This was an interesting course, it was clear that the professor enjoyed the subject and had a lot to say. The coursework was mostly reading, with two essays and a final exam. The workload was very manageable.
The lectures are a bit boring because the professor just reads the entire lecture from a piece of paper. But, the discussions are really interesting and make the class a lot more meaningful. The exam is basically just vocab, but the papers are definitely not an easy A, although Baldridge gives good feedback.
The class was mostly just discussions based around the readings done the previous night with questions we would make up ourselves. The professor was very enthusiastic about the subject material, but that often meant that the discussions were more one on one conversations with him.