Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Prof. Schwarz gives you a few tools to learn the material on your own. If you are good at teaching yourself you'll be fine in this class.
C++ is a great first language to learn. Watch a lot of youtube videos and start watching before the class starts so you have a basic idea of what coding is.
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Advice for students:
Learning to code is very frustrating and you just have to push through it. Lecutre isn't useful, just what an hour of youtube videos a couple times a week. Also, don't fall behind on assignments.