Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would highly recommend taking one of Professor Guernsey's French courses to fulfill a language requirement, or even just out of interest in the subject matter. The class is fun, but challenging. There was never a moment where I felt as though I did not get the grade that I deserved. I knew that if I did not study and work hard then I would not succeed, but if I did place time and effort into the class I would excel. Often times taking a required subject can seem bleak, as it is unrelated to your personal goals. In my instance, I am a interested in psychology and neurosciences, two classes clearly unrelated to a foreign language. However, I am very glad that I took this class and think it was a very positive experience.
This course taught my basic French, but more importantly, it taught me life skills. It taught me how to apply myself to things that aren't immediately related to my interests, it taught me time management, study skills, and knowledge on a culture other than my own. These may not be directly related to my major, but they were invaluable to my growth as a person.
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Advice for students:
I would advise staying on top of vocabulary. Taking some time after every class to review the new terminology will make studying for large exams significantly easier. Also, when studying, do not be afraid to sit there and verbally read out flash cards or other materials you have prepared. Even if an exam is mostly written, being experienced with pronouncing things and hearing yourself say them can help when exam anxiety kicks in and inhibits your memory.