Fall 2021 - Take this course. Insanely easy, I took notes and they were not even needed. But don’t interpret that as an insult — this course is fascinating and will make you double take much of US History. My TA, Nidia, was fantastic at engaging us and giving us a break from the heyday of UCLA life. Do not miss out on this wonderful class.
Spring 2020 - Because the course was online, I feel like we got off easy... But the 1st quiz was a nightmare; I don't know how people did but it was eternal and kind of hard. I think the professor maybe realized the 1st quiz was hard because the 2nd one was WAY easier, with only two questions instead of 20. There is A LOT of readings every week, most of them over 15 pages and really tedious. What saved me was the extra credit and the participation in discussion. I don't know what I expected from this class. It was interesting learning about Central American history, but it was way harder than I had anticipated. Don't know if I would take it again, especially considering that I think this course will be a lot harder when it's in-person.