Aug 14, 2015
One of the greatest courses I ever followed!\n\nInteresting, documentary, not even one minute boring, very well organized and easy to follow.\n\nMusic is part of our history.
Aug 26, 2015
Bill Ferris is a wealth of knowledge and experience - I only regret missing out on the classroom dynamic of a Ferris-led discussion of Southern arts, particularly the Blues.
By Manfred S•
Oct 03, 2015
This were some amazing and enjoyable weeks to learn so ,much about stories and music of the South. Thank you very much and in particular for the fotos and the audio and video recordings.
By Hugh M•
Jan 09, 2016
The lecturers and interviews are relatively short and the quizzes don't ask that much of you, nevertheless this is a fantastic introduction to the south and explores a good breath of the arts and culture. The depth and passion of William Ferris's knowledge is obvious. He left me wanting more so I bought two of his multimedia books on Amazon, although he modestly didn't plug them I had to hunt them down.
By Mario M•
Mar 24, 2017
I want to thank Dr. Ferris for allowing us to get an inside to the beautiful worlds in the American South. The work Dr. Ferris has done in his career documenting the South and mastering it, is truly amazing. This is by far the most enjoyable class I have ever taken!
By CYNTHIA W•
Apr 20, 2018
Very interesting and informative course, I have a better understanding of southern culture, the stories, music and art I often heard my grandmother speak of.
By Lester P•
Aug 22, 2015
As a non-American and a musician I found this course presented immensely interesting and important background information as to how life was and developed in the American South, culminating in hearing the story of its music which I now understand in its context. I heartily recommend this course!
By Renu G•
Nov 02, 2015
Wonderful course for the slated length-- wish it was more in depth and longer!
Professor is unspeakably amazing and knowledgeable!
By Allyson E B•
May 29, 2016
The course was very informative. I hope that one day , the educators within the Civil Rights Museum --here in Memphis, TN -- will add this course to their education curriculum. This course is insightful and enjoyable.
By Olga d B•
Feb 01, 2018
I really enjoyed the lectures. Thank you very much for such a great course!
Feb 29, 2016
Very brief but round introduction for the art forms of the American South. Greatly changed my idea and increased my knowledge about the native people in the South. Slow speed of lecture is very easy to understand for non-English spea
By Edward C M•
Oct 05, 2015
Amazing course! Conversational, relaxed lectures that are well-informed, paired with excellent archival footage--mostly generated by the presenting professor.
By Mikhail A•
Mar 11, 2016
Just started this, but in love with all this stories and music.
By Juan V•
Nov 10, 2015
Was an hell of a ride! Enjoyed it thoroughly.
By Tracey N•
Oct 06, 2015
Very informative and entertaining course. I moved to the south 10 years ago from way north and the culture is unique and warm. The people are great storytellers and talk slow, stay long. There is a strong music and writing community and I now understand much better the oral traditions and the roots ingrained in the generations of people that grew up here. The strong familial and community connections are deep and they have a sense of place stronger than I've seen in other parts of the world I've lived. I also see a good life balance, and a lot of joy. A truly rich heritage thrives here, and is not lost, even in these-paced, electronic-laden, modren times.
By TRUDY D•
Jun 04, 2018
I am not originally from the South, but I have lived in Florida for the past seventeen years. I have always loved the stories, music, and art of the South, and now I know the history of them.
The course was extremely interesting and I highly recommend it to anyone who has an interest in these things.
By Deniz N E B T•
Dec 16, 2015
So much fun! Very inter
Dec 26, 2015
I really enjoyed this course. Very interesting!
By Gloria F L•
Aug 31, 2015
Because I was born and raised in the South, I enjoy courses that expound my knowledge of southern culture. This is an excellent course and I am enjoying Dr. Ferris' lectures. It brings to mind my memories of early childhood experiences (the good and the bad) that have shaped the national and international consciousness. I state that because I lived in Atlanta, GA during the Civil Rights Era and I wear my southern style with pride, no matter where I travel.
By Joao P A•
Jun 25, 2018
Jun 23, 2016
Very interesting, great professor
By Margaret F•
Feb 04, 2016
This has been an interesting and informative course. It would be nice if Prof Ferris could produce an intermediate course on the same topic.
By Alice H S•
Dec 29, 2016
Excellent! Full of treasure trove of information with History, stories and culture!
By Lynn D•
Nov 07, 2015
I really enjoyed this course. The lecturer has a style that keeps you interested. The content was very interesting.
By Tony A•
Dec 07, 2015
Great course, lots of fun and some great music and culture.
By KaLani S•
Sep 30, 2015
Amazing and fascinating course. The instructor is a treasure to find. I feel blessed to have stumbled upon this course with an instructor with such a rich history and knowledge of the South. I recommend to any and everyone who loves history and folklore alike. I wish there were a way to down load the videos. This is a great archive of quite possibly my own ancestry. I absolutely loved this course.
By Carmen B•
Sep 30, 2015
Very interesting and informative.