Not too easy. Not too difficult.
When I took the course it was up to 1877, so I'm guessing the class is then going to explore what happened after that date in US history, but still take the same approach that we used in our version of the course.
The professor was very on top of his game the entire time and took perspectives that very few people in the class had explored before. It began with us looking at the relationship of the native Americans to Europeans much differently than we have before. Then we looked at the way society impacted women and Africans, and the course ended discussing how the civil war was caused not by the north violating southern states rights, but by the south continually stepping all over the north when it came to representation on the topic of slavery.
Hours per week:
Advice for students:
Do as much of the reading as possible, the books are really interesting, and you'll get a lot more out of the lectures and discussions if you participate.