Spring 2018 - people who think this is an easy GE, it is not. For three hours, he just keeps talking, but you have to write down every point he says. FOR 2.5 HOURS! there is no note on the lecture. Only pictures. Also, you gotta read a lot. Just don't take this for people who are considering this as their GE.
A lot of people will complain about the modernism series. That does not, however, mean that Jan Tumlir is a bad professor, and that the courses are not interesting. If you make the conscious effort to be interested, the classes are an intellectual challenge. Jan is an dazzlingly intelligent man. Moreover, he has a deep knowledge about art history, and the words he uses to describe them are eloquent and even artful in their own right. He can speak, and speak, and speak, but if you're tuned in you'll be so impressed, as I was, with the way that words drip off of his tongue. You're listening to a brilliant book of prose, but you must piece together and organize the ideas yourself to wrap your head around the concepts. Take detailed notes, stay involved, and stay intrigued.
Spring 2020 - I took this class all 3 quarters of my recent freshman year. This was the first time Anu was teaching this class with a whole new curriculum, so like mentioned before it was a bit disorganized and a little hard to follow but our grades were taken into account accordingly. Throughout the year the class became easier to follow and everything started becoming more coherent and the structure got better. I really enjoyed having Anu as a teacher, she’s very caring and engaged in the topic and I’m thankful i got to take this class with her.