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Subtitles: Chinese (Simplified), German, English, Spanish, Romanian

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Learner Career Outcomes

17%

started a new career after completing these courses

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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
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Beginner Level
Approx. 9 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: Chinese (Simplified), German, English, Spanish, Romanian

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

UNIT 1: INTRODUCTION TO MEDIEVAL MAGIC

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 31 min)
6 videos
The Idea of Magic3m
The Ancient Precedents5m
Magic and Superstition in Christian Europe6m
The Decline of Magic7m
Weekly Video 1 (2015)5m
1 practice exercise
Unit 1 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

UNIT 2: MAGIC & HERESY

1 hour to complete
8 videos (Total 57 min)
8 videos
The Rise and Fall of Natural Magic (5:56)5m
Persecution Unleashed (6:23)6m
The Tale of the Not-So-Evil Inquisitor (7:18)7m
Necromancy: When Demons Spoke Latin (7:11)7m
Optional video I: Eastern Jewish Communities: A Bit of Context (7:45)7m
Optional video II: The Jewish Idea of Magic (6:38)6m
Weekly Video 2 (2015)8m
1 practice exercise
Unit 2 Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

UNIT 3: FROM MAGIC TO WITCHCRAFT

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 49 min)
8 videos
Witchcraft and Maleficent Magic (7:18)7m
The Mythology of Witchcraft (8:04)8m
Medieval Witchcraft Trials (I) (5:58)6m
Medieval Witchcraft Trials (II) (6:34)6m
Optional video: Medieval Sources on Witchcraft (I) (6:19)6m
Optional video: Medieval Sources on Witchcraft (II) (5:53)5m
Weekly Video 3 (2015)4m
1 practice exercise
Unit 3 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

UNIT 4: MAGIC IN ISLAM

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 72 min)
7 videos
How Was Magic Received in Islam?(8:51)8m
The Ikhwān al- Ṣafā’ on Magic and the Occult (8:29)8m
The Science of the Letters (10:01)10m
Alchemy I: Arabic Alchemy8m
Alchemy II: Arabo-Latin Alchemy (9:55)9m
Weekly Video 4 (2015)16m
1 practice exercise
Unit 4 Quiz30m

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