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Lots of Writing
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This is a great course for getting a good idea on how the world has progressed from "ancient" history to "modern" history. The ONLY reason I would not recommend this course is that some of the points that the teacher brought forward were in contradiction to what I believe as a Christian who believes the Words of the Bible and what old Christian historians such as Eusebius Caesarea and Ignatius of Antioch have said. Otherwise, this subject is very interesting and almost entertaining under the professorship of Mrs. Sheila Hailey.
I have learned that there has definitely been a clear progression of how mankind has come to where we are today. Starting with hunters and gatherers, going through the Agricultural Revolution, through the concept of kingdoms, city-states, and empires! This course covers a significant part of human history all the way from the "beginning" to right before the Protestant Reformation of the early 16th century.
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Study tips for this course are to Take GOOD Notes, Bring the Study Guide to Class, Highlight (or otherwise emphasize) the keywords in your notes that are from the study guide, write summaries of the significance of the keywords from the study guide so that you will be prepared to write comprehensively about them on the test. The test usually has several ID's to write about and two essays to write based on what was covered. Pace yourself and you will do fine if you are a serious student. Also graded in this class is Class Participation which you can get points for by asking relevant questions and making relevant comments. You will be able to do this be reading the chapter in the History book ahead of time - or do what I have done, and skim through it looking for something to ask a question or comment about as you skim. You have to be serious about doing well to actually do well in this course. As long as you pay attention in class, asking for clarification as needed, and study well before test day, you should have no problem taking this class.