Not too easy. Not too difficult.
An absolutely excellent course! The professor was wonderful at going with the flow of the class and gauging where the class level of understanding. The assignments were reasonable and worked well with the class material. The class was interesting, intriguing, and was kept at a good pace. Conversation was encouraged and the professor did a great job of getting everyone involved.
This history course was not just another lecture; it was a much more immersive experience. You actually get to learn about the past through the actual documents from that time frame and analyze them logically and not from a rose-colored glasses point of view. This class encourages critical thinking and helps you learn to think as a scholar. The exams in this class are also definitions and essays which help you improve writing skills. Interaction with others was also promoted and small group discussions helped with further understanding of material; thus improving interpersonal relation skills.
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Advice for students:
Give yourself time to read and actually do the reading! Additionally, study vocabulary and think logically about prompts. Professor Hettinger wants facts to support your argument. If you have time for this course in your schedule, even if you are not a history major, take this course! It is worthwhile! The professor is wonderful and interesting, history is not boring, and if you put work into this course, you will do well.