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Loved this class, you can tell Anu is really passionate about art history and while the subject is very eurocentric, they like to focus on indigenous art where applicable and includes a lot of engaging readings each week. The workload is very minimal, all we had to do is choose one of the readings each week and make a discussion post about them. Midterm is just writing about 2 pieces, and there is a short 1000-1500 word paper due week 9, and the final is just identifying 10 pieces and writing a personal reflection. Aside from that, the content of the class is extremely interesting and Anu does a great job of linking to a global scale.
Personally I'm an art major and is required to take the class, nonetheless I still love this class. The only thing I don't like about it is the length of the lecture--3 hours. Professor Anu talks about art very passionately and I love it. I just can't stop taking notes nor taking a break because her lectures are so engaging.
I met a few friends that were taking this class as an GE and they don't look like they enjoyed it that much. I think if you have no interest in art and are looking for a GE to take then this class would be a bit overwhelming.
I enjoyed this quarter's content. I believe in 31B we covered 19th century contemporary art. The class was much better structured this quarter and Anu was very good about giving extensions and clarifications. I had Alea as my TA and she was wonderful. Her section really made my class experience better.
If you enjoy casual endorsements of neo-Marxism and shallow, logically fallacious analyses that somehow always arrive at the conclusion that the world’s ills can be blamed on “white people”, “capitalism”, “the west”, or “the patriarchy” – then this is the class for you.
If you value your time and care about your education – stay away.
An “easy A” is not worth subjecting yourself to this intellectually dishonest drivel.
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