Aug 10, 2017
wonderful explanation along with good slides and maps and incredible readings\n\nbut the main organization was my favorite part because I learned so much about ancient cities as well as Motya
Nov 02, 2018
este curso es muy bueno te ayuda a aprender mas acerca de nuestro hermoso pasado su cultura, arquitectura , su sociedad entre otras cosas\n\nmuchas gracias\n\nsaludos desde VENEZUELA
创建者 Shelley A•
Oct 01, 2019
The content was excellent and the new information was personally very exciting to me. Prof. Nigri and the staff are to be complemented. As a native English speaker, the English in some of the transcripts and certain quiz questions did cause me to stumble at times (e.g., there is a major difference between 'basement' and 'battlements')--but I appreciate the effort it took to teach this course in a foreign language. I learned so much and this course has opened up a whole new world of ancient history to me. I want to visit the excavation at Motya! Grazi!
创建者 Isabel G C•
Nov 07, 2019
Muy interesante y útil, aunque un poco confusas algunas explicaciones y preguntas de los test
创建者 Ellen S•
Jun 30, 2019
I enjoyed learning this material. It was fun trying to interpret the English text which I assume was done by machine with some strange results. Most, but not all, of the time I was able to figure out the word by listening to the audio in slower speed.
创建者 Daniel V•
Nov 30, 2017
Very informative and the lecturer is quite engaging. The items in the quizzes are sometimes a bit cryptic and every now and then one finds oneself guessing at exactly what is being asked.
创建者 Julie B•
Apr 13, 2019
Sep 24, 2017
A very interesting subject, unfortunately presented in very bad English which is amply compensated for by the enthousiasm of Prof. Nigro. However, the English transcripts are even worse, and this seems to be the responsibility of Coursera.
创建者 Oscar T•
Nov 29, 2018
The videos are excellent but the choice of lectures and the quiz need more work.
创建者 Alexandra E•
Sep 22, 2019
Aimed at experienced archaeology students who want a deep-dive into this one particular topic.
创建者 Christian W•
Jun 01, 2019
Pro: - Some facts presented are interesting.
Cons: - Most content is too related about a specific dig find, too few general context.
-Prof has strong accent and English subtitles were *extremely* bad (did a machine do that???).
-Video cutting and script felt done overnight: some bad cuts, some segments are repeated on several occasions in the video
-Female students shouldn't be treated as decorations!
创建者 Annette R F•
Nov 21, 2019
The material is interesting, but the language level is really lacking and often difficult to understand, especially for exams. However, the instructor is very knowledgeable and does his very best to garble through in a foreign language. In all fairness to students, the course designers should have gotten a native-language English speaker to write or at least review the language correctness of the tests. Also, I found the title to be misleading. In my opinion it should be, The Phoenician City of Motzia, as the founding of civilisation across the Mediterranean was not really the main point, even though it was a connected issue.
创建者 Jen P•
Nov 06, 2019
The material was excellent. I cannot fault the scholarship or research. However, the delivery was very poor. The lecturer is animated and enthusiastic, but his English is poor, and the subtitles and transcript very often don't help as they simply reinforce his errors and poor pronunciation. An example is the word used 'cellar'. He doesn't know the translation into english (sacred room), so he says the Latin 'cella' and the transcript writes 'cellar' meaning an underground room! You could keep his poor delivery (if only for his vast enthusiasm), but the transcript needs much more correction.
创建者 Paul W•
Oct 31, 2019
Interesting to some extent but very difficult to follow. The text accompanying the videos were not good. Some of the suggested readings were in Italian and did not translate well. There seemed to be a lot of replicated information.
创建者 Fred I•
Mar 26, 2018
The instructor's English was difficult to understand at times. The written text regarding the spoken had many errors