Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This is a very hard and fun class. If you do not stay on top of your work and dedicate at least 1 hour of studying, reviewing, and rewriting the terms, grammar rules, and characters a day, then you will most likely not do well. This is probably the hardest course you will ever take, but it is designed that way on purpose to get you ready for the next level of Japanese courses. It's designed so that if you did very well in Japanese 001, then the rest of them will not be too difficult despite the title of the higher level courses.
How to read Hiragana, Katakana, and about 50 kanji characters. Learned money and numbers and basic fundamental grammar rules which lead up to how to construct a sentence.
Hours per week:
Advice for students:
Dedicate at least 1 hour a day to studying.