Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This course is interesting because it covers many different regions of the world. Dr. LaFever is great about including current events in the class so the lessons always feel applicable and relatable. Her textbook tests are open book, but it is very helpful to complete the readings before the test since testing time is limited. Current event projects can be challenging due to the expectations for the articles, but they are not too bad if you start ahead of time and give yourself plenty of time to complete them. Dr. LaFever has been patient and helpful when I experienced sickness earlier in the semester and had to miss some classes. Overall, she is a strict, but knowledgeable and helpful professor.
I have really enjoyed hearing all of the current events happening in the world as students present their projects throughout the semester. It is helpful because you get to hear about world events from a different point of view. I have also had to learn a great deal of flexibility and team work as many of her assignments require students to work in a group.
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Advice for students:
Definitely read the chapters that the professor assigns as homework. They seem unimportant since the tests are open book, but with limited time, its helpful to already have an idea of what is in the book. Also, get a head start on the article reviews. Finding articles can be very difficult, so waiting until the last minute makes the assignment seem impossible.