Pretty easy, overall.
Professor O'Neill is an excellent and engaging teacher who fully understands the topics addressed in the class and is willing to both answer students' questions about the course, and help out with more personal things or give advice on various issues. He is very friendly and supportive of open discussion inside and outside of class.
This class addresses the basics of international relations and politics and exposes new students to various important events throughout history, as well as current events. While not the most interesting class, it does cover important information, and Professor O'Neill keeps it fairly entertaining. I believe this course counts for GE credits, and if you are considering, try to take it with either Professor O'Neill or Professor Sample.
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Advice for students:
Do the reading even if it seems boring. The reading quizzes can make or break your grade for the class, and are really not difficult. There are occasionally articles to read besides the book excerpts that are pretty interesting, and if you read them you'll have something to talk about, which will make the class more engaging overall. And everything is ON THE SYLLABUS.