Aug 02, 2019
It was a fabulous journey, and brought me so much nearer to the great minds of the 18th and especially the 19th century, reading original texts, and listening to Prof Roth's wonderful interpretations.
Jan 08, 2016
One of the best professors i've ever come across! If the teacher is so passionate about the subject material as well as conveying the ideas, the course will be excellent. This is one of those courses.
by Susannah R•
Feb 01, 2018
The lectures were excellent, and I really enjoyed the course... However:
the reading was always quoted at 10 minutes per week, when often the reading was much longer, and was complex ideas,so quite a slow read. Madame Bovary in 10 minutes? I don't think so. More like 10 hours.
Now I know that by writing essays the info really sticks, and the understanding is greater. But this is a part time interest for me. After two essays, I had had enough, so I just watched the lectures from that point forward.
by Peter F•
Dec 16, 2018
A great and accomplished scholar presents his subject matter in a compelling way.
by Коныхова А Л•
Jan 16, 2019
Потрясающий лектор! Очень интересный курс!
by Chris P•
Feb 17, 2019
Cool ideas. Very engaging instructor. Finally I understand the Simpson's and the odd Nietzschean qualities of our modern and post-modern world.
by EFRIN G•
Feb 19, 2019
Simply excellent course!
It is dynamic, well constructed and easy to follow.
The essays are challenging and focus on the materials.
Feb 28, 2019
by Eric N•
Jan 28, 2019
Excellent but perhaps too many books to read! Reading three or four novels is unrealistic for such a course.
by Fable Z•
Apr 03, 2019
That is very good class
Mar 09, 2019
If it is possible I would give the course 10 stars not just 5 !
I came from a very different background, I'm a pharmacist from Middle East - Egypt- where English is not my mother tongue. But this course has given me the type of knowledge I was searching for not knowing where to find it .
A very interesting to-the-point presentation for western history ... serves the different ideas in the course which covers almost the remarkable thinkers we hear about with the key ideas for them .
I think this course is a must for everyone interested in the history of modern ideas and how we became what we are .
I'm studying now part ii and looking forward to join more courses about that topic .
Special thanks for Mr.Michael S. Roth for his interesting way in lectures and mastery this topic every will.
by Julia P•
Dec 06, 2018
by Wang Z•
Jul 10, 2018
A very comprehensive introduction about modern philosophy, etc.
by Elif S•
Sep 11, 2018
Excellent course! Very motivating and inspiring lectures. I am more than glad to have found this course and i will be continuing with Part II for certain. Thank you!
by Mohammad A•
Oct 06, 2018
Very well-structured and brilliantly taught. If philosophy/sociology/cultural studies interest you but you've never had a chance to learn it in a progressive, structured sequence, then this course is for you. This will help you make wholistic sense of ideas and place them in reference to one another.
by Fogan A•
Oct 26, 2018
Help know how was the modern time, and the different school of thought that forged it...
by Малахов И В•
Nov 08, 2018
The course is very good. Thank you.
by Cecilia P T•
Oct 13, 2018
Amazing course! Professor Roth guides you through philosophy, history, literature and art in depth but also in a simple, enjoyable way!
It took me more than seven weeks to complete the course as there were some readings to be done which were quite time-consuming and having a full-time job it wasn't always easy to devote as much time as needed to this pretty demanding course, but I enjoyed every lecture and managed to always find even the tiniest bit of time to watch the videos and complete the assignments.
It's been a great experience so far, I'm looking forward to Part 2 now!
by Ana C C•
Oct 03, 2015
Amazing oportunity to develop ideas in different subjects around the theme of modernity. The course covers many authors,and though never gets superficial. The best part is Professor Roth and the pieces of readings in an emotional, thrilling way. Thanks Coursera!
by Nadezda Z•
Aug 14, 2015
One of the best courses I ever had an opportunity to encounter on Coursera. It is an insightful, enlightening journey into the cultural and philosophical heritage of humanity. The professor opens up and talks in a most compelling way about all major ideas of modernity that you have heard about. This course is a must for anyone who wants to be an intellectual person.
by Roua A•
May 29, 2017
Michael Roth, you Made this experience unforgettable, thank you!!!
by Sudhir D•
Apr 25, 2017
This is an amazing course - I loved every bit of it and learned so much. I am going to listen to all the material yet again. Thanks much.
by Daniel Z•
Jan 05, 2016
Excellent Course with extremely detailed lectures. Dr. Michael Roth is an excellent intellectual historian.
by christophe v d•
Oct 21, 2015
excellent course and great teacher
by Frank D•
Mar 02, 2016
Extremely motivating teacher!
by Nurit G•
Dec 05, 2015
I enjoyed the course. The lecturer skillfully mixes philosophy and art sources to get us into the world of enlightenment and modernity.
by Valentin D•
Sep 06, 2015
I've not finished this course yet, but I found it to be excellent, the content is important to understand, the teacher is clear and I enjoy listening to him. I really recommend it.