Mar 23, 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 14, 2020
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.
By ALISON H•
Mar 11, 2021
Content was good, but could not complete the coursework due to dead links
By Elaine H•
Jan 30, 2022
class was interesting but thae assignment didnt make sense so i with
Oct 21, 2019
Starts off well, but the peer graded assignment in week 3 is not clear on expectations until you enter the stage of reviewing other students' submissions. Then week 4 is an indigestible lump of names and treatise titles that is hard to follow and hazy in purpose. The only video in that week that is very comprehensible is the weekly video. To top it all off, the external link in week 5, which you need in order to complete that peer reviewed assignment, is no longer available (and has been gone for at least a month, according to the forum), and the educators are MIA, & have not responded to the issue. Honestly, I personally dislike the entire peer reviewed assignment as a part of the courses on Coursera. Some students do not take them seriously, and it's also frustrating waiting for someone to review your submission. The submissions are really just a regurgitation of what we've learned, anyway, which is just as easily done with quizzes.
By Marlena S•
Apr 7, 2021
First of all this course is far from schooling people how to create own opinions. Tests are mostly about opinions...opinions of the teachers that you have to support. I had much higher expectations seeing the high average reviews of the course.
Secondly, the program of the course skips quite many important aspects of the topic of magic in the middle ages. I believe much better choice than this course will be the book 'A history of Magic, witchcraft and the occult' written by British historians.
Oh, and also non-native English teachers try to use fancy words they have issues to pronounce.
By Fernando L R•
Apr 23, 2022
Morally I cannot give the course a higher grade, as it asks students to justify the actions of murderers and torturers.
By Brianna C G•
Jan 18, 2021
The way things were worded made little to no since, and were very confusing if not completely not understandable.
By aouas D•
Jan 24, 2021
It good, but unfortunately I could not finish the course due to last exam because have broken links
By Deleted A•
May 5, 2020
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.
By Melanie W•
Jan 2, 2022
I only took Chapter One, but the scoring system didn't work no matter what I did. Interesting material but if the quiz won't function, there's not much point to taking the course.
By Peter C•
Jul 7, 2021
Difficult to understand th tutor