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Dr. McCurry tackles a very difficult and potentially controversial subject in this course. As she states early on, the sourcing is both hard to locate and of dubious quality. It takes a lot of effort and expertise to sort it all out. Kudos to her for having the wisdom and patience to do that and deliver the material in a series of high quality lectures with some excellent primary source readings. Well worth the investment of time and effort. The chances to stimulate your thinking in this course are excellent.
As the makers of "Big History" like to point out, everything is connected. In this course, you'll get a chance to find out how connected everything is and has been over time. Make no mistake, this course involves a lot of work. You have to write. A lot. And it's so worth it to complete all the assignments; that's the way you really engage with the material and develop an understanding. Invest your time and effort and be rewarded. I recommend buying a copy of the textbook for this course as a key learning aid. Excellent lectures and readings for this course. You'll appreciate the effort that went into creating and delivering the material. Not only Dr. Adelman (who is terrific), but a great support staff of graduate assistant and techies who put this together.
Don't let the title of this course confuse you. It's timely, it's relevant, and it's of immediate use to you. Dr. Adelstein is a great instructor with a real passion for this material. I was a little hesitant about this course, but felt like it was something I needed to do with all the lawyers in my family tree. It was a very worthwhile experience, and well worth the time and effort to complete. Quality lectures, useful case study material, and lots of useful extra readings. Good experience!
Ready to visit Greece after taking this course. The Greeks were very busy creating the base for Western civilization, and this course will introduce you to them and leave you wanting to learn a lot more. Thoughtfully prepared lectures and carefully selected readings make this a worthwhile experience. Invest in this course and be rewarded. Thanks to Dr. Szegedy-Maszak for sharing his expertise and passion for the subject. Backed by a fine support staff. Well worth the investment of time and effort.
Great introduction to geospatial information via mapping. Very engaging material and lots of great geospatial tools introduced in the material. Knowledge is power and taking this course will help you become exceptionally powerful. Dr. Robinson does a fine job of explaining the potential of maps to tell a story in a uniquely valuable way. Recommended!
You'll have to work in this course, and it's worth the effort to learn the material. Dr. Brown and his colleagues are engaging, knowledgeable and passionate about planetary science. Want to figure out all the physics of how all this crazy stuff got into orbit around the Sun? Take this course. There is some math, all entirely manageable and necessary to understanding the material. The math explains and expands on the physics.