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.
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 Lynette O•
This was a wonderful class! A great intro to the culture of the south.
By Jasmine H•
arts,music,history interact with race, class, gender in America South
By Anastasia P•
An excellent course. Perfect for entering the world of the Folklore
By Mikhail A•
Just started this, but in love with all this stories and music.
By LEE H•
I never expected that South America has such variety cultures!
By Cathy G•
I learned so much about the South that I didn't already know.
By Tony A•
Great course, lots of fun and some great music and culture.
By MALAMATENIA G•
This course is really a treasure I've recently discovered!
By Cansu U•
Thanks to Dr. William Ferris, I have learned a lot!
I really enjoyed this course. Very interesting!
By Archana A•
The course was very interesting and inspiring.
By Juan V•
Was an hell of a ride! Enjoyed it thoroughly.
By Paulette B•
Thank you for presenting this information.
By John W•
An excellent and thought provoking course.
By Esther R•
Really interesting. Lots of good content
Very interesting, great professor
By Carmen B•
Very interesting and informative.
By David L M•
Absolutely loved this course.
By Samanta G P•
Excepcional! Me encanto!
By Deniz N E B T•
So much fun! Very inter
By Daniel G•
A lot of fun. thanks
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By Shelton D•
I think some very tough choices were made to fit the course online. It is a successful course, but you can tell that a more in depth version of the course would probably be exciting. You would certainly go further, if you were enrolled at Chapel Hill, and had a couple semesters to contemplate the topic.
The instructor is a person who made his own videos and recordings of local storytellers, artists and musicians over a long period of time. You can tell he is a very active collector of local lore. So, he tries to feature this material, sensibly. Some of this material you was great.
On the other hand; the knowledge of the course is really only a beginning to what could be learned. For example, when mentioning the photographers or painters of the South, you are not able to see a large number of their pictures. Likewise, when talking about the major writers, such as Faulkner, you do not get to read many longer excerpts of their work. This course provides the names to reference; starting points for further study. The instructor trusts you to investigate these resources on your own.