Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend this course to those that prefer or don't mind reading-heavy courses that play into class discussions.
This course, as described by the title, Elementary Cosmology, provided basics-level information about cosmology and explanations of the universe's physics that were aimed at those with little knowledge in that field. I learned of the past and current theories of how the universe works, which was very eye-opening, but the highlights were definitely the class days when we met in the Digital Visualization Theater and looked at the cosmos together.
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Advice for students:
You'll do best in this course if you have an interest in cosmology that matches the professor's. He's very passionate, but he assumes that his students will understand the material with little explanation and will consistently contribute to discussion. If you read the textbook and try your best to converse with the professor and the class, you'll enjoy this class, and passing it will be a piece of cake! I'd also suggest taking advantage of the extra-credit assignments that take you to the observation tower--nothing beats looking at the stars through a professional telescope.