This course provides students with the tools they need to analyse and understand visual history along with its deceiving nature that derived from the very character of film properties.
It is a very informative course for history enthusiasts. It encourages critical thinking and interpretation of history in a unique way. I enjoyed and learned a lot in the 6 weeks.
par Angela T•
This is an excellent course and I have really enjoyed it. The topics covered are diverse and the course has provided me with several areas for further independent research.
par Edyta R•
Interesting subject and enjoyable time learning. I just realized how much I love learning. Thank you for this wonderful experience.
par Millie W•
I really enjoyed this course. I signed up as I needed a few more activities related to my subject (history) on my UCAS application. Not only was it useful in that sense, I learnt so much on areas of history I had never even heard of. Recommend completely!
par David W•
Excellent course, learn a great deal about the subject in a short time. This course and the program are great for those who strive to be life long learners.
par Mariana H L•
Very useful and interesting.
par Pol M•
The course is really interesting. Nevertheless, it often focuses too much in the context of historical events to finally discuss a single picture for just 5 minutes. Moreover, I've found the tests to be too much focused on really precise and sometimes anecdotical data instead of the general conclusions which, from my point of view, are a more reliable reflection of the learning success.
par Carly Z•
About half the links in this course are broken, which is very frustrating. I found the course content itself to be very interesting, though!
par Paulo J A G•
Good material courses. The only negative criticism is related to some repetition of content in some videos.
par elena G•
Many of course links are erase but in the test you insert questions from thinks that is not available
par Audrey L•
Great material in this course, though some of the links need to be updated.
par Olga E•
The quizzes are not related to the topic of this course at all.
par Gustavo M d A•
disappointed, you enter is dedicated and is waiting an eternity for someone to evaluate their activities. A little sought after course, so you enter and do not know when you will receive your certificate, since there are no others to evaluate their activities
par Leslie S•
Enormously grateful to Emmett Sullivan for such amazing insight. This should be a GE course for all liberal arts colleges worldwide. Indeed, the camera never lies. Was not entirely satisfied with the randomly picked peers for review. Would have preferred a group of peers with similar competencies who understood the rubric.
par Bharati B•
This course is a wonderful exploration of historical interpretation of image manipulation or alteration. It was a splendid journey with Professor Emmett Sullivan to understand how history unfolds in front of the camera and how films can be considered as 'public history'. A good course for students of cinema studies, indeed.
par Anabel S d G•
Highly recommended. I enjoyed revisiting important parts of History through iconic photographs and learning to look at them from a critical and analytical point of view. Mr. Sullivan was great in his lectures and the assignments were insightful. It was hard but well schedule. Many thanks
This is an excellent course cutting across the 20th century's photographic highlights with candor, poignant questions, and provocative accounts of photos and how the manipulation of photos impacts the viewer and the perceptual history associated with photos of people, places and events.
par Marieta C•
An amazing experience and a scenic journey into history! The course teaches one to look and really see, it’s both informative and interesting, the reference material ( additional reading) though ( that’s my only “ remark” ) contains some corrupt ( expired) links.
par Tanya E Q•
I loved the course. I´m a photography enthusiast and also interested in History, so the course provided me a another point of view related to the importance of using images as a historical source and all the implications. Thank you and congratulations for this wonderful c
par Sue C•
A very well taught course, with the Lecturer obviously passionate and knowledgeable. Engaging topics, relevant reading material and well thought out quizzes and assessments. Thanks Coursera. I am now looking for other courses using film and image to explain topics.
par Priyam G•
Emmett Sullivan is a legend. This course was a huge eye-opener and has provided me with a much larger scope for media research. It was a treat to listen to him as well as all the insightful interviews. Thank you for organizing this course, keep up the great work!
par ISABELLE M•
This was an amazing experience and I have never enjoyed something so much. Kudos to Dr. Emmett Sullivan for making this such a memorable experience. Really loved your perspective and how you gave way for a more clearer understanding of history through the camera.
par Maria F M•
I enjoyed every bit of the course! It has been awesome to have a more direct look on the possible political usage of photography and other images, and how these forms of disseminating information play a key role in the study and general understanding of History.
par Paul S•
Excellent and enjoyable course. Knowledgeable and enthusastic lecturer. The course material appears to have been created in 2013 so some of the URLs that are included do need updating: some resources are either no longer available or are redirected.
par Pedro J d A M•
The lessons and the course material are amazing. Dr Emmet's teachings goes beyond expectations with deep, scrutinized lessons. For people who work in the media , or just interested in photography, the course is a must! I definitely recommend it.