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Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend it because the class is small, so you get to know your classmates very well and the discussions are very engaging. However, if you don't have the time to do required readings everyday and write several papers over the course of the semester, you should perhaps select this class some other time.
The highlights were both the satisfaction in writing a 15 page research paper and in finishing the long, tedious, but greatly rewarding novel Moby Dick. The final paper, a research paper, was truly very open-ended. You could choose any topic as long as it fits with the course's central theme of obsessions. Writing the paper will not only solidify any facts about your topic, but will open your eyes to even more detail and perspectives that you would normally not have thought of.
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Make sure you manage your time well and leave time each day to do some of the required readings. This will help you retain the facts of the book better, as well as reduce the pressure and workload the day before the reading is due.