Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I definitely recommend taking this course because it's honestly one of those that changes your educational experience and perspective on things beyond just school. With a knowledgeable professor that's clearly passionate about the field and intriguing class material, the course went above and beyond my expectations.
As an international development studies major, I originally took this class as an elective requirement. However, in the course of six weeks, I developed a greater appreciation for film and a more critical mind. I learned to notice the details, from the placement of the camera to the use of sound, and how they contribute to the overall meaning of the work. Moreover, I gained exposure to foreign films I would have probably never seen otherwise and discovered their immeasurable cultural value. On a more practical note, the course also allowed me to develop my research, writing, and speaking skills through various assignments and discussions.
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Advice for students:
Despite it being a summer course and having long class hours, I strongly believe that you should give this course a chance. It's definitely not one of those classes where you'll endure and forget once it's over. In addition, do the daily readings and assignments. Although they're not due until the last day, it's easy to fall behind and they help a lot in understanding the films shown in class. Besides, it'll be obvious whether or not you completed it when she holds discussions. Lastly, while it is a film class and it might be easy to fall asleep, please try to watch the films in their entirety because it's simply worth it.