Most Helpful Review
Professor Gerstel is possibly one of the nicest professors I have ever had. She does everything to help people succeed in this class. When I took this class during the spring I think she gave out a total of 18 extra credit points on the final/midterm. I would definitely take another class with her.
This class is an easy A IF you actually go to class and take notes. Gerstel does post her lecture slides but they consist entirely of pictures so you won't get anything out of them. She lectures quickly so make sure you bring a computer to write down everything she says about the artworks that are going to be tested.
Be ready to write very quickly on the midterm and final because time is limited and her exams are relatively long (it'll take you the whole time) but they are easy if you actually went to lecture and paid attention.