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Prof reads off sheets during lecture and is not engaging at all. TAs can grade hard so effort has to be put into reading responses. Text readings completely useless. All the tests are is memorizing a sheet they put online the week before and knowing basic knowledge about the buildings. If you can memorize basic useless years, architects, buildings and vocab, this is the class for you.
A basic architectural history class cut at the Renaissance.
Gray's lectures are condensed versions of the textbook. Reading is a choice but if you pay attention in lecture and take care to write good notes, attend discussion weekly, and do the responses, you should be able to succeed.
What I found new was that the weekly reading responses are worth more of your grade than the midterm or final. The hardest part are the weekly readings and responses. Gray time stamps the responses so they are due Friday mornings before discussion.
Gray posts a study guide for both exams so you know which buildings to focus on memorizing. TAs were valuable in preparing for the final's essay question as the TAs provided us with practice questions that appeared on the actual final.
Overall, this class is an interesting, easy GE that isn't time-consuming.