Pretty easy, overall.
We are scarcely taught of the Medieval World, that is, as it occurred outside of Europe. This course opens the mind to the philosophical, religious, and overall intellectual development in the now-called middle-east, asian subcontinent, and of course, the greater European area.
The texts of greatest interest to me were those written in China, specifically because I had not been made familiar with any prior to this class. A social highlight of the class was the professor himself. He makes an impressive difference, because he makes sure to provide the adequate amount of historical background before plunging into the more dense intellectual texts.
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Advice for students:
Participation in class should not be underestimated. The best way to absorb the difficult information is to converse about it, and then be able to explain it. Reading alone only goes so far, as the class is heavy in analyzing, and drawing crossovers between religions and cultures.