Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Dr. Mark Brack's genuine passion for architectural history is entertaining to be a part of. His descriptions of these places are uniquely stated and aren't something you can find directly in a book or spit out by Google. Brack uses slide projections of only photos, mostly comprised of his personal photos from travelling to almost every site you will learn about. Notes will be your savior.
Brack has a way of presenting the buildings and cultures in a narrative form with unique descriptions that I did not want to miss. His personal experiences at these renowned structures are a bonus you would not typically get from a professor. The Architecture and Society courses are a four sequence section that starts from ancient civilizations to the modern and post-modern design eras. It is strictly lecture, so participation is exempt.
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Advice for students:
There is only a midterm and a final. There is a lot of memorization (dates, place, patron, etc) and two slide comparisons essays per exam that require many concepts you should be noting in class.