This class was tough.
Good comprehensive class. The instructor really tries to make sure that the students are engaged in learning the material, by putting all the information on the board first for the students to copy down, and then lecturing on what was written with slides as visual aids. this way, the students can follow along loosely to the lecture with their notes. The lecture and the notes are not the same, so you are not just hearing everything twice, but getting a better idea of the material you need to learn that day. EVERYTHING THE PROFESSOR WRITES ON THE BOARD IS THE MATERIAL USED ON THE TESTS. Make sure you copy it down word for word or close enough. The tests consist of 80% of all the stuff written on the board, all in fill in answer questions. The tests consist of vocabulary, image recognition, and period art style characteristics. The tests are anywhere from 100-200 questions, so memorization is the majority of the class.
The material I learned in this class stuck with me very well over time. It isn't one of those classes where you learn the material for the test and then forget it a week later. I can still tell you specific artists, art styles, and time periods for images we were tested on, a year plus later.
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Advice for students:
Write down EVERYTHING that the instructor puts on the white board. It will essentially be your test study guide. If you miss a day, then you better get the notes form someone for that day, or you will not do well on the test. Each day goes over about 15% of the test, so good note taking is a MUST.