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    Jun 21, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Prof. Sirota is a near perfect example of a great college professor. He creates an amazing learning atmosphere while challenging his students to learn more about subjects on their own. He lectures exceptionally well and is able to truly articulate British History and transpose a large amount of detail in such a short period of time. I do enjoy history courses, however History 221 was not my first choice in taking a history class. Saying that, I absolutely loved this course and catch myself telling my friends and family British History facts to this day. This is a great course that not only challenges students, but also allows them to learn in detail a great amount of knowledge!

    Course highlights:

    We learned a large amount of British History starting from 1688 to the end of the 20th century. There was many things I never knew about the coming of Britain, especially how much they impacted a large amount of other countries throughout the 17th to 20th century.

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    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    The professor gives multiple weekly readings that really help students understand better the course material. There are also multiple quizzes based off of particular readings, being able to analyze and understand these sources are very important for a good grade. With the reading quizzes, a lot of times I did not fully understand the primary source documents, so I had to do a lot of my own research in order to break down and understand them better. This is pertinent for passing all of the quizzes because they are very document specific. His tests are all response based, so students have to be able to be given a term and respond with a full and detailed explanation, including dates. This class does require time spent studying, but if you put in the work you will get the grade you deserve.

    • Spring 2016
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