Based on 6 User s
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Easy. Relaxing. A good time. My TA was great and an easy grader. Ruskin is nice and knows his stuff. I recommend the class, but some parts were slow and boring. I didn't attend a couple of lectures because there isn't a final, but I learned a lot and now have a more widespread taste in music.
Great choice for an easy GE. Took this class my fall quarter freshman year and found it very manageable especially in comparison with the lower div pre-med chem and math classes I was taking. Exams are multiple choice and mostly based on lecture material. There were readings but none of them were too intensive. Skimming them was fine enough to do fine on the midterm and final.
I thought the class was going to be less work based on the ratings, but it turned out to require a good amount of reading and writing. My TA was a fairly nice grader, though, so it wasn't too bad. I can see how people could find this class overbearing at times, since the professor does require you to identify songs and memorize information about them, but it's nothing excessive. If you just attend lecture, take notes, and memorize the songs on his playlist, your grade should be fine. Even if you don't attend lecture, he gives you a review sheet with a list of terms that you should know for the final, and you can just fill out the list with information from Wikipedia.