my understanding of how this region became what it is today and its current day events. Links events throughout modern history. Would definitely recommend!
par Chu T H H•
I had an enjoyable morning to learn the modern politics of the middle east, thank you for giving me a chance learn by the course coordinators, lectureres and big thanks to coursera!
par Radi R•
The Course is definitely recommended to those with interest in the Middle East. The course itself was pretty short and the reading material provided wasn't accessible
par majdi s•
The information given is great so far. I would like to have some more questonnaire or summaries to further implement the learned content. Thank you for your services.
par Monica R E•
Excellent course! Though sometimes I feel like the lectures can be redundant... But it's also good to really make sure the main points stick.
par Matthew P•
Excellent course that really expanded my knowledge of the Middle East and historical drivers of conflict and friction. Bravo!
par Shalini A•
Very informative course and dealt with very exhaustively. The maps given with the lessons could have been a little clearer.
par Ge X•
Very informative course, but it would be better with more multimedia materials to make the history more interesting.
par Pucino N•
Sometimes the language used by the Prof was a bit too technical, but in overall it is a great course!
par Aarti S P•
well planned and gives information about the middle eastern history in a compartmentalized manner.
par Andrew L•
Each lesson is well constructed with short "bite" size lessons and easy to keep attention to.
par Franziska D•
The course is very interesting and has a lot of content, but it could be more structured.
par Seçkin G•
This subject should be taught as a course in the Turkish education curriculum.
par Montserrat H S•
Un curso que muestra otra perspectiva del surgimiento de Medio Oriente.
par Lorena D•
el curso es sumamente informativo y entretenido, vale la pena llevarlo
par Harry F•
It is only a survey but it is enlightening and helps to understand