December 31, 2012
The best aspects of this course included the professor’s unique teaching style and his passion for the interesting course material. The worst aspect of the course was the discussion board readings because students had to give weekly responses to all of them. The readings were somewhat long and the added discussions just made the overall workload excessive at times. The course would improve if the discussion board readings were reduced and better tied into class discussions or altogether eliminated. Prospective students do not need to have a background in art history, but some knowledge would certainly be helpful. The class involves a significant amount of reading, but is altogether a manageable course.