I thoroughly enjoyed this course. I learned so much about cathedrals and their history. The professor was engaging, the forums were lively, and the imagery and music was beautiful and inspirational.
Excellent content , very well structured. The historical value of the course is well presented and provides excellent insights into the evolution from Romanesque to the Gothic style cathédrals.
por Harry M•
The "Age of Cathedrals" course was a very good introduction to Gothic architecture in general and Gothic cathedrals in particular. The professor obviously knows his subject matter and was mostly able to convey the material in an interesting manner. However, there was less personal interaction than there could have been. These were simply well thought out, well prepared and well delivered lectured but the presentations lacked spark and enthusiasm and humor....Which is not as much a criticism as a statement of fact. Considering that Notre Dame in Paris has been decimated by a fire, the course needs to update the course to at least mention that Notre Dame, as we knew it, is no longer. Even a reference to a well constructed video on the Notre Dame fire on the National Geographic Channel would help bring this course up to the present.
por Debbie B•
I enjoyed the material and learned quite a bit about this time period. I am sure the developers of this particular course do not read the reviews. BUT would someone tell the developers, apparently not for the first time, that the essay question for Week 7 does not have anything to do with the course materials for that week. It is a waste of time to write an essay to a question that has already been asked.
por Kate S•
Great course! I really enjoyed the first 3 weeks and the detailed information on the history of cathedrals and how they were built. Instead of so much interpretation of stained glass windows, panel by panel and scene by scene, I would've appreciated a comparison of different cathedrals in different parts of Europe. But over all a good foundation for history-oriented travelers to France!
por Joao C B•
I liked the course and enjoyed many chapiters of it. But, I think that the Urban Phenomena's week could focus on more interesting topics than Peter Abelard and sexual behavior - why not, for example, St. Thomas Aquinas, or the guild's system? The suggested readings are not very specific too: entire works with hundreds of pages.
por Catherine S•
A little heavy on French history, but very interesting. I’m not a fan of peer reviews, and this has plenty of them, but at least the grades were a combination of quizzes and peer reviews.
por Andres T B B•
Un curso IDEAL para quien está fascinado por el período gótico y desea conocer más profundamente de la época y de sus construcciones y su vida
por Stanislava F•
Very interesting, but I would prefer more animated lectures and more details about the structure, since it is very important
por Jo N•
A most enjoyable course - I've learned a lot, some of which I never really wanted to know.
por jordi o j•
learnt a lot of things about medieval cathedrals, specially from saint Louis life.
por Alexandra C C•
Lots of peer assessment but a very informative and enjoyable course!
por SJ T•
great crash course on Gothic cathedrals and French history.
por Olofin J P•
LECTURER WAS PHENOMANAL
VIDEO PRESENTATION WAS EXITING
por Joanna S•
I really enjoyed this course. It was so interesting.
por Jorge P F•
Very interesting course and I love the teacher
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por Merete M•
I have participated in another course at Yale, and there were not the many faults as in this course (wrong answers in quizzes). I find that questions in the essays were very different from the titles, and I find the questions in the four essays were very alike. I would have liked to write about "Biblia Pauperum"! Too many videos were more guide material than university level. Anyway it was interesting and I will look at the cathedrals in another way. Thank you.
por Susan A•
Mostly interesting overview of the building and architecture of a few of the great cathedrals, with a lot of sidebars about the lives of the kings and saints.
por Francisco H•
las entregas de texto no se conducen con los videos
por Linda W•
I started out optimistically, but in the end I was disappointed by this course:
No list for further reading
No interesting discussions on the forums
Very long texts to read that did not really contribute to my understanding of the course
No active mentoring
Many frustrated people because there were not enough essays to review