Not too easy. Not too difficult.
It's a very informative class. If you are interested in learning more about the history of music i would recommend it. The class i took was online, but I still got a lot out of it. It is a required course for Music majors, however, if you are not a music major, and just looking for an elective course and are interested in music, still take it. There are quizzes, music analysis short papers, concert reports, discussion boards, and reading required for the course. There is also a final powerpoint that you put together at the end of the semester. You have all week to do your the work, except for the discussions boards. Your first post on a discussion board is always due Thursday night, but you only have discussion boards every other week.
I loved learning about the different composers and styles that are throughout the ages. I learned terms used to describe music, and other musical terms that aren't descriptive but mean something in the musical world. I learned about the different styles and genres of music, different instruments and when they were primarily used. I loved listening to the different styles of music, and the discussion boards were always cool to do. A lot of people had different views on a subject,and the next week everybody had similar views. Hearing all the opinions of the topics was always cool to read.
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Advice for students:
Don't procrastinate. You have all week to do the course work, but don't wait till the last minute. It is an online class which means the lack of an in class lecture is made up for with work online. There may be more work than you realize, and some work may take longer to do than other work. DO NOT PROCRASTINATE.