History 167A, 001|Fall 2011|UC Berkeley
by David WETZEL
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HISTORY 167A LEC 001 Fa11
||CleanLecture 28: No Lecture||"Lecture 28: No Lecture"||12/8/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanLecture 27: Review - continued||"Lecture 27: Review - continued"||12/1/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanLecture 26: Review||"Lecture 26: Review"||11/29/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanLecture 25: Napoleon||"Lecture 25: Napoleon"||11/22/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanLecture 24: Rise of Prussia - continued||"Lecture 24: Rise of Prussia - continued"||11/17/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanLecture 23: Rise of Prussia||"Lecture 23: Rise of Prussia"||11/15/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanLecture 22: Thirty Years War - Peace of Westphalia and Aftermath - continued||"Lecture 22: Thirty Years War - Peace of Westphalia and Aftermath - continued"||11/10/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanLecture 21: Thirty Years War - Peace of Westphalia and Aftermath||"Lecture 21: Thirty Years War - Peace of Westphalia and Aftermath"||11/8/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanLecture 20: Thirty Years War - Swedish and French Phase - continued||"Lecture 20: Thirty Years War - Swedish and French Phase - continued"||11/3/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanLecture 19: Thirty Years War - Swedish and French Phase||"Lecture 19: Thirty Years War - Swedish and French Phase"||11/1/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanLecture 18: Thirty Years War - Bohemian and Danish phase - continued||"Lecture 18: Thirty Years War - Bohemian and Danish phase - continued"||10/27/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanLecture 17: Thirty Years War - Bohemian and Danish phase||"Lecture 17: Thirty Years War - Bohemian and Danish phase"||10/25/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanLecture 16: Catholic Revival - continued||"Lecture 16: Catholic Revival - continued"||10/21/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanLecture 15: Catholic Revival||"Lecture 15: Catholic Revival"||10/19/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanLecture 14: Review||"Lecture 14: Review"||10/11/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanLecture 13: Confessions, Empire and War - continued||"Lecture 13: Confessions, Empire and War - continued"||10/6/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanLecture 12: Confessions, Empire and War||"Lecture 12: Confessions, Empire and War"||10/4/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanLecture 11: The Reformation - war and peace - continued||"Lecture 11: The Reformation - war and peace - continued"||9/29/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanLecture 10: The Reformation - war and peace||"Lecture 10: The Reformation - war and peace"||9/27/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanLecture 9: The Reformation - upheaval and disorder - continued||"Lecture 9: The Reformation - upheaval and disorder - continued"||9/22/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanLecture 8: The Reformation - upheaval and disorder - only 40 minutes of lecture available||"Lecture 8: The Reformation - upheaval and disorder - only 40 minutes of lecture available"||9/20/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanLecture 7: The Reformation - Taking hold - continued||"Lecture 7: The Reformation - Taking hold - continued"||9/15/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanLecture 6: The Reformation—taking hold||"Lecture 6: The Reformation—taking hold"||9/13/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanLecture 5: The Reformation—the beginnings - continued||"Lecture 5: The Reformation—the beginnings - continued"||9/8/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanLecture 4: The Reformation—the beginnings||"Lecture 4: The Reformation—the beginnings"||9/6/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanLecture 3: Martin Luther & The Reformation—the origins - continued||"Lecture 3: Martin Luther & The Reformation—the origins - continued"||9/1/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanLecture 2: Martin Luther & The Reformation—the origins||"Lecture 2: Martin Luther & The Reformation—the origins"||8/30/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
History 167A, 001|Fall 2011|UC Berkeley
Why is this guy SHOUTING all the time? Is he worried we wouldn't listen if he just spoke in a normal voice? After 7 minutes I couldn't take it though I found the subject matter engaging. And yes, not being able to pause the lectures in iTunes is a pain.
Stammering and shouting
David Wetzel stammers and shouts, at times repeating himself three times before continuing. It wasn't clear whether this was for dramatic effect or if it was in fact a speech impediment, but it is very unnerving. The way he sometimes says three different things in the course of his shouting stammer also gave the impression that he wasn't so sure. Surprisingly, the good thing about his repetition of dates was that it prepares one well for simple forms of standardized testing-- yey, public education!
Great content, grating delivery
Wetzel's courses are always fascinating - well structured, densely packed and informative - and this is no exception. The problem is that it's undermined by his bellowing, sing-song, fumbling, stuttering, repetitive delivery. Repetitive delivery. Delivery. Repetitive delivery.
I cringe at the speaker almost as often as I look forward to the content, but so far the content has kept me listening. Recommended with caveats.