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.
par 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.
par 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.
par 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.
par John H•
Dec 22, 2018
Awesome high level view of history.
par Kelvin L•
Dec 31, 2018
Very informative course. Highly recommended.
par Ulises A•
Jan 31, 2019
Increíble síntesis de los hechos que definen el mundo moderno.
par Raissa L•
Feb 06, 2019
Absolutely amazed with this course. Philip is extremely knowledgeable, gives you the baby steps in order to understand each class. I'm looking forward to take another class with him. Couldn't recommend enough!!
par Maira R P d C•
Nov 06, 2018
I 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
par 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
par 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
par Manjula g•
Feb 20, 2019
The course is very informative and useful , and easy to understand the concepts.
par Fernando H U•
Feb 25, 2019
This is a very good course with one of the greatest teachers I have ever seen.
par 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.
par Oscar T•
Dec 16, 2018
Muy bien presentado. Una perspectiva esclarecedora de una época esencial para comprender nuestro presente.
par Ramez T•
Nov 16, 2018
Professor is clear and goes at a great pace. I like how he tackles the deeper things in history; ie, the how and why, not just the what.
par Samuel O•
Jul 23, 2018
Considero que la explicación del Profesor Philip Zelikow es genial y aporta elementos muy claros y claves sobre la historia moderna. Hay que corregir los quizes porque realizan preguntas que no corresponden a la semana (a veces se pregunta sobre temas que no se han visto) pero es genial, recomendadísimo para los amantes de la historia.
par Dimitrios E•
Sep 02, 2018
It was a truly amazing course that allowed me to learn so much about the period between 1760 and 1910, gave excelent insight to how people though and understood the world at that time and refueled my interest in modern history. I highly recomend it
par Derik B•
Aug 27, 2018
An excellent course.
par Kelly R•
Oct 11, 2018
par Victoria D•
Oct 13, 2018
This is a phenomenal introduction to what happened in the world between 1760 and 1910. Not only the professor is able to explain ''what'' happened but most importantly he makes a super emphasis on ''why'' things happened the way they did. The split between the ''what'' and the ''why'' is about 50/50 which I find quite rare as many of my previous learning experiences concentrated primarily on the ''what'' which is not enough to truly understand life and the world. Super course for those interested in the innerworkings of human beings, the choices they have made and the systems those chhave created.
par ashlie s•
Aug 19, 2018
par Ahmed A e A A•
Sep 15, 2018
it's very hard and useful course
par Hao S•
Sep 26, 2018
It's definitely great experience to follow the professor. In seven weeks, you can experience a lot. You need to think about a lot of issues in this course and maybe you can have more different insights about it. Thanks a lot.