This class was tough.
I would recommend this course to those who want to learn history. This course is very rigorous and takes more than just the class to succeed in this course. In this course, what you're graded on is the accuracy of your essays and journals with evidence. One must be extremely specific when describing a writing system, a belief, or a particular historical figure which, again, must be backed up by evidence. If I knew that whatever I was writing about needed evidence, I would have done much better in this course.
The main highlight of this course is literally learning how to write history. If you can write a collection of human experiences and events that happened in the past with evidence, then you will succeed in this course. What I learned in the course is how to write history. In a sense, it is kind of like storytelling, except that you are backing up your story with evidence.
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Advice for students:
I highly suggest reading the material. You can't write history if you don't know what happened. The professor does a good job doing the lectures and assigning the readings. It is not hard to miss the readings.