Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend this course because it is very low maintenance. He does not take attendance so if you have an emergency or a sick day your lack of attendance will not count against you. His lecturing is easy to follow if you pay attention (although you may need some coffee sometimes if you are not absolutely in love with Art History). You have only 3 tests and he drops the lowest test grade at the end of the semester. These test grades along with two writing assignments will determine your grade. As long as you study the material you will have a fine time with the tests and the essay prompts are easy to follow.
I learned a lot about how art is made, literally. It is not so much memorization of particular Artists or dates as it is- how do you look at piece of art and critically categorize it by medium, time, etc;... The class actually is very interesting and you are presented with the opportunity to judge an artwork critically and be able to tell how it was made.
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I would definitely suggest taking notes on every lecture and paying particular attention to the pieces he presents during class. If you pay attention to the context he gives about each art work you will need to study much less for the test. You NEVER have homework so really, just pay attention in class.