Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Too much unnecessary work. 5 essays, reading and quizzes for each lecture that amount to only 5% of your grade, 2 midterms and a final. It's just not worth it.
The subject is interesting and Perlman is very knowledgable.
Hours per week:
Advice for students:
Don't do the reading if you don't feel like it, just use the books to answer the quizzes.