Professor Bennette is so enthusiastic about the subject matter and was always willing to consider other opinions. However, this course was really heavy on boring reading and it was sometimes difficult to remain engaged for the entire class. I wish that it was a little less theoretical and a little more historical.
I would recommend this course for all majors, regardless of experience/interest in history. I felt like my understanding of the world was improved by this course and Professor Bennette has clearly contributed to the research in this field to an impressive degree. The exams weren't easy, but were very manageable with studying.
Professor Bennette was one of the best lecturers I have ever had. I still refer back to the content that I learned in this class in other history and German courses. You will never be bored in her class: the lectures and discussions are easy to follow and incredibly engaging. Her grading is more difficult, but very fair.