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.
This course was really thorough and interesting. I liked how it covered a range of religions and regions and I think it's great how there are interactive assignments which judge out writing.
創建者 Todd G P•
Excellent as an introduction to the subject.
創建者 Amina S•
Good course but more room for improvement
創建者 krishi a•
Would like more ways of Interpretation.
創建者 Hans V E•
interesting but a bit superficial
創建者 Gerardo M P•
I am grateful for take it thanks
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創建者 Phil R•
I greatly enjoyed this course. Yes, it's pretty basic and lacking in depth at times but hey it's a beginner's course, designed to introduce the topic and highlight the main areas which you can then go off and look into in more detail off-line. It's very wide-ranging, covers off the key issues/themes and does it with passion and intelligence. There is some housekeeping to do around the final assignment where a key link was broken and hadn't been repaired but otherwise, highly enjoyable. It filled the Covid 19 lockdown admirably; thank you!
創建者 Sofi D•
When I first read the title I thought it would be very different to what it really is. It's interesting from an historical point of view.
The inquisition and religions are the main topic, and how they treated magic back then, but it doesn't explain much of what was done.
I couldn't complete the last assignments because the links are broken, I suppose because the course is a little bit old.
創建者 Jesús A P N•
All information is useful and interesting. Teachers are kind and you can tell they love their field. Unfortunately the videos are too simple; no extra images, important sentences (very few) it´s just the person talking. I had to just read the transcripts in order no to fall asleep.
創建者 Pablo S S•
It is a very interesting course, but in the beginning it may seem a bit disorganised and slow. The best part, for me, was the week 4, about magic in Islam. The topic was fascinating and the teachers presented a perfect lecture, a great balance between deep but easy to follow.
創建者 Catriona S•
Mostly a very well thought out and interesting course - the week dedicated to magic and Islam was mostly a list of names and so quite dull. Some issues with the peer assignments - links not working etc.
創建者 Eric T M P G•
Overall a good course, with a section on Islam and Magic that felt very well elaborated. All peer graded exercises however were poorly designed and had awful correction criteria.
創建者 Jorelle B•
First class, very interesting. Lot of facts and somethings I already knew from history class. Good introduction to coursera and view of magic
創建者 Christina L•
Very difficult to understand! Both the audio and the written text.
I had to do additional research to understand the flow of information.
創建者 Deleted A•
The video quality needs improvement and some terms students are not familiar with might be better understood with more explanation.
創建者 Brianna C G•
The way things were worded made little to no since, and were very confusing if not completely not understandable.
創建者 Ismael D S•
It good, but unfortunately I could not finish the course due to last exam because have broken links
創建者 Deleted A•
The actual course videos don't give you much concise information, but a lot of ideas and is aimed at a very historic way of studying, which probably won't fit the needs and expectations of someone who is learning about this topic for fun and entertainment, because this approach makes the course incredibly boring. The tests are hard because they target very precise and disposable details pulled out of the myriad of information that was put forward in the videos. The essay assignment was quite pointless and it was very hard to write about the details, pull out the necessary information and to reach the goals the teachers have set. I recommended this course to a friend at before I took it, I hope he didn't start this course because he would just be wasting his time.