Sep 24, 2017
excellent course for those who have not studied history as part of their academic curriculum. Course is slightly from American(USA) perspective of world events but nevertheless is highly informative.
Dec 08, 2016
This course is enlightening in so many ways. This course not only answers the "What" about history, but also "Why", "Why not" and the overall perception, feelings of people of each era being taught.
by Celia F•
Jan 12, 2017
This is one of the best history courses I've ever taken. Great material and structure that allow you to identify the global and local; social, political and economic situations.
by Charles G•
Mar 17, 2017
Just like Part One, this course was simply awesome! I really appreciated the professor's approach and I enjoyed the videos, always looking for the next one to know more about the "story". I've learned a lot and I regret that it's over! I wish the professor would offer other courses, going into more detailson some specific aspects or moments in history.
by Changhoo S•
May 24, 2017
very interesting lecture
by Peter R•
Mar 16, 2016
Exhaustive, clear, excellent presentation with very helpful diagrams. I have enjoyed every lecture. But where is the book covering all this
by Aadhavan S•
Apr 18, 2018
I absolutely loved this course! It was amazing and enlightening.
by mike R•
Oct 20, 2015
Absolutely a great course. I learned so much. I wish this course was available during my undergrad years.
by Roman d M•
Nov 03, 2015
An amazing trip through modern history!
Thanks a lot Profesor Zelikow for this espectacular course.
by Poorit L•
Sep 02, 2017
good course and good professor
by zachary r•
Sep 27, 2016
Incredible lectures. One of the best courses on the site!
Dec 10, 2015
This was a great experience. I consider myself fairly well informed on history and yet this course tied things together and gave perspective I never had. First time I've seen the interaction of European and American governments with Asia. Take Part One, then Part Two. You'll get context that will inform everything going on today. Hear Kennedy's thougtht processes as he deals with the Cuban Missile Crisis--in his own voice. Hear Lyndon Johnson agonize over whether he should commit troops to Vietnam. He almost sounds human! Dr. Zelikow is surprisingly engaging considering its a talking head video. I will search out more by this professor.
by Alexandre M•
May 17, 2017
I´m a 17-year old pupil and this was my first experience with on line University courses. This course is very clearly structured and Professor Zelikow did a very good job at explaining worldwide history in an unbiaised way.
Jan 10, 2016
It is a wonderful course. I highly recommend taking it soon after completing part one because of the way it builds on information described in part I. Information about money systems and thoughts the key world leaders thought at crossroads in history were fa
by Aleksey R•
Jan 07, 2017
It was a spectacular journey through time and space. Thank you.
by Martin K•
Sep 22, 2015
Excellent part 2 of a modern history synopsis of the world. Highly engaged professor who has excellent insights into the reasons behind why events occurred in the past. Great for overall intellectual enrichment.
by Maria C É Á•
May 22, 2017
Excellent course ! Very interesting theme and approach to the different subjects in analysis. Professor Zelikow has very good communication skills and has a way of presenting difficult subjects in a "easy" way.
The course has (in my opinion) a solid, well defined structure, presents different approaches to debatable subjects, invites us to develop critical reflection, provides the student with a wide range of data and gives us tools to understand so much of what happens in the world on this very moment.
This is history and teaching: serious work, hard work studying and analyzing the video texts (it took me almost twice the time of study indicated as a reference) and an enormous pleasure in doing it. Thank you Professor Zelikow.
by John S S I•
Mar 20, 2016
I am changing my review because to do otherwise would be untrue to the Professor who has done a damn good job. Because of him, this course is superb. Coursera is untrue to its representations about the course, which is unfortunate and I will rate them one star, but I can't allow that to diminish the quality of the Professor or the Course. Coursera has taken the position that Part Two is completely different from Part One and different rules apply. I always thought that if you offer something in parts, any disclaimer regarding the parts had to be disclosed prior to someone taking Part 1 and the disclaimer had to apply to all parts.
Just be warned that Coursera apparently has taken the position that it can create a totally separate entity and name it as Part 2 and that gives them the right to govern Part 2 differently from the way it governed Part 1. I know that Coursera has many fine Universities that participate in its online studies programs and that a number of those institutions have exceptional law schools. UVA's law school is one of the very best in the country and I would strongly recommend to Coursera that they contact the law professor who teaches consumer law and run this matter by them to find out the potential consequences of what they are doing. 5 Stars to the course, to Professor Zelikow, and to the University of Virginia. Negative Stars to Coursera and the folks who made the decision to change the rules for Part 2 of the 2 Part Course!!
by Abiven J C•
Sep 12, 2016
by Michal F•
Oct 29, 2017
Very interesting take on the last 2 centuries - put in a holistic form, very well thought trough. Excellent course and a great instructor.
by Fabricio B•
Jun 08, 2016
Invites to be analytic and critical about historical events. Excellent approach: situation+decisions+consequences.
by Dennis N•
Oct 04, 2015
Very interesting course!
by Michal S•
Jan 31, 2016
Perfect follow-up of the previous course, really informative with very good explanations. I really recommend to take the course, it doesn't matter what's your specialization.
by JOSEPH E•
May 26, 2017
Some very tough subject matter but delivered brilliantly! Would love to see more courses like this!
by Nicola F•
May 27, 2017
I have really enjoyed this course. It has made me think, understand more of the issues that have happened in my lifetime & before & made me keen to learn more.
by Srikanth K•
Sep 02, 2017
Thanks Prof. Zelikow and his team for this hugely informative and entertaining course. This course was more absorbing and riveting than most movies and books. Of course, I got to learn and unlearn quite a lot.
by Ronald B S•
May 11, 2018
Professor Zelikow's guidance through this two part course was enlightening, challenging and insightful. It has been a long delayed life goal to obtain my undergraduate degree. This class was