7 de jan de 2016
One of the best professors i've ever come across! If the teacher is so passionate about the subject material as well as conveying the ideas, the course will be excellent. This is one of those courses.
1 de ago de 2019
It was a fabulous journey, and brought me so much nearer to the great minds of the 18th and especially the 19th century, reading original texts, and listening to Prof Roth's wonderful interpretations.
por Divulgación f•
16 de jun de 2021
Tengo una sensación agridulce del cuirso. El contenido y desarrollo del mismo adelantado por el profesor es inmejorable: excelente didáctica, gran campo de contexto nada que mejorar. Sin embargo, me pareció terrible el sistema de evaluación de los escritos, no me parece este sistema algo serio, pues no se sabe realmente quien realiza la evaluación y la competencia que tiene para realizar dicha evaluación. Este último elemento desvaloriza la riqueza que el mismo curso ofrece.
por Eimeren N•
11 de mai de 2020
I am not so much knowledgeable with philosophy. This course has been informative enough to give me understanding about different figures and their philosophies such as: Kant, Rousseau, Marx, Flaubert, Darwin, Baudelaire, and Nietzsche. Professor Roth is very charismatic during his online presentations. I may have given this course a five-star review only if all of the recommended reading materials are available in the link provided by the university.
por Lynne H•
4 de ago de 2020
This course was excellent; Michael Roth is an excellent lecturer who clearly knows his subjects very well.
My only wish is that this online course would find additional learning methodologies, other than lecture/videos for the entire course. (I chose not to do the written assignments and discussions). I particularly liked the final segment giving more context to the subject matter, through painting.
por Madhushree K•
20 de jun de 2020
Wish the course would provide a framework within which essays ought to be written. For ex: One of my essays got marked as "plagiarised" because I didn't cite my sources. The thing is, I have never written academic essays after high school. I didn't even know there are supposed to be citations, or that there are different ways to go about them.
por Emmanouil P•
4 de abr de 2017
This course, as well as part 2, is a great opportunity to put things in order. Modernity, the Enlightenment, shaped our present and the course does a great job in acquainting with the basic thinkers of this period. My only improvement proposal is to make access to texts easier by providing handouts in e-book format.
por Katy S•
16 de out de 2015
Prof. Roth has covered a great many schools of philosophical thought...which, in turn, as driven me to look up more information out of curiosity. He takes an often-difficult course of study, and makes it not only easier, but makes it enjoyable.
por frank t•
18 de out de 2015
Was a learning course. Ben learned more about the treatment time. I simultaneously following a different course on art: Gogh History of Impressionism which was about the same period.
Regards Frank Terpoorten
por Chris R•
19 de mai de 2020
Great course. As stated in the title this is very much a part one and lays the foundations for the topic by looking at the enlightenment and build up to modernity, which are covered in more detail in part 2.
por Pat M•
1 de out de 2015
Very interesting lectures. I found this to be a very good learning opportunity. The professor has a very good grasp of his topic.
por Tobias G•
12 de out de 2015
The presentation of Kant's philosophy is quite inaccurate. All in all, though, this is a great course!
por SANJIV M•
9 de set de 2020
One of the amazing tutor I came across, was totally immersed by the lectures.
por Gloria J M•
31 de ago de 2020
Excellent content and lectures. Expectations for writing assignments unclear.
por Douglas B•
24 de fev de 2021
The peers review assignments were challenging. Be warned....
por Uttam S•
17 de mai de 2017
Great course! Writing assignments were really helpful.
por Warren C•
25 de jan de 2019
Fascinating overview of what 'Modern' might mean.
por Richard B•
4 de set de 2015
though the flow of ideologies eventually became distinguishable, the comments on the several artists and philosophers noted were woefully uninformed and inadequate, even distorted, and the professor's eventual humming and hawing, irritating in the extreme, suggested that he was not at all prepared for his lectures - the final presentation of paintings without commentary at all was thus both a relief from his indecision and, at all of twenty minutes, an outrageous waste of time having left all of these however masterful works without any appreciable context
por Aleksandra B•
13 de jan de 2022
The course itself is excellent. But the organization of checking assignments is HORRIBLE. I handed in all the assignments on time and paid the money for the course. My final essay has not yet been reviewed and I have not been issued a course completion certificate. I ask to check my work and give me a certificate or refund my money for the course. https://www.coursera.org/learn/modern-postmodern-1/peer/U8MRp/third-writing-assignment/review/pmaVs3HbEeygEQ7VPP1a4Q
por Adrià T•
3 de set de 2020
The classes are very interesting, as are the readings. However, the same cannot be said of the methodology regarding the exercises. First of all, the absence of the teacher, replaced by correction between classmates - some of whom are unsympathetic - leaves much to be desired. Secondly, the third exercise is incoherent with the topics raised, seeming to want to make easy money rather than educate in teaching quality.
por İLKİN B•
20 de out de 2015
On scientific and philosophical reflections there are unbalanced focusing and biased approach to Enlightenment tradition of thoughts and Utilitarions views in particular, on the very contrary to what Prof. Shapiro explains in his MOOC "Moral Foundations of Politics".
7 de mai de 2020
por Andressa C M d S•
14 de set de 2015
It's a little annoying, because the videos are the same all the time... but the professor is very good, he knows so much about filosofy!
por Glenn O•
22 de jun de 2016
Only average. Much is said, little information delivered.
por Deleted A•
1 de mar de 2016
Interesting start to week 1, looking forward to week 2.
por Rayser R•
30 de set de 2020
The course is the equivalent of a first year survey course. However, I have two honours degrees from Canadian universities and a community college diploma and have taught for many years. In all of my educational experience I have rarely come across a professor who is as difficult to listen to or attend to than Professor Roth. He has the mannerisms of a nervous man who is thinking well ahead of what he is saying and is making up his points as he goes. He stammers perpetually and many of his sentences contain numerous repetitions and often end without completing a thought. I tried to read the transcripts of the videos instead to spare myself the aggravation of listening to him, but the transcripts are a hopeless shamble of typos, misspellings, and nonsense. Here is an example of what I mean. "Morality is an expression of power. And in the first essay of the Genealogy of Morals, which is an account of, of, of morality, you've only been assigned the second essay. In the first essay, he says, it, it, he does say that morality is an expression power but is really perverse in the west." Here is another example: “You, because society's the ultimate creditor. And a strong society is a society that can say, you know, forget about it. You know? You, you, you did something really bad, you're at Wesleyan, you get 2 points. [laugh] 4 points now, right? You just[UNKNOWN] points.”
In short the course is moderately informative and interesting but destroyed by the presentation.
por Sang Y D•
25 de mar de 2016
I advice NOT to take this course.
Why: the professor is never there to read your assignments. He leaves that totally to other students like yourself, to grade your written assignments, and, they do not read and give you a RANDOM grade in 2 seconds.
Don't take it, you will waste sooo much time on this one.