Not too easy. Not too difficult.
History 150 studies 20th century history starting with the events leading up to World War One and ending with the modern Middle East crisis. The course set up as a small lecture with frequent group activities. History 150 fulfills the critical thinking requirement because you learning critical thinking using modern history as your subject matter. As that is the goal of the course, it is reading and writing heavy, but very rewarding.
Dr. Arndt is an absolutely amazing professor. He is incredibly passionate and knowledgable about the subject and you will learn a lot. He is also really nice and cares about your success. The lectures are fast and dense, but the information is very interesting. If he talks too fast, just ask him to slow down. There is a lot of reading, but the readings greatly expand your knowledge of why the world is the way it is. I honestly wish the class was required for everyone, not just a cluster one option. You will learn so much important information in this course, improve your ability to analyze information, and become a more informed citizen in the process.
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Pay attention to the syllabus and start your papers well in advance. Take advantage of his office hours and get feedback on your writing.