Not too easy. Not too difficult.
It's an interesting class that can be an easy A if you play smart. The class attributes for this class are: Bachelor of Arts: Humanities Bachelor of Arts: Other Cultures International Cultures (IL) General Education: Humanities (GH) There is a lot of reading, which isn't too bad. I wasn't very consistent with it and still got an A-. But if you read you will be fine. The main assignments of the class are the 1-page writing assignments, analysing pictures. Attendance is crucial. He grades participation but it doesn't affect your grade too much. Classes are lecture and discussion style and can definitely get boring depending on the day. Overall if you're a decent analytical writer and you don't mind reading and discussing, this class is for you. The exam was mostly essay questions; I didn't do well on it, but the class is curved so even though I got a B+ overall, it rounded to an A-.
The course is not solely about Singapore history. It touches on the main events of Asian history. Definitely an interesting and relevant topic. However, what I enjoyed most was the analysis of pictures/ paintings assignments. The final project is a photo essay which was nice.
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Read the book, attend class, and participate when you can.