Pretty easy, overall.
I would highly recommend taking this course because the professor is amazing, the curriculum is interesting to learn about, and overall it is an enjoyable experience. You will laugh at least once in this course and if you enjoy learning about music then it is a bonus. It is a fairly easy course, the biggest thing that messes people up is not studying for the exams.
A big highlight for me was meeting the professor and learning the history of jazz from him. He is honestly one of the most down to earth and honest people that you will meet if you attend UofM-Dearborn. I was required to take this course for my major and was recommended to take this class take by Professor Nissen and I have not regret my decision. You can learn at least one thing in the class even if one is not interested in music or history. There are plenty of life lessons given during class time. There are multiple things that student can learn from history on how jazz started in Africa to the fall of jazz during World War 2 to the modern jazz and acid jazz music still listened to today.
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Advice for students:
If students are Engineering majors or Computer science major then music history is one of the required courses among a short list of courses needed for credit. I would highly recommend taking History of Jazz with Professor Nissen. I'm sure that there other courses that might sound more enjoyable, but, it is an easy course that is very enjoyable in the long run.