Pretty easy, overall.
The first two weeks or so requires you to get used to Osman's lectures. He uses confusing vocabulary and the content itself, especially if you are a south campus major, might not make sense. However, Osman is enthusiastic about his lectures which do make it bearable. The course load is not heavy. The readings are required, but you can scrape by reading enough just to participate in discussion. There are also weekly reading responses that are graded just on your understanding of the reading, NOT your personal interpretation.
This is less on the title, architect, material, history, etc. of a piece of architecture, instead it goes much deeper and abstract. Personally, I found the "ecology" of architecture intriguing.
Hours per week:
Advice for students:
Do not give your opinion on the writings of the readings. TAs only look for if you understood what the writer was talking about and if you can relate the writing to its context.