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 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 Katsikaros E•
Nov 05, 2015
Excellent mixture of historical, social, law and financial aspects of the areas examined.
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 Ahmer J K•
Feb 08, 2017
Excellent, holistic and engaging course! Loved every part of it!
par JOSE V P A•
Jul 17, 2017
Excelente contenido, el contenido es muy bien explicado y ampliado en los documentos de consulta.
par Marcus B•
Aug 30, 2017
Excellent and far reaching course
par Renan M O•
Sep 25, 2018
One of the greatest courses I've ever meant. It expanded my sight more than I thought. I hope more courses like this will be available from now on... it helps the Ocident Civilization to be less prejudiced.
par Andrew B•
Nov 04, 2018
Excellent. Thorough. Helps one see the bigger picture and the nature of the problems facing the Muslim world in regard to constitutional issues and governance.
par Erman I C N•
May 02, 2019
Complete and excelent course... I recommended fully
par Armando B M•
Jun 21, 2019
Excelent!!! Promotes knowledge about a very ignored region of the world. Very satisfying and rewarding!!!
par Alejandro A S L•
Jul 30, 2019
It's been a magnific journey through a very interesting region, in which I have come to better understand the underlying dynamics of the Muslim society. I want to thank wholeheartedly Ebrahim Afsah and his team for their endeavours and their work, I truly appreciate them. Ebrahim and team, you can be proud of your work, a total success. Many, many thanks!!
par Gwendoline C•
Aug 09, 2019
Thank you very much for this very enriching class, i meant a lot and the teacher knows many things and is very interesting while questioning some theories. I really enjoyed this class.
par Yasmin A•
Aug 21, 2019
This is a brilliant course, well delivered and very informative. I am thoroughly enjoying this course.
par Vladimír P•
Feb 20, 2016
The course is very interesting, but videos are too long to be honest.
par Luc L•
Nov 16, 2016
Thank you for a very in
par Cyrille P•
Jan 17, 2016
Just a shame, trying to figure out to get always the video notes only in english language and not in my natural language (currently french, detected by Coursera), which is better to understand questions & insure to get the answer. For some videos, only the notes in my natural language are available, which constraint me to translate and probably leads to misunderstandings.
May 22, 2016
Excellent professor and very interesting topic for whoever is curious to learn about these Muslim Countries! I warmly recommend it and the only reason I gave it 4 out of 5 stars is that it is too long! There are many sections that can be cut out and some lectures repeat themselves but over all it is intriguing and fulfilling and I think its also very important to understand the background of these states and why they are how they are today.
par Juanjo G M•
Jul 04, 2016
Really good course!
par Priyanka M•
Dec 08, 2015
The course so far is quite interesting but it can be made more intense with detailed readings and supply of book and journal material. It can also incorporate a series of reform which were took after arab Spring since, it was the phenomenon in Arab and muslim world.
Jan 04, 2016
Exceptionally informative as an introduction to Islamic studies. Could do with tightening up its question and answer format.
par Zeyu C•
Nov 04, 2016
generally good but kind of not clearly formulated
par david e•
Mar 05, 2017
This is an excellent course that provided an overview of the broad scope of history of the Middle East, with an emphasis on insights into the Islamic faith over time and among Middle East cultures. This is must-have information for those who live in the Western Judeo-Christian culture.
par Noor A A•
Feb 29, 2016
Dedicated resource person. Good reading materials. Challenging quizzes and assignments.
par gigi n•
May 13, 2019
Intelligent and informative at a macro level. Effective for those with no historical background to the Middle East (ME). It's a good crash course to understanding why the ME is a liquid place (not stable).
par Joy S•
Jan 07, 2017
Long, especially the week on Iran. Really proud of myself for getting through it.