May 23, 2016
This excellent, balanced course uses a great combination of concise videos and additional reading. I enrolled hoping to better understand this hot-topic and Prof. Bakker's course was perfect.
Sep 21, 2017
Useful and well done. This course is an example how to boost resilience in our society with knowledge. At the end of the day is a brick of our holistic counter terrorism actions. Thank you.
автор: Rajema G M V•
Oct 18, 2016
Very informative. Highly recommended to everyone! Can`t wait for the updates.
автор: Kevin D C G•
Aug 24, 2015
i think that topics like these are really interesting and for me is important that people know and understand what and why is happening this in the world
автор: Roberto D S•
Aug 26, 2015
автор: Alice F•
Jul 17, 2017
An insightful introduction to terrorism and counterterrorism.
автор: Olga M M G•
Oct 22, 2015
Women have lived in the midst of armed conflict in different parts of the world, but each context we have our own truth. This course allows me as leader of women find a clear path to our own resilience.
thanks prof. dr. Edwin Bakker, thanks University of Leiden.
автор: Mauricio A T L•
Nov 16, 2015
El curso es excelente, sin embargo la calificación es desastrosa. Coursera debería crear un sistema distinto de calificaciones para no depender el "buen ánimo" de nuestros compañeros de clase. Tuve inconvenientes con la presentación de mi trabajo escrito dado que no hablo inglés y tuve que recurrir a traductores y a mi poco conocimiento en la escritura del idioma para finalizar mi ensayo. El resultado fue que muchas personas no entendieron bien mi trabajo y me han calificado con la nota más baja. Eso hace que el esfuerzo y el intelecto de personas que no escriben en inglés (pero que si pueden entenderlo), se vea afectado y no sea reconocido. Espero que puedan idear otra forma de evaluación más pertinente y acorde con las necesidades de los estudiantes.
автор: Chi L•
Oct 20, 2016
Highly informative and engaging course!
автор: Deleted A•
Jan 16, 2017
Very clear lectures, interesting material. Learned a lot.
автор: Edgar J O d l R•
Sep 21, 2015
I enjoyed a lot this curse, I learn many things I didn't know before I take it, I bought the book, and really it was helped me a lot. Congratulations for a great job.
автор: Bart S•
Jan 12, 2016
excellent course! learned a LOT
автор: Katharina S•
Jan 12, 2016
really interesting course, well thought trough, great!
автор: Winston A B B•
Sep 12, 2015
One of the best courses in this area.
Thanks for this great opportunity.
автор: Hilary H L•
Jan 19, 2016
The prof is very good in explaining the concepts.
автор: William G P•
Mar 09, 2016
Great course, really helps get a firm grasp on the concept of defining terrorism in context to regional conflict and sociological climate.
автор: Nikki S•
Sep 12, 2017
I did this course as an introduction to something I was becoming increasingly interested in. With a background in law and neuropsychology, I was able to wear either or both hats at various points throughout the course. It really made me think and has served me in good stead for further more advanced study in the same field. The presentation is clear and well-referenced.
автор: Colleen L•
Sep 17, 2015
When discussed in popular media, terrorism is a topic that is quite sensationalized. In contrast, Professor Bakker offered a very balanced view of terrorism in this course, tackling common perceptions of terrorism and counterterrorism in an organized fashion, and backing up his claims with arguments from both sides as well as hard data collected by scholars in the field.
I also like that the course was kept current with added discussion on Syria. The lectures on Syria were a bit less clear and organized than the previous ones, but then again, hindsight is 20/20, and the Syria conflict is a current event.
By and large, I liked that Professor Bakker did not "preach" his thoughts on terrorism, e.g. making leaps of faith and then expecting us to take unproven assumptions as the basis for a further argument. If I had to make one suggestion on how to improve the course, I would say that the handful of videos by external speakers were not properly contextualized in the course. In particular, I didn't understand why there was a video of a woman from Amnesty International talking about drone strikes and urging political action, since it was not referenced at all by other lectures.
Jan 25, 2016
Very well covered intro into the study of terrorism and counterterrorism. Gives the learner new perspectives and a challenge to research further into the subject. This is a course that should be taken by everyone in a security or governance related field
автор: Victor J G V•
Sep 14, 2016
автор: Bello M•
Sep 16, 2016
J'ai vraiment adoré cette formation. Ce cours m'a permis d'apprendre beaucoup des choses et m'a permis de mieux comprendre les dessous des conflits et les motivations des Groupes terroristes dans le monde. Vraiment un magnifique contenu!!!!. je remercie beaucoup les responsables de ce cours bien élaboré. Et J'ai hâte de suivre une autre formation sur ce sujet si passionnant qu'est le terrorisme. Merci encore.
автор: Daniel D L•
Mar 17, 2017
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Oct 23, 2016
автор: Chew S Y•
Oct 25, 2017
Easy to understand
автор: Георгий Ф•
Jan 07, 2016
Sometimes i am absolutely disagree with some of conclusions but its a normal process of exploring the truth is in an academic way of reasoned debate, dialogue filled with respectful atmosphere.
Thank you for this course.
автор: Carlos D S A•
Jan 09, 2016
This course will provide me with an excelent opportunity to learn about a phenomenon that is so influential in our everyday lives. Thank you for this chance!
автор: Mike S•
Apr 28, 2016
Very compelling arguments and facts. I was looking for something to do and always enjoy broadening knowledge.
The content was heavy enough to be meaningful, but light enough to be enjoyable. I enjoyed the discussion forums. I will be continuing the series.