Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This is the most fun and engaging class I have every taken in my life. I have never willingly studied before, ever, and I went above and beyond to find out extra information for this class because it made me want to know more. It's very engaging, and no matter how boring you think history is, I promise this class will convince you otherwise.
Possibly the best part of this course is that everyone spends the entirety of it pretending to be some long dead historical figure and we know each other by the names of our characters instead of our real ones, and we're all very good friends despite not knowing each others names. I am now very knowledgable about random specific movements in history like the Free Soil Party. I also learned I prefer to hand out fliers than give a speech. It's a very good class for learning about communication methods and which of them work best for you personally.
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Advice for students:
Do it. It's so worth it. Don't stress when Dr. Alpers doesn't post the grades quickly, it's pretty much impossible to do poorly unless you don't participate, and I promise you'll want to participate. Write your speeches ahead of time in case things are moving fast enough that you can present early, everyone will appreciate the time buffer so extra fun things can happen. Make friends with the people in your class and just tell them what your goal is so they can help you get there. Reciprocate. Allies are better than enemies.