Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This class is bigger than the assignments or the grades; it's about gaining perspective on different aspects of life. It aims to teach the value of empathy and courage, while demonstrating the dangers of ignorance and hatred.
We learned about the Holocaust, the Armenian Genocide, the Rwandan Genocide, the Persecution of the Yazidi People by the Islamic State, and many more world events. One of the most eye-opening units of the course was our study of the Native American persecution in the last number of centuries. It is a brilliantly humbling experience to know how close we are to these events.
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Advice for students:
Be prepared for a lot of reading and discussion. The preparation will advance you and your classmates in learning and appreciation for the course. Also be prepared to be heartbroken. Naturally, there are some unfortunate things to uncover throughout the course.