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.
Jun 17, 2020
The lectures and videos are phenomenal. It really feels like travelling back to Ancient Rome. I'm so grateful for Dr Soren, the Coursera Team, and everyone who made this happen!
von Sami L•
Dec 27, 2016
What's best in this course: the assignments. Requiring a short few paragraph essay answers to a few questions at the end of each week is so much better than just relying on multiple choice questionnaires. This encourages participants to do a little bit more, at least glimpse through a few relevant Wikipedia articles.
Of course there is plenty of multiple choice questionnaires and videos as well. Some of the videos are a bit dated, but that makes them even more interesting as an archaeological evidence. Besides, the subject matter isn't moving forward very fast, though new research reveals new things at a slow yet constant pace.
von Janis F•
Aug 09, 2016
I enjoyed the course. Lots of Roman history included. Lots of interesting videos from other experts in a particular area of study. But, I will never again take an on-line course with essay questions graded by other students. Out of frustration, I experimented by looking at the answers before taking the test so I knew I should have gotten a perfect score & still didn't get passing marks from my fellow students. I started just skipping them. Remove the essay questions & I would give this course 5 stars.
von Jeffrey M•
Nov 15, 2016
Thoroughly enjoyed learning more about ancient Rome. The lectures are a great overview of the history of Rome with great insight from the archaeology. I'm an architect and I really appreciated the connection between architecture and the culture of Rome. I didn't realize how much of a Archaeology rockstar Dr. Soren was until I watched the BBC documentary! Thanks to the leaders of the course and Lana.
von Yanisa L•
Apr 21, 2020
If you want to know about history, art and archaeology of Roman from the beginning till the end, this course is suit for you. There will be one peer-graded assignment per week since week 2, so if you don't like writing essay maybe it would be difficult. And professor's accent is very easy to understand.
von Cameron C•
Jul 29, 2020
It was an excellent broad overview of Rome. If you're looking for a brief, light history of Rome and its art and archaeology, I recommend this course. Don't expect anything too advanced, but instead an interesting horizontal perspective.
von Anil R•
Feb 26, 2019
Solid course for those interested in Roman History. A little meandering at times with tangential diversions into stuff like Marine Archaeology and even studying history through Tree aging but interesting and well paced most of the time.
von Susanne K•
Aug 29, 2020
Dr. Soren does a good job overall, but some of the content and lectures are a bit dated. I realize this course was put together several years ago, but more up to date archeological tools and technology should be added to this course.
von Marta R•
May 17, 2020
Thanks for this course, thanks Dr. Soren your explanations are very easy to follow and deep enough to students interest. Just try to actualize the old filmations, someone impossible to watch. Hope to see you again wiht more courses!
von William M•
Sep 14, 2017
This MOOC is much more than the course title suggests. It is a history of Rome from its beginning to its end. It's a good and clear introduction to Roman history. The lectures are very interesting and the assignments helpful.
von Aarya J•
Jun 09, 2020
The overall course is really good. It takes you on a journey from the very beginning of the ancient Roman world till the very end. The course specially gives a great insight about ancient Roman architecture and art.
Jul 11, 2020
Personally I really enjoyed this course, Dr Soren is an engaging professor who is very easy to understand. The essays and quizzes definitely aren’t a burden to do and I didn’t feel stressed about handing in work.
von Emily W•
Aug 16, 2017
Really enjoyed this course. Especially enjoyed the numerous guest interviews that covered many different areas of the Classics field. The addition of the professor's dog was a little odd.
von Corinne S•
Mar 25, 2016
I loved this class but the only reason I have to give it four stars is the over amount of peer review assignments that are extensive. Otherwise it's great but be prepared to work :)
von kouassi n c•
Sep 02, 2017
I am happy this course allowed me to know better this empire the only catch is that there is no transcrption for francophones otherwise there is nothing wrong
May 27, 2016
A very interesting and entertaining course!
However, the dog could have been left out . . . .
von Kelly P W•
Feb 29, 2016
Just started today and have already learned a lot!!! Looking forward to next weeks lesson!!!
von Joy S•
Jul 20, 2017
Good info, nice professor. Has peer review, which I hate and won't do
von Shannon B•
Aug 08, 2017
Loved this class. I'm a big history person and take any class I can.
von Jp C•
Oct 21, 2016
Pretty good class.
Dude, lose the dog, it's not cute, it's creepy.
von Marisha W•
Aug 15, 2016
Interesting and well presented. I enjoyed it very much!
von Andrew C•
Apr 27, 2016
Good content, but odd mashing of video presentations. B
von Varun N•
May 26, 2020
Really enjoyed the course; my first about Rome
von David F•
Sep 26, 2016
Interesting content. Engaging instructor.
von Leticia L•
Jun 12, 2017
great, interesting and complete course
Jul 21, 2020
Enjoyed it. thank you