This class was tough.
I wold not recommend this course due to the rigor it was taught with. While it was interesting and highly educational, it is depicted as a general education course, originally meant for those just entering college to complete. However, the work assigned resembled that of a major course, including studying every single night in order to pass the tests given. The course was only lecture and textbook based, without any other resources, making it very difficult to understand. The professor is very well educated in the subject, but does not do an effective job of proving information to students. Overall, this course was nearly impossible to do well in and understand.
Even though this course was difficult, we learned a lot about the ancient world and its beginnings. I feel that I have a lot of trivial knowledge now regarding ancient Greece that I did not before. Specifically, I learned who created our modern alphabet and where the color purple comes from.
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Advice for students:
I would tell students entering this course to be prepared to write down everything the professor says in order to pass the exams given along with planning your schedule around the assigned readings. Also, you must give yourself at least a week to study for the exams.