Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Ruth is inspirational in her classes and its very contagious. I've taken not only this class but her archaeology as well and not only were they an informative class but it was also entertaining. It wasn't the easiest classes but if you did the work there is plenty of free time for discussions of the coursework which is the bast part of class. I didn't have to read out of the history book because the history we were looking for was written in many different forms. For example, we learned about Sacajawea -which is spelled many ways- and how the trip was completely different from what we learned as children. Did you know that Sacajawea was married? Or hadn't really lead them to the site but mostly tagged along because the expedition needed her as a translator? There were so many different stories that my class shifted through all of us creating our own story of truth out of it. I adore Ruth for letting us do that and I hope any student who gets the chance to take her class will feel the same joy in taking the class as I do.
I learned that not all versions of truths come from a history book and that is you want to find the truth, the history book is the last place to look for it. We have so many advantages now for finding information that it's a waste not to utilize it.
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Advice for students:
Make sure you keep up with the work since this is not a class to slack off in. Ruth is willing to teach any student you just have to be welcoming the help. Don't be afraid to ask questions or start discussions because that ended up being my favorite part of the class.