Not too easy. Not too difficult.
The course engages with both LA's complex cultural history and the creative practitioners who helped shape contemporary art's critical discourse on the West Coast.
Guest lecturers really enriched Prof. Willick's fluid discussion of contemporary art in the greater Los Angeles area. The normal teacher-student formality was completely disregarded - it seemed everyone in the class was learning to an equal extent (including Prof. Willick and all of the guest lecturers), and inspiration was felt throughout.
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I can't recommend this course highly enough. I didn't find that traditional "studying" was required to be successful in this course given that the material was not largely empirical or dictatorial in nature. Willick and the guest lecturers always leave points of inspiration - I found myself thinking of the course simply because it had intrigued me, not because I felt I had to in order to succeed. Class chemistry was great - it felt more like a highly engaged, community-minded, intelligent club than a classroom.