Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend this course. It was long, taxing to learn all the information, but overall, if effective notes were taken and you listened to all the details of Dr. Marks' lessons, you can successively pass. The tests were essays and five multiple choice questions that centered on the notes and books that were to read between tests. I always scanned the books for main pointed information but never read in depth. I passed all the multiple choice questions. The essays were harder, but all centered on cause and effect. If you are particularly good at memorizing information, and applying to a cause and effect essay, you will be fine. Ultimately, I would recommend this course. I learned a lot, enjoyed what I learned. Professor Marks knows his history, and is passionate about it. Although he doesn't often interact with the class, he does make an effort to help his students to the best of his abilities.
I have always been a history buff, and always pretty successful in history class. However, I never really understood the point of learning history-- except for the practicality of it-- until I took this class. Dr. Marks focused not only the pure facts of this class. Every note we took in this class had a purpose. It was all cause and effect. Dr. Marks made the subject of history, I would say, a life-learning class. We learned how certain decisions have effectively determined generations of decisions.
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Advice for students:
Don't skip class. Notes and listening to Dr. Marks are especially vital to passing this class. Simply using someone else's notes won't help, you have to have a personal interaction with the information.