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VERY EASY. I took this over summer my freshman year and I found a way to BS all the assignments that took 2- min per week and the final essay was 600 words and super easy (got 100%). The midterm was take home and open book, so you could literally look up the answers in the slides that the prof made. I think I ended with a 102% this class was so easy. If you can take it as a GE, do it, you wont regret it.
Taking this class over the summer quarter before my freshman year was an absolute blast and an easy transition. The class consists of annotating papers(short and easy to understand), watching animations, writing weekly discussion posts(300 words each), taking an open-note midterm(with access to the lectures), and writing a final paper with guidance. The workload was very manageable and the midterm and final paper were graded fairly according to provided rubrics. Beyond the class being easy and enjoyable, both the professor, Jin, and the TA, Ross, were a blast to work with. They were available and ready to help at any time and went above and beyond to support students. I truly felt supported in the class regardless of the assignment. I would recommend this class to everyone, specially those interested in music or film!
I definitely love this course! The instructor cares everyone. Attending their class is such a pleasure. They believe students don't have to pay for extra material since we enrolled in this class and this university. They reply email on Sunday night and respond to my request of recording the lectures although they didn't plan to because of unstable internet. They relieve any worry you have. You can take this course with any level of musical knowledge. The content of the course is super interesting. It introduces music in animated films in Hollywood, Japan, and other parts of the world. There is only one midterm and a short final paper which are designed not to destroy anyone's confidence or curiosity. I attended the discussion at midnight, so I could barely speak. It's kind of the TA, Moore, didn't force anyone to speak. But he and the classmates in the discussion group are so funny and just listening their thoughts are inspiring for me. I was moved by the inclusiveness and freedom shown by this course. Taking this course is a precious experience for me. I would recommend it to anyone interested in film or music.