completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Great course to understand the important role played by seldom-noticed factors, e.g., germs and diseases, in history. I learned a lot about world history, my country's history (when doing self-directed research) and the diseases themselves during this mooc. The instructors are knowledgeable and topics are interesting.
I was incredibly impressed with the amount of information this course contains. Drs. Oberg and Sessions do a phenomenal job of presenting information in a way that's coherent and easy to understand without dumbing-down the material. I looked forward to each new module and I came away with a much clearer understanding of the many ways in which disease has shaped the course of history. - and I also look at history (and even current events) much differently than I did before this course. I'm still amazed that this course was offered free of charge.
**NOTE - I highly recommend you purchase the recommended books. They will really enhance your understanding of the topic at hand. I found mine fairly cheaply at Half Price Books and through Amazon.com