Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Aside from the amount of reading you are obligated to accomplish, the teaching style of instructor allows you (even if you know little) to learn efficiently and quick.
Every now and then our class would do a situation simulator to further understand a topic in Western Civilization. Once we did a Lost simulation (from the television show) and we witnessed how quick an absolutist can come into power.
Hours per week:
Advice for students:
Read your chapter outlines and develop a study style that equips you with the knowledge efficiently.