Spring 2020 - Professor Kumar has been more than accommodating during this class, especially since it was conducted online due to COVID-19. The class consisted of recorded lectures and live discussion sections. Attendance in discussion was necessary, but there were other ways to get participation points if needed. The workload consisted of weekly response papers, which were 1-2 pages (double spaced) of answering some questions about that week's lecture materials. One response paper was cancelled to give us more time and less stress when working on the midterm, which consisted of three artwork comparison essays. The final (supposed to be an exhibition proposal) ended up becoming optional to further alleviate stress from the students. As someone who took this class as a last-minute GE, I really wasn't expecting much. I surprisingly found this class pretty interesting and rather rewarding, as the Professor focused more on how the artworks relate to the world around them, instead of listing fact after fact about them. I should note that her sentences are pretty packed with information, so it was a bit hard at times to understand all the things that were being conveyed to me. It's okay if you're not an "art person" (I certainly wouldn't say I am), because I think the Professor makes sure that everyone has something to take away from the class.