Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I'd totally recommend this because it allows us to better understand how life functions, starting from the smallest piece of information we know. By learning about the science of genetics, you can learn how complex organisms can emerge from the symphonies made by various microscopic processes.
The highlight of this course was learning about how complex disorders such as sickle cell anemia can emerge from a single change in a letter in our DNA sequence, and how this not only causes the disease, but gives immunity to another - malaria. This course really allowed me to see the fascinating clockwork of genes.
Hours per week:
Advice for students:
Read. The. Book. If it's "optional," read it - it's not really optional.