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.
von Michael M•
Jul 08, 2017
I found this course, and its comnpanion course "The Modern World Part One", extremely interesting and informatiive. Gave me a much broader view on the world today and how it has developed.
von Ksenia K•
Dec 19, 2015
Even though I haven't seen much critics towards the US that seems to be the only country portrayed as the world's saviour throughout the past two centuries, this is a fascinating course that provides an in-depth analysis of the reasoning behind key political and economical decisions globally, as well as useful cultural references that give important art & literature movements a setting in which they were created and contex by which they were influenced. Top scores.
Jan 12, 2016
von SONIA B•
Apr 02, 2018
Always engaging and very clear insights given.
von Adriana A•
Jan 05, 2016
Excellent course, professor Zelikow is an excellent teacher-speaker who not only explain the history but also helps us to understand why things happen, the situation, the choices made and it effects. I took the two parts, I highly recommend both of them.
von mike R•
Oct 20, 2015
Absolutely a great course. I learned so much. I wish this course was available during my undergrad years.
von Roman d M•
Nov 03, 2015
An amazing trip through modern history!
Thanks a lot Profesor Zelikow for this espectacular course.
von Luis L•
May 27, 2018
An amazing teacher, with a very open mind and a great analytic methodology. Thank you
von 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
von Aadhavan S•
Apr 18, 2018
I absolutely loved this course! It was amazing and enlightening.
von Santiago M•
Nov 17, 2015
El profesor es muy bueno, aprendí demasiadas cosas acerca de historia moderna, además incita a seguir estudiando y profundizando en temas muy interesantes.
von Elijah D S•
Jun 20, 2017
Taking this course was interesting. ALot i didn't know.
von Andrew O•
Apr 18, 2018
Like the first part this was outstanding. Even if you know a lot about history this will help you put more of it together and understand how international and local forces work to influence events. Rather than the usual focus on the what, there is an intense focus on the why.
Oct 11, 2017
I enjoyed this course so much as it provides great videos and the quizzes are great instruments in order to revise my learning progress.
von 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.
von 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.
von mary h•
Feb 27, 2018
Prof. Zelikow is fantastic. Easily one of the best instructors I've experienced in my 4 years in college and 2 years of additional school work and countless work-related seminars. My awareness has increased e.g.; I was drawn to watch the PBS Frontline programs on the Suadi Arabia / Iran "squabble"; my choice in reading material has altered, as has my perception of current world news reports. He actually makes students THINK!
von 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.
von Brian R•
Dec 15, 2017
Pretty in depth.
von Elena T•
Oct 07, 2017
Thank you for the course. It was very interesting to brush up my knowledge.
von Steven C•
Dec 21, 2017
A great, encompassing course on the global history of the past century. Professor Zelikow is a fantastic lecturer and has plenty of experience from his time as a diplomatic and government official. Highly recommended if you're interested in history.
von 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!!
von Abiven J C•
Sep 12, 2016
von 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.
von Beka K•
Jul 07, 2017
As I have said about previous part of this course, I will revise and say, that it is very informative and hard-working course. But I will add, that professor Philip Zelikow is deeply interactive throughout the entire course and I will miss his pretty high quality and amazing lectures. And for now, it is a great pleasure and honor for me to be the part of University of Virginia. I highly recommend this course to you, guys, from the whole world.