Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Incredibly interesting subject material. The course load was not too much to handle, but I still felt like I was learning a ton of information. Professor Slotta analyzes a variety of cultures and communication forms - from his own field work in Papua New Guinea to movies like My Fair Lady - and let's the students really guide discussions, allowing people to share their answers and thoughts on the material and never once telling a student they were wrong, but always seeing differing points of view as an opportunity for discussion.
This course not only introduced me to linguistics and inspired me to take it on as a second major, but it also helped me reevaluate the things I say and hear other people say every single day. It puts a fresh perspective on language, from speaking to gestures to even emojis.
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It is definitely worth taking. Just make sure to do the reading - it's not much and it keeps you in the loop for interesting discussions and guarantees that you ace the quizzes.