Mar 24, 2018
Helpful and insightful. I try to learn as much about witchcraft and all religions as I can. The first set of videos were well lit and well read. I recommend this for anyone who wants to learn more.
Jul 06, 2017
When i read the title of this course, i could not imagine what it is about. So i took it. It's a great course, with different perspectives and with a really clear language. Thank you!
創建者 franisco v r•
Sep 16, 2019
Genial, divertido y ameno. Que más podemos pedir. Muchos como este....
創建者 Sarah H•
Sep 12, 2019
An awesome, interesting course. I learned a lot, especially about what really happened with the Spanish Inquisition.
創建者 Isidora D•
Oct 02, 2019
Excellent and realistic window in lifes and believes of medieval people. Course coveres variety of topics presented by different lecturers, what is always fun!
創建者 Kseniya K•
Oct 03, 2019
Goog course with interesting content
創建者 Alexandre M•
Oct 09, 2019
Very amusing and intrigating! Recomend it!!!
創建者 BEN J T A•
Oct 13, 2019
Interesting and well taught
創建者 Angela L G•
Feb 21, 2019
I found this course to be worthwhile overall. There were some technical glitches and some areas of the course that need to be addressed. However, this course was challenging, interesting, and encouraged me to explore the topic further. The instructors all clearly really enjoy this topic and I appreciate all their heard work in putting this course together. I learned new information I didn't know before and I'm glad I was able to take this class.
創建者 Calliope N•
Feb 10, 2019
What a great course! It helped me gain a better understanding of that era! Happy learning! :D
創建者 Safari J•
Apr 04, 2019
I wanted more information on magic rituals and potions and secrets of the herbs.. I feel like I learnt more about Christianity and Islam. Thank you for the knowledge though!
Jan 18, 2018
Really interesting and highly recommended course.
創建者 Manuel M B•
Jan 28, 2018
Los profesores han demostrado una imparcialidad difícil de ver hoy en día en temas históricos y se han proporcionado muchas fuentes para ampliar información. La única crítica que hago es respecto de las tareas calificadas por compañeros. Las considero muy dirigidas en tanto que se espera una forma de responder muy concreta y, en mi opinión, va contra el sentido crítico independiente, además de que ser calificado por otras personas que son, al igual que uno mismo, alumnos, no me parece adecuado ("ciegos, guías de ciegos") incluso dirigiendo la respuesta por parte del profesorado hacia puntos clave. Salvo eso, el resto perfecto y en balance general, muy recomendable.
創建者 Eva H•
Oct 02, 2016
I really enjoyed learning about magic in the middle ages and am grateful for the opportunity offered by the University of Barcelona. The lectures were clearly spoken and the content was good.
However, I would have liked to go more into detail about the practices of magic, I missed that a little bit. For example, the specifics of several charms/ingredients/etc are only treated on a few occasions.
I have now also enrolled in different courses on Coursera and I can say that this course could have been organised better, with better assignments, quizzes, etc. So there is still room for improvement.
創建者 Yolanda C L G•
Oct 17, 2016
Muchas gracias por este excelente curso.
Sin embargo me pareció aburrido, pues faltaron diagramas, cuadros sinópticos, imágenes
En cuanto a información, muy, muy bueno.
創建者 Rachel E H•
Dec 14, 2017
Very interesting and I love that all the information is free if you don't want to pay for a professional certificate. There are still a few spelling errors but this is to be expected I suppose.
創建者 Meaghan F•
Jan 10, 2017
It was an interesting course and I enjoyed it, though I was hoping for less information about the church.
創建者 Joseph V•
Jan 10, 2017
Not being an historian on the Middle Ages, Magic in the Middle Ages seems like an accurate and well planned course. Week-4 and week-5 were the most interesting, with week-5 delving into the knitted relationship of magic in Islam, with roots and lineages directly connected to contemporary practices of "magic" (which is something I did not know and was very curious about regarding the context of political and religious tensions evolving throughout the middle east). I would have liked more activity-based and practical instructional units on how magic and rituals were conducted, especially information on healing, medicines, and alchemy. Geomancy was the only practical component with explicit details on how to cast figures, and it needed to incorporate how it was used with astrology in a practical way. A unit on Astrology and the Astrolabe was needed as well since the videos and literature often referred to astrology, and without a basic working and understanding of how an astrolabe was used to calculate a chart, the student is left hanging on having to figure way too much on their own (which becomes rife with problems and miscommunication). The quizzes and assignments are fun but often awkwardly worded which became confusing, and can easily be cheated on. Grading of assignments was a bit nebulous and put into question others abilities to accurately and fairly grade. People paying money for course content should be separated from students not paying because engaging, stimulating, and critical analysis as discourse cannot be maintained in fidelity. Of course, the credibility of ALL courses on Coursera are at stake because little to no universities and businesses accept the certificates as valid credentials for jobs or career ladder mobility. Ultimately, one is paying for a piece of paper that is not really valued or even usable at the very same institutes that put together the coursework; and that is a very lame proposition! The final kicker is that I needed to submit highly sensitive, personal identification just to get a PDF of the certificate--absolutely ridiculous, especially considering that the topic of interest for this course neither necessitates nor warrants such high-end secure methods.
創建者 Scott B•
Feb 22, 2018
Informative, goes to a relatively satisfying depth, provides interaction and is coherent throughout. Helped me as a source for inspiration for a graphic novel I'm writing.
創建者 Aisha B•
Mar 10, 2018
really enjoying this - wish it has more reading material!
創建者 Bea P•
Dec 28, 2017
Good course, illustrative and entertaining, and academic at the same time. However, I would have enjoyed some content related to Medieval Norse magic within the syllabus.
創建者 Renee N•
Apr 20, 2018
Loved it! Found some of the lessons hard to understand but the content was constantly very intriguing and engaging. Great for anyone interested in the topic/concept of magic, and how it existed among people centuries ago.
創建者 Mathew P•
Dec 05, 2016
The lessons i have learned through the course have taught me to new perspective to the time period. Great study.
創建者 Paraskevi G•
Nov 12, 2017
This course is very interesting and provides objective information and "myth-busters" that prove the difference between what we think of Magic in the Middle Ages and what was most probably the reality. The lectors are all very enthusiastic and it is refreshing to have many different people with different specializations than just one lector. What I didn't enjoy about this course was having to peer review my classmate's assignments; as I often tend to complete a whole course in a short time , this process slowed down my progress and I wasn't enjoying the course as much as I wished to.
創建者 James M•
Dec 21, 2017
Good course, I wish there were more academic readings attached to the lessons, especially primary sources. Definitely a worthwhile introduction to the subject, or a support to a study of the Middle Ages.
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Mar 04, 2018
創建者 Pilar P d C•
Apr 12, 2018
Fascinating insight into the reality of magic during the middle ages. Well thought out course generally speaking with interesting information. Maybe during the first two modules could have done with more pictorial aids. Thanks.