This class was tough.
Courtney is such a thorough, engaging, and enjoyable teacher. I have taken at least 4 Art History classes from her and have loved every single one of them because she makes the subject so accessible. I have always struggled with History so was anxious about beginning Art History courses because I thought I wouldn't retain anything. I am surprised by how much I remember, and happily remember, because of her approach to teaching.
It is clear that Courtney sincerely cares about her students LEARNING. She has mastered translating artist intention into tired-college student speak. Because of that I sincerely enjoyed learning about what she was teaching. She is validating and kind to different viewpoints, discussions were interesting and engaging, and she gives personal feedback on every single assignment despite her classes sometimes being comparatively large for UVU.
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Advice for students:
GO TO CLASS AND TAKE NOTES. Because I have taken so many courses from Courtney I have had many opportunities for study trial and error. All of the art movements in history are connected because they are on a timeline. If you miss a couple of classes, you could feel lost for a bit. It's easier to just naturally connect the dots because you've shown up to class. If you talk to her personally, though, she will direct you to helpful resources and she always posts the presentations she has given in class for students to access.