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.
par John W•
Dec 17, 2015
An excellent and thought provoking course.
par Cathy G•
Jan 24, 2017
I learned so much about the South that I didn't already know.
par Bill G•
Nov 28, 2015
An excellent course. Truly informative and engaging. I recommend this course to those interested in the Blues, its history and birthplace.
par Jeremy E S•
Sep 08, 2015
Excellent Course! From the start it was very informative. What I liked most about the course was the interviews of the everyday people from the South. The course went beyond the basic facts of Southern Culture and really brought out the influences from the common man. I highly recommend this course for anyone interested in American Culture! Thank you for this course.
par Barbara K A•
Aug 24, 2017
Loved it although i wish i could have taken the quizzes as an auditor just to check what i had learned.
par Rocío d C E•
Sep 10, 2015
This is a course given by a person who really loves and feels passion for the subject... and this is doubtlessly reflected on the course
par John N•
Aug 09, 2015
One of the best cultural studies I have ever taken! Dr. William Ferris showcases his mastery in capturing the heartbeat of the American South. Dr. Ferris tells each story with such amazing intensity and clarity that you can't help but be drawn into each moment - as though you were there. Take this class if you're looking for a deeper understanding of how traditions form the basis of societies today and the future.
par Olga d B•
Feb 01, 2018
I really enjoyed the lectures. Thank you very much for such a great course!
Feb 29, 2016
Very brief but round introduction for the art forms of the American South. Greatly changed my idea and increased my knowledge about the native people in the South. Slow speed of lecture is very easy to understand for non-English spea
par Hugh M•
Jan 09, 2016
The lecturers and interviews are relatively short and the quizzes don't ask that much of you, nevertheless this is a fantastic introduction to the south and explores a good breath of the arts and culture. The depth and passion of William Ferris's knowledge is obvious. He left me wanting more so I bought two of his multimedia books on Amazon, although he modestly didn't plug them I had to hunt them down.
par CYNTHIA W•
Apr 20, 2018
Very interesting and informative course, I have a better understanding of southern culture, the stories, music and art I often heard my grandmother speak of.
par Renu G•
Nov 02, 2015
Wonderful course for the slated length-- wish it was more in depth and longer!
Professor is unspeakably amazing and knowledgeable!
par Allyson E B•
May 29, 2016
The course was very informative. I hope that one day , the educators within the Civil Rights Museum --here in Memphis, TN -- will add this course to their education curriculum. This course is insightful and enjoyable.
par Manfred S•
Oct 03, 2015
This were some amazing and enjoyable weeks to learn so ,much about stories and music of the South. Thank you very much and in particular for the fotos and the audio and video recordings.
par Mikhail A•
Mar 11, 2016
Just started this, but in love with all this stories and music.
par Juan V•
Nov 10, 2015
Was an hell of a ride! Enjoyed it thoroughly.
par Tracey N•
Oct 06, 2015
Very informative and entertaining course. I moved to the south 10 years ago from way north and the culture is unique and warm. The people are great storytellers and talk slow, stay long. There is a strong music and writing community and I now understand much better the oral traditions and the roots ingrained in the generations of people that grew up here. The strong familial and community connections are deep and they have a sense of place stronger than I've seen in other parts of the world I've lived. I also see a good life balance, and a lot of joy. A truly rich heritage thrives here, and is not lost, even in these-paced, electronic-laden, modren times.
par TRUDY D•
Jun 04, 2018
I am not originally from the South, but I have lived in Florida for the past seventeen years. I have always loved the stories, music, and art of the South, and now I know the history of them.
The course was extremely interesting and I highly recommend it to anyone who has an interest in these things.
par Cintya P I•
Jul 12, 2019
This course has it all. If you love art, music, writing and the American South, it's all here. I loved this course and continue to be fascinated by the history of the South. If anything this course gives you a foundation for your love to grow with a new perspective.
par P G•
Oct 24, 2019
par Jennifer E•
Nov 07, 2019
The lectures were so interesting and the interviews were amazing! The music added so much to the course! Highly recommend!
par Paulette B•
Oct 26, 2019
Thank you for presenting this information.
par Supriya S•
Dec 08, 2019
This course is truly an eye-opener to the American South, its history, and its people. I thank Dr. William Ferris for devoting his time and stories to making this course very engaging, fun, and enjoyable. He is very resourceful in this subject and has extremely shared valuable material. Like the many photos, videos, and interviews of B.B. King, Alice Walker, Jimmie Rodgers and all of the other great musicians, singers, writers, photographers, and story-tellers.
I thoroughly enjoyed this course and I highly recommend it. Even people who don't have enough knowledge of the South can still score well and have fun learning about it.
par Sue J D•
Feb 19, 2019
I watched many of the videos. It was very interesting. I particularly liked the stories/video clips of musicians. I do hope you have seen The Song Catcher..this reminded me of it.
par Rebecka J•
Aug 22, 2015
Really good course. Happy I had a chance to take it :)