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Writing and Civilization: From Ancient Worlds to Modernity

Discover the fascinating history of the written word—its invention, transmission from culture to culture, and evolution—in this interesting course by an anthropologist.

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k********m
August 5, 2017

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c********m
April 11, 2017
A bit disappointing. For example, the lecture on Japanese should have had many more on screen examples of the different writing systems. I found it very difficult at times to track what was being described. Also, the instructor's movements back and forth from right screen to left eventually became a distraction (I found myself anticipating when he would move from one side to another). The whole section on decipherment could have been covered in about half a lecture, not two. I have just finished the series on linguistics-which was excellent-so maybe my expectations were too high. As some others have noted, I expected more on the history and development, though the section on how the letter A developed was fascinating.

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d********m
March 24, 2017

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