Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Even for non History of Art majors, HSAR 115 is valuable for the knowledge it gives about art, an integral part of our culture, and how it relates to the historical narratives with which we are familiar. It's wide scope may seem intimidating, but Barringer tells a cohesive story throughout the lectures or change and continuity over time.
The course spans from the beginning of the Renaissance (~16th century) up to very modern pieces. He covers the artists nearly everyone knows like Michelangelo and Monet while also introducing us to lesser known talents.
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Advice for students:
The readings aren't entirely necessary on a weekly basis, the essays and section participation are your grade. Don't hesitate to get help on the essay if you're new to art history writing.