Not too easy. Not too difficult.
If you are not gifted in understanding the connections and people of the past then this course is not for you. Succeeding in this course did not come easily for me. If you are more of a science/math person, this course requires studying everyday. For history and artists, this course seemed to be a very pleasant choice and was not damaging to their GPA. After spoke to students that were taking Art in Society and I believe that to have been the better choice for thinkers such as myself.
I have learned how to interpret art in a way that allows one to understand the general philosophy and culture of a society or civilization from the past. I also learned to appreciate the unique features of architecture. I learned how to differentiate architecture and other art forms through the understanding of style and innovation from the appropriate time periods.
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Advice for students:
Studying for this course everyday, even if it is just for a small time frame will be much better for your GPA than memorizing people, terms, and images the night before the exam. Taking notes over the material Dr. Rote emphasizes is what is very valuable and helpful to your understanding of the material.