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MUSC0160 with Matthew Taylor20 hours ago

Music Theory with Matthew Taylor was the easiest A (almost a 100% in the class). He does not seem to have a basic structure in his lectures and does not really build up from the previous lectures. He canceled class quite a few times, and attendance wasn't mandatory. There was only about one assignment or two per month, and the final project was just another easy 100.

Chill and RelaxedEasy GradingNo Exams
1hrs / week Extremely low difficulty Average value Would take again
MUSC0120 with Damascus Kafumbe2 days ago

This should NOT be a 100-level class!! Do not take this to fill your art requirement!! I took this because I love history and needed my art credit and it was so bad that 3/4 of the class dropped it. Every assignment can only be described as unreasonable: every week we had to write a 2-page essay (due on Friday!!) that talked about 100 pages of reading, 2+ musical pieces, and examined questions of power. It was literally impossible to do that much in 2 pages and they were not easy graders! I consider myself a strong writer and I've never gotten above a 90 on an assignment. There would be weeks where multiple papers were due and it felt unreasonable for a 100 level class. The lectures are boring and feel directionless- the two professors have clearly never taught a class with someone else. They try to make the class discussion based but ask such niche, loaded questions that everyone is too scared to speak up. In its current form, no one should take this class!

This should NOT be a 100-level class!! Do not take this to fill your art requirement!! I took this because I love history and needed my art credit and it was so bad that 3/4 of the class dropped it. Every assignment can only be described as unreasonable: every week we had to write a 2-page essay (due on Friday!!) that talked about 10 …Read more

Endless WritingTough Grading
4hrs / week Extremely difficulty Very low value Would not take again
MUSC0214 with Matthew Quayle2 days ago

This class is basically "Write a song every two weeks and spend class time just chatting about songs". The instructor did not really teach us any concepts that would have been helpful, and instead used class time every day as discussion time. While this class did not ask for a lot of work from me, I felt like I could have gotten a lot more out of this class. There were a lot of things I wanted to learn and practice that I did not get to. For example, methods of how to write lyrics were never really discussed, and when I went to him for more help on that, he did not give me any good feedback. Also, the production side of this class was basically nonexistent. I was hoping to gain more time with DAW's as it says in the course description but we only were asked to do one or two produced songs near the end of the semester, and the production itself was never taught or touched on. While it was nice that I came out of this semester having written a few new songs, I felt that this class could have been vastly improved. It to me felt like if I was in a songwriting club with the people in the class, meeting once or twice a week, I would have gotten the same amount out of those meetings as I did this class, due to the lack of instruction from the teacher. If an easy discussion-based workshoppy class is what you're looking for, this class could be good for you, but as someone who was really looking to improve my songwriting skills, I left this class dissapointed at my lack of growth.

This class is basically "Write a song every two weeks and spend class time just chatting about songs". The instructor did not really teach us any concepts that would have been helpful, and instead used class time every day as discussion time. While this class did not ask for a lot of work from me, I felt like I could have gotten a lo …Read more

Chill and RelaxedEasy GradingNo Exams
1hrs / week Low difficulty Low value Would not take again
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