Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This course is very involved and fast-paced, but there is also plenty of re-hashing information, from what I experienced. It is difficult to get lost during a lecture. The course does involve a good amount of writing, as there is some journaling, in addition to the papers. Extra credit is also offered for anyone willing to do some additional writing. The professor is very enthusiastic, and makes an effort to present the information in an interesting way, encouraging student discussions and interaction.
For me, the highlights of this class included completing an ethnography, and taking part in class discussions. The ethnography portion of the class was a challenge for me, but it also forced me to actually focus on my surroundings and be more observant in everyday activities. Class discussions were prompted with some excellent questions concerning topics like current events and cultural perspectives. Open-minded debates about these topics were highly encouraged, and were not only interesting to listen to, but fulfilling to participate in.
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Advice for students:
Do not be afraid to raise your hand and ask a question! Keep up with the readings in the textbook, and you'll always be one step ahead in the class. As the course deals with worldview and how we as students perceive the world, compared to how other people and cultures view it, your own experiences/background might make for an interesting addition to a class discussion when relevant.