Not too easy. Not too difficult.
It's a very dry course. Readings are a bit excessive but doable. If taking this class to fill GE credit, I recommend taking something more interesting. Knowledge of Chinese is not required but it's very helpful
You definitely learn how to do close reading s of texts and how to analyze primary sources.
Hours per week:
Advice for students:
Space out the readings as much as you can, they take a while to read. Making a timeline of events will help you keep organized.