Professor Codebo is a very enthusiastic professor who honestly wants his students to learn about Italian culture and history. Instead of writing a few long papers, he has you write three short (2 page) personal responses to various interesting ideas. The readings were engaging and the final and midterm were both multiple choice. If you go to lecture,section and do the reading, the class is easy and enjoyable.
Professor Codebo conducts a really straightforward class. Basically he does all the talking and does not put people on the spot or ask anything of you. This kind of encouraged slacking a bit. As long as you do the reading, the tests are pretty simple. Our tests were all multiple choice. He is good at keeping the material interesting and I would recommend the class.