Nov 22, 2015
This course is really interesting and informative. It gave me a much better understanding for the history and politics behind some of the issues we are all facing today, and really broadened my mind.
Dec 28, 2015
The course was good. But the real situation has been changing drastically. A supplement or extension of course is required to cover the up to date situation about IS activities, syria Iraq etc.
par Rizqan I•
Sep 22, 2016
A very good instructor with a balanced approach in an overview in most aspects of Muslim countries.
par JOSE V P A•
Jul 17, 2017
Excelente contenido, el contenido es muy bien explicado y ampliado en los documentos de consulta.
par Antje M•
Sep 07, 2017
I enjoyed this (as my first) coursera course from Ebrahim Afsah. I feel now to have a comprehensive overview about Arabic history and colonial past. I've learned to understand the struggles of the Arab world to be dissatisfied by capitalism and communism. The course also allowed a critical point of view on the missing self-criticism of the Arab World. All in all, although this was a lot of information to take in, i can say that I would love to take other courses by this Professor and his team. It was professional but also entertaining, with good materials and personal insights. Thank you and I believe we will see us again.
par mo m•
Oct 16, 2015
This was the best course ever in coursera or in any other university I have attended!
par Antoine C•
Dec 03, 2017
Awesome course, very well presented and formative. I recommend this course to anyone that want to understand the situation in the middle east, very well done
par Maria A V•
Dec 14, 2017
This is one of the best courses I have ever studied. It gives extensive insight in the political, cultural, historical and institutional backgrond of contemporary muslim countries. It provides sociological and interpretative threads to understand the main challenges met by these peoples in their "clash" with modernity, in a heartful and deeply researched attempt to find a way out of backwardness and radicalization, an attempt that defies radicalized and istitutionalized Islamic views, but also profoundly respects Islam itself.
par Ludivine D•
Oct 09, 2017
Cours excellent et passionnant.
Il aurait, néanmoins, gagné en clarté en synthétisant et en structurant. Il nécessite de disposer d'un temps d'apprentissage très conséquent.
par Ketevan K•
Apr 22, 2017
I think it was best Course I ever took in online platforms.
par GLENDA Y T M•
Feb 23, 2016
Excelente presentación e información, especialmente para los que vivimos en CA y casi no tenemos acceso a estos temas cotidianamente
par Carolina B•
Jul 28, 2016
It's a great chance so we get to know important topics that we know very little about! Proffesor Ebrahim is a professional at the topic. Thanks a lot!
par Kit A•
Jan 16, 2016
This is an amazing course. I learnt so much. Professor Afsah was very engaging and professional. It was a great learning experience to get a better understanding of this complex topic, to help understand the news better.
par Richard D•
Aug 02, 2017
Really excellent course that has opened my eyes to the Muslim world in a way I couldn't have imagined. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who has any interest at all in understanding this very important area. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to learn provided by the Professor and his team plus of course Coursera.
par Hafsa D•
Jul 13, 2017
This was a very informative and well organized course. It holistically covered all the regions.
par Regina Z•
Aug 11, 2016
Excellent Course. It can help you to better understand a region with a complicated past and a troubled presence.
par elizabeth e•
Sep 20, 2016
I felt this course was fantastic - and it is my opinion that the course should be a requirement for all members of the US Senate and House of Representatives - as they might make less dumb decisions when pedalling democracy in Muslim countries. And I took the course because I felt I could learn a lot. And I did. Thanks to the University, Dr Afsah and Dr Afsah's team for a very pertinent and well done course.
par Si-Maan W•
Dec 27, 2016
This is an outstanding piece of intellectual works that has opened my mind to understand Muslim's world systematically, removed my misconception and enabled me to connect with Muslim in greater openness and love. This is enlightening not only to Muslim worldview, but is relevant to every worldview that in process to harmonize the rationality and reality for better living.
par Pablo E L B•
Oct 09, 2016
this course allows you learn knowledge about a beautiful world sometimes forgotten. The course make you have a critical view on the reasons and problem of the muslin world.
Nov 26, 2015
well reasoned and thoughtful, and good reading materials handed out for studies. The whole structure and organization is compreshensive
par Maite S•
Nov 24, 2015
Para poder entender la complejidad del mundo musulmán, necesitamos recibir información sobre su historia, sus sistemas de organización, invasiones de poderes externos y los enfrentamientos internos que a lo largo de los años han sufrido estos países. Es imposible entender la actualidad si no nos damos un tiempo para entender el pasado, y creo que este curso es esencial para empezar a vislumbrar el porqué de tantas luchas y conflictos en la actualidad. Además el curso viene acompañado de una buena selección de libros que nos permiten ahondar en el tema. Todo esto nos ayuda a entender mejor la situación de nuestro mundo, eliminar prejuicios, que buena falta nos hace.
par Elizia V•
Mar 01, 2016
Really good course, I recommend it to anyone working in the MENA region as a journalist, or business person.
Great presentation of the subject. Professor Afsah's teaching style, insights and critical theory approach combined with pragmatic reflections is very enlightening and useful for me as a journalist working in Islamic nations.
I like the recap checks mid lesson, that's useful, as I'm working and get tired, so it's a good check on my own concentration levels.
par Juan D M•
Nov 27, 2015
Great. Too useful. Excellent professor.
par Domenico M•
Dec 14, 2016
Great overview on Muslim countries, between law, society and political change.
par kaiser m i•
Oct 25, 2015
This is a wonderful course.
par Viktor D•
Jan 01, 2016
Very analytical approach.
General overview of the muslim world.
Many great points to reflect upon.
Chance to go in depth with the field of international law and religious contemporary studies.
par Zhou H•
Jan 26, 2016
Lots of knowledge, very worth learning!