Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This class is fantastic because it offers you the opportunity to learn about American History from 1865 to the present. One draw to the course is that there are no exams. Rather than testing to see if students memorize dates and names, we have discussions about important people, events, and situations or we write papers about how an event has made an impact on society.
Highlights of this course definitely include creating a photo gallery to learn about the civil rights movement, our class discussion about said photo gallery, and our class's Socratic seminar about the Dust Bowl. I have always loved history and I am very knowledgeable about it, but I still learned quite a bit in this course. I learned more about the Reconstruction Era, the Dust Bowl, as the Vietnam War. I also learned about historical events I had no prior knowledge about including the Native Americans on Alcatraz, the Freedom Riders, and more.
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To succeed in this course, you need to be able to write well and participate in discussions. Every week there would be a short essay due about the topic discussed in class. There was also a long essay due at the end of the course that was a significant part of the class grade. Another chunk of the class grade was based on participation in discussions. Every class day, we would have in class discussion about the topics. In addition to that, there were multiple Socratic Seminars, which were graded.