Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend the course, because it is a start into learning about the elementary sciences that make the world. Humans can see that they are not the end all and be all. Through Biology, they learn how complex the world is around them and understand the hazards that harm the ecosystem and its various organisms.
I gained a work ethic through reading the text book and making connections between my lectures, and notes. Sometimes positive reinforcement of class knowledge with text reading is the best way to retain information.
Hours per week:
Advice for students:
Students need to stay awake. There is a lot of information to cover. If you are not copiously taking notes, you are wrong. Have a water source with you. Refer to the lecture notes and review considerably.