Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Easy course if you stay on top of the two large essays that make up the majority of your grade in the class. Plan well, ask your TA questions and you will do just fine. BTW the book is mandatory for discussion (which is also mandatory).
Learn a lot about ethical concerns for a myriad of animals and situations. Also learn about the 5 ethical theories and where they were derived from. Many guest speakers that are knowledgable about specific animals and contexts which makes lecture fun.
Hours per week:
Advice for students:
Plan ahead on your two essays, ask for feedback from peers, TA, and professor.