Oct 13, 2018
An eye opening experience. I really hope this becomes a mandated course among anyone participating in any diplomatic initiatives in the Middle East and the Arabic world.
Sep 04, 2017
That is the second class I am taking with Professor Afsah and would love to take more. The class is interesting, engaging and relevant. Highly recommended!
por Mahmoud E•
Apr 15, 2019
por Antoine C•
Jan 20, 2018
por Aude P•
Dec 28, 2017
It would be better to add more illustrations, and when pictures are shown, to comment them. As it is, it is hard to read the picture caption, and listen to the speaker (even harder when one has to read the transcript)
There are some mistakes in the english transcript
por Sara A M•
Mar 29, 2018
the course is very good,I learned a lot of information I didn't know before .
although sometimes I felt that there is generalizations, and sometimes the instructor was biased.
I think they also should add the model answer and the justification
por Ana S•
Sep 29, 2017
The course is very interesting. It's important to understand the world we live in and it's important to understand the reasons of its current state. It's a light course, but it provides an interesting overview of the Arab exception.
por Tatjana G•
Aug 28, 2017
The course is very interesting and helpful to understand the big picture. But sometimes I lost the overview at which point of the review/ discussion we actually are. Anyway, I recommend the course.
por Rebecca T•
Feb 10, 2019
Overall, a very interesting and deep look at a the structural issues which plague the Arab Spring. The readings, however, consistently required more then the allotted 1 hour set in the course.
por Joy S•
Oct 26, 2017
2nd course I have taken from this instructor. This one was thankfully much shorter. Good info, would have rated it higher, but the last quiz was made overly difficult. They keep switching the positions of the answers. I watched the week 6 video twice but could not pass after 6 attempts.
por Catherine V•
Dec 18, 2017
This course is Coursera's hidden gem of neo colonial discourse and that is what makes it worthy of attention. It's not so easy today to find an academic institution which members openly support cultural imperialism and teach in a way like Edward Said never existed. And I really like those subtle details when white majority make people of colour voice this kind of content. If a white person would have to say something like "members of underperforming socieities", that would be racism. But like now it can be safely named "diversity"!
por Hannah E•
Feb 12, 2018
Not a very objective outlook on the Middle East after the Arab Spring. Quite disappointed to be honest as the University of Copenhagen is well known, and I expected their courses to be more informative instead of highly subjective.