Not too easy. Not too difficult.
The class is organized in such a way to maximize student participation and focus on students' thoughts and ideas rather than those of the teacher. It draws from a variety of sources and fields of study that most students would likely not engage otherwise; for instance, students read excerpts from Hannah Arendt's works to Johann Huizinga's writings on play.
Highlights of the course include great group discussions and thought-inducing readings...lots of them. The readings definitely taught me some time management skills! I learned about some great on-campus resources such as the Lilly Library, some opportunities for peer-reviewed publishing for undergraduate students, and a lot about the disambiguation of work, labor, and action, which are typically ambiguous in most writing. I quickly learned to choose my words carefully.
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Advice for students:
Pace yourself with the readings! They are fairly manageable most days, but they can accumulate quickly and make your life difficult when preparing for the midterm. Also, do not procrastinate on the final project, and take advantage of office hours to get some feedback on ideas for it.