Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
You must learn a lot on your own in terms of application. Bruce will give you the foundation, but you need to really know the material to pass. That said, there is a very generous curve, and while that might sound advantageous, you better be towards the top of the curve just to be safe. Exams were open book, open notes, allowed calculator and excel. Your grade out of 100 breaks down in the following weight scenarios: 30% prob sets / 70% final (or) 30% prob sets, 30% midterm, 40% final. The TA's are wonderful, and I encourage everyone to attend as many live TA sessions as possible. Availability of replays was convenient, however, sometimes classes and TA sessions were not available until close to 24-hours later.
Course highlights:
Bank Balance Sheet, Money Supply, Investments, Perpetuity cash-flows, Discounted Cashflows, Bond pricing
Hours per week:
12+ hours
Advice for students:
I would say degree of difficulty was 7/10, only for the fact that you often do not know much about the midterm/final until a few days before (ie: open or closed book, calc or no calc, etc). The bulkiness of "show your work" mentality leads to incredibly (almost pointlessly-) lengthy answers.