I absolutely LOVED Big History! It's so interesting and insightful!! I highly recommend everyone to take this course, you will learn a lot about the world! Thank you Professor Christian and Baker!! :)
Finally! A creation myth based on evidence and multiple scientific disciplines for all humans is here! The time for stories based on speculation and superstition for the chosen group is finally over.
by Vipul A•
It was very intuitive course with lots of example and explanation.
by Maxim B•
Helpful, but most of the material is a recap from school program
by Muhammad A S•
An excellent course indeed! Strongly recommended for 'everyone'!
by Emily D•
I really enjoyed this course! Would definitely reccomend
by Jukka H•
Nice course, very good perspectives and a great journey!
by Henry I•
It is very good but it doesn't explain every thing
by Tony A•
Good, engaging and thought-provoking course.
by Якупов А•
Global view of the evolution process.
Excellent Cours.. Merci a tt l'équipe
by Patrick L•
Very interesting and mind expanding.
by Md. R H•
Good, thanks for the opportunity :)
by Robert S•
Great ideas. Great course.
by ADITYA R K•
It is a very good course
by Tsambikos P•
very good lessons!!
by Julio C N P•
i like big history
by Chloe G•
I really enjoyed this course and all of the teachers were really interesting. It would be great if someone could go through this course and check all of the links because most of the time, the links to websites and reading material were expired or led to deleted websites, this made it hard to complete the weekly quizzes. At the end, when there is an essay/ reflection, you have to mark three papers from other students work before you can complete the course but because students finish at different times, for me, there was no available submissions to mark for a couple of days. This became a little stressful as the due date grew closer. Overall, I loved this course and learned lots but addressing these issues would greatly improve the quality of this course.
by Atul P•
Great course it really broaden my perspective and my vision and my ability to connect several of the inter -disciplinary fields !!
by Paolo S•
The history of the universe, mainkind and the future in 6 weeks. A very short introduction but a good idea
by John j c•
I do not turning in a paper is fair since i am not getting college credit for this course
by Kiran M•
this is very good course to increase our knowledge about history
by Francisco F•
It is based on far too much ideology, particularly last week.
Makes many unfounded claims that actually contradict what the central idea is. Instead of presenting the different lines of thought, it asserts one as if it was a fact
by Mitch C•
This course has so many dead links. The course provides a great deal of links to other sources of information and it suggests that you read them, however most of the links don't work and haven't worked for years. The so called "Help Desk" at Coursera was useless in resolving this issue. The course contradicts itself in some areas which is annoying. It states in one area that the first stars were formed 200 million years after the big bang and then it states in another chapter that they were formed 540 million years after the big bang and based on outside reading the actual answer is 100 million years.
The course also pushes the Global Warming, eh, I mean Climate Change, eh, I mean Climate Crisis narative in the final chapter. There is no need to place a progressive spin on the course. Just state the facts, including all of the predictions that proponents of global warming have made that have failed to be true.
The tests are super easy and are hardly University level material. Multiple choice, open book, with the option to re-take over and over. The final essay is 50% of the grade and is ambiguous in what the essay is expected to be about. Instead of being about facts, it is about feelings.
The course's discussion forum is a joke. There is no one on it. There are no staff or moderators. It is like entering a chat room and you are the only on on-line.
I got much more out of the youtube series called Big History by Crash Course with John Green. Link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tq6be-CZJ3w&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtMczXZUmjb3mZSU1Roxnrey
by Flavio T•
It takes forever to get the certificate.
by Henry B•
not too good