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Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Human Mind, Our Modern World

Eric Rabkin University of Michigan @Coursera
Class Start: 2014-06-02
Duration: 11 weeks
Approximate Workload: 8-12 hours/week
Certificate: Yes
Level: beginner
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We understand the world — and our selves — through stories. Then some of those hopes and fears become the world.

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Anonymous (Singapore, Singapore) , 2013-02-28
Excellent lectures (professor as an example of a story teller)
The essay writing assignments were challenging but the peer grading was disappointing in that it very seldom added meaningful criticism.

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Anonymous (Singapore, Singapore) , 2013-02-25
Best online course I ever took. Though the readings become less and less interesting form me as the course advances the lessons extracted from them are invaluable. The insight on Grimm's brothers fairy tales, Frankenstein and Alice are mind-blowing and changed my mind about fantasy and tales from then on.

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Anonymous (Singapore, Singapore) , 2013-01-08
I'm glad I took the class. The reading list and the lectures were very interesting. I changed my opinion about Carroll's "Alice", and Nathaniel Hawthorne became my new favorite author. The only issue I had with this course is the peer-grading: the comments I received on my essays were unfriendly, unprofessional, and not even in English!

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Anonymous (Singapore, Singapore) , 2012-12-16
Fantastic class.
Pr Rabkin gives you a chance to know literature and sharp your writing skills.

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