First off, I got an A+ in this class and worked for it. Overall, I think anyone can get and A in this class if they go to lecture and put some effort. I basically agree with the person below. Professor Upton is a good person who obviously loves and geeks out about music; however, she is a bit disorganized and could use improvement for this course. The course is called "Getting Medieval" and by the end of the class I still didn't know what "medieval music" really is. She plays interesting music in class including pop songs and soundtrack music, but half the time I would think "why are we learning/listening to this again?" But she does post her powerpoints after lecture. Also this class was a bit more work than I imagined (I took Music History of Bach and loved it way more that this one). We have readings (sometimes 60+ pages!) and forum posts regarding the readings due every week. This is around 20% of your grade I think so they basically are easy points if you put the effort into it. There are also 2 papers which the grade is totally dependent on how your TA grades it. My TA was extremely nice with the grades and mostly everyone got As on their papers. Then there is the midterm and final that have listening portions. The midterm was extremely easy compared to the final because the final also involved short answers.