This class is a GE, but you should definitely reconsider taking it if you have very little knowledge about music theory. Some people did well w/o that prior knowledge, and some people get hung up on the little details that aren't important to the overall understanding of the piece she is discussing. This class is definitely intensive, with readings and intense listenings every week. There are two listening quizzes, a midterm and a final; I feel like she is very up front with you on what she wants, and from there on it's up to you to analyze and do some research to catch up if you don't understand. The TA's help alot if you have questions on pretty much anything. I would definitely take this class again, as Prof. Bloechl is a good teacher, but, as with any professor, some of you will love her and some of you will hate her methods.