Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would definitely recommend this class! Dr. Thoms sets high standards for students, but he also is willing to answer questions and have discussions with students inside and outside the classroom. He is a great source for anyone interested in Native American history, culture, or American archaeology.
The most interesting and fascinating thing about this course was not only the surprising richness of Native North American history. From the days of prehistoric times through the history of conflict between Europeans and later Americans, it is absolutely surprising to learn how greatly Native peoples impacted the history of the Americas and striking how little we are taught about Native history in school. As a Native American myself, I found the class to be enlightening and humbling all at once.
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Advice for students:
Study, study, study. This is not a course that one can get by without really studying the material. Also, read the textbook and take the cues and hints that Dr. Thoms gives because those are lifesavers. When writing the essays, be sure to follow the guidelines as closely as possible on the rubric and if there are problems with the research bring them forward immediately instead of last minute.