Jul 06, 2016
To me, it is the best structured course so far. Quiz after every lesson and written assignment after every week. Also, prof. Soren is reproducing it steadily and in comprehending fashion.
Oct 15, 2020
I really enjoyed every second of it! It was very comprehensive yet easy to understand and enjoyable. If you have the tiniest passion for classics, I definitely recommend this course!
by Varun N•
May 26, 2020
Really enjoyed the course; my first about Rome
by David F•
Sep 26, 2016
Interesting content. Engaging instructor.
by Leticia L•
Jun 12, 2017
great, interesting and complete course
Jul 21, 2020
Enjoyed it. thank you
by char m•
May 18, 2020
by miguel a g a•
Oct 11, 2016
Quite a good resource
by Ygor K B•
Feb 19, 2019
by Marta C B•
Jun 06, 2016
I didn't find the speaker very engaging. And his habit of bringing the dog into the classes was supremely bizarre.
by Karin L M•
Jul 30, 2020
The course is good, but to get your peers to give a review is terrible.
by Jan K•
Jul 20, 2017
Very disappointed with this course. Answers to quizzes are wrong, and although students reported this months ago, no corrections have been made.
Professor is on camera much more than necessary and many of the images provided are not the best. Significant errors-- e.g. professor says that the Roman colosseum seated 20,000 while most scholars put the number closer to 50,000. His dog gets more air time than the Pantheon. He shows clips from fictional films such as Gladiator that have only marginal relation to the course.
Very little about archaeology is presented-- although the underwater segment and the one on trees were good. But no mention of aerial surveillance or ground penetrating radar. Barely anything about the traditional "dig."
This course needs a major overhaul. Much better Coursera course is Roman Architecture by Prof. Diana Kleiner from Yale. It's harder. But so much better.
by Wendi S•
Jul 29, 2017
For a course on art and archaeology, there seemed to be little shown. More time was spent with Dr. Soren sitting behind a desk or standing at an empty site, usually reading off the teleprompter. This course lends itself to a lot of visuals, yet that part of the course was very skimpy. And why the old movie trailers? Why did we see a whole video on Troy? This isn't even Roman, beyond the fact that several emperors likened themselves to Alexander and some Hellenistic art influence. That's not what the video referenced. Again, it was just about the discovery of Troy, historical, with no attempt to make it relevant to the course itself. I know some historical background is needed to keep the work in context, but this was more of a history class than an art-based one. And as much as I love dogs, was that really necessary? Trying to be funny or cute didn't work.
by Elizaveta A•
Mar 14, 2017
Very superficial and inconclusive.
The course professor focuses more on himself than on the material.