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 Andrés S•
Nov 11, 2015
Faltó entrar un poco más en detalle.
By Bernardo F B E•
Sep 06, 2015
This course is complete and does offer very good information on the music, stories, and art of the American South. I really enjoyed the blues music information presented to students.
By Amy S•
Sep 13, 2015
Great reflections on some wonderful oral history research.
By Rebecka J•
Aug 22, 2015
Really good course. Happy I had a chance to take it :)
By Dorothy H•
Nov 24, 2017
Good course with lots of educator's personal experience and footage.
By José D•
Aug 14, 2015
I took this course with a special interest on the musical aspect, namely the blues, of course. In that regard the course is very superficial, but has some interesting stuff even so. The other aspects of literature, painting, and the more popular arts (kilts, oral traditions, etc.) where a nice surprise. This course gives a view of a cultural aspect of America that is very interesting and mostly unknown, particularly, I guess, to a non American. I advise this course to anyone who is interested in ethnology, folklore and popular art and music and is not already familiarized with the American South.
By Yushan S•
Sep 08, 2015
A good course for anyone who want to know more about the American South, but a little boring~
By Arturo T S•
Mar 24, 2016
Es una muy buena introducción al estudio de la cultura del sur de los Estados Unidos y al mismo tiempo un panorama para buscar más información sobre ciertos temas como el blues, las tradiciones orales, la religión, la vida cotidiana y los grandes creadores de la literatura y la música inmersos en la tradición del sur estadounidense.
By Donna S•
Feb 17, 2017
Great Material. Quizes and discussions didn't work, But i was only auditing the course. There is a wealth of information.
By Coral Y•
Jan 23, 2016
rich and engaging documentaries took 80% of the class content - but still fun to watch!
By Sherry C•
Feb 13, 2016
The best part of this course was, of course, the videos. But it just scratched the surface. I would have been happy to have a whole unit on Eudora Welty or B B King or the Chitlen Circuit. Each and every one of the films was priceless. But the course didn't fully exploit the possibilities of the web and I felt it was very static.
By Stéphane C•
Oct 07, 2015
Interesting introduction to the South, Professor Ferris tries to be as exhaustive as the format allows however the exhaustivity leads to a sense of barely skimming the surface over too many topics. I would have preferred a little less and a few more in depth analysis.
Impressive archives collection, definitely a plus of this course.
By Victoria G•
Oct 19, 2015
This was a really good course. I was mostly interested in the music and related culture, but I will be interested to read some of the books that were discussed. Thanks!
By Celeste G•
Sep 15, 2015
Examples are good. Lecturer could be more interesting
By Joan E F•
Sep 01, 2015
This course would work better if the material wasn
By Meghann M•
Nov 01, 2015
Too reliant on materials directly collected by professor, too little context of larger artistic community.
By Reuben B•
Aug 15, 2015
It was interesting to a point, but there was no application of the knowledge gained. It was merely a regurgitation of facts.
Nov 11, 2015